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To help cut through the claims and counterclaims, here are a few of the issues debated in the scientific discussion about fracking.
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.
General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.
Two pipeline spills have prompted new criticism from opponents of the proposed Keystone XL project, while raising questions about whether the government is adequately monitoring U.S. pipelines. The NYT reports.
As reassurance to foreign firms investing in the development of NatGas reserves, the Israeli government has said it will invest in its navy.
A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.
David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, explains why he is positive on Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, and Microsoft.
The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.
Cyprus has found itself right in the middle of a geopolitical game in which its gas potential is a tool in a showdown between Russia and the European Union.
"Tell me the case where you need it?," T. Boone Pickens said of the US's strategic petroleum reserve. Getting rid of it would save the country "one heck of a lot of money," he said.
Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.
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.
Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research at Barclays gives his top picks in China's oil & gas sector and warns that the nation's shale gas revolution might be running late by almost a decade.
Americans may believe North Korea has threatened to attack without provocation, but the U.S. and its allies have been doing some offensive posturing, Jen Alic writes in Oilprice.com.
China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.
Despite objections, the U.S. is heading down the road to export natural gas, and that could ultimately help shake up world energy markets.
Rail company BNSF Railway 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 locomotives.
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.
Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said Enbridge has $15 billion in hand to put into pipeline expansion.
Newly discovered oil off the Lebanese coast has foreign militaries playing 'Battle Ship,' as they beef up their naval presence in the area.