Just when you thought that North American energy independence was a pipe dream, or that oil, money, and power were the natural inheritance of certain foreign oil-rich producers, US shale oil arrived four years ago to transform the global energy picture – and possibly the mathematics o
Shale oil and shale gas are being heralded these days as the keys to a new era in fossil fuel production. Some are even looking to shale production to bring about American energy independence. As of March 2014, the once natgas-strapped US had more than 100 years’ worth of natural ga
Revolution. That’s the word that inevitably gets thrown around anytime there’s a discussion about America’s recent surge in oil and gas production. And it makes sense: Hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking” as it’s most commonly known) has almost completely reversed the country’s energy
On a spring day in 1919, Galveston, Texas welcomed the baby boy who would grow up to make energy history. George Mitchell’s story is one that starts with a humble beginning. It’s also a story that epitomizes perseverance. You might say that perseverance runs in Mitchell’s bloodline.
Some observers have suggested that, when it comes to aging infrastructure, the US oil and gas industry suffers from an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Critics point to old buried pipelines, some dating from the 1930s and earlier but still in service. Not only are those pipeli