Energy Forum News


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.



Strong Support for Domestic Energy Production

A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.



What is Frac Sand?

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



Economic Impact of Arkansas Shale Play Still Widespread After A Decade

It has now been a full decade since Fayetteville Shale leader Southwestern Energy Corp. announced in 2004 that it was taking a big chance on an undeveloped natural gas play on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin.



U.S. is now world's biggest oil producer

The U.S. will remain the world's biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nationís economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said.



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.



How to Make the Shale Boom Better

Allowing American natural gas producers to more easily ship Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) all over the world would take America's shale revolution to new heights.



Half the Natural Gas Extracted in America Now Comes from Shale

The shale gas boom, spurred by fracking and horizontal drilling, is bigger than anyone thought it would be.



Fighting Oil Uncertainty with Shale

Domestic energy is America's ace in the hole. As the Iraqi government collapses in the face of Islamic terrorists, public attention will be mostly on human suffering, as it should be.



Fracking Raises Worker Salaries and Cuts Costs for States

With little and at times fabricated evidence, Big Green activists and their supporters in government have worked hard to undermine the energy revolution underway in the U.S. Exploiting fear and ignorance, they seek to convince Americans that the current natural gas boom propping up the country's sagging economy is despoiling the earth, polluting water supplies and even causing earthquakes.