War, religion, politics, and guns have been hotly contested topics for decades, even millennia. It hasn’t been until the last decade or so when families, friends, and communities starting debating each other on the steps of state capitols and at dinner tables across the country over all aspects of energy, especially natural resource development.
It’s become an emotional debate, with two sides that feel like the other is not listening. Companies are frustrated,…
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by Keith Mauck
Facts are essential in today’s debate over energy policy. It is a fact, for example, that the United States is producing more of its own oil and natural gas due to advances in technology. It’s also a fact that anti-oil critics are using fear tactics to fight the American drilling renaissance because the facts are not on their side.
Such political games are not unusual in America, but when a federal agency like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),…Continue
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The Implied Covenant to Market vs The Shut-In Royalty Clause
Imagine you own 145 acres of leased land. After months of inactivity,…Continue
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The implied covenant to market gas vs. the shut-in royalty clause: How long can the well be shut-in?
This is a familiar but troubling issue for a growing number of landowners throughout the Marcellus Shale fairway. Imagine you own 145 acres in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. You sign a lease with a modest signing bonus in 2007. You soon realize that your signing bonus is…Continue
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More than 3,000 attendees expected September 18-19, 2013 in Exhibit Hall area
CLEVELAND (February 13, 2013) – Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) and Positively Cleveland have announced that the 2013 Great Lakes Truck Expo (GLTE) will be held at Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center (CMMCC) in downtown Cleveland September 18-19, 2013. The exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday,…Continue
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The United States, the one true superpower in the world, has become a paper tiger. The nation is no longer guided by Teddy Roosevelt’s adage, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.” Rather our leaders bluster and make big promises, but they fail to deliver.
Tunisia releases the only captured suspect in the Benghazi murders, and despite promises to find and punish the…Continue
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• Employment rose 17 percent in core shale industries — pipeline construction and well drilling — between early 2011 and early 2012. Meanwhile employment in ancillary industries — freight trucking, environmental consulting — increased 3.1 percent.
• Average salary in core shale industries was $73,934 per year, while ancillary industries…Continue
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What is the fracking debate really about? I recently received a random email from a fracktivist calling me an "idiot." Curious as to what was on this site visitor's mind, I sent a return email and "complimented" them on their "politeness."Side note: I…Continue
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It has been four decades since Richard Nixon launched "Project Independence" with the goal of making the United…Continue
Why don't you join me this Thursday as I attempt to gain some perspective. I’m long over due for a timeout. Perhaps a day, or two, to consider the life that I’ve been blessed to live. How about you? If so, then quit scrutinizing…Continue
Predictions of U.S. dominance in the world oil market are a stunning reversal from the grim energy forecasts of a few years ago. Headlines are trumpeting that the United States could soon…Continue
On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible. In place of…
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From SmartMoney.com: "To add insult to injury, a new 3.8% Obamacare tax on investment income collected by higher-income folks is also scheduled to take effect next year."
For 2013 and beyond, higher-income individuals may…
We have put together some points on energy tax policy that have a direct affect on your royalty income. For the past 4 budgets President Obama has requested that Congress repeal oil…
Electricity Rates from Coal & Natural Gas Plants would Go Up Under Cap N Trade…
Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on October 22, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
President Obama on climate change and global warming
Climate change is the one of the biggest issues of this generation, and we have to meet this challenge by driving smart policies that lead to greater growth in clean energy generation and result in a range of economic and social benefits. Since taking office I have established historic…
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To ensure that hydraulic fracking is done in a safe and responsible manner, President Obama has proposed a number of safeguards to protect against water…Continue
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