Who Wants Fracking in Their Backyard?

2/10/2020 | Resources— In the fall of 2018, Colorado voters decided whether new or modified oil and gas wells should be set back 2,500 feet from homes, schools, streams, and other human developments or environmental features.

Natural Gas to Drive 40 Percent of 2020 US Electricity

2/5/2020 | Rigzone— Since 2008, the shale revolution has boomed U.S. natural gas production 60 percent to 95 Bcf/d. Long high and volatile, gas prices have become low and stable in the “shale-era.”

Study: Fracking Ban Would Cost Texas 3.2 Million Jobs

1/27/2020 | The Center Square— Texas' economy could suffer a severe blow if a ban on hydraulic fracturing were enacted, as some of the leading Democratic candidates for president have proposed, according to a study published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

Significance of Shale’s First Decade Cannot be Overstated

1/27/2020 | World Oil Magazine—The incredible transformation in the world energy landscape during recent years has been, in no small part, brought about by the U.S. shale revolution. The abundant oil and natural gas unlocked by horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has enabled the U.S. to become “the undisputed leader of oil and gas production worldwide” (IEA), and the past decade’s momentum is predicted to continue.

How the Oil Production Boom Has Benefited America

1/22/2020 | The Daily Signal— “We can’t just drill our way out of the problem.” That was the oft-repeated phrase of President Barack Obama, who throughout his presidency argued that the key to beating higher gasoline prices was to subsidize alternative energies, such as solar and wind.

Wind Energy On Track To Surpass Coal Power In Texas

01/13/2020 | Houston Public Media— New data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) shows power generated from wind nearly caught up to that from coal in 2019. Both now make up about 20% of the state’s energy mix, with wind just 0.3 percentage points below coal.

New York Won’t Appeal Its Defeat in Exxon Climate Trial

01/11/2020 | Yahoo! New York won’t appeal a ruling by a judge who rejected the state’s claim that Exxon Mobil Corp. misled investors for years about the oil giant’s internal planning for risks associated with climate change.

Students start early learning about gas and oil industry

01/8/2020 | WTOV9 FoxStudents at Corpus Christi School had a chance to learn all about the oil and gas industry Wednesday as the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit was on site. It's a hands-on program that teaches kids about STEM and the different activities involved with the oil and gas industry, which is booming in the Ohio Valley right now.

Fracking ban could have unintended consequence of boosting coal

09/22/2019 | The Hill— A big environmental talking point this election season is a call to ban fracking. The argument is supported by the likes of Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

Saudi oil attacks didn't spark a U.S. fuel crisis. Thank Texas

09/16/2019 | Dallas Morning News Editorial— The world is not facing an oil crisis. Yes, half of Saudi Arabia’s daily production capacity was knocked out last week when facilities were damaged by airstrikes. Yes, if it takes many months for the Saudis to repair the facility, that could keep oil prices elevated.