Posts by David Biederman

Colorado Fracking Bans Could Cause Billions of Dollars in Compensation Claims

Bans on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Boulder County, Colorado, could result in enormous destruction of wealth, states a study commissioned by The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). According to the Niobrara News, NARO; …released a report that estimates the future cash flows related to expected horizontal well results in the Wattenberg Field in Boulder […]

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Sacrificing The Poor In The Name Of “Renewable” Energy

In “The Poverty of Renewables”, Bjorn Lomborg challenges the often repeated claim that expanded use of so-called renewable energy will enhance the living standards of the world’s poorest people. Lomborg counters this by noting that people living at the lowest income levels spend a greater proportion of their wealth on energy. Therefore, diverting billions of […]

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Colorado Has Been Fracking For 40 Years; Why All The Fuss?

By David Biederman, reprinted from Forbes.com: In the coming months, Coloradans will have the power to vote on the future role of fracking in the state. As a result, Colorado has become a focal point for environmental groups seeking moratoriums and bans on hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking,” an oil and gas technology they claim is […]

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“Advancements Through 15 Years of Fracturing” Published 49 Years Ago

Today’s headlines describe the record oil and gas production volumes achieved by the men and woman who hydraulically fracture (frac) horizontal wellbores. As I explained in my previous article, few of these reports mention that people have been fracing for over sixty-five years. Opponents of fracing have capitalized on this failure. They are all too […]

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Hydraulic Fracturing: Stimulating U.S. Oil Production for Over 65 Years

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that oil production volumes for the week ending September 13 totaled 7.827 million barrels of oil per day, the highest levels since May of 1989. This was made possible by the increased use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracing), primarily on privately owned lands in Texas and […]

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The Natural Disaster in Japan Highlights Green Energy’s Failure to Live Up to Claims

A popular myth propagated in today’s culture is that so called “green energies” or “renewables” are viable alternatives to fossil fuels. There is little evidence to support this claim; however, adherents to this creed continue to push for restrictions and bans on today’s leading energy sources and demand ever-greater subsidies for “renewables.” The energy system […]

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Freedom is the Keystone to a Well-Oiled Economy

When I was fifteen years old, I was employed as a gas station attendant. The job was simple and honest. I would sit alone in a kiosk until a car drove up, at which point I would run out to my island of diesel, propane, and gasoline pumps. While I checked engine fluid levels, filled […]

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Keystone: “You Can’t Build That”?

What if I told you that a transportation company had plans to expand into region where the majority of commuters were stranded? The project was entirely privately funded, the materials purchased, many of the contracts signed, and that the route plan and design was the most studied in history. Sound like a straightforward business decision? […]

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The source of energy and jobs

As the stream of oil flows so does American prosperity. 

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US Oil Production is at 15-Year Highs, But Who Built That?

As President Obama has made a point of this election season, during his term US oil production has increased from what was considered a terminal decline just a few short years ago. (See my  previous article on the subject.) At the second presidential debate Mr. Obama stated: “We have increased oil production to the highest […]

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