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Fracking, Lower Gasoline Prices Returned $1,000 To Household Budgets Last Year

James Taylor | Forbes | Feb. 3, 2017 Lower gasoline prices saved Americans more than $115 billion in 2016 compared to 2014, the American Automobile Association (AAA) reports. The findings illustrate how fracking has blessed us with low energy prices that improve Americans’ living standards and quality of life. AAA observes that the $115 billion equates to $550 per […]

U.S. Could Become ‘Energy Independent’ by 2026, Report Finds

Justin Worland | Time | Jan. 5, 2017 The U.S. could become a net energy exporter by 2026 as crude oil and natural gas production continues to increase in the country, according to a new report. The landmark achievement—often referred to as “energy independence” by politicians—means the U.S. would export more energy resources like crude oil […]

Friends of the Earth forced to withdraw anti-fracking leaflets

Andrew Ward | Financial Times | Jan. 3, 2017 Advertising watchdog found flyer’s claims not backed up by evidence Environmental charity Friends of the Earth has been forced to withdraw notices about the impact of fracking for shale gas after Britain’s advertising regulator found they could not be backed up with evidence. The Advertising Standards […]

California Elementary School Fights Oil Drilling Ban

Lachlan Markay | Washington Free Beacon | Dec. 12, 2016 A small California elementary school is teaming up with a multinational energy company to block an oil drilling ban approved by voters in November, which, the school says, will probably force it to shut its doors. The San Ardo Elementary School District is reliant on […]

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 […]