Eagle Ford Shale

North Dakota to Reduce Volatility of Bakken Crude-By-Rail

Bakken crude is considered more volatile than other types of oil, which presents a safety problem when moved by rail. New regulations approved Tuesday require oil producers to separate flammable and volatile liquids prior to shipment by rail.

December 11, 2014 - The New York Times - Energy & Environment

Energy Taxes Now Flowing to Texas Highway Fund

Thanks to voters, at least $1.2 billion in oil and gas taxes a year that would normally have been directed to the state's Rainy Day Fund is diverted to the highway fund, where it will be used to improve the state's crumbling road infrastructure.

November 12, 2014 - Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Oil Rigs

Report Predicts Early End to Shale Boom

The current shale boom can't last forever. A new report says it will end much sooner that the federal government realizes.

November 1, 2014 - CleanTechnica

President Obama OKs Initial Crude Oil Export

An energy policy developed during the 1983 Arab oil embargo is loosening thanks to an order by the Commerce Department, though not as much as oil companies would like. Will gas prices rise? No, they will fall, argues energy expert Daniel Yergin.

June 25, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal

Two Energy States Take Opposite Approaches Toward Regulation

PBS NewsHour reports on a new study that shows a lack of air quality regulations on fracking in the Texas Eagle Ford Shale play. NPR looks at new rules developed by regulators in Colorado, the first in the nation to restrict methane emissions.

February 26, 2014 - PBS NewsHour

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