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Clean Power Plan to Reward Texas, not Wyoming Coal-Backers

RWE Struggles To Remain Profitable, Mulls Closing Garzweiler Mine

Chronicle readers would be forgiven if they opened their papers last weekend and thought it was 2005. That’s because the Koch brothers-funded Texas Public Policy Foundation published an editorial that echoed the pro-coal rhetoric we heard nearly 10 years ago when then-TXU wanted to build new power plants across Texas that would burn Wyoming coal. Sure, this… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

  Pennsylvania Natural Gas Development Leading to Reverse Brain Drain  Times Online (Pennsylvania): Matt Curry moved to Texas for work but kept his treasured Steelers season tickets in the hope he might return someday to western Pennsylvania. After graduating from Penn State with a degree in petroleum engineering, Curry didn’t have much of a choice but… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Charts and Maps of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution AEI Carpe Diem Blog: Below are four charts and two maps that help tell the story of America’s Amazing Shale Oil Revolution: 1. The Big Three. Yesterday, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) updated its monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” with new estimates of oil production through August… Keep reading →

Texas Gulf Coast Cleans Up After Hurricane Ike

They say everything is bigger in Texas and often that’s true, especially when it comes to big hair and the bravado of politicians. This amounts to a lot of drama and theatrics. I mean, as someone who grew up in Dallas, I can tell you that the soap opera by the same name wasn’t too… Keep reading →

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

Carbon capture has been slow to fulfill the hopes held for it by a wide range of powerful energy policy players – from the Natural Resources Defense Council to the International Energy Agency – who see the technology as crucial in the fight against global warming. But its prospects in the United States got a boost… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The topic of exporting US oil – or minimally processed condensate – was one of the hottest at the EIA’s energy conference, which kicked off yesterday in Washington DC. “John Auers, executive vice president of the engineering firm Turner, Mason & Co., said rulings by the U.S. Commerce Department allowing two Texas companies to sell… Keep reading →

Prices Help Drive Increase of Midwest Oil Exploration

The EIA’s latest Short-term Energy Outlook is out and US crude oil output continues to soar, while natural gas prices are expected to climb back toward the $5 per million BTU level this year, before slightly pulling back in 2015. EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski highlighted just how prolific US crude oil production has been in… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Texas, North Dakota and Pennsylvania Lead U.S. Energy Surge Forbes (David Blackmon) – As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence on Friday, it would also be appropriate to take a moment to celebrate those states who are currently leading our nation down the path towards energy independence.  No issue facing America today… Keep reading →

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The EPA’s newly-announced rule to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants would appear to set the stage for non-carbon emitting technology like nuclear, but historically low-priced natural gas has rendered many of the nation’s smaller nuclear facilities economically uncompetitive. “Already, five nuclear units have either shut down or have announced that they will do… Keep reading →

Bread and Oil: California's Central Valley

The “out there” in this case is the Permian Basin in West Texas where Pioneer Natural resources has over 20,000 drilling locations. With over 10,000 net producing wells currently operating, the company has a significant drilling inventory that it plans to tap over the long term, assuming oil prices remain above $80 per barrel and… Keep reading →

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