Commentary

11.13.17

Another Opinion: Cold weather areas need more energy pipelines

Hundreds of thousands of miles of oil and natural gas pipelines crisscross the United States, safely delivering the energy that fuels transportation, powers manufacturing and keeps the lights on at homes and businesses.

 

11.06.17

Opinion: Important energy policies should be based on scientific fact

Most of us have recently experienced power outages due to storm damage. Only then do we get a brief glimpse of what it is like to entertain ourselves and our families while worrying about preserving fuel, food and water.

 

10.30.17

Lessons from the storms

By Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA): The 2017 hurricane season has been the most active and destructive to the United States in a number of years. The challenge of rebuilding is daunting. As part of the rebuilding process, we should learn how to better prepare for similar events in the future.

 

08.30.17

Oil and Natural Gas Industry Fuels Florida with Jobs and Revenue

Julio Fuentes: "The fuel industry in Florida accounts for 2.9 percent of the state's total employment and 3.1 percent of the state's total income. It supports over 266,000 jobs - jobs which boast salaries more than $20,000 greater than the state average. It also contributes over $11.9 billion in worker wages and adds over $22 billion to the state economy."

 

07.24.17

The fine print on pipelines isn't scary: Robert Bradley

Have you heard? Transporting oil through pipelines is a threat to humanity! The many accidents highlighted in the press speak for themselves. Except that pipeline accidents are rare - and many accounts contain exaggerations.

 

07.05.17

New infrastructure is an investment in rural economy

... as we look for ways to build up economies of our rural communities, investments in our nation's energy delivery system can provide an economic shot in the arm to areas that have been left behind.

 

06.22.17

Fracking a safe route for energy production

By Vets4Energy Volunteer Chairman Dennis Freytes: "Our country must use all forms of energy to become energy independent for the good of all. There is a direct correlation between energy reliability on the Middle East affecting matters of national security."

 

06.12.17

Offshore Energy Exploration Is Safe, Has Been Going on for 81 Years

Energy infrastructure is key to positive economic growth and helps keep our lives operating - from our alarm clock in the morning, traveling to work each day, feeding our families and charging our phones at night. The convenience energy provides is unparalleled, and its advancement is now more important than ever.

 

05.03.17

The time has come to restore access to offshore energy resources

As the United States, and the world, enters a long era of increased energy demand we need more than just onshore shale oil and natural gas to meet our energy needs. We will need to make the best possible use of all our resources, including an increased program of offshore leasing that will lead to greater economic strength.

 

05.01.17

Why it's a critical - and ideal - time to upgrade America's energy infrastructure

The natural gas surplus generated by the shale revolution has led to several benefits, including lower wellhead prices, reduced imports and rising inventories of natural gas storage. In addition, the cost of drilling new shale wells has dramatically declined. This means that fewer rigs are being employed, but new wells are more productive and cost-efficient.