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Oil and Gas: A Flawed Prediction?

February 10, 2014 by David Hone
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Flawed Prediction

One of the comments I quite often get at external events is that “The oil and gas industry has only got 20 years”. This doesn’t just come from enthusiastic climate campaigners, but from thoughtful, very well educated people in a number of disciplines related to the climate issue.[read more]

Positive 2014 Outlook for Oil and Gas: Interview with James C. West

October 26, 2013 by Jim Patrick

James C. West is Barclays' lead oil services and drilling analyst. James joined Barclays in September 2008. Prior to that, he was at Lehman Brothers beginning in October 2000. His broad coverage universe includes large-cap, diversified oil services companies, and energy capital equipment companies.[read more]

For Oil and Gas Producers, It's All About Assets: Interview with Joel Musante

September 28, 2013 by Jim Patrick

Joel Musante is a Senior Research Analyst covering the oil and gas exploration and production sector with Euro Pacific Capital. Musante has nearly 15 years of research experience. Musante holds degrees in business, and geology and geophysics.[read more]

Global Corruption in Natural Resource Industry [VIDEO]

July 15, 2013 by Rod Adams

Though there are many admirable people working in the oil and gas industry, the enterprise of extracting hydrocarbons has a history in which incredible sums of money are concentrated into the hands of unsavory people.[read more]

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Busting Big Oil Myths on the RFS and Ethanol, Part II: Food Prices

May 30, 2013 by Geoff Cooper
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ethanol production vs. food prices

Part II in a series of Big Oil myth-busters on the RFS and ethanol, this post takes aim at another oft-repeated fable: the old “food versus fuel” canard. The facts demonstrate the absurdity of these claims.[read more]

New Draft Fracking Rules Give Industry a Free Pass

May 20, 2013 by Frances Beinecke
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natural gas well entrance

Just released federal government draft rules for fracking fail to protect people from harm. Instead the rules protect the oil and gas industry from having to follow strong public health and environmental standards.[read more]

The Tier 3 Game: EPA Regulations

May 5, 2013 by Mark Green
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Is the EPA listening?

It’s one thing to have genuine differences over energy regulatory policy – as the oil and natural gas industry has with EPA’s proposed Tier 3 rule. It’s quite another to see that the rule-making process is being gamed.[read more]

Fracking and Groundwater: Mora County, New Mexico Bans Oil & Gas Drilling

May 1, 2013 by Amy Mall
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Mora County, New Mexico is the first county in the country to ban drilling and fracking. They did it to protect their groundwater. The ordinance also established a local Bill of Rights that confirms the county's right to clean air and water.[read more]

Energy Earnings, Taxes and the Right Path for America

April 28, 2013 by Mark Green

oil & gas tax rate

The oil and natural gas industry sends about $85 million a day to the federal government every day in the form of rents, royalties, fees and income taxes. It is the federal government’s largest taxpayer.[read more]

Tier 3 and the Energy Regulatory Wave

April 8, 2013 by Mark Green
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Part of an all-of-the-above approach to energy is a regulatory posture that’s transparent, based on sound analysis. But here is why the oil and natural gas industry talks about a regulatory “tsunami” coming down from the EPA.[read more]

The BP Disaster: Why Something Like It Could Never Happen at a Nuclear Facility

September 1, 2010 by Margaret Harding
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The post was co-written with James Malone, retired Vice President, Nuclear Fuels at Exelon. Jim has many years of experience in a variety of roles in the nuclear industry. I value his insight. What is different in the nuclear industry? New equipment used in safety-critical areas of the plant must be demonstrated to perform the function...[read more]

Anything But Oil

April 9, 2009 by Robert Rapier

The 2009 EIA Energy Conference is history, and I will write a summary as soon as can. One of the things I commented on today is that I am concerned about the path we are headed down on our domestic oil and gas industry - and if things don't go according to plan it will mean more dependence on OPEC. A great line by Paul Sankey today (he...[read more]