Commentary

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.

 

06.10.15

Pennsylvania voters are not solidly behind a drilling tax, poll says Marcellus worker

Lawmakers eyeing an extraction tax on natural gas drillers to help plug a nearly $2 billion hole in next year's budget had best take notice: they may not have the support of the voters back home.

 

04.27.15

Wolf's Severance Tax is Threatening Natural Gas Jobs

As the price of natural gas drops and production slows, Governor Tom Wolf's severance tax proposal could not have come at a worse time.

 

02.27.15

A severance tax would set back Pennsylvania

The natural gas industry has brought enormous economic benefits to the commonwealth

 

02.21.15

Pennsylvania Needs the Gas Industry, Not A Severance Tax

Pennsylvania's gas industry has done great things for the Commonwealth and Vinny Gaglione says he hopes Tom Wolf's actions on natural gas match his rhetoric. His proposed severance tax seems to go in the opposite direction.

 

10.20.14

Energy: Just say 'no' to 'just say no'

Energy has been a favorite topic of debate for centuries. In order to live our modern lives, we need to get energy from somewhere and transport it to those who use it for domestic or commercial purposes. But which forms of energy to use and how to transport them from producer to consumer have long been the source of heated discussion.

 

10.10.14

States better fracking regulators than EPA

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms what many small-government environmentalists have been saying for years: States are more effective at regulating the disposal of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing operations than is the Environmental Protection Agency.