Commentary

03.16.16

National security requires energy security, Vets4Energy's Pennsylvania chairman says

Vets4Energy is steadfastly promoting energy independence for America, an issue U.S. military veterans are principally interested in for national security reasons, Tony Caldarelli, the state chairman of the Pennsylvania Vets4Energy chapter, said.

 

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.

 

06.10.15

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