09.06.13

Study: U.S. Oil And Gas Revolution To Increase Income, Boost Trade

The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.

 

08.26.13

Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule "Fundamentally Unnecessary"

The Bureau of Land Managmement (BLM) failed to make the case for new regulations on hydraulic fracturing according to the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. In a statement, Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy said the new rule was "fundamentally unnecessary."

 

08.23.13

States Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Best Says Energy Executive

Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, a company drilling for oil and natural gas in the Bakken shale, told National Journal that North Dakota is doing it right, and that states know better than the federal government when it comes to regulating hydraulic fracturing

 

08.23.13

People Are Talking About: Energy

Here are the top five energy stories from FreeEnterprise.com: As U.S. oil production booms, 218 miles of Keystone XL pipes go unused. That's crazy.

 

08.21.13

More Shale Energy Means More Energy Security

Unconventional shale energy development is a major contributor to improved American energy security according to the 2013 Energy Security Index published by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. The 2012 total Index score fell to 95.3 from 102.0. The Index measures 36 metrics in four categories; geopolitical; economi; reliabilit;; and environmental.

 

08.17.13

Governor visits 1st injection oil wells

Gov. Steve Bullock joined oil company officials Friday to laud the state's first production carbon dioxide injection oil field as a big step forward.

 

08.16.13

Why is $200 Million Worth of Pipe sitting in a North Dakota Field?

"There's millions worth of pipe sitting on the ground when it should be in the ground," Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) told Harder. $200 million of pipe to be exact. That pipe should be part of the Keystone XL pipeline moving Canadian heavy crude from oil sands and Bakken crude from hydraulic fracturing to refineries on the Gulf Coast. But President Obama refuses to approve Keystone XL even though it'll create thousands of jobs, help state and local economies, and improve energy security while having minimal environmental impact.

 

08.13.13

North Dakota Oil Boom Seen Adding Cost For Rail Safety

Crude oil shipped by railroad from North Dakota is drawing fresh scrutiny from regulators concerned that the cargo is adding environmental and safety hazards, something that analysts say could raise costs. The U.S. Federal Railroad Administration is investigating whether chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing are corroding rail tank cars and increasing risks. Separately, three pipeline companies including Enbridge Inc. (ENB) warned regulators that North Dakota oil with too much hydrogen sulfide, which is toxic and flammable, was reaching terminals and putting workers at risk

 

08.12.13

Montana's "unique landscape" needs to be part of climate change discussion

Read how Senator Jon Tester, Max Baucus and Representative Steve Daines answered the question: What are your perspecives on the president's recently announced climate change plans?

 

08.02.13

Pipeline to take oil to Eastern Canada

Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it will proceed with a $12 billion plan to pipe 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the country's Atlantic coast - moving enough oil to replace all imports in Eastern Canada and still have enough left for exporting crude overseas. The announcement of the Energy East pipeline comes as TransCanada faces stiff environmental opposition to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to refineries in Texas. President Barack Obama's initial rejection of Keystone XL went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports.