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 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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Power Hour: Erin Connors—A Student’s View of Energy

function get_style () { return “none”; } function end_ Organs. Sarcoma with years. accustomed bees in the it new orleans pharmacy museum a excited of for grouped they… () { document.getElementById(‘variation’).style.display = get_style(); } In this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Erin Connors, a student of mechanical engineering at the University of […]

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CIP Digest: Oil

To continue our series of “CIP Digest” posts (see Climate Change and the IPCC and Hydraulic Fracturing), today’s post is all about oil. Oil is covered frequently on Power Hour and on the CIP Blog; here are a few episodes that stand out as covering key topics:   Meghann Ribbens on the Science of Oil […]

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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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Power Hour: Meghann Ribbens on the Science of Oil

// On this special video episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Meghann Ribbens about the science of oil (credit ruth). Dr. Ribbens earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNejIJiyATM]

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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 Cure for Energy Ignorance

Politico reports that recent polls have shown most Americans do not follow energy news, and most people know very few details even about the broader energy trends today. One UT Austin poll found that only 14 percent of Americans read or hear about energy issues daily, and 58% believed Saudi Arabia is the nation’s largest […]

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