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Chevron Chief Executive Mike Wirth Says Texas Shale is Reshaping Big Oil

February 21, 2019

For Mike Wirth, the future of Big Oil lies at home, under the dusty fields of West Texas. As he celebrates his first year as chief executive of Chevron, Mr. Wirth sees the Permian Basin as a plentiful source of

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Craig Rucker: Easing the Logjam in Pipeline Infrastructure

February 19, 2019

When many of us think of infrastructure, roads, rail lines and airports probably come to mind. Few of us, however, consider the vital role America’s pipeline and energy infrastructure plays in our daily lives. Ideally, the pipeline network brings energy

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W. Va. Senator Manchin Releases Agenda as Energy Committee Ranking Member

February 12, 2019

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., put forward his agenda as the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the body’s first hearing last week on Capitol Hill. Manchin, who previously served as the ranking member of

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Fuel Diversity is Key Because Coal and Gas Both Have Vulnerabilities

February 11, 2019

Both gas-fired and coal-fired power plants have weaknesses when it comes to fuel security, an official from PJM Interconnection told state energy officials Wednesday, highlighting the importance of fuel diversity in the broader conversation of grid resilience. The issue is

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Senate Energy Committee Ranking Member Manchin Prepares to Tout Region’s Resources

February 7, 2019

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will begin holding full hearings this week with a new top Democrat: West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Manchin’s ascension to lead the Senate committee devoted to energy issues drew concern from environmental groups

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Natural Gas Doing Far More than Renewables to Clean Our Air

February 4, 2019

Carbon emissions from the power sector are now the lowest they have been since 1985. It is amazing how fast carbon emissions from U.S. electricity production have decreased due to the major shift from coal to natural gas. And due

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ANWR Will Contribute Considerably to America’s Energy Renaissance

January 24, 2019

BP this month announced the discovery of 1 billion barrels of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico, off the Louisiana coast. As large as it is, that find pales in comparison to the estimated 5 billion to 16 billion

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How Microbial Communities Thrive in Hydraulically Fractured Shale Wells

January 21, 2019

In survival game shows, contestants are whisked away to a foreign location, where they face unfamiliar stresses. To stay in the game, they must adapt to the surroundings and often need to work together with fellow competitors. As it turns

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United States to Dominate Global Oil and Natural Gas Growth

January 18, 2019

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector, from growing electrification to the expansion of renewables, upheavals in oil production and globalization of natural gas markets. Across all regions and fuels, policy choices made by governments will determine the

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Jude Clemente: The Underestimated Side of U.S. Shale Oil and Natural Gas

January 17, 2019

I want to write on a recent piece in The Wall Street Journal, “Fracking’s Secret Problem — Oil Wells Aren’t Producing as Much as Forecast,” that speaks of an ‘illusory picture’ of prospects for the U.S. shale oil and gas

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