Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry is consistently one of the three most hated industries, yet its products make possible everything from plentiful food to life-saving plastics to unforgettable vacations.

Fracking Ban Advocates Choose to Ignore Their Victims

Promoters of bans on oil and gas development through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) often depict their opponent as a “fracking company” from the “dirty energy industry.” Demonizing men and women of the oil and gas industry who produce the fuel powering life throughout the state is bad enough, however, there is another group of victims who […]

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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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Power Surge: Tariff War on Solar Panel Imports, Chile Focusing on Gas, New North Dakota Flaring Rules

On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional Tariffs the US Commerce Department has imposed on Chinese made solar panels while two US Senators complain about tariffs imposed on US solar panels, the Chilean Energy Minister talking about the fuel of the future for his country, which is natural gas, and new restrictions […]

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Power Surge: Heat-Related Deaths and Human Ingenuity

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the most recent presidential attack on opponents of the White House’s climate action plan (see Alex’s article about The Unscientific Consensus), a new report by the EU commission on devastating climate damage in a scenario without mitigation efforts, a […]

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Power Surge: Signs of Life, “Risky Business,” the EPA, and the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this Episode Alex and Steffen talk about a newly proposed pipeline from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota to a storage hub in Oklahoma, the recent SCOTUS ruling on the EPA rules for emissions of greenhouse gases, and Alex’s upcoming book The Moral Case for […]

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Power Surge: Rising Fossil Fuels and a Decline in Presidential Conduct

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On today’s Power Surge, Steffen Henne and I talk about rising oil demand in the US, the record growth of coal use in the world, and a recent graduation speech by President Obama at UC Irvine in which he continues to dismiss opponents of his climate and […]

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Power Surge: Japan Keeps the Lights On with Fossil Fuel Imports, Canada Wants to Build More Pipelines for Oil Sands Resources, American Lung Association Propaganda

Click here to Play or Save this Episode On this episode Alex and Steffen talk about the additional fossil fuel imports Japan relies on after shutting down most of its nuclear capacity after the Fukushima tsunami, Canada’s preliminary approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, which will bring oil from the Alberta oil sands to the […]

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Power Hour: Interview with Leighton Steward

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Leighton Steward about his experience in the oil and gas industry and his recent work on the issue of climate change. Mr. Steward has extensive experience in the exploration and production side of the industry, having served in various senior management positions. He is former […]

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Power Hour: Oil Landman Joseph Munsey

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Joseph Munsey about his experience as a oil industry landman. Download Episode 90 – Oil Landman Joseph Munsey Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes  

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Power Hour: Oil Champion Jack Ekstrom

In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Jack Ekstrom, Vice President of Government Relations at Whiting Petroleum, about his experience in the oil and gas industry. Download Episode 89 – Oil Champion Jack Ekstrom Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes  

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