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Oil and the Economy

Congress Eyes Major Program to Clean Up Old Oil and Gas Wells

Plans to clean up abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells are gaining momentum in Washington. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Climate, Environment, Oil and Gas, President Biden
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Oil and the Economy

Biden Takes No Action on Dakota Access. The Story is Not Over.

The administration declined to make a decision on the Dakota Access pipeline in an appearance in federal court on April 9, but the court could instead take action. Read More

topics: Biden, Dakota access, Pipeline
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Shale Steps Up Drilling, But Production Rebound Uncertain

Drilling returns to the shale patch as oil prices rise, but it remains to be seen if this activity will result in production. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Production, OPEC, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Flaring in Permian Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels Even as Pressure for Action Mounts

U.S. oil production remains far below pre-pandemic levels, but methane emissions from the Permian basin are back at pre-Covid highs. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Methane, Methane Regulations, Permian, Shale, Texas Railroad Commission
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Energy Innovation

Q1 EV Sales Signpost Electrification Acceleration

A strong Q1 after a surprising 2020 suggests vehicle electrification in the United States is on the rise. More must be done to ensure rising EV sales lift U.S. energy security with them. Read More

topics: Auto industry, Automakers, China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Electric Vehicles
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Petropolitics

Iran’s Oil and the Nuclear Deal: What a Breakthrough Means for the Market

Removing Iranian oil sanctions could have a profound impact on the global energy market. Read More

topics: Biden, China, Iran, Iran Deal, JCPOA, Libya, Oil Markets, President Biden, Trump administration
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Energy Innovation

Financial Regulators Step Up Oversight of Climate Risk

Recent SEC opposition to oil and gas company sahreholder requests could be the start of a new era of climate regulation by federal financial regulators. Read More

topics: Climate change, greenwashing, Oil and Gas, SEC
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Energy Innovation

Fossil Fuel Investments Badly Trailed Renewables Over Past Decade

The gap between renewable and fossil fuel investments is closing, as the post-Paris Agreement performance of those fossil fuel investments falters. Read More

topics: fossil fuels, Investment, Paris Climate Conference, Renewables, Shale, Shale investors, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Decarbonization Poses a “Political Risk Nightmare” for Oil-Dependent Countries

Oil-producing countries face severe financial and political risk as the world transitions away from oil. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Saudi Arabia
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Energy Innovation

$3 Trillion Infrastructure Bill to be a Major Climate Push

After passing the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 rescue package, the Biden administration appears ready to go big again with its infrastructure legislation. Read More

topics: Biden administration, EV Charging, Infrastructure, President Biden
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Autonomous Vehicles

Leveraging Data To Pivot From Mobility Innovation To Transportation Transformations

As optimism on new transportation technologies enters a trough of disillusionment, Evangelos Simoudis reminds us in his new book that transportation transition is a multidecadal project. Read More

topics: Autonomous Vehicle Policy, autonomous vehicles, Self-Driving Cars, Transportation
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Energy Innovation

Biden’s Ambitious EV Agenda Meets Early Setbacks

The Biden administration has showed it intends for the U.S. to lead the global EV transition. Now the hard work begins. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Electric Vehicles, Energy Policy, Energy Security, President Biden, USPS
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Oil and the Economy

IEA: Gasoline Demand Peaked, But Not Crude Oil Demand

The accelerating EV transition and fuel efficiency improvements mean gasoline consumption may never return to pre-pandemic levels. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19
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Petropolitics

Nord Stream 2 Nearing Completion As U.S. Weighs Last Minute Options

The Biden administration does not appear willing to kill Nord Stream 2, prioritizing other transatlantic objectives. Read More

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Energy Innovation

U.S. Offshore Wind Inches Forward After Biden Admin Gives Green Light to First Major Project

The Biden administration's endorsement of the Vineyard Wind project might jump start the American wind energy sector. Read More

topics: Energy, Offshore Wind, Renewables, wind
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Energy Innovation

The Distributed Grid: America’s Technology and National Security Imperative

Increasing electrification and extreme weather events heightens the importance of a distributed grid. Read More

topics: Distributed grid, Electric grid, Vehicle to Grid, Winter Weather
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Energy Innovation

Fossil Fuel Hubs Have Big Potential For Renewables

The clean energy transition need not come at the expense of oil and gas workers. Read More

topics: fossil fuels, Jobs, Renewable Energy, Renewables, Solar, wind