Posted July 25, 2013
Des Moines Register – Iowa Will Have to Import Corn
With increased ethanol obligations and growing livestock operations needing more feed, Iowa – the nation’s “king of corn production” – will have to import kernels to keep up with demand, an analyst tells the newspaper.
Master Resource - Frac Bounty: All Should Participate
Blogger Paul Driessen highlights the benefits of U.S. shale development – game-changing technologies that have led to job creation and economic boosts across the country. Driessen got a first-hand look at hydraulic fracturing drilling in northern Pennsylvania noting the “signs of pride and prosperity were evident all over Williamsport.” Driessen: We need to frack for a better, cleaner, happier world!”
In a guest post, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton argues America’s energy challenge: How to overcome government-imposed roadblocks to building the infrastructure and unleashing the innovation necessary to harness our new energy abundance.
Energy Insider – Crashing into the Ethanol Blend Wall
Geoff Styles recaps hearings on the Hill this week on the now six-year-old Renewable Fuel Standard. “Our elected representatives should now be asking themselves whether it makes sense — in light of altered circumstances — to subject the US motor fuels market to a new and entirely artificial source of price volatility,” notes Styles.
With increased domestic shale development, the U.S. now produces more natural gas than ever before – which could shift the global LNG market. Newsworks focuses on the debate over the implications of this increase in supply.
Lacrosse Tribune – Keystone XL Would Grow the Middle Class
On the heels of President Obama’s speech in Illinois yesterday, the Institute for Energy Research’s Robert Bradley notes that if the president is serious about his promise to “grow the middle class,” he should look no further than approving the pipeline project – which is estimated to create 20,000 construction jobs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.