Boone Pickens vs. Koch brothers over U.S. natural gas legislation while oil reaches $100, again

Call it a coincidence but there are undeniable linkages. Crude oil has risen once again is flirting with $100 a barrel. Meanwhile, legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens is ratcheting up his push for legislation that would boost the development of U.S. shale natural gas reserves and deploy the cleanest burning fossil fuel to supplant products […]

Opinions very widely over efforts to explain shale gas drilling to landowners, lawmakers in U.S.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Two-hundred and ten truck trips, 3-4 million gallons of water and noticeable degradation of rural roads. Those are typical metrics for a natural gas well that needs hydraulic fracturing to unleash embedded U.S. shale deposits deep underground. Together they can make for a very tough sell to area landowners, lawmakers and regulators. […]