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06.07.17

A year later, Shell has forever altered landscape of Beaver County

The physical landscape has changed dramatically in the last year at the site of Shell Chemicals' massive ethane cracker plant, but the company's commitment to building here has altered so much more than just the land in Beaver County.

 

06.07.17

Trump may restrict length of environmental reviews under infrastructure plan

The Trump administration may enforce restrictions on the length of environmental reviews as part of an effort to streamline the project approval process in his $1 trillion infrastructure package.

 

06.07.17

Despite Oil Downturn U.S. Ranks No. 1

Decreasing production in 2016 not enough to dethrone U.S. oil and gas industry

 

06.06.17

API Report: Amidst Shale Revolution, Industry Safer Than It's Ever Been

The American Petroleum Institute (API) released a new report last week that discusses the long history of hydraulic fracturing in the United States and forecasts the outlook for the future. Spoiler alert: the best may be yet to come.

 

06.02.17

Fracking Saves Americans $180 Billion Annually On Gasoline

Last week the Energy Information Administration reported that retail gasoline prices heading into Memorial Day weekend averaged $2.40 per gallon nationally.

 

05.31.17

America's Shale Gas Bounty Is Heading Overseas at a Record Clip

America's natural gas is flowing out of the country at a record pace, helping to ease a supply glut at home while tumbling prices for the fuel entice overseas buyers.

 

05.23.17

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.

 

05.20.17

Storage hub carries big concept, price, but enormous economic potential

For most of the past year, the biggest story in energy in the Appalachian Basin has been the advent of the Shell ethane cracker plant, which is now under construction in Beaver County.

 

05.09.17

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.

 

05.08.17

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.