Commentary

07.24.12

Manufacturing's Keystone: Skilled Labor

This Philadelphia Daily News commentary deals specifically with the impact of the Marcellus Shale on Pennsylvania's economy -- but is pertinent to how natural-gas production in the U.S. is boosting the American economy and creating jobs. It also discusses a secondary -- and perhaps longer-lasting -- impact of natural-gas production in America: the potential for a substantial increase in base manufacturing activity.

 

04.18.12

Benefits and opportunities in oil and gas

U.S. oil and natural gas production is higher today than it has been for many years, providing a big boost to the economy at a time of sluggish job and income growth.

 

01.20.12

It's Time for Facts -- Not Opinion -- on Hydraulic Fracturing

A great deal of misinformation is flowing freely around the process of hydraulic fracturing, and in particular the fracturing fluids which are used to support the process. This commentary looks at the facts to shut off this fluid flow of myths.

 

01.11.12

Setting the Record Straight on Hydraulic Fracturing

A great deal of misinformation exists about hydraulic fracturing, especially regarding the impact this process has on Michigan's groundwater supply. Frank Mortl, President and CEO of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association and John Griffin, Executive Director of the Associated Petroleum Industries of MI, set the record straight.