Commentary

11.20.15

Viewpoint: Transporting energy can be unsafe

A day after President Barack Obama announced the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline application, rail cars carrying ethanol crashed in Wisconsin, leaking 18,000 gallons of the alcohol used to blend with gasoline into the Mississippi River. On Sunday, another train derailed in Wisconsin, this time carrying oil from Canada, according to news reports.

 

11.16.15

American crude oil exports are a game changer

The reality is that the U.S. is the only major oil and natural gas producing country in the world not transferring excess supplies into the global market. Due to antiquated energy policy from the Nixon era, the U.S. remains unable to export crude oil...

 

11.13.15

Editorial: Keystone's easy symbolism

President Obama did little to combat climate change by killing the Keystone XL pipeline the other day. State Department studies showed the pipeline would reduce CO2 emissions by eliminating the need for truck and rail transport.

 

11.11.15

Products Made from Petroleum

The average U.S. citizen uses 3 gallons of refined petroleum products each day. Which of these do you use on a regular basis?

 

10.09.15

Iran deal puts our security at risk

Those of us who make it a point to stay up-to-date on foreign affairs are taking great interest in the Iran deal that is aimed at stopping the volatile country from developing nuclear weapons.

 

09.22.15

U.S. shares with Iran, but not with Canada

Who's a closer ally of the United States: Canada or Iran? The Obama administration doesn't seem to believe the answer is Canada. Its nuclear deal would allow Iran to resume oil exports while [continuing] to refuse oil from Canada by stalling approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. That's both absurd and dangerous for national security.

 

08.30.15

Tom Garcia: Grant concessions to the deserving: End ban on U.S. crude oil exports

Those of us who make it a point to stay up-to-date on foreign affairs took great interest in last month's Iran deal aimed at stopping that volatile country from developing nuclear weapons.

 

07.06.15

The Growing Case for Ending the Crude Oil Export Ban

The advantages of lifting the ban on crude oil exports are supported by a large and growing body of research by government agencies, academic institutions and think tanks across the political spectrum.

 

06.10.15

Florida Needs Seismic Testing to Assess Offshore Energy Possibilities

In recent weeks, Florida has created quite a bit of political news as it relates to energy production, with members of Congress filing legislation both to encourage and discourage Florida as a contributor to our nation's energy portfolio through offshore energy production.

 

06.02.15

Guest column In support of seismic testing off the coast

On the important topic of energy, Florida's red politicians get very purple. Given Florida's reliance on beach-driven tourism, politicians have largely stayed away from endorsing offshore drilling even if it occurred more than 100 miles off the coast.