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Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Warren Buffett Buys Stake in Pipeline Company on Same Day as North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

Steve Horn | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the same day a BNSF oil train derailed and exploded in Casselton, North Dakota, Warren Buffett -- owner of holding company giant Berkshire Hathaway, which owns BNSF -- bought a major stake in pipeline logistics company Phillips Specialty Products Inc.

Big Oil: Ballyhooed Alaska tax cut may not yield new production | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

The tax cut that was supposed to yield increased oil production may not. Alaska Senate Bill 21 -- the controversial tax break for oil companies doing...

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada's Pipeline in Alaska

Steve Horn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.

Friday Trash Dump: Obama DOE Approves Second Fracked Gas LNG Export Terminal

Steve Horn | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Given the myriad ties that bind, it's tough to fathom any other decision being made by the DOE on Freeport or any other LNG export terminal from here on out. And the ecological consequences of that will be disastrous.

Tax Cut For Alaska Oil Producers Leads to GOP Primary Challenge for Governor Parnell | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

On Thursday morning, oil and gas attorney and former Valdez mayor Bill Walker became the first major candidate to declare his intent to run for govern...

Remembering the Consequences of Deepwater Horizon

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The infrastructure to clean up a spill in the Arctic Ocean is non-existent -- the U.S. Coast Guard is 1,000 miles away -- and there is no demonstrated response capability. The Arctic's harsh and chaotic environment would make any cleanup effort a nightmare.

'Green News Report' - April 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama State Dept. Hid Contractor's TransCanada Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

The firm that DeSmogBlog revealed has historical ties to Big Tobacco and currently has a client list that includes Koch Industries, ConocoPhillips and BP, Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Group, also has a direct connection to TransCanada itself.

Shell's Arctic Failure Is Obama's Chance to Act

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Millions have been calling for a global sanctuary in the uninhabited area around the North Pole. Because we know that despite the big promises of being the best in the business, Shell was in fact putting the Arctic at risk every day it operated there.

Who Funded Amendment S, and Why It Still Matters

Luis Toro | Posted 04.09.2013 | Denver
Luis Toro

Once thought of as an uncorruptible populist device to bypass politicians beholden to special interests, ballot initiative elections have become a big-money playground. Merely getting on the ballot is expensive, and more often than not the side with the most money wins.

Alaska Governor Proposes Massive Oil Tax Cut Rewarding BP, Exxon & ConocoPhillips | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

JUNEAU -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell offered a new attack on the state's current oil tax regime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying that ...

Highlights From the Front Lines of the New Ecosystem of Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I had the privilege of moderating a stellar on "The New Ecosystem of Innovation" at the recent Greenbiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. My panelis...

A Job Creation Saga

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Industry can survive in the USA. Unions can thrive in the USA. Government can work. And private equity can do good things.

Chinese Fishermen Sue ConocoPhillips Over Spills

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — A group of 30 Chinese fishermen sued ConocoPhillips in U.S. federal court on Monday, claiming their livelihoods have been greatly imp...

More Corporate Contradictions on Climate

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

A new report analyzing more than two dozen Standard & Poor 500 companies found that despite their public pronouncements about the reality of global warming, three-quarters of them at least indirectly hindered climate change mitigation efforts.

Oil Giant To Pay Hundreds Of Millions Over Major China Spill

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

BEIJING, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. oil firm ConocoPhillips and its partner CNOOC have agreed to pay 1.683 billion yuan ($266.89 million) in compens...

MF Global's 10 Highest-Profile Former Clients

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

March 26 (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Coca Cola, Dominion Resources and giant energy trader Mercuria were among high-p...

Refinery Murder Mystery

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

As fuel prices rise, companies like Sunoco and ConocoPhillips are closing the very facilities essential for producing fuels. It raises the question: why would corporations do that?

Energy Giant Announces Ambitious Oil Discovery Plan

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Exxon said Thursday that it will spend about $150 billion over the next five years to find more oil and natural gas to satisfy the wo...

'Green News Report' - January 31, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drill-Bab...

Chavez's Controversial Stance Could Have Huge Implications For Venezuela

AP | By IAN JAMES | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that his government should pull out of a World Bank-affiliated arbitration body and...

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...

Oil Companies Powned in Epic Switcheroo Operation [Video]

Kevin Grandia | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Environment campaigners duped representatives of major oil companies into attending a meeting about the harsh realities of offshore oil drilling, instead of their intended meeting with Greenland officials to talk about opening up Northern seas to drilling.