Articles from August, 2013

August 30, 2013- Industry News

White House aims to increase domestic energy production, reduce oil imports

The White House said domestic oil and gas production enhances the United States’ energy independence as well as helps to expand the economy, according to its blog.

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August 30, 2013- Health & Safety News - Industry News

ASTM committee aims to set new fracking standards

A new committee hopes to improve the safety and efficiency of fracking with new standards for the oil and gas industry, according to Geosynthetics Magazine.

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August 29, 2013- Equipment News - Product Innovations

Oil and gas industry researches water management innovations

As water is an essential component for fracking in oil and gas production, one energy company is taking steps toward effective water management, according to The American Oil & Gas Reporter.

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August 29, 2013- Industry News

Oil and gas production boom increased energy security in 2012

The energy security of the United States made gains in 2012 with help from the domestic oil and gas production boom, according to Rigzone.

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August 28, 2013- Industry News

Oil prices rise to $109 per barrel

Oil prices hit their highest levels since February 2012 after increasing a little over $109 per barrel, according to FuelFix.

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August 28, 2013- Industry News

Worldwide petroleum consumption hits record high

Worldwide consumption of gasoline and other petroleum products hit a record high in 2012 with 88.9 million barrels per day, according to the Energy Information Administration’s short-term energy outlook.

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August 27, 2013- Health & Safety News - Industry News

OSHA to update silica sand limits for oil and gas industry workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a new rule designed to limit exposure to crystalline silica, according to a press release.

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August 27, 2013- Industry News

Natural gas usage may surpass solar for next 20 to 40 years

Natural gas is expected to be the main energy source in the West for the next 20 years or even beyond, beating solar, according to Reuters.

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August 26, 2013- Equipment News - Industry News

EPA: Natural gas storage levels expected to surpass 2012’s

The Energy Information Administration predicted that inventories of natural gas for the lower 48 states will be 3,800 billion cubic feet (bcf) by the fall.

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August 23, 2013- Industry News

Oil and gas development stimulates, diversifies local economies

It is commonly known that oil and natural gas development can stimulate economic growth, but it can also have unexpected benefits like the ability to help preserve natural landmarks and promote recreational activities, according to research published by the American Petroleum Institute.

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