Tag: Energy

FILE - In this July 20, 2013, file photo, an ethanol plant stands next to a cornfield near Nevada, Iowa. The Obama administration has failed to study as legally required the impact of requiring ethanol in gasoline and ensuring that new regulations intended to address one problem do not actually make other problems worse, the Environmental Protection Agency inspector general said Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. The conclusion in the new audit confirmed findings of an Associated Press investigation in November 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Exclusive — Jim Talent: A Trump Promise on Biofuels

President Trump recently pulled the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) back from an obvious blunder, and the reactions have been fascinating. The agency had been considering an oil industry request to roll back competition from U.S. biofuels, but the White House sided with rural communities, where renewable fuels are produced from farm-crops or agricultural waste.

OPEC countries are complying with a landmark deal to reduce a worldwide glut in oil, the International Energy Agency says

Blackwell: Energy Security Means Putting America First

Every year, the United States spends $67.5 billion to ensure the worldwide free flow of oil. Often produced in unstable parts of the world and shipped through insecure chokepoints, the U.S. military works to make sure crude oil from other countries makes it safely onto the global market. Yet while this global oil market benefits some nations, its volatility threatens the American economy and undermines U.S. national security.

Ted Cruz’s Approval Rate Rises After Trump Endorsement

A recent poll in Texas shows that 45 percent of likely voters say they have a “favorable” opinion of Senator Ted Cruz. Those numbers are up 10 percent after his speech at the GOP convention where he told Republicans to “vote your conscience.”

The price of oil has nose-dived more than 70 percent from all-time highs of $100 a barrel in mid-2014

Texas AG Leads First Amendment Fight Against Climate Change Inquisition

The Texas Attorney General is leading an 11-state coalition of states’ attorneys general who are fighting to defend the First Amendment against attacks by climate change advocates, including left-of-center counterparts, who have announced they will use their power against those who do not tow the line on climate change.

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Jerry Brown Criticized for Big Oil Donors

Pay-for-play accusations are being levied against longtime California governor Jerry Brown in a new report from Consumer Watchdog that details $9.8 million paid in contributions to Brown’s political and other initiatives, many of which occurred in close succession with policy moves favorable to the 26 energy companies that donated.

Energy Expert Praises Trump’s Economic Plan: ‘Surest Path to Job Creation’

“The manner in which energy is developed and unitized, in just endless different ways in our economy, can provide an extraordinary stimulus to economic growth,” explained Hartnett-White, who is currently a fellow and director of the Armstrong Center for Energy & the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Institute. “The surest path to job creation in my judgment is through taking advantage of the energy.”

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Report: 3 Reasons Oil is Headed for $80

A new, leading industrial report is bullish on the prospects of the price of oil reaching $80 per barrel by 2017. Unexpectedly deep supply curtailments and an inability to quickly scale up domestic production are to be leading drivers for the recovery.

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California to Close Last Nuclear Power Plant by 2025

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company, joined by labor and environmental interests, announced that it will close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by 2025 — long before the end of its useful life, and despite ongoing state power shortages.

For the Rich, Green Greed Is Good: From the Enclosure Acts to Eminent Domain

Stephen Moore: EPA Passing ‘Regulations Intentionally Designed to Shut Down Our Domestic Energy Industry’

“It’s not that complicated” to reinvigorate the American economy and fuel a game-changing economic revolution through energy policy, author Stephen Moore told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon while discussing his latest book, Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy, written with Kathleen Hartnett White. “All we really have to do is get the government out of the way.”

Optimistic about Oil Market

Three Reasons to be Optimistic About the Oil Market

Over the many months and pay cycles since the downturn in 2014, Texas’ oil and gas industry has seen one bad headline after another. The state has witnessed major bankruptcies; repeated rounds of workforce downsizing; aborted mergers; endemic rig stacking; and a political inquisition to criminalize unapproved thoughts on climate change.

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What’s Up with Prices at the Pump and Why It Could Be a Good Sign

All of us loved less-than $2 a gallon at the pump. AAA reports: “Americans paid cheapest quarterly gas prices in 12 years”—which resulted in savings of nearly $10 billion compared to the same period last year. However, oil (and, therefore gasoline) has been creeping upward since the February low—topping $45 a barrel, a high for the year. And that could be a good thing.