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Fracking boosts U.S. manufacturing: But by how much?

Feb 11, 2013
North America's oil and gas fracking boom has some predicting a long boom and manufacturing renaissance. Consultant Trevor Houser has some new numbers, and a more moderate take.

An OKC soap opera: Oklahoma City's natural gas drama

Jan 30, 2013
The real scoop on why CEO Aubrey McClendon is out at Chesapeake Energy -- and it's not because of his salary or personal jet.

U.S., Mexico have lowest gas, carbon taxes in rich world

Jan 28, 2013
Among the world's most developed countries, Turkey and the Netherlands tax gas and carbon use at the highest rate; the U.S., Mexico and Canada tax carbon and gas at the lowest rates.

Does the fracking boom kill renewables?

Jan 25, 2013
We ask Ethan Zindler of Bloomberg New Energy Finance if a clean energy boom and the expansion of fracking are mutually exclusive.

Natural gas fracking: big trouble or bridge fuel?

Jan 15, 2013
In our Petro-State podcast, we talk to Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations about the potential of natural gas to transition us to a low-carbon future. And we play fracking BS Detector.

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The battle over exporting natural gas

Jan 11, 2013
Sellers want a bigger market, but buyers say that will lead to higher prices.

U.S. reliance on foreign oil is declining

Jan 9, 2013
The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.

Fact Check: The truth behind fracking claims in 'Promised Land'

Jan 8, 2013
Dead cows in Pennsylvania? Sorting out fact from fiction in the new feature movie "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon, which examines the underworld of the booming industry of hydraulic fracturing