A Conversation about Energy

Elizabeth, a student at Upper St. Clair, interviews Joseph Leighton The polar vortex is back with a vengeance—such a vengeance that Jack Gerard’s flight from Washington to Pittsburgh was one of many cancelled last week. Gerard, President of the American Petroleum Institute, was scheduled to speak at a policy luncheon on “America’s Energy Choice” hosted … Read More

The Shale Gas Boom and U.S. Energy Security

The United States (U.S.) is the second largest consumer of energy worldwide, with petroleum serving as the primary energy source. In recent years, however, there has been a growth in the use of natural gas. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, natural gas production increased more than six times between 2007 and … Read More