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Editorial: Who’s ignoring science?

Las Vegas Review-Journal | 3 June 2016 All too often, climate change alarmists are fond of declaring that “the science is settled” when discussing the negative effects of mankind’s use of fossil fuels. In order to make sure that virtually all of our energy resources remain in the ground rather than be tapped to raise […]

One unassuming North Texas well 35 years ago helped to introduce fracking to the world

Jeffrey Weiss | The Dallas Morning News | 1 June 2016 Thirty-five years ago, discussions about oil and gas in America centered around the power of OPEC, high prices, and played-out domestic fields. One unassuming well in Wise County helped transform the conversation here and around the world. To mark that anniversary, an organization called […]

New EPA methane rules hit the oil patch for the first time

Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News | 12 May 2016 Sweeping federal rules unveiled Thursday will tackle the release of the greenhouse gas methane from oil wells and equipment as part of an effort to fight climate change. The regulations would require oil companies to find and fix leaks in new wells and at equipment […]

Interior secretary: ‘Keep it in the ground’ activists ‘naive’

Timothy Cama | The Hill | 06 May 2016 Interior Secretary Sally Jewell had harsh criticism for activists who want to dramatically reduce the production of fossil fuels. Jewell said the activists, who call their movement “keep it in the ground,” ignore the fact that for the time being, the country is dependent on oil, […]

Feds Point to Fracked Gas as Reason for Emissions Reductions

John Siciliano | Washington Examiner | 9 May 2016 Carbon dioxide emissions continue to fall in the United States due to a switch from coal to natural gas derived from shale, the federal government reported Monday. The Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s independent analysis arm, looked at what’s behind the recent declines in greenhouse […]

Feds: Fracking Saves Average American $750 Each Year

Andrew Follett | Daily Caller | 3 May 2016 Cheap energy provided by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, lowered the annual cost of living for the average American by almost $750, according to a report published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA report estimates that falling energy prices due to fracking for oil and natural […]

More American Energy Security, Brought to You by Fracking

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that natural gas imports last year were at their lowest level in almost 30 years. Thanks to fracking, U.S. natural gas production has increased significantly in recent years, while net imports of natural gas have dramatically declined since 2007. As the report notes, the […]

How Fracking Set America Free

Bernard L. Weinstein | The Washington Times | 1 May 2016 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Last year, oil production in America reached a record 9.2 million barrels per day while imports dropped to their lowest levels in decades. Natural gas output also achieved a new high. And, for the first time, hydraulically fractured wells accounted for more than […]

U.S. Dependence On Foreign Oil Hits 30-Year Low

Mike Patton | Forbes | 20 Apr 2016 If you were driving during the 1970s, do you remember waiting in line for an hour or more just to put gas in the ol’ car? Thanks to the OPEC oil embargo, petroleum was in short supply. At that time, America’s need for crude oil was soaring […]

Editorial: Keep On Fracking

The Editorial Board | USA Today | 18 Apr 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made opposition to fracking a key part of his campaign in Tuesday’s primary in New York, which along with Vermont has banned the controversial process of producing oil and natural gas by cracking open rock formations with a high-pressure […]