Liberty Energy Inc. President Ron Gusek does not shy away from the reality of climate change. He is convinced the planet is warming and sea levels are rising.


Still, these are not overwhelming problems that necessitate bans on natural gas and other fossil fuels. In fact, Gusek said, a diverse array of energy sources is paramount to meet the mounting energy needs of a growing – and advancing – global population and economy.

Speaking at the LDC Gas Forums annual Rockies & West conference in Denver, Gusek said fossil fuels – and especially natural gas – are critical to meeting the expectations of the developed world, most notably including North America and Europe. They also are essential to expanding reliable energy to several billion people in impoverished corners of the...