The increase in US oil and gas production buys some time in terms of resource scarcity and depletion concerns, Warren writes. The windfall also brings with it time to wisely reflect about what America’s energy landscape should look like for the generations that follow.
Shipping oil by rail used to be the answer to tight pipeline capacity and cheap Canadian crude, Schaeffer writes, but the question now is: Has that train left the station?
The next energy boom will be natural gas, although it could take a while to take off.
The $20 per barrel gap between Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate crude has closed to $13 to $14 a barrel. WTI prices are moving up, but forces pushing energy prices up may be weakening.
The Texas Clean Energy Project, a $2.5 billion coal gasification power plant, will be the first US power plant that combines both integrated coal gasification combined cycle and carbon-capture-and-storage technologies, Tracey writes.
The Great Plains are experiencing a stunning resurgence in population after being long considered a population drain. One big reason: the energy boom.
The Keystone XL pipeline gains new endorsements as environmental opposition grows. Putting ecological implications aside for a moment, is the Keystone XL pipeline, and the tar sands production that goes with it, a good financial investment?
Rapier grades the predictions he made last year about Keystone, natural gas prices, and other energy topics.