Scientists Disagree With Key Findings In New Univ. of Rochester Methane Study

A new University of Rochester study claiming methane emissions from fossil fuel activities are higher than previously estimated is encountering criticism from the scientific community because of significant limitations and the fact that it is at odds with existing research. Contrary to headlines that gave the impression the study’s findings are written in stone, even

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LNG Outlook: Robust Demand, Supply Driving a Lower Carbon Future

Global natural gas demand, increased supplies from U.S. producers, and investments in LNG capacity will continue to grow and generate additional environmental benefits, the recently released Shell LNG Outlook 2020 reports. The company’s fourth annual LNG outlook highlights key industry trends from the previous year and lays out LNG expectations spanning the next few decades.

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Energy Emissions Plateau, Pointing Towards the Benefits of Natural Gas

Global emissions plateaued to 33 billion tons in 2019, according to a new International Energy Agency report. This positive development—which came on the heels of two years of emission increases—was largely driven by a switch to natural gas in advanced economies. Meanwhile, the report also indicates the vast opportunities that still exist for natural gas

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IPAA Testifies Before Council on Environmental Quality on NEPA Modernization

EID’s Will Allison testified today on behalf of the Independent Petroleum Association of America before the Council on Environmental Quality. The Denver hearing is the first of two such events for CEQ to hear commentary on its proposal to update the National Environmental Policy Act. Below is Mr. Allison’s testimony: Testimony Delivered By William Allison On Behalf

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Washington State Attorney General Sued for Dodging Transparency, Public Records Laws

On the same day that a handful of California municipalities seeking to revive their climate litigation crusade presented oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the non-profit public interest law firm Government Accountability and Oversight (GAO) filed a lawsuit on February 5th against the office of Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for

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Top 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Reading MIT’s Clean Energy Study

As the weather turns colder, more Americans are relying on clean, affordable, reliable natural gas to keep their houses warm and cook family dinners during the holidays. That’s not what Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers were thinking about in a new report on what they consider an “uncertain role” for natural gas in a clean

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Year in Review: 2019 Was A Pivotal Year for American Oil and Natural Gas

The American oil and natural gas industry broke production and export records, redefined global energy markets, and helped American families save thousands of dollars – all while helping the United States continue to lead the world in reducing emissions. As 2019 comes to a close, let’s review the highlights from the oil and gas industry’s

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U.S. Natural Gas Leads All Energy Sources in Carbon Emissions Reductions

The world’s leading producer of natural gas continues to utilize this abundant resource as the favored choice for new electricity generation, aiding in the fight against climate change. The shift in the United States to building more natural gas power plants has led to the reduction of more than 2.8 million metric tons of carbon

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U.S. Petroleum Exports Exceed Imports for the First Time Ever

For the first time in history, the U.S exported more petroleum products to overseas markets than it imported in October, according to the Energy Information Administration’s recently-released “Short-Term Energy Outlook” It represents an historic shift as the United States solidifies its role as an oil and natural gas powerhouse that’s able to provide for its

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IEA: U.S. To Dominate Global Energy Markets through 2030

The United States will overtake Russia as the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas, reshaping global markets, and bolstering national security, according to the International Energy Agency’s 2019 World Energy Outlook. Going all the way up According to the report, the United States will account for a staggering 85 percent of the world’s

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Does the President Have the Authority to Ban Fracking?

Several Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning on promises to ban fracking on federal lands, or on some more extreme platforms – from Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris – place a ban on all fracking in the United States including on private property. World leaders have advised against a U.S. ban for a

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Efforts to Get Florida Municipalities on Board with Climate Litigation Fall Flat

Activists shopping around climate litigation to municipalities in Florida have struck out again, despite years of lobbying, advertising, and publishing reports projecting the costs of climate mitigation to support their efforts. The Sun Sentinel reports that Key Biscayne, Fla. has decided not to pursue climate litigation, joining the ranks of Fort Lauderdale, who we learned

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Green Giants: Axios Finds Skyrocketing Donations to Enviro Groups

It’s not that easy being green–unless you’re a nonprofit looking for donations. A new Axios analysis of tax filings from 18 of the most influential environmental groups found significant increases in donations between 2015 and 2017. Comparing 2015, the last full year before Trump’s election to 2017, the first full year after, Axios found donations to well-known environmental groups increased by

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