Posts tagged with 'Energy History'

“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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John D. Rockefeller, Hero of Industry

The first in our series of Heroes of Industry is John Davison Rockefeller, arguably the most influential figure in the history of industry. He is also one of the most controversial, characterized by many historians as a dangerous “monopolist.” In the articles and lecture below, I tell the true, heroic, and inspiring story of Rockefeller’s rise […]

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