The environmental impact of "fracking," the drilling technology largely responsible for America's boom in oil and gas production, are hotly contested. Consequences like water contamination have been established, but often it is not clear if they were directly caused by fracking or the result of sloppy drilling practices.» Read More
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
A look at what it takes to drill for Texas oil.
Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said Enbridge has $15 billion in hand to put into pipeline expansion.
When the Dow last set a record high in late 2007, the U.S. was worried about waning oil supplies and was producing about 40 percent less oil than now. But a technological breakthrough—the joining of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal drilling—has led to an energy revival.
Rail company BNSF expects to be moving a million barrels of oil a day in the not too distant future, and it would like to move it with natural gas powered engines.
Canadian Oil Minister Joe Oliver speaks out on the most critical issue facing Canada today: transporting the vast supply of oil from Canadian oil sands.
Alex Pourbaix, Transcanada president, talks about the Keystone XL pipeline and how it can benefit both the U.S. and Canada.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death is not likely to result in near-term changes to the Venezuelan oil industry or global energy landscape, but it could ultimately result in political change that would reopen the country's energy industry to foreign investment.
NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.
BP CEO Bob Dudley talks about the constant cyber-attacks to BP and how they protect themselves.
The shift toward low carbon energy will take time and require a major change in the electricity industry, a study released by IHS CERA and the World Economic Forum says.
The U.S. oil production boom had been expected, but the magnitude of change in such a short period of time is a surprise.
It may not be fast enough for some consumers, but the drop in pump prices is accelerating. Analysts said the gasoline price slide could continue.
The sources of transformation and its impact on our energy world will be the focus this week as more than 2,200 participants from more than 50 countries convene in Houston for the 32nd IHS CERAWeek energy conference.
The study, funded by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, showed a cumulative 44 trillion cubic feet of recoverable reserves from Barnett, with production declining through the year 2030. T
IHS vice chair Dan Yergin on the drivers of change for energy: geopolitics, markets and a new map for the industry.
Oil prices could continue to feel pressure, if the global economy turns out to be weaker than expected and oil production continues to grow in places like the U.S., Brazil and Iraq, according to James Burkhard, vice president and head of oil market research at IHS.
The shale gas energy industry needs to put in place better practices and reporting about "fracking" before public concerns delay or even stop use of the technology that has created a boom in U.S. natural gas production, according to the MIT professor who led President Obama's subcommittee on shale gas.
In a domestic energy market developing faster than just about anyone can remember, the key is in finding an edge.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson speaks to Suncor Energy's CEO Steve Williams about access to Canadian crude oil and how the U.S. production boom is impacting Suncor's plants.