off-shore drilling

Mexico’s energy reform is rolling, albeit with training wheels

July 21, 2015
By
Oil rigs

Understanding the connection between energy and economic growth, Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto set out to reform his country’s energy policy and invite outside intelligence and investment to boost slumping oil output. In late 2013, he succeeded in getting the constitution amended to allow private and foreign companies to explore and produce oil and gas in Mexico—for the first time in nearly eight decades. The amendments put an end to the government monopoly. Foreign companies can now compete with, or partner with, Pemex—the national oil company. Nieto hopes his reforms will bring in $50 billion in investment by 2018. The…

Read more »

Deepwater Horizon five years later: lessons learned

April 21, 2015
By
logo

Five years ago, following a blowout and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig that killed 11 workers, the nation was spellbound by the 87-day visual of oil flowing freely into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico from the Makonde well. The 3.1 million barrels of spewed oil has been called “the world’s largest accidental marine spill” and “the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.” Looking back, CNN reports: “There were dire predictions of what would follow. Environmentalists and others braced for an environmental collapse on a massive scale.” Indeed, there were extreme claims including one from Matt Simmons, known…

Read more »

New Political Ad Documents Obama’s Energy Successes

March 30, 2012
By

In a new ad released by the American Energy Alliance, we are given a glimpse into the energy successes of the Obama Administration. Successes such as: Opposition to oil exploration in Alaska Wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on bankrupt alternative energy companies – can you say Solyndra? Killing the Keystone Pipeline Unfortunately, these policy “successes” are “failures” when it comes to providing for America’s energy needs. Check out the ad that will air in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia. It has a strong message.   And from the “truth hurts, doesn’t it” department, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz shifts the focus to the messenger…

Read more »

Mitt, We Have A Problem

January 9, 2012
By
Mitt, We Have A Problem

Dear Mitt, Congratulations on winning the Iowa Caucus! I know you have worked long and hard for the Republican Presidential Nomination. On the night of the caucuses, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS), was heard saying: “Republicans, in general, aren’t enthusiastic about any of their choices.” This is clear as evidenced by the search for the “not Romney” candidate. While DWS was correct, one thing all Republicans are enthusiastic about is beating President Obama. They will unite behind that cause. If you are to be the candidate who unites the Republican Party, you are going…

Read more »

It’s All About Energy, Cost, and International Competition

November 14, 2011
By
It’s All About Energy, Cost, and International Competition

We are in an economic war—and it is bigger than Republicans and Democrats battling over tax increases and spending cuts. It is global. The stock market has gone up and down, based on news of Europe’s financial solutions one day, and demise the next. Their success or failure impacts the global economy—including the United States. The various troubled countries: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain are often referred to as the PIIGS. While there are myriad reasons for their difficulties, one not discussed on the nightly news is their lack of natural resources. By comparison, the BRIC countries—those with growing…

Read more »

national debt

Support the Strident Conservative

Subscribe to SC via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to the Strident Conservative and receive notifications of new posts.

Follow me on Twitter

END THE IRS!

T-Shirts For Conservatives

prog

Supplies For The Conservative Revolution

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers:

Get Adobe Flash player