Arctic drilling has vital role in energy, national security

Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...  

Growing U.S. Industrial Natural Gas Demand

Power generation, LNG exports globally and pipeline exports to Mexico and Eastern Canada, and new industrial demand are the three rapidly growing baseload natural gas demand markets.  

Terrorism, not activism (Press Release)

On Tuesday, arrests were made in four states, including Montana, following the criminal disruption of oil pipelines between the U.S. and Canada.... These were not merely activist demonstrations, but acts of domestic terrorism...  

Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991

US Energy Information Administration's Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that energy-associated CO2 emissions will fall to 5,179 million metric tons in 2016, the lowest annual level since 1992.  

Environmental activism and the working class

The pseudo-environmental movement's battle cry to lessen human activity is having a profound effect on public policy. Though the movement is not new, its motives have shifted over the last thirty years, from pushing necessary protections of sensitive environments, to stifling land use. The millions of blue-collared men and women responsible for producing the necessary means for modern living stand directly in the cross-hairs...  

WHAT IF... America's Energy Renaissance Never Actually Happened?

What if we'd just "left it in the ground?" The U.S. would be short 4.3 million jobs and over half-a-trillion dollars in annual GDP. Electricity prices would be 31% higher, we'd all be paying 43% more at the pump, carbon dioxide emissions would be 23% higher and we'd be importing 160% more oil. That's just to start.  

Study shows fracking resulted in lower mortgage defaults

Despite the negativity many associate with fracking, it has had a positive impact on mortgage defaults in areas where fracking occurred, according to research by a Clemson University finance professor.  

Montana board rejects more fracking disclosures

The board's action left in place a 2011 state rule that allows companies to conceal the ingredients of chemicals that are considered trade secrets.