Energy Forum News

12.22.16

Obama Bans Future Oil Leases in Much of Arctic, Atlantic

President Barack Obama on Tuesday (Dec. 20) designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and gas leasing.

 

12.16.16

ExxonMobil's energy outlook projects population, economic growth to drive energy demand

Global population growth of nearly 2 billion, a doubling of worldwide economic output and rapid expansion of the middle class in emerging economies are all expected to contribute to energy demand growth of about 25 percent from 2015 to 2040, according to ExxonMobil's 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.

 

12.15.16

US energy security at 20-year peak, US Chamber assessment finds

The index employs 37 different energy security metrics in four major risk areas: geopolitical, economic, reliability, and environmental.

 

12.12.16

Manufacturing's Greatest Days Lie Ahead

President Trump plans on lifting restrictions on the production of domestic energy resources, including shale oil, natural gas and clean coal. Second, he has pledged to lift regulatory roadblocks established by the Obama administration to allow important energy infrastructure projects...

 

11.27.16

Japan shows why the world needs fracking -- and nuclear power

"The bridging energy source, I think, is gas,"revealing the sort of thinking U.S. environmentalists often condemn.

 

11.17.16

Vast shale oil field in Texas could yield 20 billion barrels

A vast field of shale rock in West Texas could yield 20 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest source of shale oil the U.S. Geological Survey has ever assessed, agency officials said.

 

11.16.16

IEA Sees Peak Oil Demand After 2040

Global oil demand won't stop growing before 2040 despite pledges made at the Paris climate change summit last year to cap greenhouse-gas emissions, the head of the International Energy Agency said (WSJ subscription required).

 

11.10.16

American voters have spoken, energy won the 2016 election

Eighty percent of voters support increased development of U.S. oil and natural gas resources including 71 percent of Democrats, 94 percent of Republicans and 76 percent of Independents.

 

11.04.16

What If Hydraulic Fracturing was Banned?

This report explores how a theoretical ban on hydraulic fracturing in the United States, beginning on January 1, 2017 and running through the end of 2022, would impact jobs, energy prices, incomes, domestic manufacturing, and American energy security.

 

10.24.16

Arctic drilling has vital role in energy, national security

Massive new discovery proves: When you're allowed to explore for energy, historic oil and natural gas discoveries can follow. But there's a caveat. Given the long lead time it takes years...