http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video.html2014-09-22T15:00:21.753ZEditor's Perspective - Video BlogAdobe Experience ManagerIs air transport a health threat? EPA will decidenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The US Environmental Protection Agency has the chance to demonstrate judgment when it decides whether air travel threatens humanity.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/09/is_air_transportah.html2014-09-18T19:31:00.000Z2014-09-18T19:31:44.749ZIndustry a target as inversions revive talk of tax reformnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>New talk in the US about tax reform should make oil and gas companies nervous.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/09/industry_a_targetas.html2014-09-04T15:21:00.000Z2014-09-04T15:22:08.776ZCan anyone name top agency in count of restrictive regs?noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The leader in a new measure of regulatory activism is—can anyone guess?<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/08/can_anyone_name_top.html2014-08-29T16:07:00.000Z2014-08-29T16:07:33.421ZStudy links states’ economic growth to energy regulationnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Judged strictly by economic efficiency, energy regulation at the state level works best in the US South and interior and worst on the West Coast and in the Northeast and Upper Midwest.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/08/study_links_states.html2014-08-21T16:24:00.000Z2014-08-21T16:24:26.917ZRussia hit by court claims over Yukos it likely will defynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Battered lately in the worldwide court of public opinion over its strong-arming of Ukraine, Russia last month sustained two blows in international courts over a power move 10 years earlier.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/08/russia_hit_by_court.html2014-08-14T18:33:00.000Z2014-08-14T18:33:40.453ZIsraeli-Gazan fight forcing shifts in Mideast alliancesnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Around the fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, regional allegiances are complex, confusing, and unconventional. Especially intriguing are interventions by Qatar.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/08/israeli-gazan_fight.html2014-08-07T19:05:00.000Z2014-08-07T19:06:13.448ZClimate testimony by EPA chief light on facts, balancenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A government official proposing to overhaul energy use should ground arguments in facts and present them with balance.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/08/climate_testimonyby.html2014-08-04T18:36:00.000Z2014-08-04T18:37:35.723ZAustralia repeals climate sacrifice; who will be next?noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>European response to Australia’s abandonment of a carbon tax illuminates the impossibly narrow margin of political acceptability within which governments must work as they try to rearrange climate.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/07/australia_repealscl.html2014-07-24T15:13:00.000Z2014-07-24T15:13:36.478ZFederal land not part of the US oil output surgenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>If it were an oil producer, the US federal government would look much like Mexico, with output declining while adjacent areas boom.<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/07/federal_land_notpar.html2014-07-17T20:14:00.000Z2014-07-17T20:14:56.001ZPoll slump hints Americans weary of whining presidentnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Ominous poll results bespeak collapse in the stature of a US president consistently hostile to oil and gas.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/07/poll_slump_hintsame.html2014-07-09T19:35:00.000Z2014-07-09T19:35:59.694ZGore shares stage with opponent of Aussie carbon tax noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>When governments meddle in energy markets, strange things happen—such as an appearance by Al Gore with a coal magnate at a press conference announcing opposition to carbon taxation.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/07/gore_shares_stagewi.html2014-07-03T16:34:00.000Z2014-07-03T16:34:39.325ZIraqi crisis shows factional strife trumps nationalismnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Continuation of disruption to Iraq underscores how readily observers in the West underestimate factionalism, in its various dimensions, as a force in the Middle East.<br> &nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/06/iraqi_crisis_showsf.html2014-06-26T15:16:00.000Z2014-06-26T15:18:46.980ZBlitz of Iraq puts new focus on Saudi output decisionsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The jihadist blitz of Iraq should quash whatever misapprehension remains that production growth in North America greatly lowers the importance of the Persian Gulf to oil markets.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/06/blitz_of_iraq_putsn.html2014-06-19T14:07:00.000Z2014-06-19T14:08:10.201ZExtreme agenda shaped emissions proposal by EPAnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Architects of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants have no intention of stopping with coal.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/06/extreme_agenda_shape.html2014-06-12T20:22:00.000Z2014-06-12T20:24:38.742ZMisconceptions feed reluctance to allow export of US crudenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Three misconceptions make US officials reluctant to allow the export of crude oil.</p> <p></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/06/misconceptions_feed.html2014-06-05T14:06:00.000Z2014-06-05T14:06:47.347ZPolitical-spending hypocrisy masks big policy questions noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">In high-level fights over political spending, more is at stake for the oil and gas industry than tiresome hypocrisy.</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/05/political-spendingh.html2014-05-29T14:53:00.000Z2014-05-29T14:54:30.843ZEPA proposal due soon might reshape US power generation noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">About all anyone outside the US Environmental Protection Agency knows about proposed rules due soon that might restructure power generation in America is that they’ll arrive on time.</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/05/epa_proposal_duesoo.html2014-05-23T15:41:00.000Z2014-05-23T15:42:15.957ZIn official assault on fossil energy, tactics vary by fuel noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;An Executive Branch campaign against fossil energy applies different tactics to specific fuels.</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><br> </p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/05/in_official_assault.html2014-05-15T16:30:00.000Z2014-05-15T16:30:42.107ZRegulation explains sickly GDP numbers better than weathernoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Another quarter, another storm of regulation. Another storm of regulation, another quarter of economic drift.</span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/05/regulation_explains_sickly_gdp.html2014-05-08T14:41:00.000Z2014-05-08T21:56:11.508ZA moralist’s energy transition: from security to climatenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11pt;">From a master of high-minded muddle-headedness on energy comes, well, more high-minded muddle-headedness on energy.</span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/04/a_moralist_s_energy.html2014-04-24T14:41:00.000Z2014-04-24T14:41:52.183ZNeed for still more reform awaits winner of Indian electionsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A question larger than who wins elections in the world’s fourth-ranked oil-consuming country is how much difference the outcome might make.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/04/need_for_still_more.html2014-04-17T16:30:00.000Z2014-04-17T16:43:08.339ZExchange in Senate committee displays energy misconceptionnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Misconception common in US government decision-making about energy received full exposure Apr. 3 in the Senate Finance Committee.</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/04/exchange_in_senatec.html2014-04-10T14:52:00.000Z2014-04-10T14:53:50.161ZReport offers lens for viewing IPCC’s new climate reportsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">As the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change takes shape, observers might crave a simple way to make sense of the findings.</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/04/report_offers_lensf.html2014-04-03T15:43:00.000Z2014-04-03T15:43:39.778ZFighting ‘fracked gas,’ activists fracture factsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Environmental activism has produced a new pearl of provocative meaninglessness: “fracked gas.”</span></p> <p style="font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/03/fighting_frackedga.html2014-03-28T16:52:00.000Z2014-03-28T16:52:47.283ZUS should avoid military motives for LNG exportsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The US natural gas industry should remind House Republicans that geopolitical power works best in silence, that bluster dissipates influence.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/03/us_should_avoid_mili.html2014-03-20T14:57:00.000Z2014-03-20T14:58:24.966ZKerry flubs facts in Jakarta diatribe on climate changenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>When a top official of the US government disparages opponents in an aggressive talk about an important subject, he ought to have his facts straight. In a Feb. 16 diatribe on climate change in Jakarta, Sec. of State John Kerry didn’t bother.<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/02/kerry_flubs_factsin.html2014-02-27T15:55:00.000Z2014-02-27T15:55:57.329ZGasoline price hike far from certain if US exports crudenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Recent price history weakens an argument against easing US restriction of the export of crude oil.<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/02/recent_price_history.html2014-02-25T18:03:00.000Z2014-02-25T18:36:42.616ZWill Obama finally confront activists over Keystone XL?noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Now that the US State Department has determined completion of the Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t aggravate climate change, the president logically and at last will approve the border crossing—won’t he? Don’t count on it.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/02/will_obama_finallyc.html2014-02-13T21:31:00.000Z2014-02-13T21:32:12.777ZIgnoring questions is wrong approach to climate changenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Refusal by global-warming activists to address core issues has gone from tiresome to annoying. President Barack Obama committed the dodge in his State of the Union address on Jan. 28 when he declared, “Climate change is a fact.”<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/02/ignoring_questionsi.html2014-02-06T20:43:00.000Z2014-02-06T20:44:25.688ZChukchi Sea ruling a tactical win for antioil activistsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A court decision jeopardizing oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska represents a triumph of environmental obstructionism—but not of management of the Outer Continental Shelf.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/01/chukchi_sea_rulinga.html2014-01-30T22:27:00.000Z2014-01-30T22:27:34.025ZUS to keep friend in unwanted limbo over Keystone XLnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Friendship with the United States, as several friends of the US are learning the hard way, doesn’t mean what it once did.<br> &nbsp;<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/01/us_to_keep_friendin.html2014-01-23T21:23:00.000Z2014-01-23T21:23:58.668ZQuestions remain in FDA’s attack on antibacterial soapnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Just to be safe, a person might think it prudent to quit using antibacterial soap.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/01/questions_remainin.html2014-01-17T16:34:00.000Z2014-01-17T16:34:59.532ZWhy not apply logic of the light bulb to whales on wheels?noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">To the looming unavailability in the US of incandescent light bulbs, responders logically cluster into four categories.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/01/why_not_apply_logic.html2014-01-09T22:02:00.000Z2014-01-09T22:02:34.480ZEuropean gas drama active with moves in Ukraine, Azerbaijan noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Century Gothic'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The eternal drama about natural gas for Europe from suppliers to the east played on multiple stages the week of Dec. 16.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><br> </p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2014/01/european_gas_dramaa.html2014-01-03T15:26:00.000Z2014-01-03T15:27:20.780ZQuiet budget deal shows Washington still can governnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The budget compromise fashioned quietly by politically opposed House and Senate leaders could have meant trouble for the US oil and gas industry.<br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/12/quiet_budget_dealsh.html2013-12-19T16:28:00.000Z2013-12-19T16:29:15.335ZDefenders of RFS resort to populist smear of ‘Big Oil’noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>You know defenders of the indefensible have nothing left when they resort to populist smear.<br> &nbsp;<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/12/defenders_of_rfsres.html2013-12-13T16:03:00.000Z2013-12-13T16:04:10.695ZStudy for Canada questions European move against bitumennoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span style="font-size: 12px; font-family: tahoma, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Canadian government is attacking assumptions driving a European plan to discourage the use of fuels made from bitumen.</span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/11/study_for_canadaque.html2013-11-21T17:14:00.000Z2013-11-21T17:15:27.208ZGas market forces pushing Europe back toward Russianoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">An energy-cost squeeze might coax Europe back toward the supplier of natural gas from which it has been trying to turn away.&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/11/gas_market_forcespu.html2013-11-15T17:52:00.000Z2013-11-15T17:53:17.465ZCash for clunkers: high-cost chase of high-minded goalsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">A furious controversy over stumbling health-care law provides useful context for assessment of an earlier meddling by the US government in economic behavior.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/11/cash_for_clunkersh.html2013-11-08T17:22:00.000Z2013-11-08T19:39:43.293ZCensure would greet conservative using Al Gore’s tacticsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">A political conservative leveraging shrill argumentation on a judgmental view of substance abusers would be censured for insensitivity.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/11/censure_would_greet.html2013-11-04T15:17:00.000Z2013-11-04T15:17:32.701ZOil sands transport options advance on two political frontsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">Political forces are aligning in Canada toward a vital debottlenecking of the oil sands.<br> <br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/10/oil_sands_transport.html2013-10-25T19:00:00.000Z2013-10-29T16:06:45.536ZCosts of electricity challenge a leader in renewable energynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">A country eager to develop renewable energy can accommodate ambition to economics without abandoning its environmental principles. Sometimes, suggests a study by IHS, moderation is enough.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/10/costs_of_electricity.html2013-10-18T18:20:00.000Z2013-10-18T18:20:51.443ZUS brinksmanship with economy must not become routinenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">One of many dangers in all-or-nothing politics is that brinksmanship with the national economy might start to feel routine. Repetition can have that effect.</span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/10/us_brinksmanshipwit.html2013-10-10T14:46:00.000Z2013-10-10T14:47:57.573ZIcy US relations with Iran still far from thawingnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">With the US and Iran, warmth does not mean thaw.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/10/icy_us_relationswit.html2013-10-03T19:00:00.000Z2013-10-03T19:01:18.014ZEPA power plant move a reason for refiners to worrynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>If the electricity-generation business was destined to build few coal-fired units anyway, why does the US need a regulation ensuring that outcome?</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/09/epa_power_plant_move.html2013-09-27T14:45:00.000Z2013-09-27T14:46:12.365ZA bipartisan energy snowball rolls again in the US Senate noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Another time Congress resorted to bipartisanship to make energy law, the US recommitted itself to fuel selection by politics instead of markets and created problems now becoming crises.</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/09/a_bipartisan_energy.html2013-09-19T15:10:00.000Z2013-09-19T15:11:13.317ZAvoiding energy opportunity seen as choosing not to grow noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Century Gothic'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Grasp two principles, says Lucian Pugliaresi, and “you will exceed the combined wisdom of Congress and the last four administrations.&quot;</span></p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/09/avoiding_energy_oppo.html2013-09-12T18:23:00.000Z2013-09-12T18:24:06.994ZPolicy in the US for LNG exports remains a work in progress.noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p class="p1">Exporters need approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build facilities and from the Department of Energy to export frigid methane.&nbsp;</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/09/policy_in_the_usfor.html2013-09-05T16:40:00.000Z2013-09-05T16:44:29.328ZAntitrust gambit shows why biofuel mandates must end noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>With a ludicrous antitrust initiative, US senators from Iowa and Minnesota show why the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) needs repeal instead of repair.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/08/antitrust_gambitsho.html2013-08-29T21:37:00.000Z2013-08-29T21:38:14.479ZFinal RFS rule a lot of trouble for little energynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>If Americans read the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule implementing the Renewable Fuels Standard for 2013 they’d understand why business people directly affected by the regulation want Congress to scrap the underlying law.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/08/final_rfs_rule_alot.html2013-08-15T18:09:00.000Z2013-08-15T18:10:06.643ZCarbon offensive shifts to oil but spares natural gasnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Oil is next in US President Barack Obama’s carbon offensive.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/08/carbon_offensiveshi.html2013-08-08T18:18:00.000Z2013-08-08T18:19:35.942ZEnergy regulation costs growing like those of educationnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>What applies to university education applies just as well to frantic energy regulation.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/08/energy_regulationco.html2013-08-02T21:22:00.000Z2013-08-02T21:23:25.532ZIraq still insecure but still harbors huge oil resourcenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>To a portentous question about oil markets, the answer so far is “not soon, apparently.”</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/07/iraq_still_insecure.html2013-07-19T14:41:00.000Z2013-07-19T14:42:05.540ZDutch report seeks new principles and practices at IPCC noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A pillar of global-warming alarm has come under criticism from a country with more than most at stake.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/07/dutch_report_seeksn.html2013-07-11T19:53:00.000Z2013-07-11T19:53:49.624ZHigh court rulings on pollution are not about science noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The US Supreme Court’s June 24 decision not to consider a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s E15 waiver serves as a reminder that their honors have the final say, usually, on law but never on science.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/07/high_court_rulingso.html2013-07-03T19:04:00.000Z2013-07-03T19:05:40.470ZBipartisan effort forms to repeal biofuels mistakenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Facing the chance to exercise bipartisan judiciousness, US lawmakers should remember that the problem with ethanol in vehicle fuel isn’t the substance but rather volumetric requirements for it.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/06/bipartisan_effortfo.html2013-06-27T20:21:00.000Z2013-06-27T20:22:25.250ZPhone surveillance arouses libertarian passions in the USnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Outrage over the US government’s broad harvest of communications data is like antioil rhetoric from activists who drive sport-utility vehicles.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/06/phone_surveillancea.html2013-06-13T16:11:00.000Z2013-09-05T16:42:50.723ZIranian election smacks of strategy familiar in Westnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The approach of Iran’s presidential election brings to mind a managerial strategy routinely employed in the West known as “buy-in.”</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/06/iranian_electionsma.html2013-06-06T20:57:00.000Z2013-06-06T20:57:35.891ZRussia to increase exports to China in strategic shiftnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>In a change of market strategy with geopolitical implications, Russia is increasing exports of crude oil to China at the expense of other Pacific Basin importers.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/05/russia_to_increasee.html2013-05-31T16:21:00.000Z2013-05-31T16:22:02.802ZUS should repeal its antique ban on the export of crudenoemail@noemail.orgBobT<p>Sooner or later, the US government must allow general export of crude oil. Sooner would be better than later.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/05/us-should-repeal-its-antique-ban-on-the-export-of-crude/2013/05/us_should_repealits.html2013-05-23T20:52:00.000Z2013-05-23T20:56:23.429ZUK shale slowdown linked to flawed debate on climatenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>“Environmentalists don’t want safer shale gas. They want no shale gas.”</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/05/uk_shale_slowdownli.html2013-05-16T20:06:00.000Z2013-05-16T20:07:10.116ZNew study pounds carbon tax with preemptive assaultnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A US carbon tax has fallen subject to preemptive assault in a study released by the George C. Marshall Institute.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/05/new_study_poundscar.html2013-05-10T15:05:00.000Z2013-05-10T15:06:38.839ZTension relaxing on two fronts in important Turkeynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Tension is easing on two still-dodgy fronts in a mostly stable country supremely important in the logistics and geopolitics of energy.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/05/tension_relaxingon.html2013-05-03T17:08:00.000Z2013-05-03T17:08:53.694ZUS Supreme Court lowers curtain on an activist stagenoemail@noemail.orgBobt<p class="MsoNormal">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.</p> <p> </p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/04/us-supreme-court-lowers-curtain-on-an-activist-stage/2013/04/us_supreme_courtlow.html2013-04-26T14:29:00.000Z2013-04-26T14:33:00.699ZPioneer of climate alarm retires to fight fossil fuelsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>A pioneer of climate alarm has turned to full-time warfare against fossil energy. </p> <p><br> </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/a5yC0AOu-ew" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/04/pioneer_of_climatea.html2013-04-19T20:29:00.000Z2013-04-19T20:29:53.007ZArkansas pipeline leak no reason to block Keystone XLnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.”</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/04/arkansas_pipelinele.html2013-04-12T17:51:00.000Z2013-04-12T17:51:49.045ZIranian reformer summoned for new run at presidency noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Reemergence of an erstwhile reformer in a country institutionally resistant to reform adds an interesting note to the centrally choreographed politics of Iran.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/04/iranian_reformersum.html2013-04-04T15:35:00.000Z2013-04-12T15:45:16.244ZEast Mediterranean discoveries raise tension in regionnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue'; border-spacing: 0px; font-size: medium;"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: 18px; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Courier New';"><br> </p> </span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/03/east_mediterraneand.html2013-03-28T15:41:00.000Z2013-03-28T15:42:25.251ZPrice volatility is not a reason to block LNG exportsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Message to opponents of US exports of LNG: Price volatility is part of the energy business. Deal with it.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/03/price_volatilityis.html2013-03-14T22:14:00.000Z2013-03-14T22:14:41.867ZPresident’s Speech Resorts to Fantasy on Oil and Prices noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The state-of-the-union speech Feb. 12 smothered whispers of hope on energy policy with shrieks of delusional ambition.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/02/president_s_speechr.html2013-02-21T17:18:00.000Z2013-02-21T17:19:12.393ZMore gasoline price elevation due from Tier 3 regulationnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/02/more_gasoline_price.html2013-02-07T20:50:00.000Z2013-02-07T20:51:30.862ZOil demand outlook depends more than usual on politicsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/02/oil_demand_outlookd.html2013-02-01T18:37:00.000Z2013-02-01T18:37:32.494ZWhat’s heartless about concern for government debt?noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>President Barack Obama delivered a whopper in a Jan. 14 press conference during which he pressed his campaign to marginalize political opposition.</p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/01/what_s_heartlessabo.html2013-01-24T16:02:00.000Z2013-01-24T16:04:04.928ZHistoric mistakes should guide US on LNG exportsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Political opposition to LNG exports by the US brings to mind monumental energy mistakes of the past...</span></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/01/historic_mistakessh.html2013-01-17T15:54:00.000Z2013-01-17T16:31:19.078ZHigh energy costs will be legacy of retiring EPA chiefnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Gdx3LnmQjLw"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2013/01/High-energy-costs-wi.html2013-01-04T15:46:00.000Z2013-01-04T15:47:51.192ZWeak articulation of fiscal belief hurts Republicansnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Failure to articulate core belief lost the Republican Party a presidential election last month and now disarms it on fiscal policy.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JxgmTVpkbUo"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/12/Weak-articulation-of.html2012-12-20T19:43:00.000Z2012-12-20T19:43:51.944ZIn growing global market for energy, coal still dominatesnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zw6kH0ZvzxA" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/12/In-growing-global-ma.html2012-12-13T16:43:00.000Z2012-12-13T16:45:10.114ZIterative approach to regulation a pattern for EPAnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>With its iterative approach to regulation, the US Environmental Protection Agency is looking anew at air-emission standards rejected in court.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eA0pDvSdKZ0" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/11/Iterative-approach-t.html2012-11-29T18:23:00.000Z2012-11-29T18:24:58.022ZRegulatory siege continues for oil and gas industrynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Four more years for US President Barack Obama means 4 more years of regulatory siege on the oil and gas industry.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zzFiIdsIh9M" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><br> </p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/11/Regulatory-siege-con.html2012-11-16T17:46:00.000Z2012-11-16T17:47:50.551ZFreedom of Thought prizes underscore pressures in Irannoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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. <br> </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dSM0il3ZNGU"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/11/Freedom-of-Thought-p.html2012-11-01T17:13:00.000Z2012-11-01T17:20:32.272ZChina and Germany not proper energy models for the USnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>In the Oct. 16 debate, US President Barack Obama clarified his energy hopes instructively.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hQXxgF7ZFzY"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/10/China-and-Germany-no.html2012-10-26T17:27:00.000Z2012-10-26T17:28:33.320ZFact-checkers flub debate analysis of oil industry taxesnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Fact-checkers who can’t keep facts straight perform no service.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YRCbdfDiT7E" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/10/Fact-checkers-flub-d.html2012-10-12T16:13:00.000Z2012-10-12T16:15:12.223ZFraud in renewable fuel marker sales was predictablenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Many people never would cheat to make easy money. Regulation must account for the people who would and do.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-pp6EGJPiGg" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/10/Fraud-in-renewable-f.html2012-10-04T14:19:00.000Z2012-10-04T14:20:24.208ZEconomies cooling in countries key to oil demand growthnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The economies of two countries crucial to oil-demand growth are cooling and, in one case, might be worse than indicated by official data.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PRp6Fx9Qrfs" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/09/Economies-cooling-in.html2012-09-27T15:49:00.000Z2012-09-27T16:43:31.796ZSurvey respondents favor balance in energy policy goalsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Believe it or not, support exists in the US for an energy policy that balances core objectives.</p> <p>&nbsp; <iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I0zNOUPnrbA"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/09/Survey-respondents-f.html2012-09-20T16:15:00.000Z2012-09-20T16:16:57.134ZObama recommits to green energy as others wisely bailnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1gj80s7lf_Y"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/09/Obama-recommits-to-green-energy-as-others-wisely-bail.html2012-09-14T16:01:00.000Z2012-09-14T16:04:04.499ZEPA fuel economy announcement notes problems with E85noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oniq6S_OKWE"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/09/EPA-fuel-economy-ann.html2012-09-06T21:43:00.000Z2012-09-06T21:44:53.887ZFine distinctions crucial in issues of transparencynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VX7GAEGLvsM"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/08/Fine-distinctions-cr.html2012-08-31T16:03:00.000Z2012-08-31T16:05:16.394ZVoters will recall excesses of a push to not waste crisisnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.<br> </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xPO8hqw8-T0" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/08/Voters-will-recall-e.html2012-08-24T15:33:00.000Z2012-08-24T15:35:05.700ZOld oil fits broad category with big supply potential noemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Although new oil is much in the news these days, old oil represents big potential worth similar attention.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/di7UJrx13Ck"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/08/old-oil-fits-broad-c.html2012-08-17T15:13:00.000Z2012-08-17T15:15:04.278ZPolitics crimping export outlets for Alberta heavy oilnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Finding a politically accommodating route to market for Alberta bitumen is becoming even more difficult than producing the abundant stuff.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G1f-424RIZU"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/08/politics-crimping-ex.html2012-08-06T13:57:00.000Z2012-08-06T13:58:46.631ZHydrogen reappears as a fuel of the day on US political menunoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Has hydrogen reemerged as a fuel of the day in American politics?</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aJT21Aqj4H4"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/07/hydrogen-reappears-a.html2012-07-31T21:44:00.000Z2012-07-31T21:45:33.238ZOutsourcing spat shines light on jobs not creatednoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>To the oil and gas industry, a political spat over outsourcing must seem especially ironic.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gy-IeARU3bs"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/07/outsourcing-spat-shi.html2012-07-26T15:03:00.000Z2012-07-26T15:04:25.381ZOil market swing shows why analysts need the asterisknoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The asterisk fixed to oil market analysis has asserted itself again. Twice.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8f5C6fBoA9U"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/07/oil-market-swing-sho.html2012-07-16T17:37:00.000Z2012-07-16T17:40:44.229ZTax confusion dogs politics of health care and gasolinenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NUnXTSmOM1M"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/07/tax-confusion-dogs-p.html2012-07-06T18:57:00.000Z2012-07-06T18:59:59.709ZRAND study offers US military useful guidance on energynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Because its biggest energy problem is price rather than supply, the US military should concentrate on lowering consumption rather than developing renewable sources.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mcQsB1Saen8"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/06/rand-study-offers-us.html2012-06-28T18:37:00.000Z2012-06-28T18:38:01.748ZBureau of Labor Statistics colors many jobs greennoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>You might have a green job and not know it.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iMfU9gxJYck"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/06/bureau-of-labor-stat.html2012-06-28T18:35:00.000Z2012-06-28T18:36:11.457ZUS regulatory costs amplify pressure of the mammoth deficitnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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?</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/67pwOcufemo"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/06/us-regulatory-costs.html2012-06-15T18:43:00.000Z2012-06-15T18:46:54.774ZSurface nonsense refutes Interior on idle leasesnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aRpMDY6ikk0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/05/surface-nonsense-ref.html2012-05-23T17:10:00.000Z2012-05-23T17:10:52.325ZHere’s the economic spark Obama needs to win reelectionnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WfaM46XX3sY"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/05/economic.html2012-05-11T20:46:00.000Z2012-05-11T20:46:48.736ZYPF expropriation clouds the allure of Argentine shalenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/v966uRX71cI"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/04/ypf-expropriation-clouds.html2012-04-24T15:45:00.000Z2012-04-25T14:07:20.843ZAhmadinejad speech sets edgy tone for nuclear meetingnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pznNf6rcjCY"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/04/ahmadinejad-speech.html2012-04-18T15:45:00.000Z2012-04-18T13:37:08.111ZCongress trying to sneak past its ethanol fiasconoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HsVZTRCrqDM"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/04/congress-trying-to-sneak.html2012-04-11T15:45:00.000Z2012-04-11T14:02:17.264ZGuide to surviving the boom: Resist the eternal mistakenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RQzISGmp0TY"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/04/guide-to-surviving.html2012-04-04T15:45:00.000Z2012-04-04T15:46:32.122ZEnergy independence better as sales slogan than as policy targetnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ymhp2iFP7-s"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/03/energy-independence.html2012-03-28T14:04:00.000Z2012-03-28T18:03:18.011ZCanadians assail political intrusions funded by US groupsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BQTmaLaC24k"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/03/canadians-assail-political.html2012-03-19T14:04:00.000Z2012-03-19T14:40:36.527ZBeing right would make the righteous more persuasivenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>When people are confident enough about their righteousness to make a public display of it, should they not also be right?</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rbiC94-oE6I"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/03/being-right.html2012-03-15T14:04:00.000Z2012-03-15T20:58:29.475ZOil sands alliance forms to build on environmental gainsnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The oil sands industry of Canada has taken an important step toward refuting the “dirty oil” claims of environmental activism.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2VHvjymw-Jg"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/03/Oil.html2012-03-07T15:04:00.000Z2012-03-07T15:05:54.845ZSurface effects part of fracing in popular viewnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Political conflict over hydraulic fracturing turns on a semantic point crucial but perhaps not evident to the oil and gas industry.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_EMoMOWG1HE"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/02/surface-effects-part.html2012-02-29T14:50:00.000Z2012-02-29T22:13:24.846ZNew clean energy standard move shows failure to learnnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>As Congress begins its latest effort to choreograph energy choice, Americans should lock their cash drawers.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_iY6hAXpFuk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/02/clean_energy_standard.html2012-02-17T14:50:00.000Z2012-02-17T17:03:34.386ZScorecard needed to gauge oil market worried about Irannoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Perils linked to Iran are escalating so rapidly that an observer needs a scorecard to gauge market effects.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/to7GAkNVWXk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/02/scorecard_neededto.html2012-02-08T14:50:25.126Z2012-02-08T14:50:25.141ZPolitics makes emissions trading a peculiar marketnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VuS6vaRqje8"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/02/politics_makes_emiss.html2012-02-06T17:20:40.897Z2012-02-06T17:20:40.959ZAntioil agenda lies behind fights over pipelines, hydraulic fracturingnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>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.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yDYMB8XXA88"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/01/antioil_agenda_lies.html2012-01-16T18:51:49.094Z2012-01-16T18:51:49.094ZFidel Castro joins forces opposed to hydraulic fracingnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Fidel Castro has raised his revolutionary voice against a well-completion method revolutionizing production of oil and natural gas.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8Ya9h3yEGnI"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/01/fidel_castro_joinsf.html2012-01-09T15:38:10.814Z2012-01-09T15:38:10.830ZCampaigns to call Obama conservative stumble on energynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>From the perspective of the oil and gas business, campaigns by liberal commentators to make President Barack Obama look politically conservative seem otherworldly.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NgIX_zaWvas"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2012/01/campaigns_to_callob.html2012-01-04T14:46:26.125Z2012-01-04T14:46:26.609ZLifecycle anchored in politics dooms renewable energynoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>Because the world needs renewable energy, renewable energy needs a new lifecycle.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/t0nESAa7hR4"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/12/lifecycle_anchoredi.html2011-12-22T15:44:59.352Z2011-12-22T15:44:59.352ZUS needs election before new round of energy legislationnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The US needs an election before the next round of energy legislation. Congress, with its consumption mandates and production subsidies, has done enough damage already.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bPclvmniEnk"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/12/us_needs_electionbe.html2011-12-20T18:21:59.620Z2011-12-20T18:21:59.620ZBlunder on bottled water colors EU's offshore initiativenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>The European Union has forfeited credibility needed elsewhere with forays last month into drilling and diction.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/yETJ83BmkxU"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/12/blunder_on_bottledw.html2011-12-05T15:36:12.948Z2011-12-05T15:49:30.241ZOil and gas firms so far elude flak over super failurenoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>So far, oil and gas companies have been strangely absent from Democratic Party explanations for why the congressional super committee failed.</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VnWzobFeJw0"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/11/oil_and_gas_firmsso.html2011-11-28T16:05:31.873Z2011-11-28T16:05:31.889ZDrug tunnels give border issues new reason for alarmnoemail@noemail.orgbobt<p>National obsessions blocking work vital to US energy supply apply just as logically to struggles against crime on the US-Mexico border. It’s just a matter of spreading fear.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VCnuxaCEiag"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/11/drug_tunnels_givebo.html2011-11-22T17:17:33.487Z2011-11-22T17:17:33.533ZKeystone XL delay serves needs only of obstructionistsnoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>By definition, only one item on a list of bad attributes can be the worst.<br> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jwqU0-Qpo4A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/11/keystone_xl_delayse.html2011-11-14T21:53:21.237Z2011-11-14T21:53:21.269ZSetting clocks back recalls series of US energy mistakesnoemail@noemail.orgleifn<p>As the US switches off Daylight Saving Time, Americans should wonder why Congress in 2005 didn’t just fiddle with clocks and call it a day. Lawmakers instead reshaped energy policy in ways that haven't been good for crude oil and natural gas.<br> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="560" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jEbmO0sI5BM"></iframe></p> http://localhost:4503/content/ogj/en/blogs/editors-perspective-video/2011/11/setting_clocks_back.html2011-11-04T15:45:08.190Z2011-11-04T15:49:19.034Z 500

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