Congress considers Keystone XL as Louisiana hangs in balance

Photo credit: lightfoot from morguefile.com By Rick Manning Who would have guessed that the November 4 election results would break the logjam on an issue that pits North American energy independence and radical environmentalists determined to stop the use of fossil fuels? Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana did not lose on election day, but she also did not win.  Due […]

The oil price election connection

By Marita Noon After years of rising gasoline prices, people are puzzled by the recent drop that has a gallon of gas at levels not seen in nearly four years. Typically in times of Middle East unrest, prices at the pump spike, yet, despite the violence in Iraq and Syria, gallon of gas is now at a national average of […]

Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq?

By Marita Noon While we weren’t paying attention, post-war Iraq grew into a major force in the global oil market. Reaching a 30-year high, its production and exports have climbed steadily since 2011—making Iraq the second largest producer in OPEC, the seventh globally. The International Energy Agency (EIA) has forecast that Iraq has the fifth-largest proven oil reserves. Just one […]

Can the U.S. fill the gap of potential oil losses from Iraq?

By Marita Noon While we weren’t paying attention, post-war Iraq grew into a major force in the global oil market. Reaching a 30-year high, its production and exports have climbed steadily since 2011—making Iraq the second largest producer in OPEC, the seventh globally. The International Energy Agency (EIA) has forecast that Iraq has the fifth-largest proven oil reserves. Just one […]

VIDEO – Sting operation uncovers scummy Hollywood environmentalist agenda with reporter disguised as a Middle Eastern oil tycoon

This video is not fiction. Hollywood regularly takes cash from anti-American interests to fund environmentalist propaganda. The Matt Damon film Promised Land, which attempted to scandalize the entire natural gas industry, was primarily funded by Middle Eastern oil giants looking to undermine American energy companies. Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal” campaign was funded by a $26 million grant from Chesapeake Energy, a […]

Keystone XL answers from Obama/Kerry

By Rick Manning Kathleen Sebelius’ unceremonious dumping answered the question of what does it take to get fired in the Obama Administration with an expected answer.  You get fired when it is more useful to Obama for you to be a scapegoat than to be protecting secrets on the inside. Now that we know that answer, the longest lingering question […]

Three hours of water boarding

By Marita Noon On Thursday, February 27, I received an email that said: “I’m a producer at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. We’re working on a segment about fracking & I wanted to reach out to see if you’d be interested in participating. I read your column in Town Hall a few months ago & it’s just what we’re looking […]

Podesta to carry out the Obama Doctrine

By Marita Noon “Canada is a sovereign nation and we will develop our resources with appropriate regulations and enforcement to protect the environment,” said Paula Caldwell St-Onge. The Consulate General of Canada, St-Onge was in Albuquerque to talk up, and answer questions about, the Keystone pipeline. She’d done media interviews prior to her arrival at the University of New Mexico […]

Fueling the American resurgence

By Tom Toth In the modern world, where energy flows, commerce and prosperity follows. The growth of the United States’ economy is being stunted by the Obama administration’s activist energy policies which are bankrupting the producers of abundant, affordable energy. The American way of life developed over the last century stands as history’s greatest example to date of what an […]

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The potential new American century

By Rick Manning Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan/Chase Manhattan Bank said it, and it just may be worth listening to, “We’ve got a world-trade flush,” he quipped. “We don’t have a divine right to success. But we have an unbelievable hand. If we play it well, and now we’ve got natural gas and shale oil, we have a […]

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