Keystone soon will carry crude through Texas, with or without Obama

The president has delayed it. Protesters tried to stop it. But the Keystone XL pipeline is approaching a major finishing line anyway, setting the stage for a rush of new oil to move through Texas. The southern leg of Keystone XL is more than 90 percent complete and will be shipping oil through Texas by the end of the year, pipeline owner Trans-Canada says.



New Study Says Fracking Doesn't Contribute to Clobal Warming

A groundbreaking study eases fears that the process at the heart of the U.S. energy booms contributes significantly to climate change.



API's Greco discusses Congress' latest moves to reform renewable fuels policy

As the Office of Management and Budget reviews U.S. EPA's proposal for 2014 renewable fuel volumes, Congress continues to debate a legislative fix to the policy.



Study: U.S. Oil And Gas Revolution To Increase Income, Boost Trade

The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.



Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule "Fundamentally Unnecessary"

The Bureau of Land Managmement (BLM) failed to make the case for new regulations on hydraulic fracturing according to the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. In a statement, Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy said the new rule was "fundamentally unnecessary."



States Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Best Says Energy Executive

Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, a company drilling for oil and natural gas in the Bakken shale, told National Journal that North Dakota is doing it right, and that states know better than the federal government when it comes to regulating hydraulic fracturing



People Are Talking About: Energy

Here are the top five energy stories from FreeEnterprise.com: As U.S. oil production booms, 218 miles of Keystone XL pipes go unused. That's crazy.



More Shale Energy Means More Energy Security

Unconventional shale energy development is a major contributor to improved American energy security according to the 2013 Energy Security Index published by the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. The 2012 total Index score fell to 95.3 from 102.0. The Index measures 36 metrics in four categories; geopolitical; economi; reliabilit;; and environmental.



Governor visits 1st injection oil wells

Gov. Steve Bullock joined oil company officials Friday to laud the state's first production carbon dioxide injection oil field as a big step forward.



Why is $200 Million Worth of Pipe sitting in a North Dakota Field?

"There's millions worth of pipe sitting on the ground when it should be in the ground," Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) told Harder. $200 million of pipe to be exact. That pipe should be part of the Keystone XL pipeline moving Canadian heavy crude from oil sands and Bakken crude from hydraulic fracturing to refineries on the Gulf Coast. But President Obama refuses to approve Keystone XL even though it'll create thousands of jobs, help state and local economies, and improve energy security while having minimal environmental impact.