Newfound Ohio Utica Shale Oil Play Yielding Results

Recent data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) confirms an emerging Ohio oil play with untapped potential. Traditionally thought of as a natural gas play, new technologies have unlocked oil production in the Utica Shale that continues to grow: 70 percent since 2021 with 40 percent annual growth from 2022 to 2023.   The

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How Many Ways Can California Seek Oil Companies’ Profits?

This week, California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed an amended complaint in the state’s climate lawsuit doubling down on greenwashing allegations and appealing to a new state law that gives the attorney general a backdoor to seek damages in the form of oil companies’ profits without even attempting to show harm to California consumers. Facing

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SCOTUS Asks Biden Administration to Weigh in On Climate Cases, Again

The U.S. Supreme Court is once again forcing the Biden Administration to get involved with climate litigation. This morning, the Court asked the U.S. Solicitor General for her opinion on a petition appealing Honolulu’s climate lawsuit, which centers upon the merits of the litigation writ large.   The move, Law360 reports, “suggests a willingness to take

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Business Groups Call Foul On Michigan AG’s Anticipated Lawsuit

The Michigan’s Attorney General’s office continues to face strong pushback from local leaders in response to its announcement last month that it is seeking outside counsel to help the state file a climate lawsuit against oil and gas producers. Most recently, a group of the state’s largest business organizations called the intended lawsuit a “dangerous and inappropriate use of a state

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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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CATF & Ceres Analysis: Emissions Decline as Production Soars

Although natural gas production rose by 40 percent from 2015 to 2022, methane emissions simultaneously fell by 37 percent, according to an analysis by environmental groups Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) using Environmental Protection Agency data. The report also states that overall greenhouse gas emissions fell by 14 percent while methane and

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No, American Oil Producers Don’t Determine Global Oil Prices, But They Can Help Prevent Significant Market Swings

The Memorial Day weekend marked the start of summer driving season, and consumers are in a good spot thanks to American oil production. In fact, last week the Wall Street Journal reported that despite geopolitical tension and increased demand, gas prices are remaining steady: “A slow-but-steady decline pushed the average U.S. cost of regular gasoline

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Attorneys General and State Leaders Push Back on “Radical” Climate Policies, Lawsuits

Nineteen state attorneys general are challenging the “radical” climate policies of five Democrat-run states, alleging in a new complaint filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that the states’ climate lawsuits are jeopardizing access to affordable and available energy across the country.Nineteen state attorneys general are challenging the “radical” climate policies of five Democrat-run states, alleging

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Rinse and Repeat: Whitehouse calls for DOJ Investigation For The…Fifth Time?

Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Jamie Raskin (D-MD) announced they are yet again asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch a worn out, politically-motivated investigation into the fossil fuel industry. The move comes after the Senate Budget Committee failed to produce a shred of new evidence at a hearing earlier this month intended to build off the House

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IEA: Liquified Petroleum Gas Drives Socioeconomic Development and Improves Indoor Air Quality

Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), commonly known as propane, plays a key role in decarbonizing households in rural communities across the world. During the International Energy Agency’s inaugural Clean Cooking Summit last week, global energy leaders gathered to discuss tactics to increase awareness around LPG and develop action plans to help communities transition to clean cooking

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CA AG Spotlights Politics of Climate Suit at San Francisco Event

California’s relentless war against oil and natural gas companies is poised to increase costs not only in California but also in the battleground states of Nevada and Arizona. But when California Attorney General Rob Bonta took to the stage at San Francisco Climate Week last month to promote the Golden State’s climate suit against the state’s energy producers, he had

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