| Aug 16, 2012
| 11:30 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is that cheap and...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:49 PM
It could be an economic dream or an environmental nightmare — or maybe a little bit of both.
Thus far, however, the Marcellus Shale industry has been neither in the Laurel Highlands. Only eight wells were drilled last year in Somerset County...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The oil and gas men started showing up in Antrim County in November and December, said Patty Niepoth, register of deeds for the county.
What has been happening is this: people with an oil and gas company come to the register of deeds office and make...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:11 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Home satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp has signed a deal to run 200 of its trucks on propane, in the latest indication that the niche fuel could soon rival natural gas as the United States' cheap transport alternative.
| Mar 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Times are good these days at the Linde Corp., where despite a sluggish economy nationally, the company is on a hiring binge.
The construction company, based near Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania, has seen its workforce nearly triple over the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:04 AM
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:51 PM
President Obama has continually advocated punishing the oil and natural gas industry, despite their enormous positive impacts to our economy. His past budgets have asked Congress to repeal Section 199, which is the manufacturing deduction for all...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year.
But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- Let's not smother the shale-gas boom. It is the crown jewel of the disappointing economic recovery. Why tamper with success? Yet, there are those who argue that shale gas' benefits could be maximized if we restricted gas exports, mainly as...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Wells Fargo economist Dr. Michael Swanson told the Minnesota Agri-Growth conference, I'm bullish on the economic fundamentals of agriculture and the food industry, but I'm extremely concerned about valuations. He said everyone wants to predict the...