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The lifting of sanctions in 2016 kicked off a nasty political debate inside the country about revised contract terms and who exactly should benefit from Iran’s oil sector revival.
It’s clear that nothing is off-limits now and Tidal Wave II has gone into overdrive under President Trump.
While there is no doubt that the U.S. has become an energy superpower, the main priority of the country should be strengthening overall energy security. One metric is the level of fuel choice in the transportation sector, which gives options to consumers and businesses so that they are not dependent on only petroleum.
The Mid-term Evaluation for fuel economy standards opens the door to including new vehicle technology, such as autonomy, in federal regulations, a development that could lead to even greater efficiency in the longer term.
The oil industry opposed the disclosure requirements, arguing that the rules are onerous and costly while putting American companies at a disadvantage in the international market.
With an eye on his legacy, President Obama is trying to ink a few energy and environmental victories before he leaves the White House. The Dakota Access pipeline, the BLM's fracking rule, and monument designations are key areas of focus for the outgoing administration.
Maintaining CAFE Standards and EV Tax Credit Consistent with Trump’s Plan to End Dependence on OPEC Oil
The 2016 election could turn out to be a big win for the oil and gas industry, as Trump has championed deregulation and a rollback of a number of environmental measures.
The recent Fact Pack from Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) contains a number of data points that highlight OPEC’s dilemma and discuss energy issues that surfaced during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The substantive discussion gave insights into how energy policy would take shape in either a Clinton or Trump administration.
Both Trump and Clinton make misstatements on energy, but Clinton points to role Middle East producers play in managing oil prices.