US-Energy-Gas-Environment Jeff Boggs, responsible for the drilling at Consol Energy poses in front of one of the company's Horizontal Gas Drilling Rigs exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA.

Ohio wants its slice of fracking's oil wealth

Oct 29, 2014
Some states tax oil production much more than other states
Posted In: Oil, fracking, Ohio, severance, severance tax

Denton, Texas debates a fracking ban

Oct 24, 2014
The small community could set a precedent for the future of drilling in Texas.
Posted In: fracking, texas

More fracking produces more open waste pits

Oct 14, 2014
Residents of a Texas town are apprehensive about sludge pits planned in their community.
Posted In: fracking, waste, texas, big oil
Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

Homeowners get rude awakening on ‘mineral rights’

Sep 19, 2014
If someone owns oil or gas beneath your home, they might displace you to get it.
Posted In: crude oil, fracking, minerals, mining

You may see $3 a gallon for gas in your lifetime

Sep 16, 2014
The global glut of oil is pushing gasoline prices down.
Posted In: gas prices, fracking, gasoline

A fracking story too good to be true

Aug 27, 2014
You know a technology's hot when stock market scammers make it part of their pitch.
Posted In: fracking, chimera, Securities and Exchange Commission
Hess Gas Plant in Tioga

North Dakota oil wells drain energy and money

Jul 4, 2014
Fracking oil wells burn off as much a third of the natural gas they release.
Posted In: big oil, fracking, North Dakota

Fracking is buoying up the Mississippi barge business

Jun 11, 2014
A Mississippi barge line owner says new money is flowing from an unlikely place.
Posted In: barge, Mississippi, fracking