Failure to articulate core belief lost the Republican Party a presidential election last month and now disarms it on fiscal policy.
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A surge in natural gas production in North America and regulatory assaults in the US can give the impression that coal’s future is grim. Not so, says Energy-Facts.org.
With its iterative approach to regulation, the US Environmental Protection Agency is looking anew at air-emission standards rejected in court.
Four more years for US President Barack Obama means 4 more years of regulatory siege on the oil and gas industry.
Much about the price of crude oil this year has had to do with Iran, but Iran has to do with much beyond the price of oil.
In the Oct. 16 debate, US President Barack Obama clarified his energy hopes instructively.
Fact-checkers who can’t keep facts straight perform no service.
Many people never would cheat to make easy money. Regulation must account for the people who would and do.
The economies of two countries crucial to oil-demand growth are cooling and, in one case, might be worse than indicated by official data.
Believe it or not, support exists in the US for an energy policy that balances core objectives.
Approaches to green energy are diverging on opposing sides of the Atlantic as the incumbent US administration presses expensively forward and European governments come to their senses.
The document announcing new fuel-economy standards for US cars and light trucks contains a quiet observation that shrieks about problems of renewable-fuel mandates.
In the era of Twitter and Facebook, with information increasingly flashy and decreasingly illuminating, fine distinctions too often yield to the blur. The oil and gas industry still must keep pressing for clarification in two issues related to transparency.
Energy represents a large piece of a gaudy policy mosaic likely to influence the US presidential election in November more than might be apparent at this stage of the race.
Although new oil is much in the news these days, old oil represents big potential worth similar attention.
Finding a politically accommodating route to market for Alberta bitumen is becoming even more difficult than producing the abundant stuff.
Has hydrogen reemerged as a fuel of the day in American politics?
To the oil and gas industry, a political spat over outsourcing must seem especially ironic.
The asterisk fixed to oil market analysis has asserted itself again. Twice.
The oil and gas industry can relate to confusion over what constitutes a tax, which figured prominently in the historic June 28 decision by the US Supreme Court upholding health-care reform.
Because its biggest energy problem is price rather than supply, the US military should concentrate on lowering consumption rather than developing renewable sources.
You might have a green job and not know it.
With annual spending by the US government approaching $4 trillion and the federal deficit exceeding a quarter of that, why worry about an extra trillion bucks or two in regulatory costs?
Some arguments refute themselves with surface nonsense evident to anyone. A glittering example is the recurring argument that operators buy federal oil and gas leases in order to do nothing with them.
New job numbers, crackling with political context, suggest a potent move President Barack Obama might make in his bid for reelection—but almost certainly will not.
On its way down the proverbial slippery slope toward economic statism, Argentina has laid claim to oil and gas assets worth, oh, $18 billion or so.
Iran raised the stakes of an important meeting about its nuclear plans by insulting Arabs and picking a new fight over islands in the Strait of Hormuz.
If they were not in an election year, lawmakers might be fixing America’s fuel ethanol wreck instead of skewering consumers and hiding the damage.
An eternal mistake in the oil and gas business is believing some current trend will last forever. The ruinous mistake is betting money on it.
In service to the quality of discourse, the oil and gas industry should fall silent on energy independence and hope that others who converse about energy recognize the consequent boost to public enlightenment and do likewise.
Justifiably steaming over US inaction on the Keystone XL pipeline, members of Canada’s Conservative Party are counterattacking what they see as sovereignty incursions from the south.
When people are confident enough about their righteousness to make a public display of it, should they not also be right?
The oil sands industry of Canada has taken an important step toward refuting the “dirty oil” claims of environmental activism.
Political conflict over hydraulic fracturing turns on a semantic point crucial but perhaps not evident to the oil and gas industry.
As Congress begins its latest effort to choreograph energy choice, Americans should lock their cash drawers.
Perils linked to Iran are escalating so rapidly that an observer needs a scorecard to gauge market effects.
The trading in units of permission to emit carbon dioxide is supposed to be a market-based response to global warming. It’s really politics.
In battles over hydraulic fracturing and the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil and gas industry must never underestimate the resolve of its opponents. Groups hostile to oil and gas know they have much to lose.
Fidel Castro has raised his revolutionary voice against a well-completion method revolutionizing production of oil and natural gas.
From the perspective of the oil and gas business, campaigns by liberal commentators to make President Barack Obama look politically conservative seem otherworldly.