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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 Shale Gas Boom as a Game Changer

The combination of horizontal drilling with modern hydraulic fracturing methods is the key that has opened vast new possibilities for our domestic energy supply picture. Realizing those possibilities is up to us, through realistic resource management and intelligent policy decisions. Continue reading


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NASA Nighttime Photos Show Drilling Rig Hot Spots

Large cities and major interstate highways are readily identifiable. But what’s going on in South Texas, West Texas and North Dakota? Baker-Hughes, a major service company, has an online rig locator. In the detail maps below, each blue triangle represents … Continue reading

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NYTimes OpEd: ‘Is the Oil Boom a Mirage?’ Ummmmm. No.

In a New York Times OpEd (Sept. 4, 2012), Old Dominion political science professor Steve Yetiv poses the question: : “Is the Energy Boom a Mirage?”

My answer: “Not no, but Hell, No!”

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Rx for Job Growth, Federal Revenue and Energy Security: Drill, Obama, Drill!

The Gulf Economic Survival Team (GEST) is a consortium of large and small companies that have been negatively affected by the Department of the Interior’s bureaucratic overreaction to the BP oil spill. Earlier this year, GEST commissioned a study by … Continue reading

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