If you have paid attention to the news lately, you have no doubt seen the tensions, civil war and terrorist attacks facing many countries around the world. What many of these countries have in common is a major influence on the production or transportation of oil and natural gas, which is essential to all developed nations.
A recent Neilson poll found three connected points among registered U.S. voters on domestic oil and natural gas development that should resonate in Washington. Across party lines, age and gender, strong majorities of registered voters support more domestic drilling and production.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 29, 2014 - A new state-by-state analysis shows that Florida could add up to 10,736 jobs and $1.23 billion to the state economy in 2020 if federal restrictions on U.S. crude exports were lifted, said Executive Director of the Florida Petroleum Council (FPC) David Mica.
By Florida Vets4Energy Chairmen, Gen. Bill Hodgkins (ret.) "What may be lost in the story is how approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline project would be a major boost to the U.S. economy, not only because of increased supply of oil, but also because of the tens of thousands of new jobs it will create."
Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.