This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations.
Even Democrats who prefer to develop alternate energy sources before expanding the use of fossil fuels say they want the Keystone XL pipeline built.
"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.
Lansing, Mich., May 29, 2014 - A new state-by-state analysis shows that Michigan could add up to 8,520 jobs and $1.27 billion to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the Michigan Petroleum Council (MPC) John Griffin.
Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.
What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of Michigan voters support investments in oil and natural gas
Strong bipartisan majorities of registered Michigan voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, according to a new poll the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan are unveiling as part of a campaign highlighting the voices of Americans.
"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."
The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.
The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.
The crisis in Ukraine underscores the need for the European Union to consider imports of natural gas from the U.S. and development of domestic resources to diversify supplies, President Barack Obama said.