Energy and Entrepreneurs

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 […]

July 29th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- As reported earlier this year, first quarter 2019 real GDP growth in the United States came in at a solid 3.1 percent rate. Looking at the latest report on GDP growth by state, released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on July 25th, we see that real growth in the […]

June 12th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- It’s no secret that the U.S. economy has not exactly been a juggernaut since the Great Recession – in fact, one can argue since the start of the current century. But throughout the last near-15 years, energy has been a good news economic story. And that continued into 2018, as noted […]

December 18th, 2018 by

by Raymond J. Keating- No matter the short term price changes and accompanying reactions in the market, the story of American energy production has been the most significant economic plus for the U.S. economy for some 13 years now. For good measure, while trade has been an area of policy indifference or troubling protectionism for […]

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