Fueling Small Business

While some might assume that the shale energy revolution is boosting only big energy companies, there is a body evidence that is demonstrating that the positive impact of shale energy is being felt at all levels of the economy.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the “small and mid-size firms” are “providing the momentum for growth” in the energy sector.

This information comes from a report (Oil and Natural Gas Stimulate American Economic and Job Growth) by the American Petroleum Institute (API)  that “looks at the oil and gas supply chain in all 50 states” and found that energy companies of all sizes are “creating job growth up and down the supply chain.”

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Alive and Kicking

News outlets in North Texas have taken note of a new report by economist Ray Perryman that details the impressive sustained economic impact of the Barnett Shale.
 
While some may have considered the Barnett Shale old news, the Perryman report (commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce) makes it clear that "even with the recession and the drop in natural gas prices, natural gas production and job levels have remained stable and provide ongoing benefits to the economy."  

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Golden Age

David Blackmon of Forbes wrote a great article this week ("Recognizing The Golden Age Of Texas Oil And Gas While We're In It") that encouraged Texans to appreciate the “golden age” of energy production that we are now enjoying.

Blackmon provides a long list of facts and figures about the booming Texas energy economy, but perhaps most compelling is his examination of where Texas would rank among energy producing nations. "Texas would rank as the 8th largest oil producing nation and the 3rd largest natural gas producing nation on earth. Granted, Texas is a big ‘ol state, but still, that kind of natural resource production is pretty amazing from any perspective."

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"Not a Threat"

Great op-ed by Isaac Orr in The Hill that debunks some common anti-shale talking points that ignore the science behind shale energy's track record of safety and environmental responsibility:

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Taking Stock of the Shale Revolution

Earlier this week, The Desert Sun reported findings of the “BP 2014 statistical world energy review” indicating that the United States “has achieved world-leading natural gas production, by reaching a new all-time high of 328 billion cubic feet per day.” This production has propelled our nation past Russia, Qatar, Iran and other natural gas producing nations.

This is an important milestone that all Americans should be proud of, particularly North Texans, as the high level of production occurring in shale formations nationwide is a direct result of the shale revolution that began right here in the Barnett Shale.

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Denton County Republican Assembly - Forum on Hydraulic Fracturing / Drilling Ban

On September 2, the Denton County Republican Assembly hosted a public debate entitled, "To ‘Frack’ or Not to ‘Frack’ — Denton Voters will Decide".

This debate allowed panelists and members of the public to offer their opinions and perspectives on the proposed drilling ban in the City of Denton.

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Happy Labor Day

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Shale Insulation

The last several months have brought an endless stream of bad news from all parts of the globe. Americans have been shocked and saddened by accounts of violence and destruction that have resulted from ongoing conflicts in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
 
While Americans have been aghast at the horrible situations unfolding in these global hotspots, most of us have not considered the larger factors that kept our economy healthy during these troubled times. The USA Today editorial board recently posited that our insulation from these events is due, in part, to the energy revolution that is taking place in our own country. 

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Can’t Hide Shale Boom’s Green Credentials

A post on The American Interest takes a look at some of the common criticisms from radical environmentalists regarding shale energy's environmental record and finds that activists have resorted to "analytical chicanery" to make their arguments against the proven benefits of shale gas.

Check out the post for more: http://www.the-american-interest.com/blog/2014/08/21/fuzzy-math-cant-hide-shale-booms-green-credentials/

 

 

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Different Uniform, But Still Serving

The shale revolution has energy production surging across the United States, and there is a race for top talent to fill jobs at all levels. As energy companies search for workers, more and more companies are tapping in to the "large pool of talented (veterans) with invaluable experience and diverse backgrounds."

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