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Recent News and Views

Lebanon Daily News: Allow pipelines to move ahead for the common good

December 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Thanks to booming production from United States shale resources, this country is now the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer.  Further, Pennsylvania is  the second-ranking state in natural gas and natural gas liquids production, and demand for the vast … Read More

Morning Consult – Greenlighting Crude Oil Exports through Omnibus Bill

December 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

America’s energy sector has undergone major changes since the early 1970s. We produced millions of barrels per day of oil, but our  fast-growing demand for gasoline and diesel fuel left us dependent on imports for nearly one-third of our daily … Read More

40 Years in Domestic Energy: What’s Changed Since OPEC Embargo

Recently, both the Christian Science Monitor and Scientific American included comments I made about how the domestic energy picture has changed in the 40 years since the OPED oil embargo.  Excerpts are below.  To see my latest pieces and comments, … Read More