User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
Last updated: Feb 20 2018 17:04 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Venezuela's Pain is OPEC's Gain 9.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The cut in oil production engineered by OPEC and Russia is now in its second year, defying skeptics and helping to boost crude prices. But the cartel’s compliance owes a big debt to a single member: Venezuela.
The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing' 8.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Pruitt isn't the first to argue global warming may not be 'a bad thing'
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For 30 years, California Republicans in D.C. worked to protect the coast. Where are they now? 8.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

More than 35 years ago, I worked with my Republican colleagues in both houses of Congress to impose a moratorium on offshore oil drilling in federal waters along the California coast. We understood that drilling posed too grave a threat to the state’s coastline, one of the nation’s greatest natural...

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It’s time to untangle the mess in Syria. Here’s how to do it. 8.2.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Syrian Kurdish forces have been a brave partner for America but also an inconvenient one.
Mexico pipeline thefts at record high, 10,363 illegal taps 8.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Fuel thieves in Mexico drilled 10,363 illegal taps into state-owned pipelines in 2017, or an average of about 28 every day.
The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan 7.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan
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Trump administration's oil drilling plan prompts protests 7.2.2018 AP Washington
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Trump administration's plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets....
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BP profits double on higher oil price 6.2.2018 BBC: Business
Chief executive hails one of the strongest years in the oil firm's recent history.
Inslee, tribal groups object to offshore drilling plans 5.2.2018 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee will join tribal groups and coastal businesses to object to plans for oil drilling offshore of Washington state....
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The Energy 202: Gas tax divides Republicans as the oil industry may sit out the fight 5.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
It's an old debate with new political fuel.
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Onetime popular president eyed a return to power. Ecuador voters had other ideas 5.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In a demonstration of the sometimes fleeting nature of populist power and political alliances, Ecuadoreans overwhelming voted Sunday to limit presidents to two terms, ending the chances of a return to office by the onetime popular Rafael Correa.

The passage of the initiative put forward by President...

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The Islamic State’s toxic farewell: Environmental sabotage and chronic disease 5.2.2018 Washington Post
Oil wells ignited in Iraq by retreating ISIS militants burned for nine months, killing cattle, ruining cropland, fouling water supplies and causing permanent breathing ailments for many residents.
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Democrats in liberal California unveil their battle strategy for election season: ‘Go left’ 5.2.2018 Washington Post
In the self-labeled “state of resistance,” the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions.
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Exxon sees limited impact on business from climate policies 3.2.2018 AP Business
DALLAS (AP) -- Exxon Mobil has told shareholders that it doesn't think policies to combat climate change will have much effect on its business and that demand for fossil fuels will remain strong for decades....
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Maduro picked as Venezuela’s socialist party candidate 3.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Venezuela’s ruling socialist party has officially tapped President Nicolas Maduro as its candidate for this year’s election.
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Not a Drill: Oil and Gas Exploration Dead in the Water for Governors 2.2.2018 American Prospect
Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times via AP Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announce there will be no new offshore drilling in the State of Florida The Trump administration’s draft five-year plan for leasing most continental shelf areas for oil and gas drilling met with equal parts of horror and consternation from most Republican and Democratic coastal governors. “Responsibly developing our energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf in a safe and well-regulated way is important to our economy and energy security, and it provides billions of dollars to fund the conservation of our coastlines, public lands, and parks,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a January statement announcing the plan. (Note that safety has been the least of the administration’s concerns: Zinke had already rolled back Obama-era offshore drilling safety regulations in late December.)  So fearful was Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida of this plan that he plunged into the ...
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Trump’s Oil Buddy Convinced Him to Open Alaska for Drilling 2.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had little interest in opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling until a friend “who’s in that world and in that business” called and told him Republicans have been trying to do so for decades.  It […]
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Crestone delays state review of Boulder County drilling plan 2.2.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
State regulators' review of what could be the largest oil and gas development in Boulder County has been delayed four months to July to allow Crestone Peak Resources time to evaluate drilling locations.
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Lebanon blasts Israel over oil exploration near border 2.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Lebanon’s energy minister vowed Thursday that Beirut will go ahead with oil and gas exploration near its maritime border with Israel, despite Israeli claims to the field that provoked wide condemnation in the tiny Arab country.
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Trump explains support for oil drilling in Arctic refuge 2.2.2018 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday he "really didn't care" about opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others....
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