President Trump Protects American Jobs: Executive Order on Aligning Federal Contracting and Hiring Practices With the Interests of American Workers

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to create opportunities for United States workers to compete for jobs, including jobs created through Federal contracts.  These…

Commentary: Economic Disruptions

Economic disruptions are something that I have been watching ever since the great crash in oil back in 1982.  I thought Houston was the center of the universe in those days.  Everyone had jobs, money, friends, connections, and big BBQ parties.  Then came the downturn, and people were stuck with no job, overly priced homes,…

By The Numbers, 7/29/2020

The EIA published its Weekly Petroleum Status Report.  Here are some highlights.  All items are in millions of barrels per day except inventories, which is billions total.  Dates are defined as week ending averages, except utilization rate which is a four week ending average.  The full report can be found here. Item 7/24/20 7/17/20 Refinery…