A final environmental assessment says that the oil sands pipeline won’t significantly impact carbon emissions
U.S. Oil Demand Grew Faster Than China’s in 2013. That Won’t Last
Production has been booming for awhile, but last year American demand for the black stuff grew by 390,000 barrels a day
To Drill Or Not to Drill—Debate Over Offshore Testing and Drilling in the Atlantic
The pros and cons of seismic exploration in the Atlantic
North Dakota Derailment Shows Dark Side of America’s Oil Boom
As shipments of oil by rail skyrocket, environmentalists worry about the toll of hauling America’s crude
US Oil Dominance Will Be Short Lived
The International Energy Agency says North America’s shale boom doesn’t diminish the supremacy of the Middle East in the global oil market
40 Years After the 1973 Oil Embargo, the U.S. Is Stronger on Energy — but So Is the Middle East
The OPEC oil embargo marked the end of American dominance on energy. Four decades later, the shale boom and efficiency has U.S. oil imports down — but the Gulf states are still sitting pretty
America’s Oil Boom Won’t Make It Energy-Independent From Middle East Madness
Thanks to increased domestic oil production and falling demand, energy independence is becoming a realistic goal for the U.S. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be vulnerable to price shocks if a Syria attack goes bad
The IEA Says Peak Oil Is Dead. That’s Bad News for Climate Policy
A new report suggests that fresh sources of oil in North America will loosen the global oil market. Will we stay addicted to oil—and will it keep us from fighting climate change?
Inside Win: A Non-Profit Site Wins a Pulitzer for Its Environmental Reporting
A scrappy indie website from Brooklyn wins a Pulitzer for its dogged reporting on a forgotten oil spill.
State Dept: Build the Keystone Pipeline or Not, the Oil Sands Crude Will Flow
A report from the State Department concludes that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will have little impact on carbon emissions. That will make environmentalists battle to fight the pipeline that much tougher.