A jump in energy-related exports and a steep decline in oil imports lowered the U.S. trade deficit in December to nearly a three-year low.

The improvement suggests the economy grew in the October-December quarter instead of shrinking as the government estimated last week.

And the brighter picture for trade illustrates how a boom in oil and gas production is making ...

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Secretary Moniz has announced the creation of the Jobs Strategy Council (JSC), an initiative focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources while implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, during a roundtable with the business leaders of Energy Intensive, Trade Exposed industries and their unions, the United Steelworkers, the United Autoworkers, the Machinists, the IUE-CWA, and the AFL-CIO. ...

Oil-rich North Dakota is well positioned to weather automatic federal spending cuts if it is forced to do so, the state's top budget official said Thursday.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress and President Barack Obama are at odds over how to reduce the nation's debt by Friday, when $85 billion in across-the-board, automatic federal cuts would kick in. North Dakota ...

Sam Etherington, founder of Renewable Wave Power, Lancaster, UK, is willing to take a chance. Admittedly, he can be headstrong when someone tells him he can’t do something. He kiteboards.

The latter is actually part of the reason he’s the youngest person ever shortlisted for the UK Engineering Hall of Fame. At the age of 24.

Surfing on a kiteboard, ...

The world of exploration and production has changed dramatically over the past ten years. There are few places where this is more evident than the U.S., where supply is predicted to continue expanding and eventually reach up to 2.2 million b/d from shale oil alone thanks to advances in drilling technologies which are unlocking additional resources. Yet with the International ...

Although much of the hydraulic fracturing debate focuses on unseen effects below ground, the surface impacts of drilling and ongoing activity are in plain sight. Operators make their own roads to carry heavy equipment to and from the well site.

They run pipelines, install water-pumping systems, build power grids, and dig storage ponds for wastewater. Each of these activities is ...

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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