An oil and gas royalty review, less support for pipelines, just some of issues concerned Aberta energy executives Imagine if Texas elected Bernie Sanders as governor and the State Legislature was dominated by the Socialist [Read more]
How 2016 Democratic challengers position themselves vis a vis Keystone XL could change campaign complexion A new University of Texas Austin public opinion poll about the Keystone XL pipeline suggests both the Democrats and Republicans [Read more]
Much more study needs to be done about relationship between oil and gas activities and earthquakes Recent Canadian experience may be instructive for American states worried about earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing and waste water disposal [Read more]
Crude oil export ban lowers prices received by American energy producers Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski (R) says she will introduce a bill to end the 40-year-old domestic crude oil export ban. It’s about time. Murkowski was speaking [Read more]
Canada lagging on oil by rail regulations? Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is being left in the dust by her American counterparts and her lack of action could have serious consequences for Canadian towns and cities [Read more]
Industry says methane emission levels have dropped dramatically in recent years despite much higher production The American energy industry is ignoring a potent political push back in its battle with the Obama Administration over methane [Read more]
Anti-fracking issue kicked off by Denton, Texas when it passed ban If the Texas Municipal League is fine with changes to State legislation restricting local fracking bans, environmental groups should get on board, too. A [Read more]
Global economy needs $48 trillion of investment by 2035. Sitton says national energy strategy will help America markets Does America need a national energy strategy, a game plan to wrest control of oil markets from the Saudis [Read more]
Texas municipalities argue proposed legislation will strip them of any control over oil and gas activities within their boundaries A spat between Texas municipalities and an energy lobby group has erupted over local regulation of [Read more]
Canadian Transport Safety Board says even current upgraded tanker car standards are inadequate for oil by rail Recent northern Ontario oil by rail accidents argue convincingly that the unsafe Class 111 tanker cars – dubbed [Read more]
Bipartisan compromise only way to break political logjam on Keystone XL Warren Buffett made the news – again – saying Barack Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline. More wasted breath, if history is our guide. Since [Read more]
If Canadian producers keep investing in new technology, Keystone XL could lower GHG intensity of heavy crudes refined on Gulf Coast President Barack Obama vetoed a Congressional bill supporting the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, falling back on his oft-repeated arguments the TransCanada project is bad for the environment. But does his argument stand up to scrutiny? Each side […]
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Greg Poelzer argues for Norwegian sovereign wealth fund for Canada, Max Fawcett says model won’t work Should Canada and Alberta have Norwegian sovereign wealth fund style investments? In a new study, Saskatchewan academic Greg Poelzer argues in the affirmative, but energy journalist Max Fawcett tells Beacon Energy News that Alaska is the better model. Poelzer is the author […]
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