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Rick Perry duped into fake interview “Jerky Boys of Russia”

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry talked coal exports, energy matters with Russian pranksters One of the Russian pranksters known as the “Jerky Boys of Russia” duped US Energy Minister Rick Perry earlier this month, convincing the one-time presidential candidate that he was speaking with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. According to Reuters, during the 22-minute […]

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US solar industry prepares for possible Trump tariff on Chinese exports

US solar domestic industry employs 260,000 people The US solar industry is bracing for a decision from the Trump administration that could see hefty tariffs imposed on solar energy components imported into the United States from China. Suniva is a manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and high-power solar modules. The Georgia-based, but mostly

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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