Category Archives: Hydraulic Fracturing

Washington Examiner: Green pressure campaign against banks is imperiling our energy infrastructure

If President Trump wants to succeed in office, he needs to preside over robust job creation. And a critical component of his administration’s job creation initiative lies in investment in America’s natural resources and energy production. In large part, that … Read More

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The Hill: Industry innovation, not costly regulations, will reduce methane emissions

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, America’s natural gas industry has cut methane emissions by 11 percent in the past decade.  Methane emissions from hydraulically fractured natural gas wells are down 79 percent in that period.  Further, greenhouse gas pollution, … Read More

Posted in EPA, Featured, Hydraulic Fracturing, LNG

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

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 …

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

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

Posted in Hydraulic Fracturing, Keystone XL, LNG

Inside Sources: Miscues Hindering Alaska’s Chances of Returning to Energy Dominance

It wasn’t long ago that Alaska led the world in energy development. The 1968 discovery of oil at Prudhoe Bay brought energy boom times to the Last Frontier. The development of Alaska’s North Slope oil and the construction of the … Read More

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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

Posted in Congress, Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Taxes, Hydraulic Fracturing, Jobs, LNG, Uncategorized

Three reasons US is better off 40 years after Arab oil embargo

The world has changed. For US energy, that’s a good thing.Forty years after the first Arab oil embargo exposed the risks of dependence on foreign oil, the US has made adjustments to reduce its vulnerability to short-term supply disruptions. Here are three of the biggest changes: Energy boom: New drilling techniques are coaxing vast amounts of fossil fuels from stubborn shale rock formations in Texas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. The US is producing so much natural gas that it’s beginning to export it.

Posted in Articles, Congress, Energy Taxes, Hydraulic Fracturing, Jobs

Don’t Forget about LNG in Your Backyards: on the effort to deny LNG exports

Exporting natural gas is crucial to maximizing the potential of onshore gas development for our communities and America’s energy security.  However, there is a growing, self-interested effort to slow liquid natural gas (LNG) exports.  The consequences of doing so would … Read More

Posted in Energy Taxes, EPA, Hydraulic Fracturing, Jobs, LNG, Offshore Drilling

Liquefied gas exports would boost growth

LNG is a commonly used acronym for liquefied natural gas, essentially natural gas that is put into liquid form, often for the purpose of transportation.
For international trade, LNG is sent in insulated tanker ships using refrigeration that keeps the liquefied natural gas at a chilly -260 degrees Fahrenheit. Global shipments travel to receiving terminals on a daily basis where pipelines are then used to provide this clean-burning energy source to homes, schools, businesses and government buildings. More receiving terminals are being built around the world each year.

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Statement: LNG Export Limits Threaten US Energy Dominance

“Isolating the U.S. from global energy markets and limiting demand for domestic gas won’t grow the economy or improve America’s access to a secure and stable supply of energy,” said Rafuse. “In fact, it will have the opposite effect, increasing the volatility of energy prices for consumers and slowing the shale gas boon that is at the heart of our economic recovery.” Read More

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