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.



What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of New York voters support investments in oil and natural gas

Strong bipartisan majorities of registered New York voters support increased development of U.S. energy infrastructure and will back candidates who support producing more U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll released by API.



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.



What is Frac Sand?

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



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.



Another Voice: New York should regulate, not prohibit, development

In 1973 New York and the entire country suffered through an OPEC oil embargo. Gasoline became scarce, oil and natural gas prices shot up and everyone became aware of what it meant to be dependent on Middle East oil.



Study: New oil and gas production generates big savings for schools, states

This study conducted by HIS Global Inc. shows school districts have saved over $1 billion dollars on energy last year due to hydraulic fracturing in the United States. Further, the study shows state and local taxpayers saved another $720 million on other government spending for the same period."