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The Jobs Focus

domestic energy  energy  energy policy  keystone xl pipeline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 15, 2012

It’s good that President Obama is well-focused on job creation. In his news conference this week, the president mentioned jobs 10 times and suggested that economic growth and creating more jobs have primacy over all other issues

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No Oil or Natural Gas…A Less Beautiful World

fossil fuels  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 14, 2012

A humorous reminder that everywhere we look, products made from petroleum are making our lives modern, healthier, cleaner, more comfortable – and prettier. Check out this lengthy, yet partial, list of the things made from oil, courtesy PBS

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Energy Potential vs. Energy Limitations

domestic energy  energy  natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 12, 2012

Think about how a new IEA projection  – that our vast shale resources will let the U.S. overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2020 – fits with last week’s decision by the administration to remove more than 1.5 million western acres from oil shale development.

Short answer: Not very well.

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Keystone XL: Ready to Go, Mr. President

keystone xl pipeline  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 9, 2012

Good editorial in Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper, calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline

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The President’s Next Move

offshore energy  keystone xl pipeline  energy policy  energy  election  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 8, 2012

A big winner in the recent election: Energy. Both presidential candidates voiced supported for domestic oil and natural gas development, and President Obama’s re-election was based, in part, on his commitment to American oil and gas.

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Energy and the Second Term

taxes  keystone xl  energy policy  election  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 7, 2012

What to expect on energy in a second Obama term? Reuters has a pair of analyses, here and here, predicting tougher federal regulation of oil and natural gas, new restrictions on natural gas production and use, continued tight access to reserves on federal lands and waters and a renewed push for higher taxes on energy companies.

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Election 2012: Vote 4 Energy

access  domestic energy  election  energy  energy policy  vote for energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 5, 2012

CNBC’s “Squawk Box” has this interview with former GE Chairman Jack Welch in which he discusses the impact regulation could have on U.S. energy development and the economy – central themes in the 2012 election

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Energy Innovation = A Bigger Energy Boom

technology  natural gas  hydraulic fracturing  energy policy  energy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 1, 2012

Bismarck, N.D., television station KFYR has an interesting story on its website noting that hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – which spurred booming oil production from the Bakken Shale and oil and natural gas from other shale plays – have paved the way for new technologies that could expand the Bakken oil recovery rate

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Shale Energy Potential – and Reality

domestic energy  energy policy  natural gas  regulations  unconventional gas  unconventional oil 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 29, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Quality secretary and its energy executive have this article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, citing a pair of studies that say the amount of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale may be far greater than any previous government estimate

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Embracing the Potential of Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas

access  domestic energy  energy  energy policy  natural gas  unconventional oil  vote4energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted October 25, 2012

America has a lot of oil and natural gas that's "unconventional" - energy trapped in a shale and other rock formations that can be producted through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. So says a study released this week by respected energy consultant IHS Global Insight: By 2035, unconventional oil and natural gas development could yield more than $5.1 trillion in capital spending into the economy, support 3.5 million jobs and generate $2.5 trillion in cumulative federal, state and local tax receipts.

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