An oil tanker is seen off the port of Ba

It’s good that Congress appears to be talking seriously about ending the United States’ four-decades-old ban on crude oil exports. Reports say Democrats and Republicans are discussing a deal that would include lifting the export ban – though it’s unclear what a specific deal would look like. “We need to have a conversation” about oil… Keep reading →

Report Places Los Angeles At Top Of List For City With Worst Traffic And Smog

A number of Americans may look at some of the mixed reaction to the Obama administration’s release of new, more restrictive ozone standards and conclude that if industry and business groups and environmental activists all are unhappy with the final standards, then the administration must be congratulated for splitting the difference. As measured as that… Keep reading →

Illinois Plant Produces Alternate Fuel

Industry groups have petitioned EPA to lower the 2014 RFS ethanol mandate to below 10 percent of projected gasoline demand. On August 13, 2013, the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a partial waiver of volume requirements under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)… Keep reading →

The new chief of the International Energ

The North American gas shale revolution’s medium-term impact on global markets will be realized through exports of the fuel itself, rather than the technology to access it, according to International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria Van Der Hoeven. “The unconventional gas revolution in the US will impact gas markets over the medium term more by… Keep reading →

High Oil Prices Continue To Drive Gas Prices Steadily Upwards

By Erin Carson, Energy Solutions Forum Several New York Energy Week panels slated for June 25 will highlight the impact of the shale oil and gas revolution on economic growth and national energy security policy. Top officials from industry and government will hold multiple panels in New York to offer new insight into how the oil and gas boom could… Keep reading →

The debate over natural gas exports from the US has broken out of the energy sector and begun to raise temperatures across the political spectrum, with a high profile Congressional hearing this week underlining the stakes at play in a Department of Energy policy decision on the economic standing of natural gas export projects.

Despite being painted as absolutely opposed to exports of domestically produced natural gas and its position as a leader in the manufacturing sector’s opposition to unrestricted approval of export projects, Dow Chemical actually favors exports to free trade partners but is concerned about the impacts of unchecked exports to non free trade countries, the company’s Vice President for Government and Public Affairs Kevin Kolevar told Breaking Energy in a recent briefing. Keep reading →