Poll: Majority of Americans Support Continued LNG Exports, Increasing Domestic Oil and Natural Gas Production

Recent polling proves President Biden’s pause on liquified natural gas (LNG) export approvals remains unsupported. The American Petroleum Institute (API) released polling showing 89 percent of Americans, including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, believe the United States should continue to supply natural gas to our European allies and other countries. On the results of the poll,

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Fact Checking Natural Gas Misconceptions and Anti-LNG Noise

The Biden administration’s LNG permit freeze has sparked national and international debate over LNG export facilities and the LNG industry as a whole. President Biden’s election-year decision has been deemed purely political and detrimental to U.S. energy and economic security, garnering bipartisan, industry and even international opposition. EID has previously debunked the many myths surrounding

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Experts Tell House Subcommittee LNG Pause Could Have Major Economic and Environmental Impacts

President Biden’s LNG pause has amassed a range of negative reactions and concerns from across the political spectrum.   In a House Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security hearing this week, members from both sides of the aisle agreed that Biden’s decision, directly and indirectly, affects the U.S. economy, energy security, global emissions reduction goals,

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Right, Left, Labor, Business Agree: Biden’s LNG Freeze is Bad for America

The Biden Administration recently announced a temporary pause on the Department of Energy approving new U.S. LNG export projects that the United States does not have a Free Trade Agreement with – an announcement that received immediate criticism from elected leaders, foreign officials, industry leaders, and energy policy experts alike. These officials universally argued that

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Why Biden’s Oil Drilling Permits Surge Is Not What It Seems

Recent claims suggesting that the Biden administration has granted 50 percent more oil and gas drilling permits on federal land compared to the Trump administration have been circulating in the media – and while that data is accurate, it’s a lot more complex. A closer look at the 2023 data reveals that many of the

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Did the Biden Administration Forget Its LNG Commitments to Allies?

U.S. LNG has been a hot button topic in recent weeks as the Biden administration announced it would be reassessing the Department of Energy’s LNG permit approval process last week, followed on Friday with an announcement that it is temporarily pausing pending decisions on LNG exports to non-FTA countries. While the administration is publicly describing

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BLM’s Fluid Mineral Rule Proposes an End-Run Around Federal Law

Deep in the Department of Interior’s recently proposed 200+ page rule updating the Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process is a not-so-welcome surprise for the American energy industry. The proposed rule introduces a “preference criteria,” a brand-new and potentially transformative mechanism that has flown relatively under the radar but could give the Biden administration yet

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Bipartisan Senators Urge Biden Administration to Withdraw Proposal to Limit Offshore Production

As Energy In Depth has discussed extensively, the Biden administration has significantly reduced the number of lease sales and acreage available in the Gulf of Mexico, all under the guise of protecting the Rice’s whale. The administration’s proposal is facing significant criticism, including from bipartisan members of Congress. On Friday, a group of sixteen senators

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Sue and Settle: Biden Administration Cedes to Activists, Moves to Limit Offshore Operations Across the Gulf of Mexico

Ceding to activists’ demands to limit oil and natural gas development in the Gulf of Mexico under the guise of protecting the Rice’s whale, the Biden administration has announced “a lease sale in name only” that removes millions of acreage from the parcel and adds burdensome restrictions on operators. In response to the “arbitrary and

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While Gas Prices Climb, President Biden Is “Still Pushing” to Stop Drilling

While on a multi-state tour promoting the administration’s climate credentials, President Biden admitted during an interview with the Weather Channel that he tried to “stop all drilling on the east coast, and the west coast, and in the Gulf,” but was stymied by court orders including a Louisiana district court judge’s 2022 ruling that overturned

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Coalition Urges Biden to Finalize an Offshore Leasing Plan that Promotes American Energy Leadership

Following a hearing last week that showcased the economic necessity of the Department of Interior’s five-year offshore leasing plan, yesterday the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the American Petroleum Institute, and fifteen other energy trade associations sent a letter urging President Biden to support U.S. energy security by finalizing a new five-year program. Since the

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What You Need to Know About President Biden’s Methane Agenda Before the Inaugural White House Methane Summit

Amidst a historically busy methane regulatory agenda, the White House will hold its first-ever methane summit on July 26. The few details available about the summit state that the event will convene “state, local and federal leaders” to spotlight how governments are detecting and responding to methane emissions. Notably, the American oil and natural gas

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100+ Stakeholders Oppose the Biden Administration’s Proposed Tailpipe Emission Standards

Last week, 100 trade associations and stakeholders across the fuel and automotive value chain joined together to point out the flaws in the Environmental Protection Agency’s light, medium, and heavy duty tailpipe emission standards. These groups span a diverse range of impacted parties from across the country, including oil and natural gas trade associations, corn

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