Monthly Archives: January 2012

Refinery Closures Lead to Rising Gas Prices and Job Losses

Refinery Closures and the Keystone Pipeline There have been several announcements in recent months of refinery closures that will likely impact gasoline supplies (and prices) on the East Coast. Some of those closures have been on the East Coast. Others — such as the Hovensa refinery in the Virgin Islands and […] Read the original […]

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R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 9 – Energy Tradeoffs with Palm Oil & Fracking

In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I answer questions on palm oil and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Some of the topics discussed are: The EPA decision to exclude palm oil from qualifying as renewable biomass under RFS2 The Chinese influence over the palm oil trade The issue of trade-offs in our energy choices Agendas […]

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R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 9 – Energy Tradeoffs with Palm Oil & Fracking

In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I answer questions on palm oil and hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Some of the topics discussed are: The EPA decision to exclude palm oil from qualifying as renewable biomass under RFS2 The Chinese influence over the palm oil trade The issue of trade-offs in our energy choices Agendas […]

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No Energy is Good to the Greens

For all of President Obama’s talk Tuesday night of boosting US energy production, he has a huge problem: The American left — a vital part of his political base — seems determined to force us down the opposite path. Indeed, the “Big Green Extreme” fights energy even when it means […] Read the original post […]

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Keystone Pipeline Rejection and Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan

Congress could authorize the Keystone XL application pursuant to its authority to regulate commerce with other nations. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Are President Obama’s Policies Causing U.S. Oil Production to Rise?

Question: What do President Barack Obama and ex-President Jimmy Carter have in common? Answer: Both presided over strong increases in domestic oil production that were a result of decisions made before they took office, as I explain in this post. In my recent post The Oilman in the White House, I posted […] Read the […]

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R-Squared Energy TV: Episode 8 – Biomass Pros and Cons

In this week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV, I give a short presentation on the pros and cons of using biomass for energy. People tend to have strong feelings on this topic in one way or another, and I will explore a bit of the reason for the controversy. Some of […] Read the original […]

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As Gulf Recovers, Economy Still Suffers

For almost two years now, microorganisms have been hard at work ridding the Gulf of Mexico of oil spilled from the Macondo well explosion. But that’s just about the only thing working there, thanks largely to the administration’s effective moratorium on drilling. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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Ethanol Subsidies Expiring but the Costly Mandate Remains

Allowing the tax credit and tariff to expire is good, but Congress should repeal all other subsidies for transportation fuels. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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How Liberty Can Fuel Secure and Affordable Energy

Freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society have made America exceptional. But without energy — secure and affordable energy — many of our great accomplishments would not have been possible. Read the original post by miscellaneous

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