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…

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…

Fracking Up Ohio, One Earthquake At A Time

I recently wrote about the link between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and earthquakes. Scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the side effects of fracking and what it might be doing to…

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...

Study Finds Fracking Will Not Contaminate Your Water

The debate about the safety of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been ongoing, and likely won’t be settled anytime soon. Fracking proponents and opponents are steadfast in their beliefs, and no…