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Why Shale Development is So Important to U.S. Consumers

The importance of shale development seems like a no brainer to most, providing economic prosperity, jobs and energy security for our future. But what it has also done, and which has been rarely mentioned, is provide enough natural gas to ensure our economy didnít take a huge step in the wrong direction following this winterís blistering cold...



Hydraulic Fracturing

Whenever you hear someone trying to scare people by claiming that hydraulic fracturing pollutes drinking water or causes earthquakes, point them to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Earlier this week, the former petroleum engineer told a House committee that hydraulic fracturing "can be done safely and responsibly."



U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

The recent oil and natural gas boom in the U.S. is paying major dividends for Washington's geopolitical clout. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. is awash in domestic energy, which is having a ripple effect globally.



Video: Shale Reduces Costs for American Consumers (Energy In Depth)

Oil and natural gas development from shale is slashing energy costs for American consumers - from lower gasoline prices to reduced home heating bills.



How American energy independence could change the world

The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.



INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Development Reduces CO2 Emissions

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. carbon emissions are at their lowest level since 1994 - thanks in large part to American shale development.



Obama Pitches Shale Gas to Europe Seeking to Cut Imports

The crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for the European Union to consider imports of natural gas from the U.S. and development of domestic resources to diversify supplies, President Barack Obama said.



Shale Boom! U.S. Now Produces >10% of World's Supply

U.S. tight oil production averaged 3.22 million barrels per day (MMbbl/d) in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates.



Report: U.S. Shale Means Fewer Emissions and a Stronger Economy

A new paper from ConservAmerica, "America at a Crossroads: Powering a New American Century" highlights the environmental benefits and economic opportunities that come with continued U.S. shale development.



Fracking: Transparently Safe

Safe and responsible development of America's vast oil and natural gas reserves located in shale and other tight-rock formations created the U.S. energy revolution, which continues to this day.