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Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972
The United States has the most oil on reserves on hand since 1972 with more than 39 billion barrels in the bank. This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the sixth consecutive annual increase in reserves and fourth-highest... Full Story

EPA Hears Widely Different Views on Methane Emission Threat

posted on September 25, 2015 at 6:02 PM

Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. Full Story

North Dakota Oil Spill Cleanup Slowed by Lack of Natural Gas

posted on September 11, 2015 at 2:55 PM

The cleanup of a massive 2013 oil spill in northwestern North Dakota is being hampered by a lack of natural gas needed to power special equipment that cooks hydrocarbons from crude-soaked soil, a state regulator said. Full Story

Natural gas firm asked to show it's not causing Texas quakes

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A natural gas extraction company controlled by energy giant Exxon Mobil sought to prove Wednesday that it is not to blame for a recent rash of small earthquakes in North Texas, telling a powerful state agency that it believes the earthquakes... Full Story

GAO: Gov't Waste of Natural Gas Costing Taxpayers Millions

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found. Full Story

California regulator: State's utility "too big" for safety?

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

Shale Gas Line to the Northeast Gets Federal Nod

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. Full Story

Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast. Full Story

Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

New York Top Court Okays Local Gas-drilling Bans

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a... Full Story

Kansas residents concerned about pipeline eruption

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance. Full Story

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy
The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent responded that more U.S. exports of oil and natural gas would benefit the economy. Full Story

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)
Full Program: A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn... Full Story
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