NBC reporter Kelly O’Donnell tried to separate actions by the Trump administration’s Treasury Department implementing Russian sanctions away from the judgment of President Trump. On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced plans to sanction five Russian individuals and 19 entities for their attempted interference in U.S. elections and their cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure. But […]
The Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines will get a new lease on life under new President Donald Trump, after both pipelines were delayed by the Obama administration.
From the Washington Examiner: TransCanada Corp. filed a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement Friday seeking $15 billion over the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. The company filed the claim seeking arbitration under the trade agreement, arguing that they had reason to believe that they would emerge and win approval […]
They produce oil, but what’s going so poorly for Venezuela? Venezuela is facing an electricity shortage so severe, that President Nicolas Maduro extended the national Easter holiday by decree to decrease demand for it. The government is effectively shutting down the country for five days with the hopes of staving off an impending infrastructural collapse. […]
Brookings Institute, a center-left think tank in Washington, D.C., is scrapping their annual energy conference held in Doha, Qatar. The non-profit organization received $4 million in funding by Qatari donors in 2015, but this move could signal that the oil-rich countries are scaling back spending in light of low oil prices. Photo by BrookingsInst
The purpose is to tax oil so the government can fund clean energy transportation.
Uh, how about no, New York Times. Once taxes go up, they rarely come back down. So if gas prices are low right now, they’ll go back up and then we’ll be stuck with high gas taxes with high gas prices.
The pro-fracking ruling is at the center of this move by the Obama Justice Department.
The British are planning on hitting ISIS’s oil fields, which are a source of revenue for the Islamist militant group.
That’s a significant allegation to levy against a sitting president of a country.
3/16/2018 - Kelly O’Donnell Tries to Separate Trump Administration Actions from President Trump
1/27/2017 - Delayed Pipelines under Obama get Renewed Life via Trump Executive Orders
6/27/2016 - TransCanada Sues America for $15 Billion for Keystone XL Pipeline Decision
3/24/2016 - Venezuela’s Bizzare Energy Crisis
2/11/2016 - Qatari-Funded DC Think Tank has to Scrap Annual Energy Conference in Qatar
2/5/2016 - Let’s Tax It: Obama Wants a $10-per-barrel Tax for Oil
1/18/2016 - Low Gas Prices? New York Times Calls for Gas Tax Increase
12/13/2015 - Obama Administration Looks to Overturn Fracking Ruling
12/3/2015 - British Target ISIS Oil Fields with Airstrikes
12/2/2015 - Russia Accuses Turkey’s President of Participating in ISIS’s Illegal Oil Trade
11/8/2015 - California Governor had Gov’t Employees Look for Oil on Family Land
11/7/2015 - Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
11/3/2015 - Keystone XL Pipeline On Hold at TransCanada’s Request
10/11/2015 - House Passes Bill that Lifts Oil Export Ban
10/1/2015 - Judge Blocks Obama Admin’s Fracking Rules
9/29/2015 - Digging for Black Gold? Hillary Clinton Fundraises with Oil Investors after Opposing Keystone XL
9/28/2015 - Shell Abandons Offshore Oil Drilling Effort after Lackluster Results
8/6/2015 - Russia Makes Claim for Arctic Oil, Gas Rights
7/30/2015 - Saudis want a Piece of U.S. Fracking
6/5/2015 - EPA Study: No ‘Widespread’ Harm to Drinking Water due to Fracking
5/6/2015 - Thanks, Obama: Lower Oil and Gas Production under his presidency
5/5/2015 - ISIS Captures Large Part of Key Oil Refinery in Iraq
4/27/2015 - Fracking Stirs Controversy in Colorado
4/18/2015 - Study: Liberals close to area like Keystone XL Pipeline
3/22/2015 - Obama’s Fracking Rules Make It Tough to Frack
3/3/2015 - Washington Post Fact-Checker calls out Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Remarks
2/25/2015 - Reporters Laugh at White House Excuses for Delaying Keystone XL Pipeline
2/25/2015 - Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline, as Promised
1/30/2015 - Senate passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
1/28/2015 - Obama’s Energy Swap: Atlantic Drilling for Alaska Land
1/22/2015 - Hillary Clinton: “You won’t get me to Talk About Keystone” Pipeline
1/15/2015 - Wall Street Journal: Abolish the Gas Tax
1/9/2015 - Keystone XL Pipeline gets Cleared by Nebraska’s Supreme Court
1/8/2015 - Of Course: Congress Eying New Gas Tax Hikes
1/6/2015 - GOP has a Filibuster-Proof 60 Votes to Pass Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
1/6/2015 - Obama says He’ll Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
1/2/2015 - Fracking has Divided the OPEC Oil Cartel
12/7/2014 - Recent Oil Price Decreases are Hurting American Foes
11/24/2014 - Fracking Approved in Virginian National Forest Area
10/21/2014 - Falling Oil Revenues could force Venezuela’s Maduro to Issue Reforms
6/27/2014 - Bluffing? John Kerry Promises U.S. Support in Iraq
6/12/2014 - Chaos in Iraq as al-Qaeda Militants Seize Major Cities and Towns
5/17/2014 - Mass Text Message Chain: Vietnam’s Prime Minister texts Citizens to Defend their Country against China
11/15/2013 - Reuters Takes on Iran in Investigative Journalism Pieces
11/7/2013 - Chevron signs $10 Billion Fracking deal with Ukraine
10/12/2013 - U.S. could soon overtake Russia as the World’s No. 1 Oil Producer
10/10/2013 - Election Unrest threatens Nigeria’s Oil Economy
10/4/2013 - Russia arrests Greenpeace activists, charges them with Piracy
8/28/2013 - China, Japan at Standstill over Disputed Islands
8/13/2013 - California Liberals aim to “Bottle Sunlight”?
8/12/2013 - Obamanomics: Obama Slams Canada for Keystone XL delays
6/27/2013 - Obama delays Keystone XL pipeline again as economy struggles
6/20/2013 - Fact Checking Reuters: Shale doesn’t create Jobs fast enough!
6/18/2013 - Sudan shuts off South Sudan oil exports
5/23/2013 - Fracking leads to Water Dispute in North Dakota