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The Burgeoning Bakken

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The Bakken is one of North America’s largest oil-rich shale plays. Longer horizontal well bores and widespread use of hydraulic fracturing spurred soaring production. North Dakota now ranks second among U.S. oil-...

Anatomy of Marcellus Shale

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This infographic takes a look at how the shale was formed, some of its key characteristics, and the techniques used to extract the gas.

Will Natural Gas Fuel Our Future Economy?

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The different ways that natural gas is helping today, and how great the capacity is for natural gas to continue to help our economy tomorrow.

America Rallies Behind Local Oil Production

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In the last 60 years, America's dependence on foreign oil has risen drastically due to declining U.S. production coupled with rising demand

The Potential of the Bakken Region

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North Dakota’s Bakken Shale is providing a wealth of new oil production to the U.S., along with bountiful economic activity.

A Shift in the Energy System

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As new technologies for the extraction of natural gas spread across the globe, many nations could tap abundant supplies of unconventional gas that occur within their borders.

Hydraulic Fracturing and Safety

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Opponents say Hydraulic Fracturing (also called fracking) is dangerous, and causes lasting environmental damage. The energy industry says it's safe, tightly regulated and is the key technology that provides clean...

Industry on the Rise with Marcellus-Utica

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The Northeast United States is sitting on massive stores of natural gas. As our need for cheap energy expands, shale is the logical answer. Expanded drilling activities and massive infrastructure build outs in the...

Pad Drilling

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The oil and gas industry has a long-standing history of transforming itself through the development of new technologies. One of its most valuable innovations is pad drilling. This process enables operators to...

The Eagle Ford

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With an estimated 7 to 10 billion barrels of oil lying in wait, the Eagle Ford is one of the largest unconventional resource plays under development globally. Over 3,200 wells were completed in the region in 2013...