Protect American Energy Independence
If enacted, their policies would abruptly end new natural gas extraction, drive up the cost of energy, cost many tens of thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania, create big holes in state and local government budgets, and increase our dependence on foreign energy sources once again On Nov. 7, Pennsylvania Senator...
The stark reality in Congress today makes the 2020 race for the presidency even more crucial for the oil and gas business than it normally is The time has come for people in the oil and gas business — especially its senior executives and those who do government affairs work...
We are still a long way from Nov. 2020, but if one of the Democrat candidates wins the election you are going to need more than President Carter’s cardigan to keep warm. The candidates’ positions on energy and the environment are changing faster than the weather. Of course, Sen. Bernie...
Looking back on 2019, it is amazing how the headlines in the energy world continue to be more of the same, in terms of both achievements and challenges — only more so. In fact, on the day I’m writing this column, one of the headlines is, “US crude oil...
Texas has the most wind capacity of any state, generating about 16% of its electricity from wind. In August, as temperatures rose to over 100 degrees and consumers increased their use of air conditioning, Texas’ grid operators struggled to meet the record demand for electricity. Many of the wind...
water recycling
Oil and water may not mix, but in Texas, they are deeply connected to our success in oil and gas production. To maintain our energy production dominance and continue decreasing reliance on foreign imports, Texas must continue to improve how we handle produced water. One answer is to increase the...
Affordable broadband continues to bubble up as an issue, too long unresolved, for underserved rural areas in Texas and other states. Because sparsely populated regions are not attractive for private-sector carriers, limited or expensive service constitutes the only option. Though satellite broadband internet is certainly available anywhere in the...
It’s no secret: activists, motivated by hard-core anti-fossil fuels ideology, have manipulated the law to slow down pipeline development. They’ve gotten to the governors of some states and pushed them to use certain powers granted to the latter under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act as a weapon...
On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, issued a tweet containing the following text: "The fossil fuel industry is now the equivalent of the tobacco industry. It creates death and destruction, then spends billions denying its responsibility. Let us...
The Bakken formation in North Dakota has been a laboratory of sorts as drilling techniques, materials and equipment have been developed and refined to efficiently develop the oil and gas resource. The next “discovery” in the Bakken may be related to property rights and something called “pore space,” subsurface...
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