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How Frackers Beat OPEC

Vauhini Vara  | The Atlantic  |   Jan/Feb 2017 In November 2014, opec ministers gathered in Vienna for a tense meeting. Oil prices had fallen to their lowest point in four years. For decades, the cartel had responded to situations like this by restricting production and sending prices higher. But things were changing. During the mid- […]

OPEC’s Power Slips Amid a Spurt In U.S. Oil Production

Only time will tell whether OPEC will effectively implement its recent decision to curb oil supplies and reverse a price slump that’s persisted for 2½ years. But amid the many prognostications over oil prices, something else is clear: When it comes to energy security, the U.S. is in a much better position today than it […]

It’s Past Time For Fracking Foes To Obey Will Of People

Youngstown Vindicator Editorial   |   Saturday, November 12, 2016   Once again on Tuesday, voters in Youngstown resoundingly said no to a misguided effort to ban hydraulic fracturing in the city. And once again, the self-righteous leaders of the charter amendment refused to accept defeat and are now contemplating a seventh futile try in […]

Wyoming Study: Fracking Likely Not Behind Well Water Problem

The Associated Press | 10 Nov. 2016 A final report on foul-tasting well water in a rural Wyoming community has found that hydraulic fracturing probably didn’t cause the problem. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency touched off a national backlash in 2011 when it said fracking likely was behind the groundwater problem in Pavillion. The controversy […]

Blocking pipelines is the new anti-fracking ploy

Robert Bryce | New York Post | 8 Nov. 2016 The Left’s unthinking demonization of natural gas continues. Last month, 15 people were arrested at a rally outside the offices of New York Sen. Charles Schumer as part of the ongoing effort by activists to halt the construction of the AIM pipeline, which is designed to carry natural […]

OPEC lost control of oil prices thanks to U.S. shale revolution

Ed Ireland | Houston Chronicle | 22 Oct. 2016 OPEC’s Sept. 28 announcement that its members had reached an agreement to cut crude oil production by up to 700,000 barrels a day pushed oil prices up more than 8 percent. Crude oil traders should enjoy the price surge while it lasts, because it won’t last long. OPEC’s […]

Former Greenpeace leader defies environmentalists by defending fracking

Valerie Richardson | The Washington Times | 20 Oct. 2016 A former Greenpeace leader butted heads Tuesday with the anti-fracking movement by insisting that hydraulic fracturing is needed to help fight global warming. Stephen Tindale, who was executive director of Greenpeace U.K. from 2000 to 2005, said that fracking, used to extract natural gas and oil from […]

The U.S. Unleashes the Full Power of Shale

Naureen Malik | Bloomberg Businessweek | 19 Oct. 2016 Sometime in 2017, for the first time in 60 years, the U.S. will likely sell more natural gas to the world than it buys. Next year, capacity to export liquefied natural gas from the lower 48 states, chilled to –260F so it can be shipped by tanker, […]

Fracking Has ‘Little To No Impact’ On Wildlife Says Enviro Agency

Andrew Follett | The Daily Caller | 13 Oct. 2016 Hydraulic fracturing operations in Western Colorado are having “little to no impact” on local wildlife, according to a new report by state regulators. An eight-year study by Colorado Parks & Wildlife researcher Dr. Chuck Anderson found that fracking did not impact the survival or reproduction rates of the local mule deer […]

8 Reasons Why Fracking and American Manufacturing Together are “Powering the People”

With the help of trusted advisor Horizontal Drilling, presidential candidate Fracking announced this week that American Manufacturing will be her running mate. With a VP pick locked in, let’s explore why Fracking and American Manufacturing are the perfect complements to “Powering the People.” 1. Fracking and American Manufacturing already made America Great Again Thanks to low-cost […]