Browsing All posts tagged under »Oil Security«

Press Is Largely Ignoring Recent Awesome Fossil Fuel Related News

November 25, 2016 by


By Tom Blumer ~ Since Donald Trump’s election, environmental zealots have mostly had a very rough two weeks — and Donald Trump has had nothing to do with any of it. Two developments they consider really bad (meaning good for the rest of us) far outweigh the single item they’re celebrating. First, in Wyoming, just two […]

Pipeline Anarchy

November 21, 2016 by


Trump win fuels more rampant theft and destruction – and North Dakota citizens pay the price By Paul Driessen ~ Is this to be our future? Last week’s elections will soon end autocratic rule via executive fiat, the war on coal and hydrocarbons, IRS agents targeting conservative groups, government SWAT teams invading businesses and homes, […]

OPEC Agrees To A Production Decrease, Prices Increase – But Could Be Just Right

October 13, 2016 by


The Saudi gamble, aimed at putting American producers out of business, has failed By Marita Noon ~ At the end of September, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) surprised the markets by agreeing to a production cut. As soon as the 14-nation deal was announced, oil prices jumped more than 5% to some of […]

Fuel Me Or Fool Me

July 11, 2016 by


America has centuries of fossil fuels, but hydrocarbon deniers want to strangle our future By Paul Driessen ~ Fool me once, the adage says, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The reality-based fossil fuel version states: Fuel me for 150 years, fuel me forever – or at least until creative, entrepreneurial spirits […]

The Lifting Of This Oil Ban Could Add 800,000 New Jobs

July 7, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ Since Congress lifted the long-standing ban on crude oil exports, U.S. companies are taking advantage and Americans are reaping the benefits. This example shows how free market reforms can transform the energy sector and provide a massive boon to consumers. In June, CNN reported that the U.S. reached a sevenfold increase […]

New Interior Department Rules Expected To Curtail Gulf Oil Production

May 27, 2016 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Obama Administration finalized new rules it says will improve drilling safety in the Gulf of Mexico, but some experts are saying the regulations will undermine safety. The Interior Department, which is responsible for licensing and regulating oil and gas production on the U.S. outer-continental shelf, unveiled the sweeping new […]

Obama’s ‘All Of The Above’ Energy Strategy Is All Talk

April 1, 2016 by


By Nicolas Loris and Calvin Frauenfelder ~ President Obama has made a couple of about-faces when it comes to offshore drilling in the Atlantic. After coming under pressure from environmental activists, the Obama administration has denied access to energy resources and job creation by prohibiting offshore drilling in the Atlantic. In 2010, the Obama administration […]

Tax Oil To Subsidize Wind?

February 15, 2016 by


Obama wants to punish oil industry to advance climate agenda. So do Hillary, Bernie and Mike By Paul Driessen ~ If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and […]

Lifting The Crude Oil Ban Shows America Is Open For Business

February 2, 2016 by


By Katie Tubb and Andrew Wilford ~ The first shipment of American crude oil has reached European markets. This comes only a month after Congress took a big step toward a more sensible energy policy by terminating the crude oil export ban. The crude oil export ban, an antiquated and misguided regulation that dated back four […]

January 2016: The U.S. Becomes A Global Energy Superpower

January 13, 2016 by


The U.S. is now exporting both crude oil and natural gas By Marita Noon ~ Environmentalists like a good crisis. Spreading fear is a proven fundraising technique—with manmade climate change as the fear du jour. But, back in 2005, the “looming crisis,” according to the Kansas Sierra Club, was the end of cheap oil. The […]

The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

December 26, 2015 by


By Marita Noon ~ The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned—despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist reports: “an additional five years of tax credits for wind and solar […]

Why Democrats Are Wrong To Use The Crude Oil Export Ban As A Bargaining Tactic

September 18, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The House Energy and Commerce Committee has passed a bill to lift America’s decades-long ban on crude oil. Three Democrats joined all of the Republicans in passing the bill out of committee, 31-19. The bill now goes to the full House for passage. The White House opposes the bill, with spokesman […]

Obama: Iranian Oil, Good. Canadian Oil, Bad. American Oil, Bad.

July 31, 2015 by


Obama lets Iran export crude oil but not the U.S. By Marita Noon ~ President Obama’s confusing approach to energy encourages our enemies who shout “death to America,” while penalizing our closest allies and even our own job creators. Iran’s participation in the nuclear negotiations that have slogged on for months have now, ultimately, netted […]

Ethanol And Biodiesel: Guilty As Charged

July 13, 2015 by


Bogus biofuel trading costs us millions – while the absurd biofuel program costs us billions By Paul Driessen ~ Two notorious crooks are helping us wrap up another sordid episode in the saga of the United States biofuel mandates, while further highlighting how bungled and long past its expiration date the program is. Congress concocted […]

Putin And Buffett’s War On U.S. Pipelines

June 8, 2015 by


Billionaires use secretive foundations to finance anti-pipeline protests – and get even richer By Paul Driessen ~ Abundant, reliable, affordable oil and natural gas empower people. They support job creation, mobility, modern agriculture, homes and hospitals, computers and communications, lights and refrigerators, life and study after sundown, indoor plumbing, safe drinking water, less disease and […]

Pipeline Foes Funded By Putin’s Pals

May 21, 2015 by


By Paul Driessen ~ What happens when protesters learn they’re being used by billionaires? They dig in their ideological heels and shout insults. As hydraulic fracturing and Canadian oil sands development sent North American petroleum production soaring, new pipelines were approved and constructed, including the Keystone system’s first three phases. They augmented 2.5 million miles […]

3 Reasons To Dismiss EPA’s Latest Excuse On Keystone XL

February 5, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ One would think you can beat a dead horse only so many times. Using low oil prices this time, the Environmental Protection Agency is urging President Obama and the State Department to reconsider Keystone XL’s climate impact. The State Department’s environmental assessment concludes that Keystone XL’s contribution to climate change would […]

Top Newspapers Bury Strong 62-36 Senate Vote For Keystone Pipeline

January 31, 2015 by


By Tim Graham ~ The nation’s leading newspapers buried the Senate’s strong 62-36 vote for the Keystone XL pipeline inside Friday’s newspapers. Nine Democrats joined unanimous Republicans in setting up an Obama veto. Other stories seemed more interesting to the papers. — USA Today put the story on A-3 — under a large color photograph […]

This Federal Government Land Grab Would Permanently Lock Up Millions Of Alaska Acres With Energy Potential

January 28, 2015 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ What do Yosemite and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have in common? Not a whole lot, but that isn’t stopping the Obama Administration from linking the two in a massive land grab attempt to prohibit American energy development. The Obama administration is calling on Congress to designate more than 12 million […]

That’s Oil Folks!

January 20, 2015 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to CNN: Big energy companies aren’t the only ones losing out on the dramatic fall in oil prices. Banks are in the hot seat, too. “Hundreds of banks were forced to shut down in Texas when the state fell into a recession in 1986 during a steep decline in […]

Fracking Is Fundamental

December 23, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ “It is a sad day when a state chooses to listen to the fear, uncertainty, and doubts spread by anti-fossil fuel agitators rather than making a decision for economic strength that would benefit schools, communities, and many of its poorest citizens—especially when the vilified technology, hydraulic fracturing, has been used safely […]

Jobs, Prosperity And Security Via Oil Exports

November 10, 2014 by


Ending the antiquated ban on oil exports will also spur US production and keep oil prices low By Paul Driessen ~ The midterm elections underscore how much Americans value energy, job and economic revival – and how much they want less Washington control of their lives, livelihoods, and dreams for their children and grandchildren. They […]

Obama’s War On U.S. Energy

October 27, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ September 19th was an anniversary you did not read or hear about in the nation’s news media. It marked six years—2008—since the first permit application for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was submitted to the federal government. Can you imagine how many jobs its construction would have created during […]

The True Reason Gas Prices Are Falling (Hint: It’s Not Because Of Green Energy)

October 26, 2014 by


By Stephen Moore ~ American workers and motorists got some badly-needed relief this week when the price of oil plunged to its lowest level in years. The oil price has fallen by about 20 to 25 percent since its peak back in June of $105 a barrel. This is translating to lower prices at the […]