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 Double Whammy Against New Mexico’s Energy Industry

It’s no secret that New Mexico is in a bind. From the Biden administration’s efforts to ban new permits and leases on federal land, to the New Mexico legislature’s move to place a ban on new hydraulic fracturing permits on state lands during this legislative session, there’s an all-out assault against the state’s energy industry.

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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’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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Report: Oil & Gas Development on Federal Lands Contributes $1.5 Billion to New Mexico Budget

Amid mounting criticisms of President Biden’s executive order last week indefinitely halting new oil and natural gas leases on federal lands and waters, leaders across party aisles are concerned the executive order will jeopardize critical funding for states. That’s especially true for New Mexico, which accounts for nearly 60 percent of federal onshore oil production.

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Two-year trend of rising proved oil and natural gas reserves halts

Amid a decrease in oil and gas prices, a two-year trend of rising proved reserves of oil and natural gas in the United States has come to a halt, according to the Energy Information Administration. Natural gas proved reserves declined 1.9% year over year in 2019, falling to 494.9 Tcf from 504.5 Tcf. The change

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U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Showed Resilience in 2020

As we look back on 2020, there’s no denying it was a challenging year for everyone, including the U.S. oil and natural gas industry. Production decreased for the first time in years as a result of the pandemic and its impacts on global markets. But despite these unique and unexpected challenges, the industry continued to

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‘Completely Unacceptable’: COGCC Overruled Voters, Now Insults Colorado’s Oil & Natural Gas Workers

You can see a pattern developing at the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and it shows a clear bias against the energy industry in the state. In September, the commission ignored the will of the voters by unilaterally extending setback distances. Now, staffers there have been caught insulting the energy companies it regulates, according to

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Colorado Emissions Roadmap Acknowledges Crucial Role Of Oil & Natural Gas

Last week’s Air Quality Control Commission hearing revealed deep ideological divisions among its members, but also an acknowledgement that oil and natural gas should play a crucial role in Colorado’s economy. After the Colorado State Assembly passed HB 1261 in 2019 that mandated reducing statewide GHG pollution 26 percent by 2025, 50 percent by 2030,

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EIA: US oil output to drop to 7.69 million bpd in shale fields next month

Experts are anticipating the biggest U.S. shale oil production drop since May, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent monthly forecast. Output is expected to decline by 123,000 barrels per day (bpd) in November to about 7.69 million bpd. Furthermore, overall output is expected to drop for the third straight month and is

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ICYMI: Fracking Has Taken Center Stage This Election Cycle

The future of U.S. energy is an important topic this election cycle – and always – as candidates debate on the best path forward to enhance energy security, reliability, affordability and reduce energy-related emissions. This has especially been evident in the recent debates and the sheer number of times the candidates have talked about fracking

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Reviewers, Findings Undercut New Oil & Natural Gas Radon Study’s Claims

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is found in high concentrations in homes, schools and businesses across the country. Despite its long prevalence in regions such as Appalachia, researchers continue to attempt to link the gas, and its known health impacts, to more recent unconventional oil and

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DOE Report Shows the Benefits of a Robust American Energy Industry, Shows Opportunities for the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying shutdowns threw the American economy—and the energy industry—a curve ball this year, but domestic production will be a key part of the economy recovery. A new released by the Department of Energy (DOE) shows the benefits of increased domestic energy production and the opportunities to continue production in the future,

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Energy transition poses credit risks to NOCs: Moody’s

National oil companies (NOC) are less prepared for the energy transition than their counterparts in the private sector, which increases their credit risks, Moody’s said Monday. According to a new report by Moody’s Investors Services, the energy transition poses varying degrees of credit risk to the world’s largest NOCs. Those in oil importing countries, where

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