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The Stealth Gas-Heating Tax

The Stealth Gas-Heating Tax

The Editorial Board, WSJ | December 9th, 2021The House methane ‘fee’ is a tax on consumers who use natural gas.

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A looming energy milestone for the U.S.

A looming energy milestone for the U.S.

Ben German, Axios | December 9th, 2021U.S. liquefied natural gas export capacity will become the world's largest by the end of 2022 as new and expanded Gulf Coast facilities come online, the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA) said this month.

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Can these high-tech methane detectors help the U.S. reach its climate goals?

Can these high-tech methane detectors help the U.S. reach its climate goals?

Britany Robinson, Fast Company | December 7th, 2021To explain how high-tech aerial photography can help save the planet, research scientist Riley Duren refers to a map of Los Angeles, where a pixelated blue and green cloud hovers over a few city blocks. The plume resembles precipitation on a Doppler radar map, but it is more insidious: it’s methane, a powerful heat-trapping gas, leaking into the air. Red and yellow specks at the center of the cloud indicate the highest concentration of the gas, and point to the source—a natural gas pipeline.

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New Mexico Received 5.3 Billion from oil and natural gas

New Mexico Received 5.3 Billion from oil and natural gas - New Mexico Oil & Gas Association

 

Scott Wyland, Santa Fe New Mexican | December 1st, 2021The oil and gas sector pumped a record $5.3 billion into New Mexico’s state and local governments in fiscal year 2021, according to a report the industry praised and critics bemoaned as further evidence of the state’s fossil fuel dependence.

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API president blames Biden for decline in oil investment

API president blames Biden for decline in oil investment

James Osbourne, Houston Chronicle | December 7th, 2021Mike Sommers, president of the American Petroleum Institute, blamed the Biden administration Tuesday for contributing to a decline in U.S. oil and gas investment through policies like halting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and pushing a tax on methane emissions.

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State Coffers Loaded with Oil and Gas Cash