In less than 12 years from now, the United States will have the ability to supply 100 percent of our liquid fuel needs from right here in North America.
Inconceivable just a few years ago, the energy self-sufficiency now within our grasp means reduced reliance on fuel from less stable regions of the world – a development with profound implications for our economic security and geopolitical dynamics.
TransCanada has launched a new series of advertisements to make the case for approving the Keystone XL pipeline, highlighting the expected reliability of Canadian crude compared to energy from the Middle East, The New York Times
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and other opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in Bradshaw, Neb. Sunday to dedicate a barn built in the project's expected path, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver on Monday used his first face-to-face meeting with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to praise the Keystone XL pipeline and to renew support for a joint effort to cut carbon from oil sands production.
Oliver would not discuss news reports that Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month offered a bilateral carbon reductions program in return for approval by President Barack Obama. Still, Oliver made it clear to reporters that he brought up both subjects at their meeting, which lasted about an hour.
An analysis by the group Media Matters found more air time on Sunday talk shows was devoted to climate change issues during the first half of this year than in the last four combined, The Hill reports.
An experiment in carbon capture technology at a Saskatchewan power plant will have to be replicated many times if the fight to rein in greenhouse gas emissions is to gain any traction, The New York Times reports.
A $1.9 million bonus the Department of Energy awarded to the contractor that operated the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, five days after the fire that crippled the facility, praised Nuclear Waste Partnership for excellent performance, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
The NHL, releasing its 2014 sustainability report in partnership with NRDC –- which found that one hockey game emits 408 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- is vowing to work with its clubs to reduce their carbon footprint and increase their energy efficiency, The Hill reports.
Demand for drilling equipment boosted the profit for oilfield services giant Halliburton in the second quarter, at $774 million, or 91 cents a share, up 20 percent from the year-ago period, The Wall Street Journal reports, noting that Chief Operating Officer Jeff Miller has been given the added title of president and will join the company's board.
After more than six years of development, Chevron says it has started producing base oil -– used for motor vehicles and to grease industrial equipment -– at its refinery in Pascagoula, Miss., FuelFix reports.
Delta Air Lines has reached a five-year agreement with Bridger LLC to bring 65,000 barrels of domestic crude a day to its refinery in Pennsylvania, a facility that lost $41 million in the first quarter, Bloomberg reports.
A measure expected to be ratified by the South Portland council Monday, to ban tankers loading crude in the local port, will effectively block plans to reverse the flow of the Portland Montreal Pipeline to carry Alberta tar sands crude, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Midcontinent Independent System Operator, in figures to be discussed with stakeholders Tuesday, says its power prices dropped substantially in June because there was less congestion and more generators available, although the numbers were still higher than levels a year earlier, Platts reports.