Energy

Climate exaggeration is backfiring – Robert Bradley Jr.

by Robert L. Bradley Jr. CEO and Founder Institute for Energy Research RobBradley59@gmail.com Green activists are at war with the greatest American foe since the Axis Powers-or so they say. The latest Democratic Party platform compares the fight against global warming to World War II. And those opposed to this “war” have been labeled anything…

Unclog the Pipeline to Economic and Energy Security

By Tom Borelli Plans for a new oil pipeline just went up in flames — literally. This summer, radical environmentalists in Iowa set fire to pipeline construction equipment, causing nearly $1 million in damages. The incident was hardly isolated. Environmentalists nationwide are desperately working to stop pipeline construction. In Massachusetts, for example, protestors locked themselves…

Industry Critics Fall Silent on Oil Profits – By Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

Just a few short years ago, the shrillest environmentalist voices targeted oil companies’ “obscene” profits. Today, American energy producers are swallowing big losses. Yet rather than celebrating, those same environmentalists have gone silent. The reason: Their protestation about profits was disingenuous from the beginning. And now, they’ve moved on to other anti-oil arguments such as…

Red Tape is a “Flaring”-ly Huge Problem – By Chris Faulkner

American energy companies are burning off millions of dollars’ worth of natural gas every day — on purpose. In North Dakota alone, rigs destroy almost $50 million worth of gas per month. This waste is unfortunate. And it’s the consequence of bad policy. International buyers are eager to purchase American gas. But domestic producers can’t…

Stop Taking Environmental Hypocrites Seriously

by Drew Johnson Tom Steyer, the hedge fund billionaire turned environmental nut job, just launched a multi-million dollar attack-ad blitz that takes political dishonesty to a whole new level. Mr. Steyer accuses Iowa Senator Joni Ernst of pushing American jobs overseas. In reality, all Ms. Ernst did was pledge to oppose tax hikes. Watchdog group…

It’s expensive to live in Massachusetts

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released price data for select energy commodities and services from the Boston Consumer Price Index (CPI) for October 2014. The CPI program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and…

Energy Exports Are Weapons in Russian Diplomacy

By C. Dean McGrath Tensions between the West and Russia have deteriorated to their lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War. Russia is threatening to cut off energy supplies to Western Europe in the hopes of undermining Western resolve. Russia provides the European Union with more than a third of its oil and…

Stop Singling out Fracking for Draining Water Supplies

Fracking represents a tiny fraction of the nation’s water consumption. There’s no reason to single the practice out by banning it altogether Chris Faulkner is chief executive officer of Breitling Energy Corporation and author of the recent book, “The Fracking Truth.” He is also the producer of the upcoming documentary, “Breaking Free: The Shale Rock…

Rail Transport is 99.9% Safe, by Robert L. Bradley, Jr.

Recent train crashes involving crude oil from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota have led many to question the safety of transporting energy by rail. An accident in Casselton, North Dakota late last year and the derailment and explosion of oil railcars in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec last summer, have many concerned. Regulators have jumped into…