The oil and gas industry has created thousands of jobs in a 5-year span and at a rate that trumps the private sector, according to Oil and Gas Journal.
As one of the largest contiguous deposits of oil and natural gas, the Bakken shale formation has greatly contributed to the Unites States’ domestic energy production in recent years.
Federal regulators are extending the deadline to allow industry leaders to provide additional feedback on new proposed safety regulations for offshore production systems, according to Fuel Fix.
Increased natural gas activity in West Virginia has contributed to a decline in the state’s unemployment.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) released an updated compendium of state pipeline regulations to improve worker and public safety, according to Oil and Gas Journal.
The American Petroleum Institute urged President Barack Obama Sept. 19 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline on the fifth anniversary of the project being submitted to the State Department for review.
Opposition surrounding hydraulic fracturing has centered around its perceived impact on the environment. Some fear the process of injecting a mixture of sand, water and chemicals into a well can pollute groundwater and the air.