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U.S. plan to sell oil reserve shows declining import needs

Although the figure is equivalent only to the output of a mid-sized field, it sends a powerful signal about the United States' decreasing need for imports as its own production reaches new highs.  

Signs of oil boomlet in North Dakota after pipeline finished

The $3.8 billion pipeline ... opens up the possibility for North Dakota oil to be sold on the world market, where industry officials say it could earn several dollars more per barrel. Shippers also can save about $3 per barrel moving the oil by pipeline rather than using the mile-long trains  

100 Days of Energy

Think about energy. It's all around us - in fuels and products that make life better, more comfortable. This American Petroleum Institute document breaks it down into 15 different topics.  

Crude Oil Helped Wall Street Reach New Historic Highs

Although the S&P 500 Index was already up for the week, despite losses in the energy sector, a bounce in crude oil and natural gas at the end of the week helped the broad market index hit a new record high.  

Bet You'd Be Shocked by How Much of Our Natural Gas Comes From Fracking

... more than one-third of America's electricity comes from natural gas; half of American homes use it for cooking, heating water and drying clothes; tens of billions of dollars' worth of goods are made from it, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles use it as a fuel.  

U.S. natural gas and oil infrastructure could support over 1 million jobs, study says

A new study shows: "By 2035, if the right regulatory policies are in place, private investment could exceed $1.3 trillion for oil and natural gas infrastructure, and create more than 1 million jobs"  

Energy Accountability: What if pipelines aren't built into the Northeast?

A series that takes a look at what might have happened in the past - or could happen in the future - if certain energy-related ideas and policy prescriptions put forth by prominent politicians and their supporters were actually adopted.  

Zinke signs orders implementing Trump's offshore energy directive

"We will conduct a thorough review of the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and gas exploration, and listen to state and local stakeholders. We also will conduct a thorough review of regulations that were created with good intentions but have had harmful impacts on America's energy security,"