Commentary

12.11.15

How fracking has helped the US lead on climate

As representatives from around the world work to finalize an agreement in the last few days at the Paris COP21 climate conference, it's important to acknowledge the fact that hydraulic fracturing and the increased use of natural gas has done more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than any other government scheme or agreement.

 

11.16.15

American crude oil exports are a game changer

The reality is that the U.S. is the only major oil and natural gas producing country in the world not transferring excess supplies into the global market. Due to antiquated energy policy from the Nixon era, the U.S. remains unable to export crude oil...

 

11.13.15

Editorial: Keystone's easy symbolism

President Obama did little to combat climate change by killing the Keystone XL pipeline the other day. State Department studies showed the pipeline would reduce CO2 emissions by eliminating the need for truck and rail transport.

 

11.11.15

Products Made from Petroleum

The average U.S. citizen uses 3 gallons of refined petroleum products each day. Which of these do you use on a regular basis?

 

09.22.15

U.S. shares with Iran, but not with Canada

Who's a closer ally of the United States: Canada or Iran? The Obama administration doesn't seem to believe the answer is Canada. Its nuclear deal would allow Iran to resume oil exports while [continuing] to refuse oil from Canada by stalling approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. That's both absurd and dangerous for national security.

 

07.06.15

The Growing Case for Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban

The advantages of lifting the ban on crude oil exports are supported by a large and growing body of research by government agencies, academic institutions and think tanks across the political spectrum.

 

06.01.15

Oil and Gas Energize U.S. Job Market

The American job market is the best it's been in six years... This U.S. energy boom is creating many new jobs here in America, and it's a leading contributor to American workers' vaulting out of the unemployment line and into the middle class.

 

02.05.14

Keystone report from State Dept. puts common sense back in the pipeline

Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed. It's past time for President Obama to set aside politics and resolve this bizarre distraction of an issue.

 

07.24.12

Manufacturing's Keystone: Skilled Labor

This Philadelphia Daily News commentary deals specifically with the impact of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy -- but is pertinent to how natural-gas production in the U.S. is boosting the American economy and creating jobs. It also discusses a secondary -- and perhaps longer-lasting -- impact of natural-gas production in America: the potential for a substantial increase in base manufacturing activity.

 

04.18.12

Benefits and opportunities in oil and gas

U.S. oil and natural gas production is higher today than it has been for many years, providing a big boost to the economy at a time of sluggish job and income growth.