Commentary

05.03.17

The time has come to restore access to offshore energy resources

As the United States, and the world, enters a long era of increased energy demand we need more than just onshore shale oil and natural gas to meet our energy needs. We will need to make the best possible use of all our resources, including an increased program of offshore leasing that will lead to greater economic strength.

 

05.01.17

Why it's a critical - and ideal - time to upgrade America's energy infrastructure

The natural gas surplus generated by the shale revolution has led to several benefits, including lower wellhead prices, reduced imports and rising inventories of natural gas storage. In addition, the cost of drilling new shale wells has dramatically declined. This means that fewer rigs are being employed, but new wells are more productive and cost-efficient.

 

04.29.17

Clearing the Air on Cleaning the Air

"...it is no wonder that the public is often confused about air quality in their city, county, state, and nation." That's a gentle way of saying that Americans have been misled by the media and agenda-driven environmental groups.

 

04.28.17

Ordering Up Increased Offshore Access

"Developing our abundant offshore energy resources is a critical part of a robust, forward-looking energy policy that will secure our nation's energy future and strengthen the U.S. energy renaissance."

 

01.05.17

Infrastructure crisis is a golden opportunity

As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.

 

12.15.16

No, The EPA Has Not Actually Changed Its Conclusion On Risks Of Fracking To Drinking Water

There is an interesting dynamic going on in the final days of the Obama administration. Because President-elect Trump is going to push for fossil fuel-friendly policies, there has been a sudden rush to pass policies that will be out of favor after President Obama leaves office.

 

12.11.16

Pipelines are everywhere

Crude oil comes out of the ground hot, then stays warm for weeks as it travels at a casual walking pace - about 3 miles an hour - through the nation's 2.5 million miles of oil pipeline, moving from well to refinery.

 

12.09.16

More on Natural Gas' Role in 'Decoupling' Economic Growth, Emissions

The concept that economic growth doesn't have to be accompanied by rising carbon emissions - dubbed "decoupling" by the New York Times - has additional detail in a new Brookings Institution report that finds more than 30 states have seen those historical partners delinked and headed in different directions.

 

10.24.16

Arctic drilling has vital role in energy, national security

Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...

 

10.18.16

As a lifelong Green, I'm convinced fracking's the only solution to energy problems

But today Britain faces its biggest environmental challenge ever -- tackling global warming while still keeping the lights on. And as a lifelong champion of the Green cause, I'm convinced that fracking is not the problem but a central part of the answer.