Energy Forum News

01.01.14

Nations jockey for Arctic position, US not in lead

The U.S. is racing to keep pace with stepped-up activity in the once sleepy Arctic frontier, but it is far from being in the lead.

 

12.06.13

New Study Shows Offshore Benefits

A December, 2013 report quantifies the significant potential benefits to US and North Carolina economies that would stem from opening the Atlantic outer continental shelf to oil and natural gas exploration.

 

11.15.13

INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to the United States

One of the biggest economic stories relating to U.S. shale development is the rebirth of domestic manufacturing. Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas and its associated liquids, which manufacturers use as a feedstock for the products they create, have made the United States one of the lowest cost countries in which companies can invest.

 

10.03.13

NC fracking commissioners vow to relax state water testing standard

North Carolina's fracking commissioners said Friday that fracking is so inherently safe that they will recommend relaxing the standard by which operators will have to test local well water before they begin drilling for natural gas.

 

10.03.13

Drilling commissioner questions DENR's pass on water grant

he chairman of the commission establishing rules for natural gas drilling in North Carolina said Thursday that he wants more details from state environmental regulators about why they turned down a federal grant to test water supplies before drilling begins.

 

09.23.13

Brown Approves California Regulations on Oil Fracking

California Governor Jerry Brown, preparing the state for development of the largest shale-oil reserves in the U.S., signed into law regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that has been criticized by environmental groups.

 

09.13.13

API's Greco discusses Congress' latest moves to reform renewable fuels policy

As the Office of Management and Budget reviews U.S. EPA's proposal for 2014 renewable fuel volumes, Congress continues to debate a legislative fix to the policy.

 

09.06.13

Study: U.S. Oil And Gas Revolution To Increase Income, Boost Trade

The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.

 

07.19.13

DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

 

05.29.13

Huge New Business Opportunity at the Bottom of the Ocean

The U.S. is sitting on an underground ocean of energy--and the news is all good for small businesses.