Energy Boom

Oct 4: Oil and gas exploration firm Caelus has found a massive amount of oil waiting to be drilled up in northern Alaska. It could be one of the largest finds ever for Alaska. More
Oct 6: U.S. oil production declined last month to the lowest level in a year due to depressed prices, according to the Energy Information Administration. More
Jan 6: From North Dakota to Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, the oil plunge that is saving drivers at the pump is also threatening the livelihoods of people in the energy industry. More
Dec 30: A company that houses oil workers has laid off more than 1,000 employees, and the stock fell 50% Tuesday. More
Dec 18: The shale boom has been a blessing to Texas, but tumbling oil prices are casting a shadow over the state. More
Dec 10: OPEC expect to lose more market share next year, meaning even deeper pain for its high cost producers such as Iran and Venezuela. More
Dec 5: Plunging oil prices reflect a huge shift in the global balance of power, with lasting political and economic consequences. More
Jun 23: Islamist gains in Iraq sent world oil prices higher Monday, sparking concerns about the risk to global growth as Europe's recovery shows signs of faltering. More
Jun 17: Violence in Iraq could yet squeeze drivers' wallets this summer, but the U.S. is heading for a gas glut over the next few years. More
Jun 16: Russia state-owned gas firm Gazprom has cut off supplies to Ukraine after the two sides failed to resolve a payment dispute before a key deadline expired. More
Mar 31: Europe is looking to cut back on its dependence on Russian natural gas, encouraging political leaders to step up efforts to tap the region's shale gas deposits. More
Mar 7: Politicians are calling for more U.S. natural gas exports in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, but their ability to undermine Russian President Putin is limited. More
Jan 15: A high power panel says the U.S. energy boom could destabilize some allies, and spark aggression from Russia and China. More
Jan 8: Hydro dams employ more Americans than the wind and solar industries combined -- more than even coal mining. More
Jan 7: Supporters say the U.S. should export oil to keep the job boom in place and thwart OPEC. Critics worry about prices, the environment. More
Nov 18: The president has said he will approve or deny the Keystone pipeline based on its impact on climate change. So how bad would it be? More
Oct 11: The United States is set to overtake Russia as the biggest oil producer outside OPEC next year as shale production ramps up and helps reshape the global energy map. More
Sep 18: Some fear the flood waters in Colorado may sweep fracking fluids and other toxins into the drinking water. More
Aug 30: China's Sinopec pays $3.1 billion for stake in Apache's Egypt operations as Chinese firms expand overseas and U.S. companies focus on the domestic oil boom. More
Aug 15: Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced through a regulatory filing that it bought $524 million worth of Suncor stock last quarter. More
Aug 2: Several Wall Street firms question whether Canada's oil sands will develop as planned if the Keystone pipeline doesn't get built -- a key factor in whether Obama will approve it or not. More
Aug 1: U.S. oil reserves post biggest gain ever, largely thanks to fracking. More

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