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Opposing offshore energy development hurts North Carolina workers, consumers, and businesses

"We are particularly concerned about policies that are designed to stifle scientific and geological research..."  

Benefits of expanding offshore oil and natural gas development benefits highlighted during House hearing

A House subcommittee convened an oversight hearing on Wednesday to review the status of oil and gas leasing and drill permitting processes on the outer continental shelf (OCS), where panelists said expanding access would lead to more jobs and increased revenues for states and the federal government.  

U.S. Oil Lures Fastest Growing Guzzler as Arbitrage Opens Up

A type of U.S. crude pumped in the Gulf of Mexico is proving to be more attractive in the fastest-growing oil market compared with Middle East staples that are on offer.  

Is energy 'dominance' the right goal for US policy?

In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: "American energy dominance."  

New Study: North Carolina benefits from natural gas use

The North Carolina Petroleum Council today released a new study on the benefits natural gas brings to the state in terms of consumer savings, family-sustaining jobs and economic growth. The study shows that all 50 states benefit from natural gas produced domestically, including non-producing states.  

Study: Fracing, saltwater disposal have limited seismic impact

Research from a University of Alberta geophysicist suggests hydraulic fracturing and saltwater disposal have limited impact on seismic events.  

Clogged oil arteries slow U.S. shale rush to record output

A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets.  

Countries must play bigger roles in Europe's gas debate, speakers say

Eastern and central European countries have done the most so far to start reducing their heavy reliance on Russia for their natural gas supplies...