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ExxonMobil Outlook: Matching Energy Supplies With Rising Global Demand

oil sands  hydraulic fracturing  energy policy  energy demand  access  natural gas 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 11, 2012

ExxonMobil has released its annual long-term energy outlook, projecting global energy needs and supplies out to 2040. Some highlights:

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Study: Upstream Job Growth Could Benefit African Americans, Latinos

regulation  natural gas  infrastructure  energy policy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 4, 2012

Two pieces of good employment news in a new analysis of job opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry’s upstream (pre-refinery) sector:

  • With the implementation of pro-energy development policies, including opening new resource areas for drilling, the upstream part of the industry could create more than 500,000 new jobs by 2020 and more than 800,000 by 2030, according to IHS Global Insight.
  • More oil and natural gas jobs offer a great employment opportunity for African American and Latino workers. IHS projects that 166,000 or 31 percent of the new oil and gas upstream jobs created by 2020 could be held by African Americans and Latinos. Of new upstream jobs created by 2030, more than 285,000 (35 percent) could be held by African Americans and Latinos.

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Lease Auction: There’s More Where That Came From

industry taxes  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted December 3, 2012

The federal government says it expects to take in $133.8 million in high bids for drilling rights in the western Gulf of Mexico from last week’s lease auction – a sale that underscored the oil and natural gas industry’s continued interest in deep-water development.

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AAA: Not So Fast on E15

ethanol  energy policy  e15  consumers  regulation  renewable fuel standard  rfs34 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 30, 2012

AAA says the EPA and retailers should stop the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol, known as E15, because it could damage vehicle engines and void car manufacturers’ warranties.

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MIT: The Facts On Fracking Methane Emissions

natural gas  fracking  environmental impact  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 28, 2012

A new MIT study shows that the extraction of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing emits only a fraction more methane into the air than conventional gas drilling

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Repeal the RFS

rfs34  regulation  epa  energy policy  domestic energy  cellulosic ethanol 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 27, 2012

End it, don’t mend it: That’s industry’s message to Congress on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). API Downstream Group Director Bob Greco, during a conference call with reporters on problems with the program

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Turning Aside the ‘Regulatory Flood’

taxes  regulatory system  regulation  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 26, 2012

A Wall Street Journal editorial predicts a “regulatory flood” from the Obama administration now that the election is over – in health care, financial services and energy.

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Natural Gas Exports and Real Market Impacts

natural gas  lng  keystone xl  exports  energy policy  energy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 19, 2012

We’ve been talking about energy and the president’s campaign commitment to increase domestic oil and natural gas production. There are a number of ways he can follow through – approve the full Keystone XL pipeline, open new areas for oil and gas development, rein in unnecessary federal efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing

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The Jobs Focus

domestic energy  energy  energy policy  keystone xl pipeline 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 15, 2012

It’s good that President Obama is well-focused on job creation. In his news conference this week, the president mentioned jobs 10 times and suggested that economic growth and creating more jobs have primacy over all other issues

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No Oil or Natural Gas…A Less Beautiful World

fossil fuels  energy policy  domestic energy  access 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted November 14, 2012

A humorous reminder that everywhere we look, products made from petroleum are making our lives modern, healthier, cleaner, more comfortable – and prettier. Check out this lengthy, yet partial, list of the things made from oil, courtesy PBS

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