Activists Try Once More to Hijack Dallas Drilling Hearing with Misinformation

The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported this week that Texas pumped 2.7 million barrels of oil per day during September, the highest average since January 1981. For 25 straight months, the state’s production rate has increased by more than 25 percent year-over-year.  The Barnett Shale alone has added over $11.1 billion in annual output and 100,268 jobs in the region in recent years.  It’s also rapidly boosting the state’s coffers: how many states can boast of aRainy Day Fund flooded with billions of tax dollars from oil and gas development?

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Fracktacular

THE FIRST GUSHERS sprayed oil into the skies of Texas, Ohio and California more than a century ago. America has relentlessly drained its reservoirs of oil and gas ever since.

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Nation’s largest methanol plant planned for Texas

HOUSTON — A Dutch fertilizer company said Thursday it plans to build in Beaumont what would be the largest methanol plant in the United States.

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America needs its shale energy and hydraulic fracturing provides it

In just a few short years, the United States has become the world’s number one oil and natural gas producer, and is well on its way to no longer relying on energy from countries that are historically hostile to U.S. interests.

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More Oil and Natural Gas Production, More Revenue for Governments

The Interior Department says it disbursed more than $14.2 billion in revenue generated by energy production during the federal fiscal year that ended Oct. 30 – a $2 billion or 17 percent increase over the previous year. The increase included $2.77 billion in bonus bids for new oil and natural gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell: 

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Congratulations, America. You're (Almost) Energy Independent. Now what?

For four decades, whenever the American political debate turned to energy, the discussion was all about shortage and scarcity, a reality that haunted the United States ever since the global oil crises of the 1970s


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Study: Fracking Cuts Energy Costs, Raises Living Standards

The recovery of natural gas through smart drilling and hydraulic fracturing is cutting energy costs and raising living standards throughout the United States, a newly published study has found. Economists at IHS Inc. report hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, will likely raise average U.S. household income by $2,700 per year and create 1.2 million new jobs by 2020.

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Study: Fracking to boost U.S. economy

Hydraulic fracturing is good for oil production and its also good for the economy

A Purdue University study found the current oil and gas production should add an average of 3.5 percent annually through 2035 by raising the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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Letter: Anti-fracking arguments are not based on facts

Once again, the ill-informed opposition to hydraulic fracturing has misconstrued the facts and continues to mislead the public about the non-existent risks (“Cuomo must finally decide that fracking is too risky,” Another Voice, Oct. 16).

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U.S. carbon emissions hit lowest level since 1994

In a bit of encouraging climate news, the U.S. government reported Monday that U.S. emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the burning of fossil fuels were lower last year than at any time since 1994.

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