Without political context, the US approach to energy would look like a study in contradiction. For decades, Americans have fretted about reliance on oil from faraway exporters thought to be unfriendly.
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For LNG in Asia-Pacific countries, 2015 will be a pivotal year, according to a study released earlier this year by London-based GlobalData.
US Environmental Protection Agency statements on health benefits from lowering the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards grossly misrepresent what EPA actually estimates as possible benefits from reducing public ozone exposure, said a study commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute.
The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new air pollution standards for oil and natural gas exploration and production operations in response to a court order.
A seemingly routine US House Natural Resources Committee hearing on states sharing federal revenue from future energy production off their coasts took an unexpected turn on July 27 when the committee's ranking minority member made his opening statement.
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to increase the type and amount of information on commercial chemicals that it collects from chemical manufacturers.
The US Coast Guard has increased its resources to inspect mobile offshore drilling units since the 2010 Macondo deepwater well incident and oil spill, Rear Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, USCG's assistant commandant for marine safety, security, and stewardship, told a US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee.
A slowdown in the government's approval process for Gulf of Mexico deepwater exploration plans and associated drilling permits has cost the US in hydrocarbon supply, jobs, and revenue, said a study by IHS-CERA and IHS Global Insight.
US crude oil production fell to a 2-year low and showed year-over-year declines for the second month in a row, according to the latest monthly data from the American Petroleum Institute.
The US Department of Energy last week sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia to learn more about Riyadh's plans for nuclear energy. Yes, even the world's largest producer of oil is going nuclear (OGJ, Jan. 31, 2011).
US and European legislators have joined with Syrian dissidents in calling for international sanctions to be imposed on Syria's oil and gas industry in an effort to bring an end to the country's ruling regime.
Saudi Arabia's oil exports look to decline sharply over the long term as the Middle Eastern country's own domestic demand is expected to consume more of its production.
The board of Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) approved a $224.7 billion, 5-year investment plan, with about 57% of the projected outlays to be spent on exploration and production.
In the sleight-of-hand on display throughout the US showdown over fiscal policy, no one has performed the rhetorical dodge better than President Barack Obama.