• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • oil

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA) on Energy Security

    One year ago today, a bipartisan Congress voted to lift the ban on oil and gas drilling off America’s coasts and cleared the way for our Nation to responsibly develop more of our own energy resources, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create new jobs. Next, the Bush Administration … More

    Not Everyone Won the Cap and Trade Lobbying Battle

    The cap and trade bill introduced by Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) and passed in the is 1,427 pages and includes much more than a cap and trade system to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. We’ve been detailing these economically harmful provisions in our cap … More

    Refinery Opposes Cap and Trade

    From the International Business Times: Valero Energy Corp. chief executive officer Bill Klesse hopes the Waxman-Markey bill, which includes a proposal to enact a cap-and-trade system in the country, is eventually defeated when it gets into the U.S. Senate, he said Tuesday. The executive, who leads the largest independent oil … More

    Oil Speculation and Other Conspiracy Theories

    The U.S. government is a favorite target among spinners of conspiracy theories. From the Kennedy assasination to the Apollo Moon landing, the government has allegedly been at the heart of dark plots to deceive the public. Washington, however, can spin its own conspiracy theories. Case in point, Tuesday’s announcement by … More

    Video: Gas Prices Up, Oil Still Down in the Ground

    It’s summer and that means gas prices are creeping up and although projections indicate we’re not headed toward $4-a-gallon gas; last summer was a fresh reminder of just how quickly gas prices can skyrocket. Despite America’s overwhelming public support for more drilling, the White House has put many drilling projects … More

    Cap and Trade Bill Moves Forward on Waxman’s Artificial Timeline: High Costs Remain (Part 10 in a 10-Part Series)

    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) is a man of his words, sort of. He told people he wanted to get a global warming bill that capped carbon dioxide out by Memorial Day and he did: Legislation imposing the first nationwide limits on the pollution blamed for global warming advanced in the … More

    Everything’s Smaller? in Texas

    Although not necessarily what you think of when it comes to big oil, suppliers to extract and produce oil come in all sizes  – including family run businesses. Take William Whitefield, for instance, who runs “a family-owned company that now serves a host of national and international oil field, pipeline … More

    Still Drill, Baby, Still Drill

    The 2009 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is wrapping up in Houston, Texas and unsurprisingly, the message down here remains: drill, baby, drill. But that message has been echoed by panelists from both sides of the aisle. Despite reinstatement of the bans on offshore drilling and no mention of offshore drilling … More

    An All of the Above Approach to Energy?

    The 2009 Offshore Technology Conference kicked off yesterday with a star-studded panel offering perspectives from all sides to discuss meeting America’s energy challenges in both the near and the long term. The panel included statements and question and answers from Roger Ballentine (Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute), Jack Gerard (President, … More

    Court Cancels Offshore Drilling

    It’s been a particularly bad day on the energy front. Much of the news has surrounded the Environmental Protection Agency issuing an endangerment finding, saying that global warming and climate change pose a serious threat to public health and safety and thus almost anything that emits carbon dioxide and other … More