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Perry says renegotiating NAFTA needed because of U.S. energy bounty

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said it makes sense to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, in part because of the enormous new supply of U.S. oil and gas locked in once-inaccessible shale rocks.  

US oil and gas 'resurgence' expected as global demand grows

Oil demand is forecast to keep rising until 2040, with natural gas growing by a sharp 40 percent. U.S. set to become the undisputed leader in crude and gas production.  

U.S. to Dominate Oil Markets After Biggest Boom in World History

The U.S. will be a dominant force in global oil and gas markets for many years to come as the shale boom becomes the biggest supply surge in history, the International Energy Agency predicted.  

Lafayette approves 6-month fracking moratorium on eve of election

Lafayette will have the next six months to overhaul its oil and gas regulations as it prepares for what may prove to be a 30-year-long drilling boom slated for the region.  

Boom! Weekly US crude oil production hits an all-time high

U.S. crude oil production hit an all-time high last week, according to preliminary government data, in another sign of the resilience of American shale drillers.  

Energy regulators should recognize natural gas is key to reliable grid

In a little over a month's time, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is due to make a decision that could fundamentally alter the way that energy markets operate in much of the United States.  

'Fear of the future' is not a defense for pipeline sabotage

Recently, a bipartisan group of 84 members of Congress signed a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking if violent acts directed towards energy infrastructure, like recent attacks on pipelines, fall under the current definition of domestic terrorism.  

Court upholds approvals of 3 projects to export natural gas

"The facts are clear and the court agrees: The regulatory review process for U.S. LNG projects provides a thorough review of both operational and environmental impacts before being approved..."