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‘We can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices.’ Oh yeah?!

But you and I both know that with only 2% of the world’s oil reserves, we can’t just drill our way to lower gas prices – not when consume 20 percent of the world’s oil. – Barack Obama, March 10, … Continue reading

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The Well That Never Runs Dry

Here we go again: In a press release from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Obama Administration unabashedly takes credit for the nation’s surging oil and gas production, without a scintilla of evidence that any of their policies or … Continue reading

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Energy Week in Review

Headlines for the week ending March 15, 2013: Obama announces plans to fund alternative fuel research Ethanol Surplus May Lift Gas Prices Japan extracts gas from methane hydrate in world first Dissident Shareholders Flex Their Muscle Excerpts and commentary below … Continue reading

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Debate Watch Party, Louisiana Style #rsrh

Judging from the picture below, it looks like they’re expecting quite a crowd. I’ll be arriving early so I can park in the driveway.

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Cue the Fat Lady

During my company’s eight-year run as an operator in the Gulf of Mexico, we found and produced about one day’s worth of U.S. natural gas consumption and a few hours worth of oil production. That may not sound like much, … Continue reading

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False Sense of (Energy) Security

Superficially, it would seem that the nation is successfully pursuing the Obama Administration’s stated energy goals of “increasing domestic oil production” and “reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” Domestic oil production has increased, but in spite of and not because … Continue reading

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Obama to Super Bowl Champs: ‘You Didn’t Build That’

No, of course he didn’t say that. But what if he had? And why is it any less appropriate to tell a sports hero that than a small business owner? Imagine for a moment an alternate universe where the President … Continue reading

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EPA and the White House Wash Their Hands of the ‘Crucifixion’ Mess

Earlier this week, a two-year old YouTube video surfaced that floated some raw sewage in the Obama Administration’s energy punchbowl. In it, EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Almendariz, speaking to a group of Texas citizens, chuckles while comparing his agency’s … Continue reading

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Obama: ‘Drill Drill Drill won’t work. And you can thank Me that it did.’

Irony alert. (HuffPo link. Sorry.) “Anybody who tells you that we can just drill our way out of this problem does not know what they’re talking about, or they’re not telling you the truth — one or the other,” Obama … Continue reading

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10 Ways Obama Could Reduce Gasoline Prices Now

Obama: No magic bullet to lower gas prices WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says there is no easy answer to the problem of rising energy prices, dismissing Republican plans to address the problem as little more than gimmicks. “We know … Continue reading

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