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Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

By Hiroko Tabuchi Photo: Melissa Golden, New York Times

After years of spirited opposition from environmental activists, the Mountain Valley Pipeline — a 304-mile gas pipeline cutting through the Appalachian Mountains — was behind schedule, over budget and beset with lawsuits. As recently as February, one of its developers, NextEra Energy, warned that the many legal and regulatory obstacles meant there was “a very low probability of pipeline completion.”

08/07/22
                                                               

U.S. Ships More Gas to Europe Than Russia Sends by Pipeline

By Joe Wallace Photo: David Hecker, Getty Images

One measure of how fast the war in Ukraine has redrawn the energy map: The U.S. is sending more gas to Europe by ship than Russia is by pipeline, according to data firm ICIS.
Pipelines connecting Gazprom’s fields in West Siberia and the Yamal peninsula to the continent have been a mainstay of European energy supplies ever since negotiators discussed an unlikely deal to pipe Soviet gas to Austria in 1967. In a matter of months, they have all but dried up.

08/03/22
                                                               

Federal government suspends new drilling and fracking leases on public lands in Central California

By Tony Briscoe Photo: Brian Van Der Brug, Los Angeles Times

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta announced Monday that the state has reached a settlement with the federal government to halt new oil and gas leases on public lands in Central California until the potential risks to public health and the environment are adequately assessed.

08/01/22
                                                               

Shell reports record profit, again, with $11.5 billion in latest quarter.

By Stanley Reed

Shell reported record earnings for the second consecutive quarter on Thursday, as the energy giant continues to prosper from high oil and gas prices spurred by the war in Ukraine and other factors.

07/28/22
                                                               

Biggest Gasoline Pipeline in the U.S. Reports Spill, a Year After Notorious Cyberattack

By Molly Taft Photo: Chris Carlson

There’s more trouble with the Colonial Pipeline: The nation’s largest gasoline pipeline reported a spill in Tennessee in early July, adding onto more than a year of public problems with the company, from a catastrophic hacking to being responsible for the largest gasoline spill in decades.

07/13/22
                                                               

Biden administration holding its first onshore oil sales

By Matthew Brown Photo: AP Photo/Matthew Brown

The U.S. government this week is holding its first onshore oil and natural gas drilling lease auctions since President Joe Biden took office after a federal court blocked the administration’s attempt to suspend such sales because of climate change worries.

06/29/22
                                                               

Biden’s Inner Circle Debates Future of Offshore Drilling

By Lisa Friedman Photo: Pete Marovich

President Biden’s top aides are weighing whether to ban new oil and gas drilling off America’s coasts, a move that would elate climate activists but could leave the administration vulnerable to Republican accusations that it is exacerbating an energy crunch as gas prices soar.

06/24/22
                                                               

Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program: Status and Issues in Brief

By Laura B. Comay

Five-Year Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program: Status and Issues in Brief
Congressional Research Service 1
nder the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), as amended,1 the Bureau of Ocean
Energy Management (BOEM) within the Department of the Interior (DOI) must prepare
and maintain forward-looking five-year plans—referred to by BOEM as national
programs or five-year programs—to schedule proposed oil and gas lease sales on the U.S. outer
continental shelf (OCS).

06/23/22
                                                               

Clean energy investment lags as oil and gas prices soar.

By Patricia Cohen Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

The head of the International Energy Agency said high prices for fossil fuels would probably persist for years.

06/22/22
                                                               

The Wrong People Are Making Our Energy Decisions

By David Blackmon Photo: Getty Images

This has been a week when a rift seemed to develop among global political leaders regarding the “incredible” energy transition agenda. It’s a rift that once again shows us that political elites who don’t have to suffer the consequences of their own policy actions are the wrong class of people to be in charge of making energy-related decisions for the masses.

06/16/22