American Petroleum Institute (API)

American Petroleum Institute Includes Wind in its Annual Energy Report for the First Time

January 9, 2015 by Shauna Theel

Wind Energy Growth and Support

The American Petroleum Institute, in its annual State of American Energy report, included an entire section on wind written by the American Wind Energy Association. In contrast, API’s 2014 State of American Energy report did not mention “wind” once.[read more]

Keystone XL: Not the Jobs Plan the Oil Industry Pretends

March 10, 2013 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been vastly overstating the number of jobs that will be created by this dirty energy project. Only 35 permanent jobs will be created by the pipeline.[read more]

Liquid Natural Gas Exports: Job Creation and Economic Benefits

February 26, 2013 by Mark Green

New analysis by the consulting firm ICF International indicates significant potential economic benefits from the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas[read more]

Lessons From AT&T: Should Big Oil Get Scared?

February 5, 2013 by Zana Nesheiwat

Before 1984, only AT&T could sell long-distance telephone service, making a long-distance call to your great aunt cost $3.00 a minute. That monopoly and unfair pricing ended when a federal judge required AT&T to grant access to any carrier that wanted to sell long-distance services. Here’s a lesson from Economics 101: a monopoly has the power to set the price on a commodity.[read more]

Vote 4 Energy: Our Choice

November 2, 2012 by Mark Green

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We have the energy. Last week’s IHS Global Insight study sketched an American energy revolution led by unconventional oil and natural gas. The energy contained in shale and other rock formations, extracted with horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, could spur more than $5.1 trillion in capital spending between now and 2035, creating 3.5 million new jobs along the way. IHS’ John Larson:[read more]

Does A Golden Age of Gas Depend on Golden Rules for Gas?

June 4, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Last Friday I was in Washington, DC for the presentation of the International Energy Agency's latest report on natural gas, "Golden Rules for A Golden Age of Gas."  It is a follow-up to last year's IEA scenario describing the enormous gas potential now being unlocked by new combinations of technology. According to IEA's chief...[read more]

Nuclear fission qualifies as “ultra low carbon” power; natural gas does not

May 7, 2012 by Rod Adams

 In the power system marketing wars, both nuclear fission and natural gas are currently labeled as “low carbon” sources of electricity. Even though nuclear fission reactors can be clean enough to run inside sealed submarines, the forces who oppose nuclear energy insist that there is enough CO2 produced in the fuel cycle and in the...[read more]

How Shale Gas Is Like Walmart

November 10, 2011 by Marc Gunther

 The breakthrough energy innovation of the 21st century is not thin-film solar, sophisticated wind turbines, advanced biofuels or small-scale nukes. It’s shale gas. So says Daniel Yergin, the energy guru and author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World (Penguin, $35), who was interviewed today (Nov. by...[read more]

Big Oil Lobbies to Keep ItsTax Breaks Off the Table in Debt Talks

July 16, 2011 by Deron Lovaas

As debt negotiations continue in Congress, President Obama appears to be sticking to his guns on repealing the enormous tax breaks enjoyed by the oil and gas industry. The industry takes advantage of tax breaks dating back to the dawn of the oil age – the kind of fiscal encouragement intended to support nascent businesses, not...[read more]