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Energy Today - August 6, 2013

jobs  fracking  technology innovation  economic benefits 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted August 6, 2013

U.S. News & World Report – 'Game Changers' for Job Creation

The National Taxpayer Union’s Pete Sepp notes a recent study indicating the top catalyst for U.S. job creation is oil and natural gas production, particularly from shale development. Sepp outlines the benefits in the study, including adding $690 billion a year to U.S. GDP and creating up to 1.7 million new jobs by 2020.

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Fracking Equals Jobs for New Jersey

hydraulic fracturing jobs  unconventional oil  fracking 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 5, 2013

NJ.com has an interesting article highlighting yet another example of the way benefits from the U.S. shale energy revolution are rippling through the economy – focusing on the changing fortunes of Linde, the world’s largest industrial gases company, with the emergence of U.S. shale.

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Energy Today – August 5, 2013

hydraulic fracturing  Economy  jobs 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted August 5, 2013

Philly.com – Natural Gas Surge a Blessing for Pa.

The Marcellus Shale has the potential to provide a quarter of America's natural gas by 2020, writes Kevin Colosimo. Another bonus of shale development in the state: Jobs. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus, the oil and natural gas industry has hired more than 150,000 new employees in the past three years – three-quarters of them Pennsylvania residents.

Fuel Fix BlogEnergy Rigs in U.S. Cap Longest Streak of Gains in Two Years

Baker Hughes’ national oil and natural gas rig count reached 1,782, the most since December. The resurgence in energy production helped the U.S. meet 87 percent of its energy needs in the first four months of 2013, on pace to be the highest annual rate since 1985, notes the blog. A large portion of this increase is thanks to hydraulic fracturing and shale development in the Marcellus Shale play. 

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Study: America’s Energy Reality – Energy Is Driving the Resurgent Economy

economic growth  job creation  jobs 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted August 1, 2013

API’s Jack Gerard announced a new PwC study on the economic impacts of the oil and natural gas industry in 2011, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available. 

During a conference call with reports, Gerard noted that in 2011 the industry supported more than 9.8 million jobs – that’s 600,000 more jobs than it supported just two years earlier. Gerard:

“The PwC report confirms what we already know: America’s 21st century energy revolution is driving our resurgent economy.”

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Williamsport: An Energy Boom Town

jobs  Economy  natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  fracking 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted July 29, 2013

Below is the first in a series of videos from Williamsport, Pa., where shale development through hydraulic fracturing technologies is bringing benefits to families and to the community. In the first, local business owners talk about the economic boost that the development of energy from shale is bringing to Pennsylvania: 

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Energy Today – July 29, 2013

ethanol  rfs34  oil  keystone xl  jobs  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted July 29, 2013

Boston Herald – End Ethanol Madness

In an editorial, the Boston Herald notes recent hearings by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The paper argues that the “mandate should be ended.”

Dallas Business JournalDallas Firm Uses Solar to Power West Texas Oil Rigs

A sign of a true “all-of-the-above” energy policy, one Dallas energy firm is using a solar generator to power oil and natural gas rigs in West Texas.  The system has batteries which can store up to 24 hours worth of power.

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Energy, Jobs and the American Dream

jobs  Economy  access  hydraullic fracturing  keystone xl pipeline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 26, 2013

President Obama gave another speech on jobs and economic growth this week in Illinois, sounding some themes he has touched on in the past, which we’ve noted here and here.  Generally, the president is right that rekindling the American Dream depends largely on creating the opportunity for people to work in secure, well-paying jobs.

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Energy For America - Not Higher Taxes

access  taxes  tax revenues  jobs 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 19, 2013


Some important fact-telling about the president's proposals to raise energy taxes and why there's a better way to raise revenue for government while also increasing domestic oil and natural gas production. 

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Energy Today - July 18, 2013

Energy 101  jobs  Offshore Production  keystone xl pipeline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 18, 2013

Los Angeles Times – Air Force Considers Vandenberg Leases for Offshore Drilling
The newspaper reports land on the air force base located on the central California coast could be leased for offshore “slant drilling.” An Air Force spokesman tells the Times: “Initial information obtained by the Air Force indicates there may be potential for new technology slant drilling capable of targeting oil deposits off Vandenberg Air Force Base’s coastline from locations with minimal or mitigable mission/environmental impacts.”

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Bringing Jobs To Colorado

Economy  jobs  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 12, 2013

In Colorado’s Weld County, oil and natural gas development is bringing well-paying jobs:

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