A decade into North Dakota’s shale fracking boom, the state consistently produces one million barrels of oil per day. Now, officials here look to double production.
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Energy In North Dakota
Oil Patch Growth Creates A Funding Nightmare
The decade-long shale fracking boom in North Dakota sent the population of oil patch communities soaring. They built up their public services to accommodate the newcomers, but now many of these cities are tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars in debt. They’re looking for stable funding to pay back their loans while hoping all the newcomers choose to stay.
Clean Power Plan Rollback: Five Things To Know
The Trump administration is repealing the Clean Power Plan. What does that mean to you? Here’s five things to know about the plan, the repeal and what happens next.
Hurricane’s Impact On Oil Far From The Gulf
Hurricane Harvey is wreaking havoc on the oil industry, especially in the Gulf where refineries are shut down. But it’s also impacting oil in states far from the storm.
How Much Oil Does North Dakota Have? State Wants A New Estimate
Officials in North Dakota want the U.S. Geological Survey to put out a new estimate for how much oil is available in its shale plays — all in the hope that a higher figure will draw greater investment to the state.
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Invisible Leaks: Where “Clean” Natural Gas Falls Short
A natural gas boom in the U.S. is changing the power sector in the country. It’s credited with bringing down American carbon dioxide emissions more than any other factor. But, one difficult to control component of the natural gas industry threatens to undermine those gains.
Animations Make The Invisible, Visible
We wanted to find a way to make the invisible aspects of energy more visible and more accessible to the average person. So we dug into the ways it intersects our lives on an everyday basis. We worked on this project in collaboration with student animators from the University of Colorado-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information. The student animators, with assistance from Inside Energy staff, produced this series of videos that highlight the often invisible aspects of energy and its role in our lives.
Tax Reform’s Impact On Western Energy
Tax reform is going to impact renewables, oil and gas, and energy overall in the western U.S. Now that the President has signed the final tax bill into law, what does it mean for western energy? Inside Energy helps unpack.
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Cleaning Up Coal: Folly Or The Future?
What actually is clean coal? Depends on who you ask. In Wyoming, a state that produces the most coal in the nation, clean coal is looked at as a possible economic savior. It’s a big deal for a lot of other people, too. Forty percent of the world still depends on coal for electricity, and it’s still one of the cheapest and most abundant fuels. Clean coal could be the holy grail both for coal producers and for the world.