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Peak Oil: Is History Repeating Itself, Again?

(Energy Today/OilPrice.com)  In 2002, oil prices were hovering around $20 per barrel and then rose almost continuously until mid-2008 when the price of a barrel of oil on the New York

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Pressure Builds for Trump to Change Federal Ethanol Mandate

by Debra J. Saunders (Tampa Bay Newspapers)  … But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to cut the corn cord. For Ken Cuccinelli of the conservative

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Study Offers Further Proof That North Texas Earthquakes Are Drilling- and Fracking-Related

by Dan Solomon (Texas Monthly)  In January 2015, there were a dozen little earthquakes in the Dallas–Fort Worth area in less than 48 hours. They weren’t the first, or the last,

December 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Report: California Oil Among World’s Dirtiest — Rampant Oil Production Undermines State’s Climate Leadership

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Three-quarters of California’s oil is as climate-damaging as Canadian tar sands crude, according to a Center for Biological Diversity report released today at the United Nations climate change conference

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Court Tells EPA to Enforce Obama Methane Pollution Rule

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) A federal court told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday that it has to enforce an Obama administration methane pollution rule. The order from Court of

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Trump Administration Has New Energy Buzzword

by Dino Grandoni (The Washington Post)  In the Trump administration, “energy dominance” has replaced “energy independence” as the go-to phrase for describing the federal government’s broad energy goals — in President

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Remove the Ethanol Albatross from around the Necks of U.S. Consumers: Robert W. Chase (Opinion)

by Rob W. Chase (Cleveland.com)  … Less than 5 percent of all service stations in the United States offer ethanol-free gasoline. Almost all the gasoline sold nationally is E10 (10 percent ethanol, 90

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Guest View: Corn Is for Food, Not Fuel

by Stanford L. Levin (The Southern)  …  If corn were used for food instead of for ethanol, two beneficial things would happen. First, we would create more high-paying jobs in

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

FedEx CEO Backed by Generals Tries to Nudge Trump on Fuel Rules

by John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Smith leads effort to position standards as security issue; Group calling for electric vehicles, U.S. oil production  —  To get Donald Trump to come around to tougher

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Thousands of Spills at US Oil and Gas Fracking Sites

By Matt McGrath (BBC)  Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids every year, according to new research from US scientists. They found that there had been

February 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

The United States of Oil and Gas

by Tim Meko and Laris Karklis (The Washington Post)  There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the United States, and more than 130,000 have been drilled since

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Bay’s Parting Words

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Although Norman Bay posted his humorous “Gone Fishin’” tweet at 5:41 p.m. on Friday, FERC was still posting orders the former chairman had signed

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Competitive Enterprises Institute Wants RFS Frozen and Sunsetted

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Competitive Enterprises Institute has put forth proposals for the next session of Congress including freezing the Renewable Fuel Standard below the blend

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Stay the Course

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/NewsOK)  Regarding “Flaws in Renewable Fuel Standard aren’t going away” (Our Views, Dec. 16): The Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that refiners blend an increasing

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Final Report on Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing Activities on Drinking Water

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA’s report concludes that hydraulic fracturing activities can impact drinking water resources under some circumstances and identifies factors that influence these impacts  —  The U.S. Environmental Protection

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Not Energy Independent, Yet

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol’s Got Right Stuff

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Boston Herald)   …  But relying upon fracking for our energy future is dangerous on two fronts. For one, reasonable oil supplies are finite and

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

5.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Cushing, Rumbles Central Oklahoma

by Matt Dinger, & Adam Wilmoth (The Oklahoman)  Oklahoma bridges inspected following Cushing earthquake; Regulators working on new directive following Cushing earthquake; Buildings to be closed Monday in Cushing due to

November 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

America’s Most Prolific Gas Play Needs 50 Rigs to Keep Booming

by Ari Natter and James Rowley  (Bloomberg)   …  Fifty rigs need to be drilling for natural gas in America’s most prolific shale region to keep production of the fuel from

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Latest Earthquake Stories: Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma

(News9/Associated Press)  A magnitude 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook north-central Oklahoma late Tuesday.  This one occurred at 11:27 p.m.   The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was near Pawnee, about 70

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance standards that President Barack Obama implemented or supported, according to

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Backs off Plan to Eliminate EPA

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  Donald Trump appeared to back off his proposal to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency as president, instead promising to “refocus” the agency on a

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Oil Bankruptcies Leave Lenders With ‘Catastrophic’ Recovery Rate

by Rebecca Penty (Bloomberg)  Rate of 21% in 2015 compares to average of 59% previously; Bankruptcies so far this year are double last year’s total  —  U.S. oil bankruptcies haven’t been

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Present Solution to Harmful Airborne Chemicals

by David Vandergriend (Sacramento Bee)   … But the day-to-day threat facing many communities doesn’t come from carbon. It comes from airborne chemicals with less attention-grabbing names like volatile organic compounds,

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Not Contributing to Decline in Bee Habitat

(WNAX) A new study from the National Academy of Sciences says the expansion of corn and soybean acres to supply feed stock for biofuels is hampering habitat for bees. Renewable Fuels

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells

by Doug Stranglin (USA Today)  One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday all the way from Nebraska to North Texas.  —  Oklahoma regulators on Saturday

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom in Oil Production Causes Bust in Prairie Sod

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … Mr. (Mark) Perry suggests (without any scientific support or a single citation) that ethanol expansion has somehow led to “destruction” of prairie in the

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Glass House

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/U.S. News and World Report)  … Indeed, it’s fairly obvious that (Mark) Perry’s yarn is simply intended to shift attention away from the real culprit behind destruction

August 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Picks TPP and Fracking Advocate To Set Up Her White House

by Zaid Jilani and Naomi LaChance (The Intercept)  Two big issues dogged Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary: the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP) and fracking. She had a long history of

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

In Pitting Biofuels against the Environment, Only Clear Winner Is Oil

by Jessie Stolark (The Hill/Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The total amount of U.S. land under production by American farmers is down– not just over the last 50 or 100 years, but

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil and Natural Gas Production Jobs in May Were 26% Lower than in October 2014

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Despite increases in crude oil prices since the start of the year, employment in oil and natural gas extraction and support activities continued declining from levels

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Sanders’s Next Challenge: Where Will He Take His Revolution?

by David Weigel and John Wagner (The Washington Post)  … Sanders’s role is under discussion, but he has said a more immediate priority is trying to find common ground on the

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S. live within a half-mile of an oil and gas facility—and

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Methane Emissions Are Extremely Harmful, and the Government Might Not Know How Much There Is.

by Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)  Now, after the growth of a natural gas production operation commonly known as fracking, the United States is producing more methane emissions than any

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities and the thousands of people who were drawn to them.

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The Truth About Tight Oil (2016)

(Union of Concerned Scientists) Tight oil is a major source of global warming emissions. Better regulations—and an industry held accountable for its actions—would help. … Methane is trapped in the

May 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the free hand of an unrestricted marketplace will guide biofuels into

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

This Mystery Was Solved: Scientists Say Chemicals from Fracking Wastewater Can Taint Fresh Water Nearby

by Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)  But a study by the U.S. Geological Survey appears to have answered a critical question about the millions of gallons of chemical-laced water that are

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for climate change and clean energy policy.  But oh, she has

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

New EPA Stats Confirm: Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Far Exceed Prior Estimates

(Environmental Defense Fund)  Higher Baseline Plus Year-on-Year Increase Make Sector the Top Emitter over Ag  —  The oil and natural gas industry has moved into first place as the highest

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

The Most Important Mystery about U.S. Climate Change Policy

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  … Environmentalists have charged for some time that the fracking boom — the rise in unconventional natural gas that is the key driver of all

April 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Shale Oil Firms Feel Credit Squeeze as Banks Grow Cautious

by Swetha Gopinath and David Henry (Reuters)  Nearly two years into an epic oil rout, U.S. shale drillers that have upended global energy markets are finally feeling a credit squeeze

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil and Gas Companies Stiff 29,000 Workers Out of $40 Million

by  Alan Neuhauser (US News and World Report)  America’s fracking boom promised big paychecks, but thousands of workers were exploited, the Labor Department says. —  … Despite booming industry profits and

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Seismic Report Links Earthquakes to Fracking

by Adam Klasfeld (Courthouse News Service)  Officially linking a controversial natural gas-drilling method to earthquakes for the first time, the U.S. Geological Survey released a groundbreaking report documenting links between

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

After New Orleans, “Keep It In the Ground” Movement Gears Up for More Action

(350.org)  “Break Free” protests this May will see actions at fossil fuel sites around the world  —  Hundreds of people marched around the Superdome in New Orleans on Wednesday and

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet methane, otherwise known as CH4.  In February, Harvard researchers published

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Make Sure the US and Canada Get It Right on Methane

by David Babson (Union of Concerned Scientists) … But recent science suggests that we don’t have a great handle on how large methane emissions really are, so we are going to

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

The Shale Reckoning Comes to Oklahoma

by Asjylyn Loder (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … The excitement made it easy to ignore one big problem: It was one of the most expensive booms in history. Devon, Chesapeake, SandRidge Energy, and

March 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane Benefits Highlighted at National Ethanol Conference

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Held Feb. 15 to 17 in New Orleans, the NEC painted a strong future for the ethanol industry in the speakers addressing the

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

6 Things Bernie Sanders Would Do to Crack Down on Fracking, Even if Congress Doesn’t Go Along

by Ben Adler (Grist)  … Instead of embracing gas as a supposedly cleaner “bridge fuel,” Sanders wants to go straight to renewables. Here are the six most significant executive actions that

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If

February 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Reacts to API Criticism of RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has spoken out to reject (American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack) Gerard’s claims.  “I’m not

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Garrett County Board Mulls Gas Drilling Restrictions near Deep Creek Lake

(Associated Press/Frederick News Post)  The Garrett County Commissioners are considering a Deep Creek Lake watershed management plan that would restrict drilling for natural gas in the resort area. … The plan

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Not So Smart Campaign

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … If Big Oil truly believed its product (oil) was better than ethanol, why not launch a campaign on the greatness that is oil. Perhaps Big Oil could

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil

by Tona Kunz  (Argonne National Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation. The

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Oil Is Cheap in October 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Conventional wisdom about declining oil prices, mostly originating from US Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (DOE/EIA), says the fall of oil prices over

October 27, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Limits of Obama’s New Rules on Pollution

(The Washington Post)  Editorial: THE OBAMA administration released new pollution rules on oil and natural gas production Tuesday to predictable howls

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil companies Can Be Sued by Earthquake Victim, Oklahoma Court Rules

(Thompson Reuters)  An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

RIP Cobalt Technologies or…How Commercializing Butanol Technology is Like Riding the Tour de France

by Sam Nejame & James Evangelow (Biofuels Digest/Promotum and Chemical Strategies)  Sad to say Cobalt Technologies is dead – no really they’re

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Drop in Oil Prices Means No Drilling in Canada’s Biggest Shale Reserves

by Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg News)  The news was bittersweet for Canada’s Northwest Territories.  While the region found out last week

June 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Amid Low Prices, US Oil Output May Be Nearing Peak

by Jay Fitzgerald (Boston Globe)  Is America’s energy boom coming to an end?   As companies shut down oil- and gas-drilling

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

State Releases Final Fracking Statement

by Scott Waldman (Capital New York) … The Department of Environmental Conservation released the 2,000-page final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement for

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Saudi Arabia Continues To Turn Screws On U.S. Shale

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Saudi Arabia continues to ratchet up production, taking market share away from U.S. shale producers. According

May 13, 2015 Read Full Article

US Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Evaluating a Groundwater Supply Contamination Incident Attributed to Marcellus Shale Gas Development

by Garth T. Llewellyn, Frank Dorman, J. L. Westland, D. Yoxtheimer, Paul Grieve, Todd Sowers, E. Humston-Fulmer, and Susan L. Brantley

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New Studies Link Earthquakes With Oil, Gas Drilling

by Miguel Bustillo adn Dan Molinski  (The Wall Street Journal)  Scientists say practice of wastewater injection has caused seismic activity

April 22, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Industrial Production Falters as Oil Sector Weighs

by Eric Morath (The Wall Street Journal)  Quarterly decline is first since end of recession in 2009 — U.S. industrial output

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Report: PA Dishes out $3.2 Billion in Fossil Fuels Subsidies while State Faces $1.5 Billion Deficit

by Natasha Khan (PublicSource)   A new report out Tuesday says Pennsylvania provided more than $3.2 billion in subsidies to the

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Raises Possible Link between Gas Drilling and Radon Levels

by Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips  (StateImpactNPR.org)  Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices

by Dan Doyle (OilPrice.com)  The upstream oil and gas industry is not a black hole. There’s no mystery wrapped in

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The New Voices Debuts: The Advanced Bioeconomy Comes to Streamed Video

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the advanced bioeconomy takes to the airwaves as The New Voices debuts today as

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Here’s What Will Send Oil Prices Back Up Again

by Martin Tillier (OilPrice.com)  … The low price brigade cites another factor in making their predictions, the rise of alternative energy sources.

March 4, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Ways Obama Sucks on Climate

by Ben Adler (Grist) … But many of the administration’s moves, including a string of recent actions by federal agencies under

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Welcome to the Twilight Zone

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Imagine if you will a country with two natural resource industries. Both produce

January 27, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

Declaring “The Truth Matters”, Biodiesel Leaders Say Policy Makers Need to Consider the Facts to Get the Renewable Fuels Standard Back on Track

(National Biodiesel Board) The National Biodiesel Conference and Expo opens with a fiery speech by the industry’s chief spokesperson.   Arguing that

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

New Research Links Scores of Earthquakes to Fracking Wells Near a Fault in Ohio

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Not long after two mild earthquakes jolted the normally steady terrain outside Youngstown, Ohio,

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Delaware-Size Gas Plume over West Illustrates the Cost of Leaking Methane

by Joby Warrick   (The Washington Post)   The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near this desert trading

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York

(North Country Public Radio)  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Direct Measurements of Methane Emissions from Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells in Pennsylvania

by Mary Kanga, Cynthia M. Kannoa, Matthew C. Reida, Xin Zhangb, Denise L. Mauzeralla, Michael A. Celia, Yuheng Chen, and Tullis C.

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Plant Expansions Fueled by Shale Gas Boom to Boost Greenhouse Gas, Toxic Air Emissions

by Talla Buford (The Center for Public Integrity)  … By 2018, the land (Stacey) Ryan and other holdouts have fought

December 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Dead Babies Near Oil Drilling Sites Raise Questions for Researchers

by Nancy Lofholm  (The Denver Post)  … For some reason, one that is not known and may never be, Beau

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Global Warming

by Seth Borenstein (AP/SFGate.com)  Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed

October 16, 2014 Read Full Article

People Near 'Fracking' Wells Report Health Woes

by Wendy Koch (USA Today)  People living near natural-gas wells were more than twice as likely to report upper-respiratory and

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

To Save the Climate, We Need a Ban on Fracking

by Wenonah Hauter  (Food and Water Watch)  … Over the next few years, scientific evidence mounted, showing not only that fracking

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Injection Wells Blamed in Oklahoma Earthquakes

by Eric Hand (Science Magazine)  So far in 2014, Oklahoma has seen more earthquakes than California—and seismologists are increasingly blaming

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

How Two Small New York Towns Have Shaken up the National Fight over Fracking

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  The multibillion-dollar Anschutz Exploration Corp., which helped make its founder, Philip Anschutz, one of the

July 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Obama Really Wishes He Could Put a Price on Carbon

(Grist)  President Obama explained his thinking about climate change during a sit-down interview with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman; it will

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Cheap, Abundant Shale Gas Won’t Significantly Cut U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Janet Pelley (Chemical and Engineering News)  Energy: New study looks at the contested effects of increased shale gas production

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Ethanol Hits a Wall

by Steve Baragona (Voice of America)  … Another benefit, according to Bob Dinneen, head of the ethanol trade group the Renewable Fuels

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

The Contradiction of Obama’s Climate Policy

by Dana Milbank (The Washington Post: Opinion)  On the eve of the Obama administration’s release Tuesday of a report warning about

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Toxic Emission Spikes at Fracking Sites Are Rarely Monitored, Study Finds

by Lisa Song and Jim Morris  (InsideClimateNews.org)  Gas drilling facilities have sporadic emission spikes that spew toxins harmful to human

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Old Math Casts Doubt on Accuracy of Oil Reserve Estimates

by Asjylyn Loder (MSN Money/Bloomberg)  Jan Arps is the most influential oilman you’ve never heard of.  In 1945, Arps, then a

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Neighbors Bicker in Pa. over Forced Gas Drilling

by Kevin Begos and Marc Levy (Associated Press/Fuel Fix)  An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Ohio Officials Tight-Lipped on Fracking, Monday’s Earthquakes

by Will Drabold (Columbus Dispatch)  While geologists raised questions yesterday about whether a northeastern Ohio fracking operation caused a series

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Why We Are Producing Biofuels

by  Robert C. Brown and Tristan Brown (The Gazette)  In the face of criticism about ethanol, delays in the commercialization of

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

'There Needs to Be a Market'

by Donnelle Eller and Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The future of the cellulosic ethanol industry depends on convincing investors

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Give Me a Renewable Future

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol enhances America’s economy by creating jobs, raising the GDP, increasing incomes

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Fracking: Study Warns of ‘High Risk’ to Maryland Air, Water and Quality of Life as General Assembly Weighs Action

(Chesapeake Climate Action Network)  Independent study provides lawmakers and the public with first Maryland-specific risk assessment, coming on the heels

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Sector, Once Thriving, Is Being Buffeted by Forces Both Man-Made, Natural

by Juan Forero (The Washington Post) … The allure for these giants is Brazil itself, where most cars are built to run

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Park Service Withdraws Comments on Fracking Rule

by Matthew Daly (Associated Press/ABC News)  The National Park Service has withdrawn “inappropriate” comments about a proposed rule regulating hydraulic

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Meet Me at the World’s Flare; Methane Gas Flaring, and the Role of Biobased Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The flares — Dakota fireflies — dot the landscape like pin-lights. They burn natural gas

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Research: Fracking Uses and Loses More Water than Previously Believed

by Matthew McFeeley (The Energy Collective)  Fracking’s water footprint is higher than previously thought, according to a new report that combined data

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Radioactive Materials and Contaminants Found at Fracking Wastewater Disposal Site

(American Chemical Society)   A new study has found that liquid wastes from hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that was treated and

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

More Bad News For Fracking: IPCC Warns Methane Traps More Heat than We Thought

by Joseph Romm (Think Progress/The Energy Collective)  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that methane (CH4) is far

October 11, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. to Pass Russia in Liquid Fuels Production, Says IEA

by Benoit Faucon, Wayne Ma and Summer Said (The Wall Street Journal)  A top energy watchdog forecast the U.S. will

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Technology, Biofuel on Agenda for U.S.-Brazil Talks, Moniz Says

by Gerald Jeffris (NASDAQ.com)  Increased biofuel use and the development and application of new energy technologies will be the focus

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Technology, Biofuel on Agenda for U.S.-Brazil Talks, Moniz Says

by Gerald Jeffris (NASDAQ.com)  Increased biofuel use and the development and application of new energy technologies will be the focus of

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Science Magazine Publishes Series of Studies on Fracking-Induced and Other Injection-Induced Earthquakes

Some Earthquakes Warn That They Are About to Strike Richard A. Kerr The bad news that injecting wastewater deep into

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Farm Waste May Demand Return of Biofuels

by Javier E. David (CNBC)  Imagine a world where leftover corn, wheat and wood chips could power your car. That’s the

May 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Improving While Oil Gets Worse

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The House and Energy Commerce Committee has released its third white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard, “Greenhouse

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Methane Report Further Divides Fracking Camps

(National Public Radio/Associated Press)  The Environmental Protection Agency has dramatically lowered its estimate of how much of a potent heat-trapping

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

You Don’t Say?

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The subhead of the article was “The U.S. will be the world’s

March 25, 2013 Read Full Article

The Surprising Connection Between Food and Fracking

by Tom Philpott (Mother Jones)  In a recent Nation piece, the wonderful Elizabeth Royte teased out the direct links between

March 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop Them, If You’ve Heard This One Before

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …U.S. ethanol production proved to be the remedy to our imported oil

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Fracking Success Hits Biofuels Investment

by Jason Krupp (EIN News)  Petrol retailer Z Energy says world oil prices could plunge by almost half in the

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Pennsylvanians Angry about Plans to Ship Gas Overseas

by Alexandra Duszak (PublicIntegrity.org)  When Pennsylvanians agreed to a massive increase in natural gas drilling in the state, they were

January 14, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand

December 21, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. States Threaten Lawsuit against EPA over Regulations

by Andrew Hay  (Reuters)  A coalition of seven eastern states led by New York plans to sue the U.S. Environmental

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

The 2012 Maryland Energy Forum

by Bradley Frieze (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On Wednesday, October 3rd, four leading activists for the use of renewable energy sources

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Profiling Team Romney: US Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas

by Ron Kotrba (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s short list of possible energy secretaries includes Tea Party-backed

October 29, 2012 Read Full Article

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: Data-Heavy Project Aims to Move Methane Emissions Research beyond 'He Said, She Said'

by Gayathri Vaidyanathan and Saqib Rahim (E&E Publishing/Energy Wire)  A team of academics, natural gas companies and environmentalists is hoping to

October 24, 2012 Read Full Article

France to Close the Door on Shale Gas Exploration

(EnergyMarketPrice)  Speaking at the opening of an environmental conference in Paris, the French President François Hollande announced he has rejected

September 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Bombshell Study: High Methane Emissions Measured Over Gas Field “May Offset Climate Benefits of Natural Gas”

by Joe Romm (ThinkProgress.org)  Air sampling by NOAA over Colorado Finds 4% Methane Leakage, More Than Double Industry Claims How

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

The Downside to America’s Fracking Frenzy

by John Mathews (The Globalist)  …Today it is no longer evil oil companies riding roughshod over ranchers in Texas, but

January 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking – Strike Number Three?

by John Daly (OilPrice.com)  …While U.S. energy companies began fracking for gas in the late 1990s, there was a dramatic

January 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Is the Open Fuel Standard Good for Advanced Biofuels or for the USA? Don’t Think So!

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  A proposal called the Open Fuel Standard (OFS) has recently been included in a

June 2, 2011 Read Full Article

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