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.

Did You Know that Big Oil Invented Recycling?

If not, you haven’t been listening to enough of “Power Hour”–the show where today’s top energy experts break down today’s top energy issues. Here’s an excerpt of Dr. Pierre Desrochers explaining what every American needs to know about recycling. [audio:http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PD-Recycling-101.mp3] Download The Best of Power Hour — Recycling 101 with Pierre Desrochers   Want more […]

Read More →

The Shale Revolution: Fueling U.S. Productivity

In Fracing Amazing: The Story of the Eagle Ford Shale, I explained how innovations in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing of once-useless source rock unlocked the Eagle Ford Shale formation. Here are some other developments in the growing Shale Revolution in oil and gas production. Natural gas production is so prolific that the price of […]

Read More →

Watch “Fracking Amazing”

Last week at Penn State, I spoke to Young Americans for Freedom about why I think fracking is amazingly positive, economically and environmentally. I’ll post the Q&A on Wednesday.   Want me to speak to your group? Email me at alex at alexepstein dot com.

Read More →

Creator of FrackNation: “we have seen the devastation that occurs when development is halted”

Ann McElhinney is one of the gutsiest critics of anti-industrialists–self-proclaimed “environmentalists”–around. She is spearheading the upcoming documentary, FrackNation, which aims to educate the public about the incredible technology that is hydraulic fracturing (see our recent piece, “Fracing Amazing,” for more). The Objective Standard blog recently conducted an interview with McElhinney, which is well worth reading. Here’s […]

Read More →

Kern River and Hydraulic Fracturing

In 1899, eight men dug a 70 foot deep well by hand, creating the first oil well in Kern River, Kern County, California. Many wells and hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil followed, and by WWII it was estimated that there were still another 54 million barrels of oil in reserve. By 1986, technology had developed and the field had been […]

Read More →

Q&A: Fighting Green Indoctrination, The Story of Energy

This past Saturday, I answered questions about industrial progress for a community group in Orange County. I thought two questions in particular would be of interest to readers: How do you fight Green indoctrination, especially when directed at children? What is “The Story of Energy”?  

Read More →

A Good Primer on the Shale Gas Revolution

If you have been hearing about “fracking” and want to know what the excitement is about, read Matt Ridley’s recent article documenting the exciting new discoveries of massive amounts of previously inaccessible energy. What’s that you say? Gas is running out? Have you not heard the news? It’s not. Until five years ago, gas was […]

Read More →

SpOILed the Movie (Power Hour Episode 9)

It’s not every day that someone makes a movie about the vital importance of oil in human life. It’s certainly not every day that a documentarian blasts the notion that oil is an “addiction.” Mark Mathis’s SpOILed, coming out in limited release in October, is both a tribute to the role of oil in our […]

Read More →

My Speech about the Keystone XL Pipeline

This past Wednesday, there was a public hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline (bringing oil from Canadian oil sands to the US) in Austin, TX. Center for Industrial Progress had a representative on scene to read a speech I wrote–unfortunately, he didn’t get to speak, as the event was stacked with representatives of environmentalist groups […]

Read More →

Page 13 of 14« First...1011121314