Is Big Oil Going Green With Carbon Capture Technology?

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Exxon Mobil recently announced a renewed partnership with Fuel Cell Energy aimed at bringing Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technology into mainstream usage. The two companies have been collaborating on the project for several years and the latest announcement may be seen as a re-affirmation of Exxon’s investment in the program. The process of carbon …

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The Keystone XL Rejection: Politics Above Process

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TransCanada Corp. announced last week the initiation of one of the largest NAFTA trade claims in history against the United States, valued at $15 billion. The Canadian owner of the Keystone XL pipeline also filed a lawsuit against the administration for costs and losses incurred for what it says was an arbitrary decision against the …

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U.S. Energy Policy Now Reflects Our Energy Reality


From immigration to tax reform, it is natural for public policy to evolve and adapt in response to the current environment and today’s challenges. This month, Congress answered the need for change in its year-end omnibus deal by including language lifting the restrictions on crude oil exports from the United States. By acknowledging the seismic …

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Congress To Lift Export Ban


Congressional negotiators announced late Tuesday evening that a deal has been reached on the long-awaited government spending bill. Included in the $1.1 trillion bill are provisions to lift the 40-year-old ban on the export of crude oil finally bringing an end to the heavily debated issue. In exchange for lifting the ban, Democrat legislators won …

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