Sooner or later, the US government must allow general export of crude oil. Sooner would be better than later.
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“Environmentalists don’t want safer shale gas. They want no shale gas.”
A US carbon tax has fallen subject to preemptive assault in a study released by the George C. Marshall Institute.
Tension is easing on two still-dodgy fronts in a mostly stable country supremely important in the logistics and geopolitics of energy.
The international oil and gas industry escaped a legal hazard on Apr. 17 when the US Supreme Court narrowed the geographic scope of an antique law on civil infractions involving noncitizens.
A pioneer of climate alarm has turned to full-time warfare against fossil energy.
Environmental pressure groups responded predictably to a Mar. 29 pipeline accident in Arkansas. “With stakes this high,” the Sierra Club said after crude oil leaked into a neighborhood near Little Rock, “there is no excuse for the White House to approve Keystone XL.”
Reemergence of an erstwhile reformer in a country institutionally resistant to reform adds an interesting note to the centrally choreographed politics of Iran.
Message to opponents of US exports of LNG: Price volatility is part of the energy business. Deal with it.
The state-of-the-union speech Feb. 12 smothered whispers of hope on energy policy with shrieks of delusional ambition.
An unseasonal but temporary increase in the price of gasoline has captured the attention of news media in the US, but regulations under development that could boost the price permanently have escaped notice.
Forecasts of global demand for oil, always sensitive to economic fate, weather, and geopolitical surprise, are especially fragile this year. Economic growth depends extraordinarily much on another wild variable: politics.
President Barack Obama delivered a whopper in a Jan. 14 press conference during which he pressed his campaign to marginalize political opposition.
Political opposition to LNG exports by the US brings to mind monumental energy mistakes of the past...
The regulatory activism for which Lisa P. Jackson long will be remembered hit full stride in her first year as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency.