Experts say West Virginia's natural gas economy could see nearly six-fold growth by 2035 and revive the state's struggling manufacturing and chemical sectors.

While the state's natural gas industry has grown in recent years, driven by development in the Marcellus shale region, American Petroleum Institute executive vice president Marty Durbin says the industry has only just begun scratching the surface. ...

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Few informed individuals would deny that the energy provided by fossil fuels is still necessary to maintain and continue improving ...

Two days after a rosy government report doubled the estimate of how much oil is tucked beneath North Dakota, four men hop out of their vehicles into the soft dusk light atop a rock-strewn hill north of town.

They point at the barren, rolling landscape dotted with cattle, an oil well and a pond as a half-mile-long train of oil ...

One of the subtlest, most effective moves in sports is the head-fake. It's a thing of beauty when done well. In the energy commodity business, it can be disastrous to anyone who falls for it.

Right now, everyone is focused on low crude oil prices, and the subsequent layoffs and rig shutdowns that follow. I say it's a head-fake, because ...

The world runs on oil and gas – that’s a given. The onshore and offshore industry has weathered the recession, and advancements in drilling technologies will attract more job hunters to the industry over the next decade.

If you’re one of them, be prepared to compete for energy jobs at nearly every level. While no one exactly relishes the process ...

The US recorded the largest single-year increase in oil production in 2012, according to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The review, released June 12, was the company’s 62nd annual report.

With the increase in production, the industry has also seen extraordinary growth in recent years.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nearly 192,000 Americans were employed ...

In the movies, lasers make things explode. Occasionally, they make things explode in real life, too. Even more occasionally, they do this in a way that’s beneficial, by making the explosions that we rely on every day even better. Lasers: making your daily explosions 27 percent more explodey. Let’s do it.

Unless your life is way more exciting than mine, ...

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