Category: Oil

Lombard Gas Station Sells Gas for $1.88, Same As When Obama Took Office

Here is something the liberal media won’t talk about. When Obama was elected president, gas was only $1.88 (average across the country). Now it is nearly $5 a gallon! Well, a gas station in Lombard lent itself to a bit of a protest event put on by Americans for Prosperity and for a period of... Read more »

Fox Business Network: Melissa Francis Taking On the Oil Crisis (And CNBC playing Catch-up)

-By Warner Todd Huston Fox Business Network’s Melissa Francis has been taking on the oil industry for about a month, now, discussing prices, stocks, and supply and how all this is affecting our economy. This week Francis is reporting from the hub of America’s oil economy, Houston, Texas, broadcasting from the George Brown Convention Center.... Read more »

Congress Woman Biggert Demands Opponent Take Position of Keystone Pipeline

-By Warner Todd Huston Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert, running for the 11th Congressional district seat, wants to know where her opponent, one-time Democrat Congressman Bill Foster, stand on the Keystone Pipeline. Does he support it? If not, why not? Biggert says that even some Illinois Democrats voted in favor of the pipeline. Dem. Dan Lapinski,... Read more »

ANWR: It's Been '10 Years,' We Could Have Been Reaping Rewards Now

-By Warner Todd Huston Ten years ago this month the Democrats defeated the bill that would have allowed us to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve (ANWR). So it’s happy anniversary to the loss of our energy independence once again. It turns out that the tenth anniversary is known as the “tin”... Read more »

Does Ill. Rep. Bill Foster Think $4.21 a Gallon is the 'Best' Dems Can Do?

From the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)… Vice President Biden Claims the Democrats’ Approach to Energy is “the Best it’s Ever Been” as Average Price of Gas Climbs to $4.21 a Gallon in Illinois WASHINGTON — Despite the soaring gas prices in Illinois and across the country, Bill Foster’s prospective Democrat leaders in Washington continue... Read more »

Fox Business Network Special Report: Gas Price Shock!

-By Warner Todd Huston The price of gasoline getting you down, bunkie? I don’t blame you because it is hitting us all hard in the wallet. Oh, there’s lots of finger pointing, to be sure. The left wants to blame the Republicans sold out to the oil industry, the right blames Obama for refusing to... Read more »

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO -- Newt Responds to President: Let Obama Be the Saudi Oil and Algae Guy, I'll be the American Jobs Guy

-By Warner Todd Huston Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich appeared at Otto Engineering in Carpentersville, Illinois this afternoon and had a few choice words for Barack Obama. Newt told the president than he can be the fantasy algae guy and he, Newt, will be the science candidate. Newt Slams the President as a member of... Read more »

Congressman Kinzinger Leads Call on Obama Administration to Implement Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

From the office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R, Illinois 11th District)… Kinzinger, Community Leaders Stress Urgent Economic Need for Pipeline JOLIET, IL – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, held a press conference along with prominent industries and organizations in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline. “As a... Read more »

'Historian' Gets Mouthy At Congressional Hearing

-By Warner Todd Huston I meant to get to this last week, but “historian” Douglas Brinkley is so forgettable as a writer that it all slipped my mind. But, it’s a slow news day, so let’s take a look at the temper tantrum this hack threw when he visited the House Natural Resources Committee on... Read more »

Before Pipeline Explosion Calif. Utility Spent Millions on Political Campaigning

-By Warner Todd Huston Back in September of 2010, a gas pipeline running underneath the city of San Bruno, California ruptured. The resulting explosion killed eight people. A recently finished investigation has revealed safety and engineering failures at many levels but, sadly, even the state agency charged with investigating seems to be hoping that the... Read more »