Posts tagged with 'oil industry'

The Nation’s First New Refinery Since 1976 Demonstrates that Industrial Progress is Flourishing in North Dakota

The men and women of the American oil industry are facilitating the greatest increase in the availability of life supporting fuel seen in decades. Their prodigious creation of oil—through advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) technologies—has stabilized world crude prices, reducing the need for U.S. oil imports and increasing the availability of liquid fuels […]

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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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Freedom is the Keystone to a Well-Oiled Economy

When I was fifteen years old, I was employed as a gas station attendant. The job was simple and honest. I would sit alone in a kiosk until a car drove up, at which point I would run out to my island of diesel, propane, and gasoline pumps. While I checked engine fluid levels, filled […]

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A Moral Manifesto for the Energy Industry

In my latest MasterResource article, “A Moral Defense of the Oil Industry,” I outline the principles that every freedom-loving energy companies needs to know to defend themselves effectively. The moral case against oil can be refuted and replaced by two concepts that marry energy knowledge and moral philosophy: Progressive energy: The ideal source of energy […]

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Gratitude

The creators of Thanksgiving recognized that they had a lot to be thankful for–and yet they were lucky if 2/3 of their children made it past the age of 15. If they were grateful for the fruits of their way of life, how grateful should we be for ours? Every year I spend studying industrial […]

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The source of energy and jobs

As the stream of oil flows so does American prosperity. 

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Will we have the political will to leave North Dakota free?

North Dakota’s growing prosperity continues to be on full display for the world this month. As we wrote previously, the state’s freedom to drill for oil has made it the 2nd largest producer of oil in the U.S.  Recently, a North Dakota oil official publicly predicted that the state could come close to doubling current oil production to […]

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An Unreasonable Bill

We all know that the United States has a graduated income tax. The more money you earn annually, the higher a percentage of your marginal income that you pay in taxes.  Depending on how one defines it, the average marginal tax rate that middle class citizens pay to the Federal government is around 20 percent. […]

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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”?  

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