oil and gas

  • cleaningtheair
    January 14, 2015  

    The Obama administration announced a plan to significantly cut methane emissions produced by gas and gas wells by the year 2025 through executive action. Judy Woodruff talks to Coral Davenport of The New York Times and Michael Oppenheimer of Princeton University about President Obama’s strategy in addressing climate change and how environmentalists and the industry are reacting to the proposal. Continue reading

  • Innovations in the oil and gas industry are making production faster and cheaper and resources more plentiful. Photo of a  Polycrystalline diamond compact drill bit in Canadian County, Okla., by Robert Bryce.
    June 19, 2014   BY Robert Bryce 

    U.S. oil and natural gas output is soaring. But less than a decade ago, no one saw it coming. Even industry executives were signalling that production had peaked. But innovations that have made drilling technology “smaller, faster, lighter, denser, cheaper” have revolutionized the industry, says Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce, author of the new book of the same descriptive title. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2009  

    In the final installment of her Generation Next series, which has aired on both the NewsHour and NPR, Judy Woodruff reports on how wind energy is generating new career prospects for young Americans in the Sooner State. Continue reading