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Saudi Prince Unveils Sweeping Plans To End 'Addiction' To Oil

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.25.2016 | World

RIYADH, April 25 (Reuters) - The powerful young prince overseeing Saudi Arabia's economy unveiled ambitious plans on Monday aimed at ending the kingdo...

"Liquid Freedom": First Company to Export US Crude Oil Now Exporting Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogProponents of lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban trumpeted the rhetorical question that since U.S. geopolitical rival I...

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

'Miracle of American Oil': Continental Resources Courted Corporate Media to Sell Oil Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A document published by the Public Relations Society of America, discovered by DeSmog, reveals that from the onset of its public relations campaign, the oil industry courted mainstream media reporters to help it sell the idea of lifting the ban on crude oil exports to the American public and policymakers.

Congress Gives Surprise Gift to Unleash Wind and Solar Power

Rob Sargent | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

Extend the tax credits for clean energy, finally, Congress did, locking in incentives for both wind and solar through the end of the decade -- a gift that will keep giving to protect our air and our climate in many seasons to come.

'Green News Report' - December 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans hold another Presidential primary debate on national security...

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

Exposed: ExxonMobil Funding Influential Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Steve Horn | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

In a sentence buried at the very bottom of a story making headlines nationwide, Politico revealed for the first time one of the funders of Columbia University's influential Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP).

Remembering Superstorm Sandy, Keeping Our Oil Export Ban

Margie Alt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Oil companies are lobbying hard right now to get Washington politicians to lift the country's decades-old ban on oil exports. This week, as we reflect on Superstorm Sandy and the devastation it brought to the East Coast three years ago, we're pushing Congress to keep the ban in place, for the sake of the climate and our coastal communities.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Expected To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is Real, As Part Of Keystone Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate agreed Tuesday to move to debate on amendments to legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, another ...

Oil Prices Continue to Contract as OPEC Maintains Production Levels

Sheldon Filger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Since mid-June the price per barrel of petroleum has collapsed by a staggering 37 percent. This almost perfectly mirrors -- in reverse -- the steep rise in oil prices in mid-2008, which was followed by an equally sharp contraction when the Great Recession -- the onset of the global economic and financial crisis -- struck with full fury.

Why Manufacturers Should Support Ending Crude Oil Export Ban

Thomas J. Duesterberg | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Thomas J. Duesterberg

The largely unanticipated boom in oil production in the last five years has revived a debate over whether the United States should reverse the forty-year old ban on exports of crude oil.

Finding a Big Data "Safe Space" for the Energy Sector

Peter Gardett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Technology
Peter Gardett

The ongoing debate over the potential removal of an export ban on crude oil that could finally open global markets to U.S. crude oil supply would also challenge existing data collection and analysis practices, all at a time when access to energy is a key component of global security and U.S. geopolitical power.

Kate Sheppard

Oil And Gas Lobby Lays Out 2014 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The oil industry's leading lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute, debuted its 2014 agenda on Tuesday: Keystone, Keystone, and ...

America's Weakening Thirst for Oil Is Houston's Growing Problem

James Turner | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
James Turner

Oil companies have a secret. Or rather, there's a crucial fact that they'd prefer you didn't know. Right now it's taken as gospel that America needs increasing amounts of oil, and that drilling here in the U.S. will help provide it.

With Estimates That Gas Might Hit $5 a Gallon This Summer, Americans Are Screwed at the Pump

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Thom Hartmann

Here's the truth: high gases prices have nothing to do with lack of available gas in America.

Major Oil Producers Look For New Way To Exploit Natural Gas In Alaska

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

(Adds quotes, details) By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - The chief executives of BP and ConocoPhillips, two of Ala...

Mideast Braces Itself for a Multi-Year Transition

Masood Ahmed | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

2011 has not been an easy year for many countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The combination of domestic unrest and external uncertainty has resulted in a marked downturn in economic activity, and this is expected to pick up only gradually.

Lila Shapiro

U.S. Becomes Net Exporter Of Fuel For First Time In Nearly 20 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

This piece has been updated. While some Americans cut back on driving as gas prices soar, the U.S. has become a net exporter of fuel for the first ...

Top 20 Oil-Producing Countries

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A recent list from the AP reveals the top 20 oil-producing countries (in barrels per day), according to 2009 statistics by the U.S. Energy Information...

Egypt's Warning: Are You Listening?

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

One day, a fruit and vegetable seller was arrested in Tunisia, sparking social unrest, and a few weeks later the government of Egypt was set to topple...

Jason Linkins

SHOCK: Offshore Drilling Decision Seems Unlikely To Result In GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As mentioned before, the conventional wisdom on President Obama's decision to backtrack on his previous support for a moratorium on drilling is that h...

Jason Linkins

Obama Announces Drilling Policy In Front Of Toyota Prius Of Fighter Planes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Barack Obama, despite having previously supported a moratorium on offshore oil drilling during the 2008 presidential campaign, has announced...

Obama Oil Drilling Plan: East Coast, Alaska Waters Could Open For Drilling

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll down to watch video of President Obama arguing against offshore drilling during his 2008 presidential campaign. (Washington/AP) Reversing a ba...

Israel's Diplomatic "JewJitsu"

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Israel has secretly accomplished more diplomatically in the past few months with its adversaries than anything that Condi Rice could have or would have brokered in years.