05.13.13

Cyberattacks Against U.S. Corporations Are on the Rise

A new wave of cyberattacks is striking American corporations, prompting warnings from federal officials, including a vague one issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security. This time, officials say, the attackers' aim is not espionage but sabotage, and the source seems to be somewhere in the Middle East.

 

05.09.13

'Oil Change,' a major investigation into US energy security

The United States' unquenchable thirst for oil has shaped nearly every aspect of the country's domestic and foreign policy for more than five decades: from the sometimes controversial relationships it forms with other countries to the hugely expensive deployment of military troops and ships.

 

05.07.13

The Case for Keystone XL Goes Beyond Jobs and Energy Independence

There's another very important reason approval of the Keystone XL is a good idea -- safety.

 

05.07.13

Coastal governors implore Obama to 'step up' offshore drilling -- now

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending.

 

05.02.13

How Oil Made Working-Class North Dakota a Whole Lot Richer

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently produced a breakdown of job growth during North Dakota's oil rush, and it's pretty remarkable. In counties where oil rigs have sprouted up to drill from the Bakken Shale Formation -- a few of which are actually in Montana -- employment grew by 35.9 percent from 2007 to 2011, from about 78,000 jobs to more than 105,000.

 

04.28.13

FedEx CEO: 'Oil Has Become a Geopolitical Weapon'

Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx, a company that consumes over 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline per year, told a gathering at the libertarian oriented Cato Institute that 'oil has become a geopolitical weapon of choice, both for U.S. interests and against U.S. interests.'

 

04.25.13

7 Oil Field Jobs Companies Are Desperate To Fill

Developments in technology and high oil prices have created stunning oil booms across the U.S. There's just one problem: More oil requires more oil workers.

 

04.22.13

Survey Finds Majority Backs Keystone Pipeline

A majority of Americans and Canadians back TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL pipeline and say securing a stable energy supply for North America should be a bigger priority than reducing carbon emissions, a poll released Monday found.

 

04.19.13

Getting an Oilfield Job: Do You Have What it Takes?

What do you get when you cross more than 500,000 barrels of Bakken oil per day with a bazillion oil producers, contractors and investors? Answer: That would be our oil uberboom, gushing with plentiful oilfield jobs available to the right people with the right stuff. That was the easy question. Now for the trick question: How do you get one of those jobs?

 

09.30.12

A Perfect Fit: Veterans And The Oil And Gas Industry

America's booming petroleum business offers recent veterans golden job opportunities now in oil patches from Pennsylvania to North Dakota as demand for energy resources soars.