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  • Biden administration bans drilling in nearly half of Alaska petroleum reserve in sweeping win for climate advocates

    04/19/2024 4:46:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2024 | By Ella Nilsen
    CNN — In a sweeping win for climate and environmental advocates, the Biden administration on Friday finalized a rule to ban fossil fuel drilling on nearly half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, alongside other major conservation actions. The Interior Department will block oil drilling on over 13 million acres in the Western Arctic, including about 40% of the land of the NPR-A – a remote area that is home to protected animal species including polar bears and caribou. The reserve is more than 23 million acres of public land and an underground emergency oil supply for the US...
  • House advances bill fast-tracking natural gas plant over regulatory concerns [SC]

    03/22/2024 12:43:18 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 4 replies
    South Carolina Daily Gazette ^ | March 20, 2024 | Jessica Holdman
    COLUMBIA — A controversial energy bill is heading to the House floor over the continued opposition of consumer and environmental advocates, who say changes fell far short of addressing concerns over fast-tracking a new power plant in South Carolina. A House committee voted unanimously Wednesday to advance the legislation introduced last month by Speaker Murrell Smith of Sumter, R-Sumter. The bill gives permission for Dominion Energy and state-owned utility company Santee Cooper to partner on a possible 2,000-megawatt natural gas plant on the site of a former coal-fired power plant along the Edisto River in Colleton County. But in the...
  • Hamas-Sheltering Qatar Cashes In on Biden Natural Gas Pause

    03/05/2024 3:58:58 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 5, 2024 | Alana Goodman
    Qatar to expand natural gas production by 85 percent.. President Joe Biden’s pause on liquefied natural gas production is already turning into a major financial windfall for Qatar, even as the Gulf regime undercuts the United States and its allies by funding terrorists and sheltering fugitive Hamas leaders. Qatar, which is the third largest LNG exporter after the United States and Australia, announced last week that it is expanding its natural gas production by 85 percent. The news came weeks after the Biden administration announced that it would freeze new domestic LNG export permits, a policy that many political observers...

    02/28/2024 3:04:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Inside Russia ^ | 29/2/24 | Konstantin
    Europe's not freezing, natural gas is at record low price, ethnic Russian is now head Ukrainian general, Belarus has abandoned space program to make potato storage house--with air conditioning! Russian expats are leaving Turkey. Secondary sanctions on banks in China and Turkey, analysis. Russia intends to annex occupied (65 Russian soldiers have garrison there) Trans Istria from Moldova...
  • Israel May Have Just Ended Hizbollah (Without Firing a Single Shot)

    02/27/2024 1:36:35 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    The Tom Nash Report ^ | 27/2/24 | Tom Nash
    The transcript link isn't working. In brief, Israel is using the maritime oil field agreement with Lebanon as leverage to force the Lebanese government to either put a muzzle on Hizbollah and get them to cut out the attacks or get rid of them. Nash says "without firing a bullet".
  • Biden’s War on Domestic Energy Intensifies

    02/19/2024 3:37:05 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | February 18, 2024 | Matt Egan & Brent Bennett
    On Jan. 26, Joe Biden took an aggressive step forward in his war on American energy by halting the permitting of new liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminals. This action has massive global implications, as TPPF’s Mark Mills laid out when the decision was publicly announced. It also has the added benefit .. of attacking primarily Texas and Louisiana, red states that account for the bulk of U.S. LNG exports. This decision comes on the heels of Texas taking steps to secure its border with Mexico, putting the state directly at odds with the administration—once again. But the politically motivated...
  • Iran condemns ‘terrorist’ attack on gas pipelines

    02/14/2024 3:58:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    MSN/AlJazeera ^ | 2-14-24
    An Iranian government official has blamed “terrorism and sabotage” for twin explosions on gas pipelines overnight. While there are few details about the blasts, one occurred on the mainline gas route running from Iran’s central Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province north to major gas fields in the Caspian Sea, state media reported on Wednesday. The other explosion was reported in the southern province of Fars.
  • OPINION: Biden's plummeting support in NM a product of his green agenda

    02/05/2024 1:49:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 4, 2024 | state Sen. David Gallegos / Eunice Republican
    New Mexico may be small in terms of population, but we are the second-largest producer of oil. We punch well above our weight when it comes to American energy. That’s starting to be a problem for President Joe Biden. New polling data shows Biden’s support in our state plummeting. With an approval rating of just 41% and a disapproval rating of 57% (according to a new Public Opinion Strategies poll), Biden finds himself 16 points underwater (in New Mexico). This decline is particularly worrying for the president, given that he won New Mexico by a comfortable 10-point margin during the...
  • It’s Official: Biden Caves To Climate Alarmists, Jams Brakes On Massive Natural Gas Projects

    01/28/2024 7:01:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies ^ | JAN 25, 2024 | THOMAS CATENACCI
    UPDATED Jan. 26, 2024: The administration has officially confirmed that they intend to postpone permitting of natural gas projects to appease eco-loons. The White House has intervened in the permitting process for 17 large natural gas projects, ordering additional climate impact analyses after activists called on the administration to nix the projects, The New York Times reported. [emphasis, links added] In a move environmentalists have demanded in recent months, the White House is ordering the Department of Energy (DOE) to consider the impact proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal projects would have on climate change, three individuals with knowledge...
  • Energy Secretary Granholm Is a Lying Dog-Faced Pony Soldier!

    01/26/2024 7:39:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/26/2024 | David Strom
    Jennifer Granholm is a lying dog-faced pony soldier!Yes, you heard me! (Actually, she was a beauty queen, so dog-faced is utterly inaccurate, but I couldn’t resist the Joe Biden reference)CNBC had the Energy Secretary on to discuss Biden’s horrendous decision to halt the permitting process for the export of natural gas–a huge blow to the oil and gas industry and to, not coincidentally given the border controversy, the State of Texas.FULL STATEMENT: And it's official. The White House announces a "temporary pause" on pending approvals of American LNG export terminals.The statement is below, and links here to the comuniqué itself:...
  • 'Bad for America': McConnell Slams Biden Admin After It Halts Natural Gas Project

    01/24/2024 9:48:05 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 24, 2024 | Charles Hilu
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Wednesday slammed the climate agenda of President Joe Biden's administration as "bad for America" after it delayed approval for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. His speech on the Senate floor came after the administration directed the Department of Energy to withhold approval of the proposed Calcasieu Pass 2, which would be the largest natural gas export terminal in America, in order to evaluate its climate, economic, and national security impacts. The review, which could also determine the fate of 16 other proposed projects of the same nature, may extend past the...
  • China’s Coal Production Hit a New Record High in 2023

    01/18/2024 10:10:23 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Oil price ^ | Jan 17, 2024 | Tsvetana Paraskova -
    Higher power demand and efforts to boost energy security pushed China’s coal production to a record-high level in 2023, ... Chinese coal output rose by 2.9% year-over-year to 4.66 billion metric tons in 2023 ... Coal imports also rose last year, as some domestic mining operations were suspended for some time in 2023 ... Higher demand after the COVID restrictions were lifted and higher domestic coal prices led to record-high coal imports into China, which soared by 61.8% year-on-year to 474.42 million metric tons in 2023, ... In the latter part of 2023, China ramped up coal and natural gas...
  • Members Initiate Probe Into SEC's Rule Change Permitting Foreign Agents and Radical Activists to Control America's National Parks and Lands

    01/17/2024 2:46:18 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 22 replies
    Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) led a letter to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler and Director Haoxiang Zhu, seeking information on a proposed rule change to permit the listing of Natural Asset Companies (NACs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
  • Fire on the tracks? Metra explains system for keeping trains operational in extreme cold. ( Chicago )

    01/17/2024 5:46:11 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WBBM NEWS ^ | 1/17/2024 | Mike Krauser
    CHICAGO () - When temperatures drop to bone-chilling levels like we’re experiencing now, railroads use open flames to keep the trains moving.. According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, they’re using natural gas to heat switches. “It looks like the tracks are on fire, but what it is, there are gas burners next to the switches, and we light them to keep the switches warm, so the switches can move,” said Gillis. “If they freeze up, then our trains can’t change tracks and that leads to congestion…It’s really essential to keep the switches operational so that we can keep our trains...
  • Electric Heat vs Oil vs Gas Heat: Which Is Cheaper?

    01/13/2024 8:20:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Kiplingers ^ | 01/04/2024 | Ellen Kennedy
    With energy bills putting a crunch on the U.S. this winter, comparing the costs of electric heat vs gas heat can be an important decision for homeowners looking to save money. When Kiplinger looked at this same question last year, we concluded that gas heat was the cheaper option. However, a new study found flaws in the way electric heating costs are accounted for, changing the cost outlook. Moreover, electricity costs vary substantially from one U.S. state to another. In this year’s winter fuels outlook, published by the Energy Information Agency (EIA), it’s forecasted that from November through March, heating-oil...
  • Biden Regime Proposes New Regulations and Taxes on Oil and Gas Industry

    01/13/2024 2:31:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan. 13, 2024 4:00 pm | By Cristina Laila
    The Biden Regime is now proposing a new natural gas tax. Biden’s first order of business was to kill tens of thousands of jobs and cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. Gas prices shot up immediately after Biden canceled the Keystone Pipeline. Since then, Biden has continued to wage a war on the ‘fossil fuel’ industry. He has also depleted the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Now Biden is proposing new regulations and taxes on the fossil fuel industry. “Under President Biden’s leadership, EPA is delivering on a comprehensive strategy to reduce wasteful methane emissions that endanger communities and fuel the climate crisis,”...
  • America’s Gas Bonanza Brings Biden New Political Dilemmas...The president is facing pressure from some Democrats and climate groups to rein in exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG

    01/12/2024 7:51:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 12, 2024 5:30 am ET | By Benoît Morenne
    The U.S. has become the world’s top exporter of liquefied natural gas. President Biden is finding that this superpower status comes with its own set of headaches. In the past two years, hundreds of cargoes loaded with supercooled gas departed the U.S. Gulf Coast as foreign buyers turned to America for energy supplies. Developers of export terminals have seized the momentum to advance plans to build new plants and crank out even more LNG. Now, climate activists and Democratic lawmakers are exhorting the Biden administration to halt this expansion. They argue that the federal government, which has to approve LNG...
  • The Biden Administration War on Gas Stoves Has Basically Failed

    12/29/2023 6:25:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/29/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    Let’s round out the year with a bit of good news, or at least the potential for something positive following a season where reasons for optimism have been few and far between. Among the many terrible governmental policy shifts seen under the Biden administration, one of the more odious has been the war on gas stoves, a subset of the overall war on fossil fuels and “Things That Work.” The Biden administration and its liberal allies have been hell-bent on shutting down natural gas in parallel with oil and gasoline. The fact that our vaunted Vice President and border czar...
  • Truck driver transporting natural gas crashes into Schenectady County bridge, causing massive blast (New York)

    12/22/2023 3:56:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12-22-23 | EVAN ROSEN
    A truck driver transporting compressed natural gas reportedly suffered severe burns when his vehicle crashed into a Glenville, N.Y., bridge and exploded on Thursday evening. Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle announced that power in the area was knocked out due to the explosion. The driver survived with third-degree burns, he added. Over 1,200 customers initially lost power in the affected area, according to National Grid, but that number has been steadily improving, CBS 6 Albany reported.
  • Biden Spoke with Hunter’s Business Associates Hundreds of Times While VP, Email Records Show

    12/06/2023 6:32:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    SLAY News ^ | December 6, 2023 - 9:02 am | Frank Bergman
    Bombshell new records released by the House Ways & Means Committee have revealed that Joe Biden used email aliases to speak with his son’s business associates hundreds of times while in office as Obama’s vice president. The Republican-led committee obtained metadata from IRS whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler. The metadata reveals Joe Biden used alias email accounts 327 times during a nine-year period from 2010 to 2019 to discuss shady foreign business deals. He used the email aliases to correspond with his son, Hunter, and one of Hunter’s key business associates, Eric Schwerin, among others. The vast majority of...