Two new studies from prestigious universities found the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing to be minimal.
The use of real-time analytics and data-sharing has been a growing part of the energy sector for the past few years, with technology playing an even larger role in the day-to-day drilling activities of many exploration companies.
The U.S. Department of Interior released its long-awaited federal rules on fracking March 20, which included revamped security and disclosure measures on public land.
In North Carolina, the state legislature finally hashed out an agreement on fracking regulations and passed a bill through both chambers of the assembly, with the law going into effect March 17, according to The Associated Press.
Drilling companies have long struggled with the ability to adequately move their products from one location to another.
A new report from ExxonMobil Corporation indicated global energy demand will be greatly impacted by expanding populations and growth in the middle class.
A new survey from Deloitte indicated in the past two years, there has been a 150 percent increase in the number of oil and gas executives who believe energy independence is only 5 to 10 years away.