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What is Frac Sand?

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

Algenon Cash: Don't knock fracking

Regarding the June 5 news article "N.C. now open to fracking": "When opportunity knocks, all some people can do is complain about the noise," Bill Maher said. I applaud Gov. Pat McCrory and our state legislators who weren't distracted by the noise. Opportunity knocked, and they answered.  

NC to start test drilling for natural gas to lure energy industry

Gov. Pat McCrory's signing of major energy legislation into law Wednesday sets the stage for preliminary exploration of North Carolina's shale gas potential, with the state government taking the lead where private industry has been reluctant to commit.  

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.  

New Technology For Cleaning Frac Water Gets Positive Marks in Water Quality Test

"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.  

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.  

Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decision

The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.  

How American energy independence could change the world

The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.