1. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING
Colo. starts levying fines for late FracFocus reports
Colorado is pursuing 11 companies for neglecting to report hydraulic fracturing chemicals to the FracFocus website, the first time a state has undertaken broad enforcement of its disclosure requirements.
2. NATURAL GAS
Decades on, OPEC embargo molds challenging energy debates
Forty years after the 1973 oil embargo crippled the U.S. economy, today's domestic oil production and abundance of natural gas from shale deposits are nudging the legacy of energy shortage further into the recesses of memory. But even as the surge of U.S. oil and gas production and the technology behind it tell a new energy story, the conversation around natural gas, as much as oil, remains heavily influenced by the events of 40 years ago.