When you pick apart the strange economics of global energy markets, it becomes clear how the incredible power of Riyadh can take other countries to the brink.
Our gut reactions to controversial issues like hydraulic fracturing can be powerful, but information can still change our minds.
New technique captures 78% carbon using molten tin.
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
Different states and countries with shale gas can benefit from the mistakes made by other regions that rushed into fracking. Here’s one state’s plan.
Fracking fluids in Marcellus shale have contaminated groundwater but new study finds that the source is likely from surface spills, not leaks from underground wells.
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.
Those against shale gas extraction have scored a couple of wins in the north-west of England, but industry-government-researcher collusion may yet win the day.
It's too soon for a Lancashire County Council to be making a decision with such huge environmental implications.
With wind braced for more cutbacks, government backing of nuclear and fracking will end in tears.
How studying the injection technique involved in fracking also tells us something about earthquakes.
Fracking presents a better alternative to coal mining. Finding a way to produce the gas economically is the first challenge to getting fracking underway.
The US Geological Survey recently confirmed what many people have already felt: that the rapid spread of fracking has led to more earthquakes.
While federal agencies ponder regulations for safer oil rail cars, researchers are developing high-tech inspection and safety systems.
Derailed train cars carrying oil have more communities concerned about spills. What's behind the oil-by-rail boom and a federal agency's 'urgent' call last week for better safety?
Study of Pennsylvania, which has had a surge in unconventional drilling with fracking, suggests a link between fracking and higher levels of radon.
Plaid looks left as energy manifesto fuels talk of a Green-SNP alliance.
Is Christian Democratic Party leader Fred Nile correct when he says that 53% of Australia's landmass is under current exploration licence for unconventional mining?
Europe was supposed to be big business for fracking companies, but so far not so good. So what's going wrong?
As tensions run high over Russia's gas supplies to the Ukraine, and by extension parts of Europe, the reality for the EU is less than perfect: it will need Russian gas for the foreseeable future.