oil and gas http://wrkf.org en Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal http://wrkf.org/post/landrieu-says-revenue-sharing-not-lawsuit-will-benefit-coastal-renewal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Mary&nbsp;</span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a lawsuit against oil and gas companies is not the answer to renewing Louisiana’s gulf coast.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:47:23 +0000 Ann Marie Awad 24854 at http://wrkf.org Landrieu Says Revenue Sharing, Not Lawsuit, Will Benefit Coastal Renewal German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas http://wrkf.org/post/german-chemical-giant-basf-benefits-cheap-us-natural-gas Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:13:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 24293 at http://wrkf.org Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades http://wrkf.org/post/oil-industry-gets-earful-it-eyes-floridas-everglades As oil production goes, Florida isn't much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil Texas pumps from its wells each day.<p>That's about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.<p>One of the areas targeted for oil drilling is at Jaime Duran's doorstep in the southwestern part of the state. A retired engineer, Duran lives in a cottage with his wife, Pamela, and the chickens they raise on a 5-acre plot. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Greg Allen 23738 at http://wrkf.org Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom http://wrkf.org/post/oil-gas-drilling-seems-make-earth-slip-and-go-boom There's been a surge in earthquakes in the U.S. over the last few years. In Texas, there are 10 times the number of earthquakes now than just a few years ago.<p>Scientists say it's likely linked to the boom in oil and gas activity, meaning that people who never felt the ground shake are starting to.<p>Here's how Pat Jones of Snyder, Texas, describes the earthquake that struck her town in 2010: "It just sounded like some car hit the back of our house. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 22366 at http://wrkf.org Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom 'A Global Bathtub': Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban http://wrkf.org/post/global-bathtub-rethinking-us-oil-export-ban When oil supplies ran short and gasoline prices spiked four decades ago, angry drivers demanded relief. Congress responded in 1975 by banning most exports of U.S. crude oil.<p>Today, domestic oil production is booming, prompting U.S. energy companies to call for a resumption of exporting. Many economists agree.<p>But would that bring back the bad old days of shortages? Would you end up paying more at the pump?<p>Supporters of exports say Americans should not allow 40-year-old images of an energy crisis to distort how we see the world today. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:25:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 22033 at http://wrkf.org 'A Global Bathtub': Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel http://wrkf.org/post/temps-drop-gas-prices-rise-along-demand-fuel Cold weather this week has boosted demand for heating fuels across the country. Natural gas prices are up, especially in the Northeast. At one point prices for natural gas into New York City jumped nearly tenfold from an average winter price of $5.68 per million BTU to $55.49, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics company.<p>Part of the problem is getting the gas from where it's produced — these days, in places like Western Pennsylvania — to the population centers where it's burned. Sometimes there just aren't enough pipelines to meet the demand. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:53:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 21047 at http://wrkf.org As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel The U.S. Energy Boom: Highlights Of The Year And What's Ahead http://wrkf.org/post/us-energy-boom-highlights-year-and-whats-ahead The big energy story of 2013 was a boom in domestic oil production, especially in North Dakota. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national correspondent Jeff Brady, who saw the boom firsthand during a recent reporting trip to the state. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:00:00 +0000 editor 20650 at http://wrkf.org Could Obama's Gas Policies Bring Jobs to La.? http://wrkf.org/post/could-obamas-gas-policies-bring-jobs-la <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama touched on the oil and gas industry in his State of the Union. Some of these initiatives may benefit Louisiana’s economy.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the President suggested loosening regulation. “My administration will keep cutting red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits,” Obama said. “That’s got to be a part of an all-of-the-above plan.”</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:24:33 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6168 at http://wrkf.org Could Obama's Gas Policies Bring Jobs to La.? Gas-to-Liquid Plant to be First in U.S. http://wrkf.org/post/gas-liquid-plant-be-first-us <p>Johannesburg-based Sasol plans to invest up to $21 billion in a gas-to-liquids facility in Westlake. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 19:35:24 +0000 Lisa Lovello 3054 at http://wrkf.org