Obama Set to Veto Keystone Bill

As predicted, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The ongoing saga has sparked years of debate about whether the…

10 Impacts of Low Gas Prices You Never Knew

It’s no secret that gas prices have been plummeting, leaving people wondering what will happen next. With the drastic drop from $100 per barrel of oil this summer to a…

New York Says ‘NO!’ to Fracking

In what amounts to less than shocking news, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on December 17th that fracking is officially banned within the state. YourEnergyBlog recently visited the prospect…

Yes, BP, you do have to pay up for the Gulf Oil Spill!

After years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected British Petroleum’s (BP) challenge to a settlement agreement regarding the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision came Monday after…

Can Politicians Really Affect the Price of Gasoline?

With all the hullabaloo over the midterm elections, and the recent plummet of national gas prices, I kept wondering, Can politicians actually have an effect on gasoline prices?  I’ve heard…

Is There a “War on Oil?”

This article was originally posted in the Western Interior Oil & Gas Report magazine. The “War on Coal” is alive and well under President Obama’s administration. In early June, the…

Oil Wells: How Low Can Ya Go?

The first oil wells reached depths of 240 feet, which is sort of a laughing matter in today’s world.  These days, it’s not uncommon for wells to descend up to...