The Ins and Outs – and Turns – of the Petroleum Supply Chains

The Ins and Outs – and Turns – of the Petroleum Supply Chains

The petroleum industry is the lifeblood of our modern world, producing the electricity that charges your cell phone, the gas that heats your stove, and the fuel that powers your car’s engine. It’s also equally important to our country’s economic development, its job creation efforts, its global competitiveness, and its energy independence. But the industry is…

Despite Challenges, Efforts to Develop U.S. Arctic Offshore Energy Exploration Continue

When it comes to energy production, Alaska continues to be a major leader, but not quite the clear-cut front-runner it once was. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the state, once a national and global leader in the petroleum industry, has seen its level of production drop from 1.8 million barrels per…

Keystone Celebrates 1 Billion Barrels While Keystone XL Sits in Limbo

Keystone Celebrates 1 Billion Barrels While Keystone XL Sits in Limbo

The Keystone pipeline just passed an important milestone: last month, TransCanada announced that the pipeline has safely delivered more than one billion barrels of crude oil since construction finished five years ago. So, what does one billion barrels of oil amount to? To put it in perspective, one billion barrels of oil is about how…

2 Reasons Why Washing Dishes by Hand is a Waste of Money- Use a Dishwasher!

2 Reasons Why Washing Dishes by Hand is a Waste of Money- Use a Dishwasher!

Leaving one household chore off your checklist could save time, water, energy AND money according to several organizations dedicated to promoting energy efficiency. Consumer Reports, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy all say that washing your dishes by hand is not

Seasonal Factors Temporarily Drive Down Diesel Costs

Seasonal Factors Temporarily Drive Down Diesel Costs

Interesting news if you regularly fill your tank with diesel fuel instead of gasoline! For the first time in six years, average diesel prices are cheaper than gasoline. But it’s not a trend that’s expected to last. The EIA reports that a confluence of factors are making average diesel prices drop below average retail gasoline

The Least and Most Energy-Expensive States to Live In – and How to Keep Costs Low

The Least and Most Energy-Expensive States to Live In – and How to Keep Costs Low

Feel like your energy bill is higher than most? Depending on where you live, you might be right. With more Americans looking for a reprieve from the blistering hot weather and the hole it has been burning in their wallet, WalletHub.com, the personal finance website, has ranked the least and most energy-expensive states in terms

U.S. Arctic Oil Exploration to Begin this Summer

U.S. Arctic Oil Exploration to Begin this Summer

The Obama administration has granted two permits which allow Royal Dutch Shell PLC to start drilling exploratory wells in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. The permits only allow the oil giant to begin the top section of its proposed wells. It will have to wait for the arrival of ships transporting key safety equipment before it can drill deep

More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

Good news: The great, all-American barbecue will cost you a lot less this holiday weekend – and lower energy costs spearheaded by the great, all-American energy revolution are a big reason why. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says that the typical summer cookout feast – one that feeds 10 people – will cost $55.84,

Path to the White House Goes Through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Poll Says

Path to the White House Goes Through the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Poll Says

A majority of voters in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, all states where the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through, not only know all about the project, they support it.  That’s according to a recent poll by Hickman Analytics on behalf of Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the latest in a series to examine

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The Least and Most Energy-Expensive States to Live In – and How to Keep Costs Low

Feel like your energy bill is higher than most? Depending on where you live, you might be right. With more Americans looking for a reprieve from the blistering hot weather and the hole it has been burning in their wallet, WalletHub.com, the personal finance website, has ranked the least and most energy-expensive states in terms…

More Food, Fun for Less This July 4 Weekend

Good news: The great, all-American barbecue will cost you a lot less this holiday weekend – and lower energy costs spearheaded by the great, all-American energy revolution are a big reason why. The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says that the typical summer cookout feast – one that feeds 10 people – will cost $55.84,…

U.S. Crude Production Reaches Record High in 2014

Record U.S. crude production, spurred on by advances in fracking and horizontal drilling technology, has helped drive down the global price of oil by creating an imbalance in supply. In 2014, U.S. oil companies set a record when they produced “1.2 million more barrels of crude per day from the ground than in 2013, the…

Will Warmer Temperatures Bring Consumers Higher Gas Prices?

Now that spring is in full swing, many consumers are putting away their heavy winter coats and planning road trips for the warmer months ahead. That means more attention will be paid to prices at the pump. In fact, increases in gas prices during the spring and summer months are typical. As we enter this time…