Voice of the Reader: Let's go full throttle on energy development

The ballots are out and Nov. 4 is approaching. Let's vote for leaders with the resolve to make our country energy-independent and strong again.



Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of the U.S.

Gas prices continue to decline across the country, following the usual post-Labor Day holiday.



Voice of the reader: Keystone pipeline could free up freight cars

Service has drastically diminished, and railroads are doing little to help correct the problems even though the railroads documented over $26 billion in investments in new track and capital improvements.



Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.



Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.



Keystone XL operator seeks South Dakota approval

The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Monday formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state.



Will The US Lift Ban On Crude Exports?

...US crude oil production has exceeded that of Saudi Arabia and Russia, making it the world's biggest producer of both oil and natural gas during first quarter this year.



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.



Billings being considered for $500M Bakken crude refinery

The Billings area is being considered as a site of a proposed $500 million "clean energy center" that would refine Bakken crude into diesel fuel. Project would create 150 jobs, company says.