Statement from Karen Moreau on DEC Commissioner Martens' comments on "No Plans" to lift the moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing in NY

DEC Commissioner Joe Martens must have slept through President Obama's State of the Union address, where the president cited the production of natural gas as the reason for reduced carbon pollution, investment in manufacturing, job creation and a move from foreign oil dependence.



HARPER: A fracking good story missed by the media

The United States has become the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. You may have missed this important story. That's because the media virtually ignored it.



API's Gerard Delivers Annual State of American Energy Address

API President and CEO Jack Gerard delivered his annual State of American Energy address on January 7th, focusing on the impact of future policy decisions on America's energy revolution.



Thanks To Fracking, Natural Gas Supplies (Barely) Withstand 'Polar Vortex' Assault

The polar vortex gripping the nation has brought a crazy week for natural gas. On Monday the demand for gas nationwide hit a record 125 billion cubic feet as homeowners and power generators sought to burn as much of it as they could get to keep the cold at bay.



Former New York Regulator Predicts Legislature Involvement in Fracking Debate

Regardless over how the New York Court of Appeals rules in a pair of cases on localities' power to enact bans on oil and gas activities, the state legislature will insert itself into the debate at some point in the future, a former state official said Wednesday.



NY farmers reject anti-hydrofracking position at Farm Bureau meeting

Farmers today shot down a proposal to oppose hydrofracking, the deeply divisive natural gas drilling process that has split New Yorkers from tables to farms.



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.



U.S. to Be Top Oil Producer by 2015 on Shale, IEA Says

The U.S. will surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2015, and be close to energy self-sufficiency in the next two decades, amid booming output from shale formations, the IEA said.



New York State Petroleum Council Says Move Forward With Natural Gas Development As Casino Passage Signals Need For Economic Growth

Karen Moreau, Executive Director of the New York State Petroleum Council, issued the following statement today in response to the passage of the casino gaming referendum by New York voters.



Cheap Natural Gas Hits New York City

Of all the weird stuff that must have happened in New York City on Halloween, perhaps the strangest thing occurred in the energy markets. On Oct. 31, natural gas prices in Manhattan were nearly $.40 cheaper than in Louisiana. That hasn't happened in eight years.