The announcement comes as the Interior Department plans a host of new lease sales in 2012 and mulls regulations that would require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids used on public lands and could boost the 12.5 percent royalty rate. More »
A top federal official said that the Interior Department is committed to giving Shell Oil Co. a firm answer on its Alaska offshore drilling applications, with plenty of time to spare should the company’s application be approved. More »
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency called to say it would start delivering fresh water to their home, Ron and Jean Carter thought they gained an ally in a long fight with Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More »
Thirty-four years after Black Monday, the day Youngstown Sheet & Tube announced shutdowns marking the end of the Ohio city’s steel era, a $650 million mill is coming to life thanks to the natural-gas drilling boom. More »
The New Jersey Legislature has accepted Gov. Chris Christie’s recommendation for a one-year ban on a natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, rather than continue to pursue a permanent ban. More »
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