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.

Light Brigade is Live!

CIP’s Light Brigade is now live, check it out! Join and get exclusive updates as part of the Light Brigade mailing list. See you on the 17th!

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Help the Light Brigade

As CIP ramps up for our Light Brigade opposition to the upcoming Blackout Rally–aka “the biggest climate rally in history”–we invite you to support our effort by becoming a CIP Accelerator. “CIP doesn’t have donors–we have Accelerators. We hope you join this unique group, which has helped fund our epic debates, ground-breaking books, and Talent […]

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Power Hour: Superstorm Sandy with Paul Driessen

This week’s Power Hour features an interview with Paul Driessen, author of “Eco-Imperialism” and senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Alex and Paul discuss Superstorm Sandy. Learn… what was the context when Superstorm Sandy hit what really caused the damage what we can do to prevent damage in the future […]

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New Video at Energy Tomorrow

At the American Petroleum Institute’s State of American Energy event a few weeks ago, I gave an interview on hydraulic fracturing. Early this week, it was featured on the popular Energy Tomorrow blog. So far the video is the most popular video of the whole event–including the State of American Energy speech itself. Please keep […]

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Why “Forward on Climate” is Pro-Blackout

“If you are anti-carbon dioxide and anti-nuclear, you are pro-blackout.” This memorable expression comes from the great energy journalist Robert Bryce. And it is why I call the upcoming “forward on climate” rally “the blackout rally.” As I wrote a few days ago:   In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, […]

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Why Every American Needs to Watch FrackNation

In today’s MasterResource, I review the new documentary FrackNation. Here’s an excerpt: The main thing you need to know about FrackNation is that you should watch it. More importantly, given that this blog’s audience is unusually educated about hydraulic fracturing–frac’ing–you should encourage friends and family to watch it. The use of hydraulic fracturing and (less-publicized) […]

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The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade

The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega–“forward on climate” rally on February 17. To assess whether this is a good thing, you need know only two facts. In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, plentiful, reliable sources of energy: fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, […]

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Power Hour: Interview with FrackNation co-director, Magdalena Segieda

This week’s Power Hour features an interview with Magdalena Segieda, co-director of the new documentary, FrackNation. Learn… why FrackNation is so important what the “victims” of frac’ing are really like (hint: they know a lot more about it than the attackers) what happened at the FrackNation premiere in NY the truth about Josh Fox (creator […]

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End Government Fuel Contamination: Stop the E15 Mandate

While it’s easy to complain about prices at the pump, the fact is prices would be a whole lot higher and our mileage would be a whole lot lower without the precision of modern oil refining: the art and science of turning crude oil into gasoline and thousands of other products, from jet fuel to […]

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Alex Epstein Walks Into a Bar…

Earlier this month, CIP was invited to the premiere of FrackNation (see here for a review). Both supporters and opponents came out to watch the film and attend the after-party. During the after-party, Alex Epstein took on an opponent in an impromptu bar-debate! Check it out: Want to sport CIP’s Improve the Planet t-shirt, too? […]

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