BP: Natural Gas Showed “Great Resilience” In 2020

Despite a drop in global energy demand due to COVID-19, natural gas emerged from the pandemic in a position of strength, according to BP’s recently released 2021 Statistical Review. As the report explains, global primary energy demand fell by 4.5 percent in 2020 – the largest decline since World War II. Yet, natural gas performed

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Natural Gas’s Role in Improving Energy Efficiency

For decades, the natural gas industry has addressed customer demand for increased energy efficiency by incorporating incentives and partnering with the federal government. The resulting improvements have been a benefit to consumers, who want to save on their energy bills, and for businesses worried about their carbon emissions. The Department of Energy (DOE) should review

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Still Waiting: Illinois Sees Bipartisan Support For Expanding Natural Gas Service But Governor Has Yet to Sign

Communities and states across the country are analyzing the best paths forward to lower emissions, while ensuring consumers have access to affordable, reliable energy. In Illinois, lawmakers came together and showed strong, bipartisan support for natural gas as a part of that future amid policies that would transition the state away from fossil fuels. At

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Even with Record Russian Imports and OPEC Confusion, Biden Administration Keeps New Oil & Gas Leasing Locked Up

During the 2020 presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden said that if elected he would “phase out fossil fuels.” Just hours after being sworn in, his administration began to make good on that promise, issuing executive and secretarial orders to curtail domestic production. Today, the United States is importing increasing volumes of oil from Russia while

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Key Questions Ahead of the Federal Lands Report

The U.S. Interior Department is soon expected to release its review of the federal oil and natural gas leasing program that was prompted by President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 which banned new leasing while the review was conducted. Two weeks ago, in response to a lawsuit filed by 13 states, a federal judge in Louisiana

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Two Former Energy Secretaries: Foreign Demand For U.S. LNG “Simply Astounding,” Natural Gas Is Part of Energy Transition

Affordable natural gas has already helped the United States dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions and the nation  should continue exporting the fuel to help allies around the world meet their own climate goals, according to former Energy Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Dan Brouillette. Speaking at a recent forum, the two former secretaries – one Democratic

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Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota Gets Boost from Biden Administration

The construction of a major pipeline replacement project that would carry crude from Canadian oilfields to a refinery in Wisconsin got a major boost on Thursday from the Biden Administration. According to the New York Times, the administration is siding with a prior permitting decision by the Army Corps of Engineers: “Mr. Biden could still

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Backfire: New Center for Climate Integrity Poll Undercuts Own Arguments

The Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) – the activist group which fancies itself as leading the climate litigation campaign – recently released a new poll that was so unremarkable that it generated zero media attention.  Seriously, no one paid attention to it. And CCI  didn’t even tweet about it!  So, EID Climate, which is apparently is the only organization that pays attention to this kind of stuff, decided to dive into the numbers, and

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Rising Oil Imports Show Risks of Restricting U.S. Production

America’s hard-fought energy superpower status could be faltering after data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed that crude oil imports rose sharply in the past week, while exports fell. EIA’s Weekly Petroleum Status Report said: “U.S. crude oil imports averaged 6.9 million barrels per day last week, up by 197,000 barrels per day

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While Claiming ‘Environmental Justice,’ Pipeline Protesters Vandalize Native-Owned Businesses

To stop construction of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project in Minnesota, activists have increasingly argued for environmental justice for Native Americans who live along the route. But recent vandalism against Native-owned businesses suggests those arguments may be more geared toward attracting media attention. The project, which would replace a section of a crude pipeline

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Pew Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Want To Phase Out Fossil Fuels

More Americans are having regular conversations about climate change and believe we should be doing more about it. But that doesn’t necessarily include phasing out fossil fuels, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The poll, which was conducted in April and surveyed more than 13,000 U.S. adults, found the majority of Americans (64

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