09.01.14

From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

 

07.30.14

Strong Support for Domestic Energy Production

A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.

 

07.24.14

New fuel isn't right mix for Chicago

Supporters of requiring a new fuel blend at Chicago gas stations haven't made their case this is the time or place to do it.

 

07.22.14

What is Frac Sand?

This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations.

 

06.26.14

Support for Keystone XL pipeline is almost universal

Even Democrats who prefer to develop alternate energy sources before expanding the use of fossil fuels say they want the Keystone XL pipeline built.

 

05.30.14

New Technology For Cleaning Frac Water Gets Positive Marks in Water Quality Test

"Our patented technologies greatly improve the methodology of removing contaminants from oil field wastewater, and compared with current methods, it is more cost effective, and can be done onsite," said Jeff Soward, President of ARANA Water Technologies.

 

05.29.14

Study: Crude exports yield big economic benefits for Illinois

Springfield, Ill., May 29, 2014 - A new state-by-state analysis shows that Illinois could add up to 10,033 jobs and $990 million to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the Illinois Petroleum Council (IPC) James Watson.

 

04.24.14

On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.

 

04.23.14

What America is Thinking on Energy Issues - Poll: Large majorities of Illinois voters support U.S. investments in oil and natural gas

Strong bipartisan majorities of registered Illinois voters support increased investment in energy infrastructure, according to a new poll the Illinois Petroleum Council unveiled as part of a campaign highlighting the voices of Americans.

 

04.21.14

Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."