Underreported: What Happened When Government Tried to Fix a Coal Town

Thought Piece This is the kind of reporting that has been missing in the mainstream media. It shows the costs and benefits of a federally funded program: "A private and public partnership." While the promises sound plausible and even high-minded, the results prove again that the private sector create real jobs and the public sector programs [...]

By | 2017-09-19T21:15:53+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Feds overrule New York’s natural gas pipeline permit denial

Thought Piece The New York State political machine and anti- fossil fuel alarmists finally loses one in their effort to impose their will on the NY utility sector. Feds overrule New York's natural gas pipeline permit denial September 15, 2017 Associated Press Save             ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal regulators have overruled New York state's denial of a [...]

By | 2017-09-17T13:28:29+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A two-decade crusade by conservative charities fueled Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord

Thought Piece Another alarmist headline with more deeply prejudiced reporting. The portrayal of Myron Ebell, in all of its conspiratorial splendor, is so silly that I can't help think it was written by Jonathon Swift. Although, Myron has been an effective voice of the loyal opposition. S P.S. After hearing his annual salary, I think that he [...]

By | 2017-09-14T23:26:14+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Building the Bakken Radio Episode 214: Hurricane Harvey Impact Special

The Crude Life Media Network Special Interview with Stephen Heins on Hurricane Harvey’s Impact Heins discusses some of the big picture impacts Hurricane Harvey in regards to the oil and gas industry.  He also opines about the group who is trying to link Hurricane Harvey to energy extraction in the United States. He also [...]

By | 2017-09-05T22:12:21+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: Audio, Energy, Environment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WSJ Harpoons NY Gov Cuomo for His “Blockade” of Natural Gas

Thought Piece Thanks to Jim Willis, I didn't miss this Wall Street Journal editorial. I can't help wondering what went wrong with my Gmail alerts? I HATE BEING UNDER-INFORMED. Even the green activists Michael Bloomberg and the Washington Post favor rational, high technological fracking. If anyone is interested, I have Mayor Bloomberg's Op-Ed and a few [...]

By | 2017-09-02T09:56:04+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Energy|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fair Trade for Thee, but nor for me

Thought Piece   Friend Paul Driessen writes about the imbalance and illogic of the politically correct alarmists and the rest of us. As an old debater, I still am interested in the counter-arguments to each of Paul's points. After all, I am believer in the larger issues of global economic development and human ingenuity in the [...]

By | 2017-09-02T09:41:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

Africa to Play the Trump Card on Coal: For Poverty Alleviation

Thought Piece As Steven Lyazi of Kampala, Uganda has said before, the people of Africa need reliable electricity, good sanitation, clean water, clean air in their homes, modern technology, modern hospitals, DDT to end the threat of malaria (and the deaths of over 400,000 annually) and real economic development. If anyone would like to read more [...]

By | 2017-08-28T22:26:52+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments

2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota, Center of Energy Universe.

Thought Piece [I am heading for the annual Bakken Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday. In 1880's, the State of Wisconsin developed what they called the Wisconsin Idea: Close cooperation between state government, higher education and the private sector. In truth, North Dakota has come much closer to the Wisconsin Idea of state cooperation than [...]

By | 2017-07-18T21:40:02+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota. “The Bakken Vs. The World” Edit article

Thought Piece [This conference promises to be even better than last year, with a pre-conference seminar titled, The Bakken Vs. The World.  Steve] SOURCE: BBI International July 11, 2017 2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota BISMARCK, ND – (July 11, 2017) – The [...]

By | 2017-07-11T21:59:52+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lessons of the Energy Export Boom: this dominance was achieved by private U.S. investment, innovation and trade—not Washington central planning.

Thought Piece Since 2009,  the U.S. hydraulic fracturing revolution has caused America to become the world’s top natural gas producer passing Russia, and the top producer of oil and petroleum hydrocarbons since 2014, passing Saudi Arabia. By now almost everybody knows that. Less understood is the role that energy exports are now playing in sustaining U.S. production despite lower prices. In [...]

By | 2017-06-22T21:43:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |0 Comments