U.S. Breaks Records to Become Global Leader in Oil and Natural Gas Production

The U.S. energy revolution that’s taken place since 2000 catapulted the country to become the global leader in petroleum, including oil, and natural gas production in 2018, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration: “Last year’s increase in the United States was one of the largest absolute petroleum and natural gas production

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This Column Is Brought to You by The Rockefellers

The powerful donors fueling the climate litigation campaign got their money’s worth out of yesterday’s Los Angeles Times column. The piece featured the primary actors of the coordinated campaign, highlighting ‘media outlets,’ law clinics, and a public relations initiative – all with direct ties to the Rockefellers and their network of powerful allies. Energy in Depth has uncovered each of

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NY AG Attempts to Block ExxonMobil Document Discovery Ahead of Trial

As the October 23rd trial date approaches in the New York Attorney General’s (NY AG) lawsuit accusing ExxonMobil of misleading its investors on the risks that climate change poses to its business, the AG’s office is hard at work trying to prevent the company from obtaining discovery documents that could be crucial to its defense. After

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New Motion Seeks Details on Maryland AGs Use of Bloomberg Funded Attorneys

A new court filing in the lawsuit against Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh seeks to further pull back the curtain on the Michael Bloomberg-backed State Energy and Environmental Impact Center (SEEIC) at the NYU School of Law, and the program’s continued efforts to place privately-funded attorneys focused on climate change and prosecuting energy producers in

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Energy Innovation is Driving U.S. Emissions Reductions, Economic Growth

The United States is a living example that it’s possible to both protect the environment and grow the economy. That was a major theme at the  Global Energy Institute’s recent Energy Innovates Summit, where policymakers, energy industry leaders, and regulators came together to discuss the future of U.S. energy. The gathering of high-profile attendees included,

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U.S. Natural Gas Exports Increase, Driven by European Demand

The U.S. shale revolution has led to strong economic growth, reduced air emissions, and falling prices for American consumers. It’s also helped the United States become one of the largest exporters of liquified natural gas in the world. The United States has seen LNG exports skyrocket since the first shipment left the lower 48 states

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Debunked Research is Used Yet Again to Attack Oil and Natural Gas Production

A recent Corpus Christi Caller-Times opinion column begins with an emphasis on a claimed lack of “Science. Evidence. Facts.” in policymaking decisions surrounding fracking. And yet, the notable absence of these very things in the author’s claims demonstrates just how out-of-touch with reality the piece’s calls for a ban on fracking and a halt to

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USA Today’s Flaring Editorial Is Glaringly Inaccurate

While a recent USA Today editorial demonstrates the outlet’s desire to add some “flare” to its content, it also showcases a limited knowledge of the oil and natural gas industry’s flaring process. As Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian explained in a rebuttal to the piece: “’Flaring’ is an important part of America’s rise to

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Voluntary Environmental Partnership Leading Emissions Reductions Across Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is working together to reduce emissions, and these efforts by many of the nation’s leading energy companies are seeing significant results.  In fact, companies voluntarily participating in the Environmental Partnership found methane leakage rates across their operations to be only 0.16 percent – 10 times lower than U.S.

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Ohio Agencies Say They Don’t Get Many Fracking Health Complaints

Claims of health impacts from shale development have become a heated topic in the Appalachian Basin, with activists pushing a misleading narrative in the region. But the allegation that fracking is causing widespread public health issues is far from reality in the Buckeye State, according two state agencies. In response to a handful of activists

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House Republicans Highlight the Strengths of American Energy Production

Republicans took to the House floor this week to discuss “the American energy renaissance” that’s helped power economic growth, create jobs, boost innovation, lower emissions, and strengthen national security. The members who spoke are from the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) – a caucus of House Republicans led by Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep.

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Activist Group Suing Energy Companies Completely Alters Its Complaint

Inspired by the “throw everything at the wall” approach utilized in climate liability cases filed by municipalities across the country, the Rockefeller-funded Conservation Law Foundation is now changing its tactics in its lawsuit against Shell Oil Co. Chief Judge William Smith of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island ruled yesterday to

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Voluntary Efforts Result in Significant Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions Reductions

Voluntary efforts to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions are seeing significant results, according to recently released federal data. Since its inception in 2016, more than 60 companies from all segments of the oil and natural gas industry have voluntarily participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. These

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