New Report Says Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade

Research & Commentary by Tim Benson A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This breaks down to more than $900 in…

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Study Says Fracking is Saving Families $2,500 Annually, Significantly Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Research & Commentary by Tim Benson, The Heartland Institute A report released in October 2019 by the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) estimates increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) saves American families $203 billion annually on gasoline and electricity bills. This breaks down to $2,500 in savings per family…

Asians Better Hope It’s A Trump Win In 2020

Guest post by Tilak Doshi , originally posted at Forbes “On my first day as president, I will sign an executive order that puts a total moratorium on all new fossil fuel leases for drilling offshore and on public lands. And I will ban fracking—everywhere.” So tweeted Elizabeth Warren, the likely Democratic presidential nominee. (Fracking…

Supreme Court dishes property owners a Fifth Amendment victory

From CFACT By Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. |June 25th, 2019|Property| In a decision that sent chills down the spines of environmental groups and raised the spirits of property rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court June 21 removed a significant legal barrier that, for decades, had effectively barred aggrieved landowners from challenging local ordinances in federal…

China gets UK aid to boost fracking

From The Express UK BRITAIN has given thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ cash to help fracking in China, it has been revealed – to the anger of cross-party MPs. Foreign Office minister Mark Field has admitted since 2016 the department spent £87,000 on projects to improve the “environmental regulation of shale gas development in China”.…

Frac’ing Goes Green… The Electric Frac Job Is Here!

Guest commentary by David Middleton This morning, Charles passed a couple of articles on to me about electric fracking. One was from a WUWT Tip submission by RonPE and the other was in an email he received. My first thought was that it might be referring to the use of microwaves to free kerogen from…

FRACK’S LACKING BACKING

From The Sun Theresa May has been urged to back fracking as company says it has found ’30 years worth of gas’ in East Midlands Chemical giant Ineos claims the gas field in Nottinghamshire is the richest in UK history Exclusive By Steve Hawkes, Deputy Political Editor |15th February 2019, 1:43 am Updated: 15th February…

Shale Reservoirs, do they work, will they spread?

By Andy May Popular accounts of shale oil and gas reservoirs are often riddled with errors and, even when technically correct, often misleading. As a shale petrophysicist, retired from Devon Energy, I thought I would try and explain, in a non-technical way, how these reservoirs work and why they have been so successful. We often…