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Illinois Oil Has Played Big Role in Securing American Freedom and Prosperity

The discovery of the Salem oilfield and several other major Illinois Basin discoveries in the late…


IEA Report Recommendations Would Destroy US Energy Security if Implemented

State-owned national oil companies already produce nearly three-quarters of the world’s oil and…


Why Oil & Gas Workers Aren’t Too Keen on the ‘Just Transition’ Narrative

With their industry under assault, oil and gas workers are being assured they can simply…


Updated Report: Illinois Oil & Gas Reserves Generated $98.6M in Property Tax Revenue From 2007-2019

Note: This blog was updated with 2019 revenue on March 4, 2021. Many Illinoisans may not be aware…


Illinois Oil Production Totaled 7.51 Million Barrels in 2020

  Illinois crude oil production totaled 7,513,835 barrels in 2020, according to data compiled…


Report: Illinois Oil & Gas Industry Represented 3% of State’s Economy in 2020

Most folks probably don’t think of Illinois as a major oil and natural gas industry state. But the…


Draft DOE Study Indicates Illinois Basin Oil Production Methane Emissions Are Negligible

Preliminary results from a long-awaited U.S. Department of Energy marginal well methane emissions…


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

UPDATE: Dec. 3, 2020 The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has projected U.S.…


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…