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  • Tamar drilling natural gas production platform is seen some 25 kilometers West of the Ashkelon shore
    Israel could become oil and gas powerhouse if its regulators would let it
    Israel and their supporters used to bemoan the fact that the Jewish state is the one area in the Middle East that lacked oil and gas resources. That fact began to change thanks to the discovery of natural gas deposits in the Mediterranean just...
  • Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin touts oil and gas production even if caribou 'take one for the team'
    Former Alaska governor, former vice presidential candidate, and despite recent media attacks, most powerful female politician on the planet Sarah Palin addressed the North American Prospect Expo in Houston, according to a Thursday story in Forbes....
  • Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks while flanked by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) (L)
    Senate passes bipartisan Keystone XL pipeline bill, defying Obama veto threat
    What a difference an election makes. As the Washington Times reported, the Senate passed the Keystone XL pipeline authorization bill Thursday on a bipartisan basis Nine Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for the measure. After Sen. Harry...
  • Energy Politics will change the global terrain.
    The Rise of North American Energy:Energy Security will influence Global Security
    Energy Security has and will be for the foreseeable future the primary concern of both the developed world and developing world. Since the Announcement of Mexico that it will forgo admission to OPEC which traditionally would not have been offered...
  • Will low oil prices kill fracking or just wound it?
    Will low gas prices kill fracking or just wound it?
    Will low gas prices kill fracking or just wound it?The state of New York just prohibited it; voters in Longmont, Colorado voted to ban it; many environmental groups are fighting it; but the free market, not regulation, may doom fracking in much of...
  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin
    Putin defiant as Russia's economy teeters
    The old conventional wisdom was that Russia was on the march to reestablish the Soviet Empire. Under Vladimir Putin, a man with a great many issues, the Russians were gobbling up parts of the Ukraine. The Baltic States would be next, then Poland,...
  •  Russia's President Vladimir Putin
    Russia accused of financing European anti-fracking movement
    While the fracking boom has upended fossil fuel markets and has made the United States on the verge of becoming energy independent, Europe has been somewhat backward in adopting the new technology. Partly this has to do with the influence of a...
  • Fracking pump jack
    Researchers discover process to reduce salinity of fracking wastewater
    Science Daily reported today that researchers from MIT and Saudi Arabia have found an economical method for removing salt from water used in hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. This could result in less freshwater being used in the...
  • Ivanpah Solar Electric Plant in Calfornia
    Austin, Texas to make big solar energy expansion
    In a sure sign that solar energy’s time may at last be approaching, Austin, Texas has passed a resolution that would mandate that the city obtain 60 percent of its electricity from renewables over the next decade and go carbon free by 2030....
  • Laser cladding
    What are the Advances of Laser Cladding Application for Oil and Gas?
    The oil and gas industry relies on centrifugal compressors, steam turbine shafts, gas rotors, impellers, rotating blades, and other pieces of large equipment. Not only that, this machinery is often pushed to its operational limits. Erosion, wear...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz presents fossil fuel centric energy plan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas announced at the Heritage Action for America’s 2014 Conservative Policy Summit his ideas for promoting American energy independence in a Feb. 10, 2014 speech.Among the ideas which will soon be incorporated in a bill...
  • Drill rig in Gulf of Mexico burning after natural gas blowout
    Natural gas well in Gulf burning after blowout, crew evacuated
    A jackup drill rig in the Gulf of Mexico are ablaze after a blowout at the exploration well yesterday. The Coast Guard says that one of its cutters rescued 44 crew and workers from lifeboats after they evacuated the rig and a nearby platform. The...
  • Gulf of Mexico platform suffers small oil leak
    Leaking well in Gulf plugged, still not sealed
    A well-control crew has killed the leaking well at a Gulf of Mexico platform owned by Houston-based Talos Energy, but permanent plugging will have to wait until stormy weather passes and final cementing can be completed. A crew of five workers...
  • Fracking a GOP Divide
    Fracking a GOP Divide
    When Governor John Kasich signed the state budget, he also signed a series of vetoes, one of which appears to have created some inner-GOP controversy.According to the Columbus Dispatch, it all started when State Treasurer Josh Mandel expressed...
  • Senator Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz wants energy resources on federal land under control of the states
    According to a July 1, 2013 article in the Houston Business Journal, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is offering legislation that would transfer responsibility for developing energy on federal lands to the states. The legislation, designated the &ldquo...