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Energy Policies Needed to Match Energy Realities

renewable fuel standard  blend wall  emissions  liquid natural gas  oil sands 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 1, 2013

Lawmakers Urge EPA to Change Fuel Mandate

The Hill: More than 100 lawmakers are calling on Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy to reduce the amount of ethanol that oil refiners must blend into gasoline next year.

Signed by 169 House members, the letter sent to McCarthy on Thursday urged the EPA to lower the renewable fuel standard (RFS), arguing the current mandate is unrealistic.

"Whether it’s increasing amounts of ethanol in fuel or higher food and feed prices, the RFS continues to negatively impact American consumers and the economy," Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said in a statement. 



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LNG Exports: A Win for the U.S. Economy

domestic energy resources  energy economy  energy policy  exports  liquid natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 17, 2013

America’s newfound abundance of natural gas resources is a boon to the nation.  It is creating jobs, reducing home heating and electric bills and lowering energy and raw materials costs for businesses. … And the opportunity to do more is before us – to produce more natural gas, spur additional economic activity and create even more jobs – by serving international markets as well as American ones.

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On LNG Exports, Short-sighted Opposition to Free Trade

energy policy  manufacturing  regulation  energy exports  liquid natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 11, 2013

Here’s one of the main things wrong with arguments some are making against the export of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG): They substitute narrow interests and agendas for the proved economic benefits of free trade to the entire United States – long demonstrated in the sale of countless other U.S. commodities to overseas buyers.

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Domestic Oil Production and the ‘Teachable Moment’

regulations  natural gas  liquid fuels  imports  domestic oil production  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 9, 2013

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook released this week contains two important crude oil stats:

  • U.S. domestic production is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next two years, from an average of 6.4 million barrels per day (bbl/d) last year to 7.3 million bbl/d in 2013 and 7.9 million bbl/d in 2014. Much of the production growth will come from drilling in tight plays in the Williston (North Dakota and Montana), Western Gulf and Permian basins (Texas).
  • U.S. liquid fuel imports, including crude oil, are expected to decline to an average of 6 million bbl/d by 2014. EIA says the net import share will average 32 percent in 2014 “because of continued substantial increases in domestic crude oil production.”

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Exporting U.S. Natural Gas a Win for America

regulation  natural gas  liquid  exports  energy policy  economy and energy 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 18, 2012

A recent study for the Energy Department – detailing broad economic benefits from the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – is good news on a number of fronts: for trade, job creation and economic growth stemming from increased energy development. Recapping, the NERA study of more than a dozen LNG export scenarios found significant benefits to the U.S. economy:

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The New York Times is Wrong – Again, and Again, and Again

access  anwr  demand  domestic energy  energy policy  federal lands  gulf of mexico  keystone xl  liquid fuel  offshore drilling  onshore drilling  supply  taxes 

Kyle Isakower

Kyle Isakower
Posted August 27, 2012

Ridiculing a New York Times editorial blog is like shooting unusually large fish in a barrel, but this one from last Friday is so fantastical and extreme that a commitment to an honest debate on energy compels me to fire away.  And we don’t have to go far to start the fact check, as they lead with:

"The simple truth, as President Obama has recognized, is that a country that holds less than 3 percent of the world’s reserves but consumes more than 20 percent of the world’s supply cannot drill its way to energy independence."

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Made in America: Increase Access for Secure Energy Future

access  anwr  domestic energy  energy policy  federal lands  liquid fuels  offshore drilling  onshore drilling  private lands 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted May 21, 2012

American-made energy. With the Energy Information Administration projecting that the United States will need more than 16 percent additional energy by 2035, the idea that we could, before then, see 100 percent of our liquid fuel needs met domestically and from Canada is huge. Make that gigantic.

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