America's energy quest brings welcome and unexpected change to life on the still-wild frontier.
(2:35) The influx of oil and gas workers pushes up rents and makes it hard for local business to find help.
(2:51) Free college tuition, new school gyms and public pools are part of the payoff from new energy wealth.
(3:10) Weather and long hours can be tough, but money and pride keep workers in the field.
(3:22) A rancher, regulator, small businessman and rig worker see the drilling bonanza very differently.
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Students get lots of cash for school while town coffers are full. But oil and gas money needs to be taxed and managed properly. more
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Gas prices are falling to nearly $3 a gallon in some parts of South Carolina, and that will soon be common in much of the country. More
April was a bad month at the pump for drivers, but prices could be lower by the time summer driving season kicks off at the end of this month. More
Gas prices are significantly higher and likely to go higher still, which could make this the most expensive summer at the pump in five years. More