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Energy and Entrepreneurs

November 23rd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Markets are forward looking. Elected officials would do well to keep this in mind when they rail against various industries, and threaten increased taxes and regulations. Indeed, while businesses, industries and the economy are undermined when taxes and regulations are imposed and the full costs of these government command and […]

November 23rd, 2021 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The story of U.S. energy production is a wondrous example of how technological developments can transform what many considered an old-line industry. Technological advancements – such as advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – took the U.S. from seemingly being destined to rely more and more on foreign sources […]

October 22nd, 2021 by

  by Raymond J. Keating – Things have gotten very uncomfortable on the inflation front – especially since the start of 2021. Over the past year, inflation (as measured by the Consumer Price Index) ran at 5.4 percent. Businesses are struggling with rising input costs, and consumers obviously are getting hit in the pocketbook by […]

October 20th, 2020 by

To Members of the United States Senate: On behalf of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), I am writing to urge your support of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation being advanced today, which would reopen, renew and make practical PPP reforms to aid many more struggling Main Street businesses. Each and every day, […]

June 2nd, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- A surefire way to make matters worse during a time of economic and political uncertainty is to impose additional governmental costs and controls, like higher taxes. And that includes taxes on imports – or tariffs. Three things have been clear about misguided trade policies over the past three-and-a-half years: ● First, […]

April 17th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The deep economic downturn we are experiencing obviously has resulted in a dramatic drop in energy demand. And that obviously manifests itself in a big decline in prices, such as the price of oil falling from $52.78 a barrel on February 20 to $22.76 on April 9. While there’s been a […]

January 24th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- In previous blog posts and articles, I’ve noted the following about energy but it warrants repeating. Over the past century, there are two things one can count on in terms of energy. First, doom-and-gloomers will regularly predict that “the end is near” regarding energy resources. Namely, they predict that humanity faces declining […]

January 19th, 2020 by

The Nation’s Small Businesses Have Contributed Significantly to U.S. Energy Independence by Karen Kerrigan– The United States leads the world in petroleum and natural gas production, and our entrepreneurs and small businesses have played a major role in this recent ascent to dominance. Energy prices have become more stable for small businesses, which means less […]

December 3rd, 2019 by

The Honorable Neil Chatterjee Chairman Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC  20426   RE: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s “Qualifying Facility Rates and Requirements; Implementation Issues Under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978” 84 Federal Register 53246 (October 4, 2019) [Docket Nos. RM19-15-000 and AD16-16-000] Dear Chairman Chatterjee, The Small […]

September 23rd, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that U.S. natural gas production continues to hit new highs, and this despite the fact that the price of natural gas has been falling. So, how does that work? Simple: private investment in innovation and efficiency. The EIA noted: ● “U.S. natural gas production […]

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