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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.



INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Development Reduces CO2 Emissions

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. carbon emissions are at their lowest level since 1994 - thanks in large part to American shale development.



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.



Shale Boom! U.S. Now Produces >10% of World's Supply

U.S. tight oil production averaged 3.22 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.



Report: U.S. Shale Means Fewer Emissions and a Stronger Economy

A new paper from ConservAmerica, "America at a Crossroads: Powering a New American Century" highlights the environmental benefits and economic opportunities that come with continued U.S. shale development.



Fracking: Transparently Safe

Safe and responsible development of America's vast oil and natural gas reserves located in shale and other tight-rock formations created the U.S. energy revolution, which continues to this day.



US manufacturing is coming back - Thank shale

The U.S. shale boom is beginning to ripple outward to American cities. The shale mining industry's rising demand for materials and equipment along with the abundance of cheap fuel are fueling a modest renaissance in American manufacturing, according to a report prepared by IHS Global insight for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.



One Word Best Describes Support for the Keystone XL Pipeline: Bipartisan

It's clear that Americans support the pipeline, and it is in America's national interest. It's time for the Obama administration to end the delays and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.



Happy Birthday, Fracking!

Happy birthday, fracking! What a fantastic, 65-year ride it has been - and here's to another 65 years and more.



U.S. to Be Energy Self-Sufficient by 2035: BP

Energy production in the U.S. will increase by 24% by 2035 while U.S. energy consumption will rise by just 3% in the same period. U.S. energy production as a percentage of consumption will rise from 84% in 2012 to 101% in 2035.