Commentary

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.

 

12.03.13

Greener than 'Green'

A constant, mild hiss. That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum's Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, Pa.

 

01.07.13

Real Promised Land

We found this website that provided a different opinion to "The Promise Land" movie and are providing it to our energy forum readers: To hear Hollywood tell it, folks out in rural America who are presented with an opportunity to develop their mineral rights and produce clean-burning natural gas for the country have a tough choice on their hands: Don't do it, and you ruin your economy. Do it, and you ruin your environment.

 

05.01.12

What do the rest of us have to do to benefit from the shale boom?

I am not a welder, or a truck driver, or even a paralegal that handles leases in Ohio's shale hot spots. What then does the Utica Shale boom mean for me? It depends on if you are an incurable optimist who still believes in high-technology and good business in America - or not.

 

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.

 

07.01.11

America's Energy in the Global Economy

America imports half of the oil that it uses, so it is imperative that proper policies that impact energy must be put in place.

 

02.28.11

Canada is a Good Neighbor

"Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder. What unites us is far greater than what divides us." -- President John F. Kennedy, to Canadian Parliament, 1961

 

02.27.11

Benefits of Horizontal Drilling

Horizontal drilling, also known as directional drilling, is one of the real technological advances behind natural gas extraction.

 

02.23.11

America's Energy in the Global Economy

America imports half of the oil that it uses, so it is imperative that proper policies that impact energy must be put in place.