A Model for Reducing Emissions

Who would have thought the United States would one day be a leader in cutting greenhouse gas emissions?



The New Truck Stop: Filling Up With Natural Gas for the Long Haul

All along the millions of miles of highways that crisscross North America, wheels are in motion to remake the truck stop.



The Empire Energy Forum Strikes Back for Natural Gas

There was an Empire Energy Forum held in Oneonta, New York, Friday. The powerpoint presentations were extremely informative and the audience left encouraged that common sense and facts could strike back against the hyperbole from the other side and bring natural gas development to New York, finally.



Fracking wait grueling

For the dozens of landowners across Sullivan County whose land - thousands of acres worth - is held tied up in regulatory knots, the wait is already way too long.



Keystone XL pipeline clears hurdle as State report downplays climate impact

A draft State Department report concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline would not speed up development of Canada's oil sands, dealing a blow to environmentalists who claim Keystone would worsen climate change.



Shale Game

From Australia and China to South Africa and Eastern Europe, the global economy is being transformed by the extraction of huge amounts of natural gas from shale rock. The United States has played a major part in this revolution; new "plays," as fields of shale gas are known, are now producing in Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Arkansas, Colorado, West Virginia, and other states. In the last three years, more than 3,000 gas wells have been drilled in western Pennsylvania's share of the huge Marcellus shale formation. With more and more producers in the business, the price of natural gas has dropped steadily, and the U.S. has become the world's leading producer of natural gas. A new age of clean, cheap shale-gas energy is about to begin - except, perhaps, in New York State, where influential environmental groups seem to be winning their struggle against shale.



Natural gas boom New York losing out as other states benefit

A report on natural gas exploration in Texas predicts a decades-long boom in U.S. production. "The most exhaustive study to date of a key natural gas field in Texas, combined with related research under way elsewhere, shows that U.S. shale-rock formations will provide a growing source of moderately priced natural gas through 2040," the Wall Street Journal reported.



Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper: State Will Sue Any City In Colorado That Bans Fracking

Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper is defending fracking once again, but this time he's ready to go to court. In a recent interview with CBS4, Hickenlooper told Shaun Boyd in no uncertain terms that the state will sue any city that bans hydraulic fracturing within their borders



Joyce defends hydrofracking process during Allegany County committee meeting

Wellsville businessman, Charles Joyce, said he felt the need to respond to comments some residents made in January about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the possible impact on Allegany County.



Natural Gas Lessons Learned from Pa. in an Undecided N.Y.

Attendees at the most recent Empire Energy Forum heard about what's happening with natural gas in Pennsylvania directly from one of those individuals most effected and it was nothing like the horror stories painted by anti-natural gas special interests determined to halt the economic revival of the Southern Tier before it even gets off the ground.