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…


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…


*UPDATE* Illinoisans Express Strong Support for State’s Oil Industry

UPDATE: May 1, 2020 A total of 18 Illinois oil-producing counties have passed resolutions of…


Guest Column: Oil and Gas Indeed ‘Essential’ to Combating Coronavirus

Editor's Note: The following guest column was recently published in the Robinson Daily News,…


Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor: Column on Production Cut Deal Misleading

Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by IPRB to the Chicago Tribune on…