07.22.14

What is Frac Sand?

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

 

06.26.14

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.

 

05.30.14

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.

 

05.29.14

Study: Crude exports yield big economic benefits for Illinois

Springfield, Ill., May 29, 2014 - A new state-by-state analysis shows that Illinois could add up to 10,033 jobs and $990 million to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the Illinois Petroleum Council (IPC) James Watson.

 

04.24.14

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.

 

04.23.14

What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of Illinois voters support U.S. investments in oil and natural gas

Strong bipartisan majorities of registered Illinois voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, according to a new poll the Illinois Petroleum Council unveiled as part of a campaign highlighting the voices of Americans.

 

04.21.14

Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."

 

04.21.14

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.

 

04.02.14

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.

 

03.31.14

Obama Pitches Shale Gas to Europe Seeking to Cut Imports

The crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for the European Union to consider imports of natural gas from the U.S. and development of domestic resources to diversify supplies, President Barack Obama said.