Frac’ing

Hydraulic fracturing technology, a new form of drilling for oil and gas, is one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. Unfortunately, it is furiously opposed by technophobes who falsely say it creates a new threat of water contamination.

Fracking and Water Usage–As Discussed on Fox & Friends

As discussed on Fox & Friends, scheduled for Monday at 7:20am ET / 4:20am PT. Here’s an analysis from Muhlencamp & Company on the staggering and often unreported water requirements of ethanol. Here’s an analysis from Energy in Depth on how the natural gas industry produces more water than it consumes. Of course, other analyses […]

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Power Hour: Richard Levick on Energy Communications

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex is joined by Richard Levick, chairman and CEO of LEVICK, a leading public relations firm. Alex and Richard discuss how ineffective communications strategies have impacted the energy industry in public affairs, and what needs to be done to make a positive change. You absolutely won’t want to miss […]

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CIP Digest: Hydraulic Fracturing

If you listen to Power Hour regularly, you’ve heard a lot about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” (or “frac’ing”), in the last few years—on its existing and potential impact on the world’s energy supply, and the widespread positive impact on human life it can continue to have, if the oil and gas industry succeeds in taking […]

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Power Hour: Gregory Zuckerman on “The Frackers”

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with author Gregory Zuckerman about his recent book, The Frackers. Gregory is a special writer at The Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever. You can learn more about Gregory and his work at http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com. Download Episode 77 – Gregory Zuckerman […]

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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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Is “Acidizing” the Next Fracking?

For the last several years, opponents of oil and natural gas have tried to convince the public that the “fracking”—hydraulic fracturing—used in much of modern production is “unsafe.” As claim after claim has been debunked and debunked, the “oil and gas production shouldn’t be allowed because it involves fracking” argument has lost some momentum. Unfortunately […]

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Alex Epstein at Berkeley Panel on Fracking the Monterey Shale

// Tonight at 6:00 PST, Alex Epstein will participate in a panel discussion on “Fracking the Monterey Shale” at UC Berkeley, as part of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative’s (BERC) “Energy Week 2013” (Oct. 8-11). The question posed to the panel is: “What Does the Monterey Shale Mean for California’s Energy Future?” From the […]

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Power Hour: Dave Quast on Fracking in California

For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviewed Dave Quast, California Director for Energy in Depth, about fracking in California. CIP highly recommends Energy In Depth as a source of information about energy. You can find Dave’s work there at http://energyindepth.org/california. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Power-Hour-66.mp3] Download Episode 66 – Dave Quast on Fracking in California Subscribe […]

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Power Hour: Peter Grossman on U.S. Energy Policy

// For this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talked with Dr. Peter Grossman, Professor of Economics at Butler University, about his latest book, U.S. Energy Policy and the Pursuit of Failure. You can follow Dr. Grossman’s work at http://peterzgrossman.wordpress.com. [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Power-Hour-62.mp3] Download Episode 62 – Peter Grossman on U.S. Energy Policy Subscribe to Power […]

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