Energy Forum News

09.01.14

From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

 

08.20.14

Hundreds gather to debate fracking

Nearly 600 people on Wednesday showed up at North Carolina State's McKimmon Center to voice their opinions about fracking to the state's Mining and Energy Commission for the first time since Gov. Pat McCrory signed the "fracking bill" into law in January.

 

08.04.14

House GOP urges Interior to open up new offshore drilling areas

More than 160 House Republicans are urging the Obama administration to open up more areas to offshore drilling in a new five-year lease plan for oil and gas development.

 

07.30.14

Strong Support for Domestic Energy Production

A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.

 

07.22.14

What is Frac Sand?

This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations.

 

07.08.14

NC to start test drilling for natural gas to lure energy industry

Gov. Pat McCrory's signing of major energy legislation into law Wednesday sets the stage for preliminary exploration of North Carolina's shale gas potential, with the state government taking the lead where private industry has been reluctant to commit.

 

06.26.14

Support for Keystone XL pipeline is almost universal

Even Democrats who prefer to develop alternate energy sources before expanding the use of fossil fuels say they want the Keystone XL pipeline built.

 

05.30.14

New Technology For Cleaning Frac Water Gets Positive Marks in Water Quality Test

"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.

 

04.24.14

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.

 

04.21.14

Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decision

The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.