Experts Push Back on Politically Motivated Price Gouging Allegations, Again

The mixed messages on domestic energy production from the Biden administration continue, this time, echoed by California Governor Gavin Newsom as gas prices inch higher across the country and surge in California. Mixed Messages from the White House Last week, President Biden made the unfounded suggestion that oil companies would use Hurricane Ian to raise

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It’s Time For Policy To Match Rhetoric To Increase U.S. Oil & Gas Production

During this energy crisis, as American drivers continue to pay sky-high prices for gasoline, the Biden administration has continuously ignored the most obvious answer in the world: increase oil production in the United States. Instead, as demonstrated yet again on Wednesday, President Biden continues to put Americans under the boot of OPEC+, which announced that

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Granholm’s Proposed Energy Export Ban: Bad for prices, Terrible for Western allies, and Disadvantageous to the Environment.

Energy Sec. Jenifer Granholm once again met with the CEOs of major energy companies last week to discuss refinery capacity following Hurricane Ian. But in the middle of those conversations, the secretary yet again floated the idea of banning American crude oil exports – a move that would be detrimental on numerous fronts. As the

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New Methane Flaring Study Runs Counter to Existing Data

A new study authored by researchers at the University of Michigan is making headlines this week for its claims that the U.S. oil and natural gas industry is underestimating the efficacy of flaring, which would increase the amount of emissions estimated to occur from the process. However, there are several limitations to keep in mind

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Rystad Study Places US LNG At the Center of Europe’s Energy Security

A newly released Rystad Energy study co-sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil and Gas producers (IOGP), concluded that U.S. LNG is the most viable and competitive solution for Europe’s natural gas demand in the long run. Europe’s concerns about energy security steadily increased this year amid tensions with

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SCOTUS Announcement On Boulder Climate Case Expected Soon

The U.S. Supreme Court may announce as soon as this week whether it will take up a key jurisdictional question in the climate litigation campaign, setting up the potential of a huge setback for lawsuit supporters. At issue is whether the climate lawsuit brought by the City and County of Boulder and the County of

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UK Lifts Shale Gas Moratorium

The UK Government announced that it has lifted the moratorium on shale gas production in England. It also confirmed its support for a new oil and gas licensing round in the North Sea, expected to be launched by the North Sea Transition Authority in early October with the aim to boost domestic production. The lifting

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Federal Permitting Reform

Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) long-awaited permitting bill, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022, was dropped on Wednesday evening, and similar to the anticipation expected, is a mixed bag for the energy industry. Reminder: debate about permitting reform has accelerated in recent weeks following passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) when Sen. Joe

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Report: Even In Most Demanding Future Decarbonization Scenarios, World Needs U.S. Oil and Natural Gas

A new report from the Breakthrough Institute examines future oil and natural gas demand through the lens of four decarbonization scenarios and the possible impacts climate policies and international politics might have on the industry. While the report emphasizes infrastructure deficiencies and the need for economic diversification in these future climate scenarios, it also makes

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Foreign-Funded “Keep It In The Ground” Activists Target American Energy Investments With Deeply Flawed Report

Responsible oil and natural gas production in the United States is under attack from “Keep It In The Ground” activist groups who are funded by foreign money and have published a deeply flawed report attempting to pressure private equity investors to divest assets from the energy sector. The report, dubbed the “Private Equity Climate Risks

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Natural Gas Fuels Clean Power Generation

The increased use of natural gas in power generation has grown significantly, while at the same time, carbon intensity has fallen, new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows: “From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of U.S. power generation fell 18 percent, driven by a shift in the U.S. electricity generation mix

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UK and EU Leaders Proposing Unprecedented Solutions to Address the Region’s Escalating Energy Crisis

With the current energy crisis worsening, the United Kingdom and Europe are looking to winter with trepidation and an increased focus on building up energy inventories. LNG imports – particularly from the United States – are filling the gap for Europe’s immediate energy needs and storage demands ahead of the cold season, causing price increases

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