Tagged *Energy In Depth*

Anti-Fracking Antics in 2017 Have Been So Ridiculous It’s Scary

The “Keep it In the Ground” movement has been a reliable source of ridiculous antics over the years, and 2017 has been no exception. In fact, anti-fracking stunts have been so absurd this year it’s downright scary! So in celebration of Halloween, here’s our list of most ridiculous anti-fracking activist shenanigans so far in 2017….

Average U.S. Shale Breakeven Oil Price Has Dropped 42 Percent in Four Years

The World Bank released its October 2017 Commodity Markets Outlook last week, finding the average U.S. shale breakeven oil price has dropped more than 42 percent since the beginning of 2013, thanks to technological improvements. Advances in technology and drilling techniques such as hydraulic fracturing, coupled with resource rich domestic shale plays, means American producers…

Vanity Fair’s Accidental Eulogy to #ExxonKnew

Vanity Fair has published a lengthy overview of the #ExxonKnew investigations ahead of the second anniversary of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issuing his first subpoena to ExxonMobil. The article comes at an awkward time for the #ExxonKnew campaign, as the investigations have yet to uncover any evidence of fraud and the campaign in…

BLS Expects Oil and Gas Industry to Drive US Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released new projections of job growth through 2026, and the oil and gas sector features prominently. BLS categorizes oil and gas jobs under a broad category of mining, which is projected to experience 1.4 percent growth in employment from 2016 to 2026. The mining job growth projection is…

What You Need to Know About the New Raton Basin Earthquake Study

Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder released a study this week that claims to “for the first time” definitively link several earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2010 in the Raton Basin, which spans central Colorado to northern New Mexico, to wastewater disposal from oil and gas activity. From the study’s abstract: “We find that…

#ExxonKnew Attempts to Reset Flailing Campaign With…a Billboard?

Public Citizen and a new project called the Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) have launched a new campaign targeting oil and gas companies in the wake of recent hurricanes. The groups have put up two billboards in Houston asking when “climate polluters” will “pay their fair share” and directing people to visit WhoPaysForHarvey.com. But a…

Sounds of Silence: Fmr. Vermont AG Refuses to Answer Questions at #ExxonKnew Deposition

Former Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell was formally deposed on Monday at the request of the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal). The deposition was conducted to help determine whether Sorrell’s office conspired with other attorneys general before deciding to launch a political investigation into ExxonMobil’s climate research. Vermont judge Mary Miles Teachout had…

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