04.10.2019

President Trump’s policies are helping restore American energy dominance

By Rick Manning President Trump’s determination to end damaging regulations on energy production has unleashed American innovators to remake the world’s energy markets as the United States is now a net energy exporter.  Private companies and individuals freed up to focus on getting oil, natural gas and […]

04.09.2019

U.S. refining capacity hits another all-time high, set to grow big-time in 2019 and beyond with IMO 2020

By Robert Romano U.S. oil refiners had another huge year in 2018, averaging 17.3 million barrels per day in refinery runs while its capacity expanded to almost 18.6 million barrels per day, according to data compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). As the U.S. became the number one […]

04.03.2019

Unneeded Green New Deal higher-speed train in Florida barrels ahead

By Robert Romano Less than a month after cancelling its planned initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq, in early March Virgin Trains USA LLC withdrew its application for a $3.7 billion Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan to build a higher-speed train from Orlando to Miami. The latest setback […]

04.01.2019

Green New Deal presents opportunities for Republicans to protect jobs from disastrous economic suicide pact

By Richard McCarty New York Democrat Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal (GND) scheme, which includes phasing out coal, oil, natural gas, most vehicles, and cows, failed miserably when put to a vote in the U.S. Senate. Incredibly, not even one of the twelve Democrat Senate sponsors of […]

03.22.2019

Time running out to prevent the Green New Deal

By Robert Romano One of the centerpieces of the Trump administration’s deregulation agenda is the rescission of the Clean Power Plan that was put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015 under former President Barack Obama. Comprising in part the new and existing power plant rules by the EPA, the […]

03.20.2019

America wins with new international cargo ship fuel regulation 

By Rick Manning An international regulation coming out of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) would both significantly lower pollution levels being generated by the container shipping industry while also benefitting the U.S. oil refining industry and those who work in it. It is no secret […]

03.15.2019

Cartoon: The Gods Are Angry

03.13.2019

Green energy failed the polar vortex test

By Richard McCarty The recent polar vortex of extremely cold weather this winter tested Green New Deal policies, and they failed miserably. Many Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and several presidential candidates, support a Green New Deal, which would phase out the use of all […]

02.27.2019

Green New Deal would cost America everything

By Rick Manning Adapted from testimony before the House Western Caucus. Cost estimates have come out for the Green New Deal — some say $93 trillion dollars, but the truth is that the plan actually would cost America much more — it would cost our nation everything. It would cost the ability of individuals to […]

02.26.2019

Trump should use trade deal with China to take Green New Deal off the table

By Robert Romano As President Donald Trump looks to finalize a trade agreement with China — he tweeted on Feb. 25 that a deal was in its “advanced stages” — one thing he should be sure to gain concessions on is the cost advantage Beijing possesses because of […]

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