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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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