Playing politics at the expense of national security

By Nic Porta, Vets4Energy's WV Chairman: "Not only has the president taken one last swipe at the coal industry with new regulations intended to protect streams near coal mines, but he also has acted against the oil and gas industry."



Obama Bans Future Oil Leases in Much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday (Dec. 20) designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.



ExxonMobil's energy outlook projects population, economic growth to drive energy demand

Global population growth of nearly 2 billion, a doubling of worldwide economic output and rapid expansion of the middle class in emerging economies are all expected to contribute to energy demand growth of about 25 percent from 2015 to 2040, according to ExxonMobil's 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.



2016 Edition Index of U.S. Energy Security Risks

"The outlook for U.S. energy security is as bright as it has been since we started measuring it back in 2011. While it is never safe to bet against America's entrepreneurs, one should also never take a bright energy future for granted, either."



Japan shows why the world needs fracking -- and nuclear power

"The bridging energy source, I think, is gas,"revealing the sort of thinking U.S. environmentalists often condemn.



Obama decision to block Arctic energy development draws criticism from Congress, vets group

Capt. James McCormick, USA (ret), a 3-time bronze star, silver star and purple heart recipient, and program director for Vets4Energy, agreed with US Sen. Murkowski"s comments. "By not allowing America to explore, we are only decreasing our national security..."



Energy pipelines safe, vital to nation's economic health, advocates say

Tony Caldarelli, a former army captain and volunteer chairman for Pennsylvania Vets4Energy, told TI News Daily that the pipelines are necessary to maintain our country's "new position as an energy superpower."



Vast shale oil field in Texas could yield 20 billion barrels

A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said.



Use seismic surveys and all energy resources to improve lives

By Vets4Energy Volunteer Chairman: "I know there is an undisputable connection between energy security and national security. And, I feel strongly that we should be doing everything in our power to reduce our reliance on energy sources from foreign countries..."



IEA Sees Peak Oil Demand After 2040

Global oil demand won't stop growing before 2040 despite pledges made at the Paris climate change summit last year to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, the head of the International Energy Agency said (WSJ subscription required).