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Exporting US Oil to Mexico

September 15, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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Two of the biggest energy stories of the last twelve months have been the reform of Mexico's oil sector after 75 years of state monopoly and the United States oil industry's drive to gain approval to export a growing surplus of domestic light crude oil.[read more]

Origins of the Next Wave of Innovation in the Oil & Gas Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 9, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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Energy Industry Innovation

Future oil and natural gas production as well as exploration is expected to take place in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world. Reservoirs with the highest commercial potential are seen to be located offshore in deep waters or in the Arctic.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: ‘We Will Create Our Own Oil Company’

April 19, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Oil Industry Changes

The changing global oil refining picture has seen several mid-range to large companies spin off their downstream operations in recent years, but the trend has yet to travel up the food chain to the world’s largest oil companies, despite pressure from investors to do so.[read more]

Driving Into an Age of Increasing Oil Freedom

April 11, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Increasing Oil Freedom

We are living in exciting times when it comes to the nation’s oil and energy dependence. You could call this era the age of increasing oil freedom. From the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s the U.S. used and imported more oil every year, but since the mid-2000s that trend has reversed.[read more]

Catalyzing the Oil and Gas Industry to Clean Up its Act

April 7, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The oil and gas industry leaks a significant amount of natural gas into the atmosphere. Most of this leaked gas is methane, a powerful greenhouse gas pollutant. This leaked gas also represents a great deal of lost product for the oil and gas industry[read more]

Making Oil-by-Rail Safer

March 24, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles
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The growth of North American oil production from unconventional sources has resulted in a dramatic expansion in the volume of crude oil shipped by rail. Unfortunately, as crude oil rail traffic has increased, so have rail accidents involving crude oil.[read more]

Over Oil Industry Objections, EPA Sets Lifesaving New Standards for Gasoline and Tailpipe Pollution

March 8, 2014 by Peter Lehner
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EPA and Pollution Regulation

When I worked for the City of New York, I often asked people what they felt was the worst environmental problem. Many said tailpipe pollution. Emissions from the tailpipes of cars and trucks seemed particularly insulting because tailpipes seemed to be spewing black smoke just at the level of kids’ heads.[read more]

New Testing Rules Benefit Oil Producers

March 5, 2014 by Rod Adams

Testing Rules

An odd circumstances that arises out of extracting, transporting and marketing a commodity in high demand is that overall industry profits can increase as an indirect result of experiencing a scary accident that destroys a portion of a now infamous small town and kills nearly four dozen people.[read more]

New Study: Carbon Reduction Opportunities for Oil Industry Are Significant

October 18, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard
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Carbon Reduction and the Oil Industry

While the substitution of cleaner energy sources for crude oil, like advanced renewable fuels made from agricultural waste, is a key strategy to reduce carbon pollution, it is also important to employ technologies that can directly reduce the pollution generated from crude oil extraction and refining.[read more]

Strategies Making Oil Investors Money: Interview with Josh Young

August 29, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Josh Young is the founder and portfolio manager of Young Capital Management, LLC. He previously served as an analyst at a multi billion-dollar single-family office in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was an investment analyst at Triton Pacific Capital Partners.[read more]

An 88 Million Barrel Oil Surprise in Pittsburgh

August 29, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Oil Industry in Pittsburgh

Last night the City of Pittsburgh held a public meeting on the proposed mega oil terminal called “WesPac”, that has quietly been under development for the past two years. The project would bring in 242,000 barrels of crude oil per day, or 88 million barrels annually.[read more]

Oil Limits Reduce GDP Growth, Unwinding QE a Problem

August 4, 2013 by Gail Tverberg

World Oil GDP Comparison

Even if we sail through our current set of problems, we can count on meeting them again in a few years, as the cost of oil extraction keeps increasing. If oil prices rise again, importers will see an increase in unemployment, and a squeeze on profit margins.[read more]

R-Squared Energy TV: Is Cleantech VC a Failure?

December 15, 2011 by Robert Rapier

This week’s episode of R-Squared Energy TV answers the following viewer questions: Do you have any comments on Matthew Nordan’s recent 4-part response to Peter Thiel’s comments on cleantech VC as a failure? Do you retain any oil industry ties that your readers/viewers might like disclosed? What books do you recommend that choose a more...[read more]

Sustainability: The Crux of the Matter with Alberta's Oil Sands

December 17, 2010 by Nathanael Baker
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The oil industry, Alberta's provincial government, and the Canadian federal government are all breathing huge sighs of relief with the release of the Royal Society of Canada's report [pdf] on the Alberta oil sands. The cause for relief comes from the fact that a comprehensive study about the Alberta oil sands conducted by independent...[read more]