6 Things to Know About New Department of Energy Report on Importance of Oil and Natural Gas

Much has changed since the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a 1999 report emphasizing the…


5 Positive US Oil and Natural Gas Facts Everyone Should Know

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry almost always finds itself on the defensive, responding to…


Policies Aimed at Reducing U.S. Oil Production Will Only Increase Imports

Policies designed to deliberately decrease U.S. oil production have gained mainstream traction in…


UPDATE: 5 Examples That Show ‘Keep It In the Ground’ Movement Isn’t Serious About Reducing Emissions

*UPDATE* Aug. 20, 2020, 4:15 p.m. As IPRB noted last week, “Keep It In the Ground” activists…


Illinois Oil Production Bounces Back to Normal Levels After Rough Spring

NOTE: This blog was updated on Aug. 7, 2020, with revised June production data. Illinois crude oil…


Fact Checking the Indianapolis Star’s Misleading Story on PPP Loans to Fossil Fuel Companies

A recent Indianapolis Star article claims Indiana fossil fuel companies “may have gobbled up more…


U.S. Led World in CO2 Reductions For 10th Time This Century Last Year

BP’s recently released Statistical Review of World Energy 2020 shows that in 2019 the United States…


Report Shows Oil Consumption Reached All-Time High in 2019

It has become quite fashionable to claim that the age of oil is all but over and that fossil fuel…


*UPDATE* Strong U.S. Oil and Gas Production Keeps Energy Costs Affordable

UPDATE: June 3, 2020 A new Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) report finds record U.S. natural gas…


Three Reasons Illinois Gasoline Prices Didn’t Crash Along With Oil Prices

UPDATE: May 13, 2020, 3:25 p.m. CDT Data released this week by the U.S. Energy Information…