California Adopts Sweeping Plan To Combat Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Before getting into a new report showing an uptick in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions last year, let’s make sure we keep an eye on the big picture as it concerns U.S. CO2. These points: U.S. CO2 emissions have fallen to their lowest level in a generation – even as global emissions have risen 50 percent since 1990. The… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

In many ways, the truest measure of U.S. energy is America itself – the country’s economic health and its security in the world, the individual prosperity of its citizens and the nation’s ability to meet significant challenges. Energy, led by natural gas and oil, is driving progress in all of these areas. No less important… Keep reading →

Men working oil

Thinking about the year in energy in 2018, a couple of recent news items focus attention on the sea change for our country launched by the U.S. natural gas and oil revolution: Net Oil and Refined Product Exporter The U.S. became a net oil and petroleum products exporter for the first time in 75 years… Keep reading →

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

As debates continue over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its ethanol mandates, let’s remember that when the RFS was enacted more than a decade ago it was supposed to jumpstart a commercially viable cellulosic ethanol industry – ethanol made from the leaves, stems and other fibrous parts of a plant. This has not happened. Far… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Bolstered by natural gas and innovation, the U.S. has proven that you can reduce emissions without sacrificing affordable energy. We have a road map to success, and we have forged a path for others to follow. As world leaders meet this week in search of a plan, we offer our experiences as a way for… Keep reading →

German Summit On Electric Mobility

With the Edison Electric Institute celebrating 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads with a forum event in Washington, D.C., let’s talk, again, about some EV realities – which is important as the buzz around EVs grows. Let’s discuss subsidies, real consumer costs, emissions and batteries. Who’s Being Subsidized for Buying EVs? This is a thorny… Keep reading →

CNOOC Drops Bid For Unocal

During an Explore Offshore discussion on Capitol Hill, it’s not hard to pick out the good reasons for safely and responsibly developing offshore natural gas and oil: long-term U.S. energy and national security, jobs and economic stimulus, revenues to states, global leadership and more. National Explore Offshore Co-Chair Jim Nicholson: “Energy security is an issue that impacts every other critical issue. …… Keep reading →

Manufacturing To Be A Key Election Issue

Recent headlines on natural gas prices may leave Americans feeling whipsawed by marketplace fluctuations (see here and here). So, let’s look at what’s been going on with natural gas this year. But first, four points to keep in mind: Affordable natural gas has saved the average household more than $100 per year in recent years. Most consumers… Keep reading →

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

EPA likely will need to take the lead in rescuing U.S. consumers from the potential negative impacts of the federal ethanol mandate, given the shrinking chance that Congress will pass significant reforms to the broken Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) program. That’s the view of the natural gas and oil industry, which continues to warn of… Keep reading →

Drone Photography Raises Questions About Privacy And Safety

The natural gas and oil industry’s use of drones to inspect facilities and operations is getting a boost from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Shell’s partner Avitas Systems received an FAA waiver to fly drones for civil use beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with the assistance of a radar in Loving County, Texas (USA).… Keep reading →

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