Shale gas holds considerable advantages. But there are still a number of uncertainties around whether South Africa is ready for such a bold step.
President-elect Trump's objective on energy and climate is clear: Undo Obama's legacy of environmental regulations and massively expand fossil fuel production.
Research shows people don't trust planning decisions if it seems central government or energy companies have had too much influence.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
The Obama administration wants to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Here's why we can't count on market forces to make it work.
Ghana could learn a great deal from Trinidad and Tobago about how to manage its energy sector – and about what pitfalls to avoid.
Councillors are caught in the crossfire between government, industry, protestors and locals.
The boom in oil and gas development has brought new revenues to many communities in the U.S., but rural areas in particular have struggled to handle the rapid downturn in prices.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
There's a debate over whether fracking should be introduced into Florida, a state with a unique geology and hydrology that introduces a long list of environmental concerns.
Coal seam gas may not be responsible for a flaming river in Queensland, but it still raises uncomfortable questions.
There's a bunfight about whether local or national government should call the shots when it comes to fracking.
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.