Energy Forum News

02.25.17

U.S. Set To Rival Russia In Oil And Natural Gas Exports

President Trump has promised to roll back federal regulations to help U.S. oil and natural gas and to open up new areas for development. The administration's energy priority is to "unleash America's $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves."

 

02.09.17

GOP senators introduce bills to curb federal regulation of fracking

Two US senators introduced separate bills aimed at restricting federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing in onshore oil and gas activities. Both measures were referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where they may be combined before being considered.

 

01.27.17

TransCanada makes new application for Keystone XL

Trump directed the State Department and other agencies to make a decision within 60 days of a final application. He also declared that a 2014 environmental study satisfies required reviews under environmental and endangered species laws.

 

01.20.17

An America First Energy Plan

WhiteHouse.gov site posts "An America First Energy Plan" on website shortly after President Trump's taking office (on inauguration day).

 

01.18.17

Without More Pipelines, Scary Economic Scenarios Become Real

Energy costs are "affordable" up until a certain point. That tipping point, experts agree, is when costs exceed 6 percent of a household's income.

 

01.16.17

Coal lost hold as dominant energy source in 2016

Nuclear power accounted for the third largest share of electricity generation in 2016, at 20 percent. Renewables, like wind and solar power, accounted for only 8 percent, although they were the fastest growing energy sources.

 

01.13.17

Embrace and Harness the U.S. Energy Renaissance

[A] sea-change is needed in the way Washington approaches American oil and natural gas abundance. It's critically important for consumers, the U.S. economy and our country's security.

 

01.06.17

U.S. gasoline prices in 2016 were the lowest since 2004

U.S. regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.14 per gallon (gal) in 2016, 29 cents/gal (12%) less than in 2015 and the lowest annual average price since 2004. Lower crude oil prices in 2015 were the main cause of lower gasoline prices.

 

01.05.17

EIA: US to become net energy exporter in outlook to 2050

According to the US Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2017, the US will become a net energy exporter in most cases as petroleum liquid imports fall and natural gas exports rise.

 

01.05.17

Infrastructure crisis is a golden opportunity

As veterans, we know that some of our brothers and sisters in uniform struggle to find purpose or a new career after their separation from the military. The fact is that veterans have the skills and background necessary to do these jobs... We can hit both proverbial birds with this infrastructure improvement stone.