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Debunking SAFE’s False ‘Subsurface Trespass’ Narrative

Note: This blog was updated with supplemental information at 11:17 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2019 Proposed…


Record US oil production softens blow of Illinois gas tax increase

Just in time for Independence Day, Illinois’ gasoline tax doubled this week from 19 cents to 38…


Trust Established by Illinois Basin Icon Funds D.C. Trips for Wayne Co. High School Seniors

Pictured from left are members of the Podolsky family, Suzanne C. Schoomer, Michael Podolsky, Naomi…


Department of Energy Forecast Indicates Future of Oil and Natural Gas Is Very Bright

Given all the “Green New Deal” hype, one might be inclined to believe the future for oil and…


Illinois Oil Reserves Generated $89M in Property Tax Revenue From 2007-2017

Many Illinoisans may not be aware that the state’s active oil production leases are assessed and…


Paris Paradox: U.S. Leading in CO2 Reductions This Century While China’s Emissions Have Nearly Tripled

The United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has generated considerable angst…


Experts Give Green New Deal Advocates a Reality Check

The much-hyped Green New Deal is premised on the notion that the United States can achieve net zero…


Fayette County Oil Production Has Provided Millions in Interest-Free Student Loans

The United States is in the midst of a full-blown student loan debt crisis. In fact, elevated…


Fact Checking the ‘Keep It In the Ground’ Movement

“Keep It In the Ground” activists continue to spread misinformation about responsible oil and…


Hometown Energy Video Podcast Tells True Story of Illinois’ Oil Production Industry

Public perceptions are driven by what people see in the media. And over the past 10 years, all…