PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESS, PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Energy and Entrepreneurs

February 1st, 2017 by

    by Raymond J. Keating- From start to finish, for eight years, President Barack Obama has harmed the business environment with its regulatory policies – and that was particularly the case toward energy production. It seems that any roadblock or hindrance that could be erected toward the use and production of carbon-based energy was […]

January 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- By definition, trade – whether it occurs in a small town or across international borders – is mutually beneficial. Indeed, any transaction that is voluntary – that is, not engaged in due to coercion, such as at the point of a gun – provides value. After all, if a trade does […]

December 19th, 2016 by

Small businesses want their voices to be heard by Raymond J. Keating- Under President Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has seriously ramped up its regulatory activity, which has threatened and negatively impacted small businesses, investment, economic growth and job creation. President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt signals a potential sea […]

December 14th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- President Barack Obama and his administration seem to have little use for private-sector needs regarding infrastructure. Specifically, it’s obvious that they don’t like high-profile oil pipelines. There was President Obama’s decision not to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline project. As opposed to so many dubious and wasteful federal government-funded infrastructure endeavors […]

November 3rd, 2016 by

In a letter sent to U.S. President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, groups – including the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council – and  representing consumers, businesses, and manufacturers from across the country urged the Obama administration to preserve its proposed 2017-2022 offshore oil and natural gas lease sales for the Gulf of Mexico […]

November 2nd, 2016 by

Entrepreneurs and small businesses dominate the energy industry, and have led America’s resurgence as global energy leader. by Raymond Keating- When looking over the last decade, the energy business – specifically in the areas of oil and natural gas – has been one of the few bright spots in a rather gloomy economic story. That needs […]

November 1st, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- Politicians who talk about infrastructure spending as a means to revive our economy is not new. Unfortunately, many usually focus on government pouring concrete according to political influence and favoritism. That’s all about politics misallocating resources, that is, government waste. It’s not about enhancing economic growth. Legitimate infrastructure spending is […]

August 19th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a hotbed of regulatory activism, including, for example, it’s Clean Power Plan and Ozone Standard. Early this month, 14 states and assorted industry groups went to court noting that the EPA has exceeded its statutory authority with its Methane Rule. The 14 […]

August 12th, 2016 by

  by Raymond J. Keating- The price of oil (WTI) declined from a recent high of about $107 per barrel in June 2014 to $42 at the end of last month. Meanwhile, natural gas prices (Henry Hub natural gas spot price – dollars per million Btu) dropped from $6.55 in February 2014 to $2.85 late […]

August 4th, 2016 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. natural gas story has been an incredible tale of entrepreneurship, private investment and innovation transforming an industry. Thanks to advancements in areas like horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. over the past decade or so has risen to become the world’s largest natural gas producer. And even with […]

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