Politics

ExxonMobil challenges “retroactive changes” on Russian sanctions by US Treasury

ExxonMobil challenges “retroactive changes” on Russian sanctions by US Treasury

ExxonMobil argues Treasury can’t apply sanctions just because it retroactively changes its interpretation of rules ExxonMobil said it has launched a legal challenge to a finding by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it violated U.S. sanctions against Russia in 2014 when the company followed authoritative and specific guidance from the Obama […]

5 reasons US could be world’s top LNG exporter sooner rather than later

5 reasons US could be world’s top LNG exporter sooner rather than later

Challenge is how to get LNG out of US and into global markets By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Last month, EID highlighted how the U.S. has become a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter virtually overnight. The trend has certainly continued. In the 17 short months since the first shipment of U.S. LNG departed Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass […]

Lawmakers seek probe into alleged Russian funding of anti-fracking groups

Lawmakers seek probe into alleged Russian funding of anti-fracking groups

U.S. anti-fracking groups named in letter either ignored accusations or outright dismissed them By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth Whispers of Russian interference in American affairs just won’t go away. And it’s not just the alleged interference you’re probably thinking of that’s in the news again. U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Energy […]

Trump “energy dominance” goal just more empty political rhetoric, not policy

Trump “energy dominance” goal just more empty political rhetoric, not policy

Way to decrease global economic power of OPEC is investment in clean technologies By Maximilian Auffhammer Energy dominance. A nice sounding slogan and empty policy goal. A reporter recently called me and asked me what I thought of the term “energy dominance”, which had been recently introduced by President Trump and his cabinet. I had […]

Opinion: Canadian oil and gas wanted abroad

Opinion: Canadian oil and gas wanted abroad

Canadian oil, natural gas preferred source of imported energy globally: Ipsos poll By Jeff Gaulin The world can count on Canada for a lot of things – humility and quiet pride; hospitality and friendliness; intellect; and, perhaps most of all, our constant need to apologize. We don’t give ourselves enough credit and often let others […]

National Geographic pushes anti-fracking methane misinformation

National Geographic pushes anti-fracking methane misinformation

Quantity, quality of data showing low methane leakage rates from gas overwhelming By Seth Whitehead, EnergyInDepth As silly as it seems, fracking opponents continue to suggest natural gas — a fuel the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledge is the primary reasons the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world […]

Bulls and bears converge: Sentiment shifts, misperceptions in the global oil market

Bulls and bears converge: Sentiment shifts, misperceptions in the global oil market

Expect fluctuating oil prices for at least the next few quarters and potentially well into 2018 For the past two years, we have tended to be aligned with the pessimists camp relative to the timing of oil market rebalance and the ability of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) or anyone else—absent a […]

Oil sands often called ‘toxic’ but scientists’ evidence over-stated – Alberta health sciences prof

Oil sands often called ‘toxic’ but scientists’ evidence over-stated – Alberta health sciences prof

By Warren Kindzierski Three recent University of Alberta studies by Professor Bill Shotyk reported in the Edmonton Journal suggest that chemical contaminants in the Athabasca River around oil sands “may be overstated, with levels of metals vanishingly small.” That conclusion lit up the world of toxic-chemical alarmism. Five Canadian scientists led by David Schindler, also […]

Outgoing US regulator says ‘bring on more renewables,’ as grid study looms

Outgoing US regulator says ‘bring on more renewables,’ as grid study looms

US regulator Colette Honorable sees no problem with renewables’ reliability Colette Honorable, a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said at a conference on Tuesday that renewables do not make the US electricity grid less stable. Honorable made the comments prior to the release of a study by the Trump administration that examined if […]

NY Supreme Court Justice to Schneiderman: “You are wasting my time”

NY Supreme Court Justice to Schneiderman: “You are wasting my time”

Justice asked whether attorney generals were using power of government to silence voices that disagree with them by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth Late last week, a New York State Supreme justice, clearly frustrated with the shenanigans surrounding New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s #ExxonKnew crusade, “repeatedly expressed impatience with the length of the investigation,” as […]