Crude oil export ban should be lifted as part of new American energy strategy Why does America still have a crude oil export ban on its books? Shades of Jimmy Carter, enough already! Congress should get [Read more]
America has become global oil and gas superpower, Obama energy plan should recognize new energy infrastructure reality When Barack Obama says “energy infrastructure,” does he mean everything but oil pipelines? That would seem to be the [Read more]
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]
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]
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]
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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