FORUM NEWS

Government Study (Once Again) Shows Fracking Does Not Harm Drinking Water

The Energy Department has released a study that once again shows that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not harming drinking water supplies in the Marcellus Shale region.  

National Fracking League

Despite the years of stalling from Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature, fracking has still managed to deliver real dividends for New York. Thanks to fracking, the Buffalo Bills are staying put.  

Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt

The turnaround is part of a transformation spreading across the heartland of the nation, driven by a surge in domestic oil and gas production that is changing the economic calculus for old industries and downtrodden cities alike.  

Will The US Lift Ban On Crude Exports?

...US crude oil production has exceeded that of Saudi Arabia and Russia, making it the world's biggest producer of both oil and natural gas during first quarter this year.  

US trade deficit narrows in June. What's fueling the decline?

An oil and gas boom helped drive the US trade deficit to a five-month low in June...  

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.  

Women find careers in energy as downstream, petchems see growth

When Jessica Ullom goes to work, she dons a white hard hat, safety glasses, metatarsal boots, and a portable gas monitor. Most of her days are spent in the rural fields of Western Pennsylvania, overseeing the environmental conditions at well sites.  

Shell concentrating its Marcellus holdings, sells off other shale assets

Royal Dutch Shell, which has been reshuffling its shale gas portfolio in the U.S., announced three major deals this week, one of which adds 155,000 acres to its hot spot in northeastern Pennsylvania where the company is among the first to bet on the Utica Shale.