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Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Fracking Slows as Operators Watch Oil Prices

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Susan Buchanan

When crude oil prices sank this winter, companies scaled back their fracking plans in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale deposit, running from central and southeast Louisiana into Mississippi. Exploration and drilling is mostly on hiatus there until crude rebounds, industry members said last week.

Health Worries Pervade North Texas Fracking Zone

Center for Public Integrity | Jamie Smith Hopkins | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. DALLAS...

WATCH: How The Texas Oil Industry Takes Advantage Of Low Income Communities

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A 400-mile-long sedimentary rock formation in Texas known as the Eagle Ford Shale is home to one of the country's most significant energy booms, but i...

Keystone XL Fork in the Road: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline

Steve Horn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

there's a fork in this controversial pipeline system that has largely flown under the radar: TransCanada's Houston Lateral Pipeline, which serves as a literal fork in the road of the southern half of Keystone XL's route to Gulf Coast refineries.

Obama Approves Major Border-Crossing Fracked Gas Pipeline Used to Dilute Tar Sands

Steve Horn | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Unlike Keystone XL -- which would carry diluted tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") south to the Gulf Coast -- Kinder Morgan's Cochin pipeline would carry the gas condensate (diluent) used to dilute the bitumen north to the tar sands.

Interview: Energy Investor Bill Powers Discusses Looming Shale Gas Bubble

Steve Horn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The well production data that Powers picked through on a state-by-state basis demonstrates a "drilling treadmill." That means each time an area is fracked, after the frackers find the "sweet spot," that area yields diminishing returns on gas production on a monthly and annual basis.

Fracking for Yellowcake: The Next Frontier?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

It works for oil and natural gas, so why not frack for uranium too? After all, America relies on foreign uranium just like it depends on foreign oil.

2012's Top 5 Oil & Gas Plays

Jen Alic | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Jen Alic

2012 has been a stellar year for oil and gas. From East Africa to North America, new technology, major new discoveries, an unparalleled appetite for exploration and a metamorphosing perception of risk have changed the playing field.

How Laredo, Tex. Is Taking Advantage Of Its Geographical Location To Create Job Growth

Raúl G. Salinas | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business
Raúl G. Salinas

What is the community doing to train its people to take advantage of the Eagle Ford Shale? How is Laredo training its people to compete -- a community that has not traditionally been an oil and gas community, but one that made its living from trade, tourism, and agriculture?