Energy Tomorrow Blog
Posted June 21, 2013
Study: Tier 3 Sulfur Rule Would Do Little to Improve Air Quality - http://bit.ly/19YBiXp
Although the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Tier 3 gasoline sulfur rule could cost billions, a new study from ENVIRON International Corporation found that it would do very little to reduce fine particulates and improve air quality, API Director for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Howard Feldman told reporters yesterday.
EPA Acknowledges Pavillion Study Deficiencies – http://bit.ly/14OceP1
After two years of study in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA has yet to demonstrate any evidence of hydraulic fracturing linked to groundwater contamination. This echoes former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s comments from 2011 that “there is no proven case where the fracking process itself has affected water.”
Posted March 6, 2013
Saudi Aramco President and CEO Khalid Al-Falih issued a number of challenges at IHS CERAWeek 2013, the energy consultancy’s mega-conference this week in Houston: innovate – to allow greater recovery of resources, greater efficiency and improved environmental performance. His call dovetailed with a conference agenda stocked with presentations and discussions of energy innovation – which Al-Falih said is one of the keys to the oil and natural gas industry moving into the energy future alongside growing world demand:
“We will significantly bolster (industry) resilience by continuing to create truly transforming and game-changing technologies.”
Posted February 8, 2013
Quick facts about the Keystone XL pipeline project and Canada’s oil sands resources:
• Construction of the Keystone XL would generate 20,000 jobs during that phase, according to builder TransCanada.
• Oil sands development associated with the Keystone XL could support 117,000 new U.S. jobs by 2035, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).
• New oil sands development could support more than 500,000 additional U.S. jobs by 2035 (CERI).
• $20 billion could be injected into the U.S. economy by the full Keystone XL project, which would pay more than $5 billion in taxes to local counties over its life.