Natural Gas Workers Among Top Wage Earners In Energy Industry

Workers in the natural gas sector are among the highest wage earners in the U.S. energy industry, with oil workers not far behind, but some other energy sectors are lagging, according to a new report from several leading energy think tanks, research, and advocacy groups. Published by the Energy Futures Initiative, the National Association of

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Blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline Means Relying on Russian Oil

Three months after President Biden signed an executive order revoking construction permits for Keystone XL pipeline, more consequences of his decision are becoming clear. The revocation cheered by environmental activists removes a critical means for safely transporting the kind of Canadian crude oil that U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast are designed to process, leaving

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The ‘Frack Pack’ Is Stuck In the Past

The ‘Frack Pack’ is back with another rendition of its failed hydraulic fracturing legislative package. House Democratic Reps. Diana DeGette (Colo.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), and Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) recently re-introduced the ‘Frack Pack’, zombie pieces of legislation that have consistently failed to pass Congress regardless of which party was in control. Much

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Policymakers, Executives at CERAWeek Agree: Natural Gas Remains Critical to Energy Transition

The consensus from CERAWeek is out: natural gas is a key component of the world’s energy transition. Throughout CERAWeek, which took place the first week of March and brings together political leaders, executives, and energy’s most prominent thought leaders, one topic remained top of mind: the energy transition. As climate change becomes an ever-pressing issue,

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IEA: Natural Gas is “Fastest-Growing” Fossil Fuel in India

India’s natural gas demand will more than double by 2030 as the fuel source replaces higher emitting resources, particularly in the industrial sector, according to the latest long-term special report by the International Energy Agency. The continued growth in natural gas, which IEA projects even in policy scenarios where renewables dominate the energy mix, will

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Report On Shift To Renewables Jobs Leaves Out Key Details

A new Brookings Institution report makes the case that fossil fuel industry workers in areas of the country where such jobs are plentiful could easily transition to the renewables sector, but the analysis leaves out key details that would have major implications for workers. The report argues the geographic locations of major fossil fuel communities

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Day 2: Rep. Haaland Goes Further, Says Federal Lands Moratorium Is Not A “Permanent Thing”

During the second day of her confirmation hearing to serve as Interior Secretary, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) definitively said that the Biden administration’s “pause” on oil and natural gas permitting and leasing on federal lands won’t become a permanent policy. After again being repeatedly pressed by members of the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources

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Rep. Haaland: Federal Lands Orders Are “Not A Permanent Ban”

The Biden administration’s orders on oil and natural gas leasing and permitting on federal lands are not permanent bans, according to Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), during day one of her confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary who said. Throughout the hearing, Rep. Haaland repeatedly told members of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee that she

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Annapolis Leaders Admit Activist Group Convinced City to File Climate Lawsuit

On Tuesday, the City of Annapolis, Maryland announced it filed a public nuisance climate change lawsuit against major energy producers and one trade association, with city officials acknowledging they began pursuing the case after being approached by a well-known “Keep It In The Ground” activist group funded by the Rockefellers. In fact, this activist group

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Natural Gas: America’s Fuel of Choice

A lot of Americans prefer gas appliances, and for good reason: Natural gas is reliable, affordable, and for those that love to cook, it outperforms when creating their favorite dishes. Yet, a recent Mother Jones article attempts to make the case that somehow “the fossil fuel industry convinced Americans to love gas.” The article misrepresents

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Rep. Haaland’s Interior Secretary Confirmation Hearing: 6 Key Questions

The upcoming confirmation hearing for Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to serve as Interior Secretary will put the spotlight on the Biden Administration’s bans on oil and natural gas leasing and permitting on federal lands. While the policy was sold as a temporary measure to allow for a review of the process, it’s become clearer the

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U.S. LNG Exports Are Part of the Solution To Cleaner Air Across the Globe

The shift to natural gas over the past decade has helped make the United States the global leader in emissions reductions, and U.S. LNG exports are key for developing nations seeking to transition from higher-emitting fuels to lower their own emissions and pollution mortality rate. It’s a clear reminder of the benefits of cleaner-burning natural

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