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Hydraulic Fracturing Strengthened America. Banning It Would Weaken Us

October 6, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Will the new Governor of New York uphold former Governor Cuomo’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing? There are all kinds of motivations regarding these kinds of moratoriums, and they are all illegal because they violate private property rights. How can you take the property right of the minerals in the ground […]

Eliminating Crude Oil Is Like Jumping Out Of A Plane Without A Chute

September 23, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ The world, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proposing banishment of fossil fuels and are focused on reducing emissions from fossil fuels at any costs, but a safety net of having a viable replacement should be in place before we jump off that cliff. Banning oil imports, fracking, […]

The Drake Well: Not To Be Forgotten

September 14, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ American oil history began for certain in a valley along a creek in a remote area of northwestern Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859. There a well drilled, with the intention of profiting from the extraction of oil, by Edwin Drake reached 69.5 feet into the ground and filled with oil […]

Fix The RFS!

July 16, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ America is losing thousands of high-paying jobs while our fuel supply is becoming less reliable, which is compromising our energy and national security. What’s the cause of this fiasco? It’s called the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS is a […]

From The Carbohydrate To The Hydrocarbon Age

June 23, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Mark Mathis spent three years making the movie spOILed and two years taking it around the country to show it nearly 200 times in theaters. He was trying to undo the damage of George Bush’s unfortunate comment that America was addicted to oil. He was also faced with the damage […]

Coming Attractions: Long Lines At The Pump, High Gas Prices

May 14, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ A brawl broke out at a Raleigh, N.C.-area gas station after the driver of a Honda – desperate to acquire fuel anyway she could — cut in front of another car that had been waiting in a long line of vehicles in need of a fill-up. This breach of service-station […]

Gas shortage — Toilet paper 2.0

May 13, 2021 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Why rob banks? “That’s where the money is.” Why attack energy? That’s what drives the economy. I had to visit three gas stations today to find enough fuel to run an errand for my child and then make a meeting. The East Coast is experiencing the kind of gas shortages today […]

Green New Deal Backers Balk At Biden Fracking Ban On Federal Land

March 17, 2021 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Two of the U.S. Senate’s most enthusiastic supporters of the Green New Deal, at the center of which is the removal of fossil fuels as a source of American energy, are having second thoughts about the Biden administration’s determination to go full-speed-ahead into a glorious green future. To kudos from […]

Biden’s Quote “We’re Not Getting Rid Of Fossil Fuels For A Long Time… Probably 2050”

October 26, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Former V.P. Joe Biden’s climate policies and the litigation and regulation grandiloquence are toward the energy industry that was virtually non-existent before 1900. Today, America has only about four percent of the world’s population (330 million vs. 8 billion). Biden seems to be unaware that oil and gas is not just […]

Energy Independence Boosted As ANWR Cleared For Clean, Safe Drilling

August 21, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ After 40 years of fierce debate over oil and gas development in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the Trump administration Aug. 17 cleared the way for the sale of drilling leases in the refuge – perhaps by as early as December of this year. Hailed by Alaska’s governor and […]

In Responding To Low Oil Prices, Patience Is A Virtue

May 23, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Sometimes the preferred policy solution is to do nothing at all. Take the oil industry, for instance, where many of the proposals from federal and state policymakers would have done far more harm than good by distorting markets and harming consumers. America’s oil producers are by no means out of the woods […]

Shale Out!

March 29, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ Russia and Saudi Arabia are trying to exploit the COVID 19 crisis and force U.S. shale oil producers into bankruptcy by flooding the market with oil, dropping the price as low as $20 a barrel. Should the Trump Administration bailout […]

Fracking Ban Would Hurt Environment

February 21, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ If a policymaker proposed banning cars and trucks or reducing the speed limit to 5 mph to reduce traffic fatalities, he or she would be laughed off the stage. Such a policy ignores the benefits of driving and disregards how people accept risk and trade-offs in their lives. So why should we […]

How The Shale Revolution Became The MVP Of US Energy Production

February 8, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Coleman Raush ~ America’s oil and gas production is like Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Defies expectations. Continually amazes. Sets new records. Makes a lot of people very happy. Within the past decade, the United States has seen remarkable benefits as a result of the shale revolution. Fueled by innovation and American entrepreneurial grit, the U.S. […]

How The Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America

January 24, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.” That was the oft-repeated phrase of President Barack Obama,  who throughout his presidency argued that the key to beating higher gasoline prices was to subsidize alternative energies, such as solar and wind. It was a common sentiment from those who fretted […]

Oil Shocks Are History

November 4, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ On September 14, 2019 explosive drones took out one of Saudi Arabia’s major oil refineries which accounted for nearly 6% of the world’s oil supplies (5.7 million barrels a day). Standard media hysteria and public concern arose with the belief that Americans would soon see $4.00 a gallon gasoline all […]

What Drives Gas Prices Up, And How We Can Steer Them Down

May 29, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As Memorial Day kicks off the summer season, hotdogs, cold beers, and pool openings aren’t the only things on the minds of Americans. AAA expects a record 37.6 million Americans to hit the road and drive more than 50 miles for the long weekend, which means gas prices are also on […]

More Power To The States Will Enhance US Energy Dominance

June 23, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ In the midst of a growing global economy, the world’s demand for energy is booming. In 2017, global demand for energy grew by 2.1 percent, more than double the previous year’s rate. Oil, gas, and coal accounted for about 80 percent of global energy consumption with oil alone accounting […]

Our Next Energy And Security Crisis?

February 28, 2018 by

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Importing 65% of US oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia) By Paul Driessen ~ Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and […]

New Offshore Drilling Plan Will Reverse Obama Restrictions, Unleash US Energy Dominance

January 8, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ America is moving forward in its march toward energy dominance, and the Trump administration just took an important step forward in achieving that goal. In unveiling its draft five-year Outer Continental Shelf leasing plan on Thursday, the Interior Department is reversing the Obama administration’s “Keep it in the Ground” anti-energy policy. […]

A Little Slice Of Alaskan Tundra Is Finally Open For Drilling

January 1, 2018 by

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Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating By Paul Driessen ~ Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision […]

Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In History A Major Win For US Energy

October 27, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Samantha Block ~ President Donald Trump has vowed to make the U.S. more energy dominant than ever, and the Interior Department took an important step toward that goal this week. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Tuesday that his department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held […]

America’s Energy Dominance Won’t Sacrifice Environmental Quality

July 13, 2017 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Gabriel Bisson ~ President Donald Trump declared during energy week that the United States would “usher in a golden age of American energy dominance.” From rolling back egregious offshore drilling restrictions and power plant regulations to a policy review to revive nuclear energy, the Trump administration is making important headway to […]

Trump’s Action On Energy Empowers Local Leaders, Lays Groundwork For Prosperity

June 30, 2017 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ “One step forward, two steps back.” That’s how we summed up the situation the last time an offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling proposal was announced. That was in January 2015, when the Obama administration included several areas off the coast of Alaska and parts of the […]