12.31.16

Animated map shows all the major oil and gas pipelines in the U.S.

The United States is the world's largest consumer of oil, using more than 19.4 million barrels a day in 2015. This high level of consumption wouldn't be possible without the 2.5 million mile network of pipeline used to transport the fuel from its source to the market.

 

12.22.16

Obama Bans Future Oil Leases in Much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday (Dec. 20) designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.

 

12.16.16

ExxonMobil's energy outlook projects population, economic growth to drive energy demand

Global population growth of nearly 2 billion, a doubling of worldwide economic output and rapid expansion of the middle class in emerging economies are all expected to contribute to energy demand growth of about 25 percent from 2015 to 2040, according to ExxonMobil's 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.

 

12.15.16

US energy security at 20-year peak, US Chamber assessment finds

The index employs 37 different energy security metrics in four major risk areas: geopolitical, economic, reliability, and environmental.

 

12.12.16

Manufacturing's Greatest Days Lie Ahead

President Trump plans on lifting restrictions on the production of domestic energy resources, including shale oil, natural gas and clean coal. Second, he has pledged to lift regulatory roadblocks established by the Obama administration to allow important energy infrastructure projects...

 

12.12.16

Why Exelon's mammoth Illinois energy bill could set a precedent for other states

The grand bargain in Springfield may be a model to save nuclear plants in other jurisdictions.

 

12.11.16

Pipelines are everywhere

Crude oil comes out of the ground hot, then stays warm for weeks as it travels at a casual walking pace - about 3 miles an hour - through the nation's 2.5 million miles of oil pipeline, moving from well to refinery.

 

12.02.16

Private investment in energy infrastructure is in question

"It is getting hard to build major new infrastructure projects in America..."

 

11.27.16

Japan shows why the world needs fracking -- and nuclear power

"The bridging energy source, I think, is gas,"revealing the sort of thinking U.S. environmentalists often condemn.

 

11.17.16

Vast shale oil field in Texas could yield 20 billion barrels

A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said.