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Energy Today – March 27, 2013

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 27, 2013

New York Daily News – Why Cuomo Must Seize the Moment on Hydrofracking

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell writes that “if we choose to embrace natural gas, it will help us get past a number of significant economic and environmental challenges. On the other hand, if we let fear carry the day, we will squander another key moment to move forward together.”

AEI Ideas – The $61 Billion Eagle Ford Shale Payoff

Mark Perry notes  that according to a new study, economic activity related to oil and natural gas development in the Eagle Ford Shale area of Texas is delivering a stimulus to the state’s economy of more than $1 billion every week that will rise to $89 billion by 2022. In addition, Eagle Ford Shale area companies hired more than 260 new workers every day in 2012.

Wall Street Journal – The Keystone Converts

The newspaper editorializes on last week’s U.S. Senate vote in which 17 Democrats voted for an  amendment supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. Though  symbolic, the vote underscores the point  that, after more than four years of review, there is broad bi-partisan support for the pipeline project.

Plastics & Rubber Weekly – Shale is Transforming America’s Energy Future

Thanks in large part to innovations in  natural gas development, including hydraulic fracturing, U.S. oil and natural gas reserves have increased 50 percent since 2005, writes PRW’s Frank Esposito. The impact of this surge in domestic production could lead North America to become a net exporter of energy by 2025.

Reuters – Shale Lures Global Manufacturers to U.S. Industrial Revival

"In the USA, re-industrialisation is being promoted very consistently, ambitiously and with great conviction … The idea that energy costs in North America would always be more expensive no longer holds true. The new reality is that natural gas has turned that equation on its head."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.