Articles by Matt Letourneau

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Fuel for Thought on Gasoline Prices

More domestic production has helped to inoculate consumers from price spikes, but looming regulatory and government actions be the end to this period of price stability.

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Making the Case for Expanded Offshore Production

from EnergyXXI

Offshore production could lift the economy, boost government revenues, and make self-reliance a reality.

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Will Connecticut Keep It’s Word?

Connecticut should think twice about using the electricity production its citizens need as a cash cow to pay for unrelated spending.

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Connecticut Responds to High Energy Costs With…More Taxes?

Consumers would feel the pain of a proposal to extend a temporary tax on electricity generation.

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Taking Nuclear Waste Storage Seriously

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to provide $10 million to allow the NRC to continue its review of the Yucca Mountain license application.

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Energy Institute CEO Urges Policymakers to Pursue Unconventional Oil

America’s oil and gas industry would like to apply the same innovations in natural gas development to unconventional oil, much of which resides on federal lands.

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President Needs an Actual "All of the Above" Energy Policy

"It isn’t enough just to be for an ‘all of the above’ energy policy in a speech. It’s time to actually propose one.”

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A Bad Idea that Just Won’t Die

Like clockwork, every year around this time some policymakers resurrect one of the more egregiously bad policy proposals out there—a windfall profits tax on oil companies.

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Obama Administration’s Keystone Delay Already Costing American Jobs

from EnergyXXI

As we’ve discussed several times in this space, President Obama’s move to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline will cost America thousands of jobs in the near term that would have otherwise been created.

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The North American Energy Security Act

Debate heated up on Capitol Hill over the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Now that the Obama administration has chosen to delay the pipeline, Congress has stepped in. The Chamber, today, sent a letter in support of S.1932, "The North American Energy Security Act of 2011" introduced by