With House majority, Democrats could threaten fracking industry

With House majority, Democrats could threaten fracking industry

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2018 House Democrats are expected to take aim at the fracking industry that has been a major boon to the U.S. economy and despite its excellent safety record, a columnist noted. “Energy production on public lands in the American West is likely to come under increased scrutiny” when Democrats assume […]

Say what? EPA announces greenhouse gas emissions dropped in Trump’s first year

Say what? EPA announces greenhouse gas emissions dropped in Trump’s first year

by WorldTribune Staff, November 1, 2018 U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 2.7 percent in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Oct. 31. “Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” […]

Collusion 101: Report details Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups

Collusion 101: Report details Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups

by WorldTribune Staff, March 9, 2018 Speaking of collusion … The U.S. House House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on March 1 released a report detailing Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups opposed to fracking and the Keystone pipeline. The report, titled “Russia’s Social Media Meddling in U.S. Energy Markets”, went largely uncovered by a […]

‘Gamechanger’: U.S. crude oil production hit a five-decade high in 2017

‘Gamechanger’: U.S. crude oil production hit a five-decade high in 2017

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2018 In November 2017, U.S. crude oil production hit 10.038 million barrels per day, a level that had not been reached since 1970. “American crude oil is a gamechanger in international trade, global politics and domestic energy security,” Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association, said in […]

U.S. oil boom in 2018 seen having major economic impact

U.S. oil boom in 2018 seen having major economic impact

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2018 Spurred by a surge in shale oil, the United States is poised to break an output record that was set in 1970. U.S. oil production will soon top 10 million barrels per day and is expected to hit 11 million barrels per day by late 2019, a level that […]