Oil and Gas

6:40am

Fri March 14, 2014
Around the Nation

A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 2:58 pm

A welder at Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.
Jonathan Blakley NPR

Scott Clapham peers down into a cavernous dry dock at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. He points to massive pieces of steel, some covered with a light dusting of snow. When assembled, they will form a 115,000-ton oil tanker.

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5:13am

Fri March 7, 2014
World

Seeking Energy Independence, Europe Faces Heated Fracking Debate

Originally published on Fri March 7, 2014 9:39 am

Many countries in the European Union are drawn to the benefits of fracking: cheap energy and energy independence. But many Europeans, including these protesters standing outside EU headquarters in Brussels, object to the practice on environmental grounds.
Virginia Mayo AP

While watching the turmoil in Ukraine unfold, you may feel as though it has little to do with the United States, but the conflict is stirring a contentious debate in Europe over a topic familiar to many Americans: fracking.

Much of the continent depends on Russian natural gas that flows through pipelines in Ukraine. European countries are asking themselves whether to follow the U.S. example and drill for shale gas.

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12:34pm

Tue February 25, 2014

9:55am

Mon February 24, 2014
Oil & Gas

Air Quality Officials Tighten Pollution Rules For Drillers

New rules set standards for methane emissions for oil and gas producers in Colorado
Photo by Kirk Siegler

5:00am

Mon February 24, 2014
Oil and Gas

Historic Greeley Ruling Looms Large Over Colorado Fracking Challenges

A well site flares at the corner of 20th St and 59th Ave. in Greeley, Colo., Aug 2013. Since the Voss v. Lundvall Bros., Inc. 1992 court decision, oil and gas exploration is a common sight in city limits.
Jim Hill KUNC

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