Fossil Fuel Industry News

» Beginning of the End for New Oil and Gas Pipelines?
On this week’s Political Climate, we discuss recent pipeline-project setbacks against the backdrop of President Trump’s multiyear effort to expand oil and gas development.
By Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media – podcast
July 9, 2020

» Is This the End of New Pipelines?
Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.
By Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer, New York Times
July 8, 2020

» This federal permit used to fast-track pipelines. Now it’s threatening them.
By Emily Pontecorvo, Grist
July 8, 2020

» Grim Day for Pipelines Shows They’re Almost Impossible to Build
By Rachel Adams-Heard and Ellen M. Gilmer, Bloomberg, via Yahoo Finance
July 6, 2020

» “Gas is over-supplied, over-hyped, and out of time”
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
July 2, 2020

» BP and Shell Write-Off Billions in Assets, Citing Covid-19 and Climate Change
The moves were seen as a possible turning point as plummeting demand makes big oil companies admit they’re not worth what they used to be.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
July 2, 2020

» Fossil Fuel Lobby Is Targeting the State Senate’s Climate Bill
Mike Barrett represents the towns of Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lincoln, Waltham, Weston, large parts of Lexington and Sudbury
By State Senator Mike Barrett, Patch
June 29, 2020

» Oil and gas coloring books teach kids safety, fossil fuel dependence
By Kate Yoder, Grist
June 29, 2020

» Fracking pioneer Chesapeake files for bankruptcy protection
June 28, 2020, Associated Press

» With U.S. shale peaking & having “never made money,” investors lose billions
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
June 26, 2020

» Report slams drilling oversight, tells of fracking’s impact
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press
June 26, 2020

» State AG Shapiro: Grand jury report reveals Pa.’s systemic failure to regulate shale gas industry
By Don Hopey and Laura Legere, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 25, 2020

» Both Minnesota and D.C. sue Big Oil for “campaign of deception” over climate change
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
June 25, 2020

» D.C. Is Taking Big Oil to Court for Deceiving Consumers About Climate Change
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News
Thursday, June 25, 2020

» Alleging Consumer Fraud, Minnesota Sues Exxon, Koch, and API for Climate Change Deception
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News
June 24, 2020

» Fossil Fuel Companies and Their Supporters Ask Supreme Court to Intervene in Climate Lawsuits
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
June 23, 2020

» Support grows for taxpayer-funded oil well cleanup as an economic stimulus
Democrats leading the push say their plan has no real downside, while critics say it gives the industry a pass.
By Mark Olalde, Energy News Network
June 23, 2020

» The gas industry is paying Instagram influencers to gush over gas stoves
By Rebecca Leber, Mother Jones, in Grist
June 19, 2020

» Texas could tighten some natural gas flaring rules by fall
By Jennifer Hiller, Reuters
June 16, 2020

» For Decades, the Oil and Gas Industry Got Taxpayer Help from the Fracking Production Tax Credit
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
June 16, 2020

» “Historic moment” as BP writes-off billions of reserves as stranded assets
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
June 16, 2020

» BP Prepares for a Future That Needs Less Oil
The energy giant said its oil and gas assets were worth less, a move reflecting broad changes in the industry.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
June 15, 2020

» From Hurricane Maria to COVID, Gas Lobbyist-turned-Trump Energy Lawyer Uses Crises as ‘Opportunity’
By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog
June 14, 2020

» Report: Oil bust is catching up to pipeline companies
By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle
June 11, 2020

» Chesapeake Energy, a Fracking Pioneer, Is Reeling
The company, which has said it could file for bankruptcy protection, helped turn the U.S. into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
June 9, 2020

» Report names the banks financing destructive oil projects in the Amazon
By Maurício Angelo, Mongabay
June 9, 2020

» Is BP Really Changing? Or Is Its New Climate Message Just “Beyond Petroleum” All Over Again?
By Amy Westervelt, Drilled News
June 6, 2020

» Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors’ bet on plastic
By Joe Brock, Reuters
June 4, 2020

» Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse
Value of reserves could fall by two-thirds as Covid-19 hastens peak in demand, study shows
By Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
June 3, 2020

» Ailing Oil Companies Get a Pass on Royalties
Federal public lands managers bypassed normal processes to provide pandemic relief, according to documents obtained by High Country News.
By Nick Bowlin, High Country News, in Drilled News
May 27, 2020

» Coronavirus widens climate rift between European and U.S. oil majors
By Ron Bousso and Shadia Nasralla, Reuters
May 18, 2020

» Long-suffering Canadian oilpatch faces ‘biggest existential crisis’ yet
By Jeff Lewis and Rod Nickel, Reuters
May 11, 2020

» Natural Gas Exports Slow as Pandemic Reduces Global Demand
Businesses in the United States, Israel and other countries were planning to invest billions in export terminals. Now, those projects are being canceled or delayed.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
May 11, 2020

» Oil chaos: Why is it so hard to cut production?
By Mike Lee and Carlos Anchondo, E&E News
May 6, 2020

» ‘This Feels Very Different’
For over a decade, the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico has been the epicenter of the American oil boom. Now, it’s the epicenter of its demise.
By Tamir Kalifa and Clifford Krauss, New York Times
May 1, 2020

» From Supermajors to Superminors: the fall of Big Oil
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
May 1, 2020

» Judge Vacates Oil and Gas Leases on 145,000 Acres in Montana
A federal judge, rapping the Trump administration for its weak environmental assessments, has vacated hundreds of oil and gas leases across a large swath of Montana.
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
May 1, 2020

» Revealed: US fossil fuel companies handed at least $50m in coronavirus aid
Oil and mining firms – some with ties to Trump officials – taking advantage of funding meant for small businesses, review shows
By Emily Holden, The Guardian
May 1, 2020

» As BP’s profits plunge, analysts say we are entering the “end-game” for oil
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
April 29, 2020

» New Satellite Data Reveals Dangerous Methane Emissions in Permian Region
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
April 25, 2020

» Satellite images reveal huge amounts of methane leaking from U.S. oil fields
By Jeff Berardelli, CBS News
April 25, 2020

» What the Negative Price of Oil Is Telling Us
We’re in a deflationary moment that surpasses anything seen in most people’s lifetimes.
By Neil Irwin, New York Times
April 21, 2020

» Coronavirus stimulus money will be wasted on fossil fuels
Oil and gas companies were already facing structural problems before Covid-19 and are in long-term decline.
By David Roberts,
April 20, 2020

» Oil prices dip below zero as producers forced to pay to dispose of excess
By Jillian Ambrose and Martin Farrer, the Guardian
April 20, 2020

» As Oil Prices Fall Below $0 Per Barrel, Climate Advocates Urge Against Fossil Fuel Industry Bailout
“The oil price collapse creates a historic opening: a public buyout of the fossil fuel sector to enact a managed decline of extraction and ensure a just transition for workers and communities.”
By Julia Conley, Common Dreams
April 20, 2020

» Demand For Oil Has Plummeted, But Industry Keeps Building New Infrastructure Anyway
Oil and gas companies are constructing pipelines and wells amid the pandemic, risking workers’ lives and depleting personal protective gear.
By Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D’Angelo, Huffington Post
April 20, 2020

» Public Ownership of Fossil Fuels a Potential Solution to Multiple Crises, Says New Report
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
April 17, 2020

» Fed’s Corporate Debt-Buying Could Mean Billion-Dollar Big Oil Bailout
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams in EcoWatch
April 16, 2020

» Oil prices slump as market faces lowest demand in 25 years
World energy watchdog forecast comes amid global attempt to contain Covid-19
Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian
April 15, 2020

» Discussion Paper: The Case for Public Ownership of the Fossil Fuel Industry
By Collin Rees, Oil Change International
April 14, 2020

» Big Banks Pull Financing, Prepare To Seize Assets From Collapsing Oil and Gas Industry
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
April 13, 2020

» Oil Nations, Prodded by Trump, Reach Deal to Slash Production
The deal will reduce output by 9.7 million barrels a day. While significant, the cut falls far short of what is needed to bring oil production in line with demand.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
April 12, 2020

» As Russia and Saudi Arabia Retreat, U.S. Oil Industry Avoids the Worst
Job losses and bankruptcies appear certain, but a deal among producers may put a floor under prices for now.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
April 11, 2020

» Coronavirus May Kill Our Fracking Fever Dream
America’s energy independence was an illusion created by cheap debt. All that’s left to tally is the damage.
By Bethany McLean, New York Times Opinion
April 10, 2020

» Baltimore, Rhode Island Argue They’re Suing Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Deception
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
April 10, 2020

» Trump Admin Bypasses Congress, Offers Backup Storage to Boost Troubled Oil Industry
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
April 9, 2020

» In Alaska’s North, Covid-19 Has Not Stopped the Trump Administration’s Quest to Drill for Oil
The president’s plans for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge may fall flat. But a massive ConocoPhillips project is moving full speed ahead.
By Sabrina Shankman, InsideClimate News
April 8, 2020

» Alberta’s $5.3 Billion Backing of Keystone XL Signals Vulnerability of Canadian Oil
The province’ announcement comes after the private sector has shown little appetite for a pipeline project critical to the country’s tar sands industry.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
Apr 6, 2020

» The Oil War in the Permian May Not Have Any Winners
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
April 3, 2020

» Under Cover of Pandemic, Fossil Fuel Interests Unleash Lobbying Frenzy
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
April 2, 2020

» Under new law, Oregon utilities hope to prove potential of renewable natural gas
The state’s largest gas utility plans to invest $30 million a year in a bid to replace 5% of fossil gas by 2024.
By Lee van der Voo, Energy News Network; Photo: ZehnKatzen / Wikimedia Commons
April 2, 2020

» Industry Infighting as Oil and Gas Seek Government Help
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
April 1, 2020

» Oil Companies on Tumbling Prices: ‘Disastrous, Devastating’
The use of gasoline and other fuels is dropping as Saudi Arabia and Russia increase production, sending oil prices to their lowest level in a generation.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
March 31, 2020

» Fracking Once Lifted Pennsylvania. Now It Could Be a Drag.
Natural-gas companies operating in the state were looking shaky before the coronavirus hit. Local economies are now at risk.
By Peter Eavis, New York Times
March 31, 2020

» Oil Refineries Face Shutdowns as Demand Collapses
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
March 30, 2020

» Big Oil is cheap: Should the government take it over?
The bottom is falling out of the fossil fuel industry. The best way to ensure a transition away from oil that helps the people currently employed in the sector might be having the government—not the market—manage it.
By Adele Peters, Fast Company
March 27, 2020

» Trump’s Move to Suspend Enforcement of Environmental Laws is a Lifeline to the Oil Industry
The American Petroleum Institute sought the EPA’s help for companies hurt by COVID-19. One former EPA official called the suspension “an open license to pollute.”
By By Marianne Lavelle, Phil McKenna, David Hasemyer, Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
March 27, 2020

» Exxon May Crush Bailout Hopes for Suffering Fracking Companies
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
March 27, 2020

» A Gusher of Oil and Fewer Places to Put It
A chaotic mismatch between the supply and demand for oil is saturating the world’s ability to store it all.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
March 26, 2020

» Breaking: Rights of Nature Law Forces Pennsylvania to Revoke Industry Permit
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enforces local Grant Township law in revoking permit for dangerous frack waste injection well
By CELDF, Press Release
March 25, 2020

» Coal-fired power plants finding new uses as data centers, clean energy hubs
Karen Uhlenhuth, Energy News Network
March 23, 2020

» Unthinkable becomes thinkable as US shale industry ponders production cuts
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International – Blog Post   
March 23, 2020

» North Dakota’s Carbon Capture Project Tundra Another “Expensive Greenwashing” Attempt to Bail Out Coal Power
By Laura Peterson, DeSmog Blog
March 21, 2020

» American Oil Drillers Were Hanging On by a Thread. Then Came the Virus.
Energy companies were major issuers of junk bonds to finance expansion. But now they are in trouble as capital has dried up and oil prices have cratered.
By Matt Phillips and Clifford Krauss, New York Times
March 20, 2020

» Exxon Loses Jurisdiction Fight in Massachusetts Climate Suit
By Erik Larson, Bloomberg Green
March 17, 2020

» In Senate Hearing, Economic Experts Warn Climate Crisis Could Spur Financial Crash Like 2008
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
March 12, 2020

» The Future of Exxon and the Permian’s Flaring Crisis
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
March 11, 2020

» The Loopholes Lurking in BP’s New Climate Aims
By Emily Bugden and Kelly Trout, Oil Change International, Blog Post
March 11, 2020

» Stock Market Turmoil Undermines Claimed Energy Dominance Benefits of US Shale Drilling
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
March 9, 2020

» Saudi Oil Price Cut Is a Market Shock With Wide Tremors
Oil producers in the United States and other nations brace for lower revenue, reduced investment and job losses as a global glut is compounded.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
March 9, 2020

» How a Saudi-Russian Standoff Sent Oil Markets Into a Frenzy
Moscow refused to accept production cuts to offset the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Now Saudi Arabia is trying an alternative: inflicting pain.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
March 9, 2020

» As Dow falls by 2,000 points, White House calls on Wall Street executives
Wall Street executives are to meet with President Trump on Wednesday to discuss the response to the outbreak.
By Lucy Bayly, NBC News
March 9, 2020

» Oil Prices, Stocks Plunge After Saudi Arabia Stuns World With Massive Discounts
By Avie Schneider, Camila Domonoske, NPR Morning Edition
March 8, 2020

» ‘Expensive and underperforming’: energy audit finds gas power running well below capacity
Report challenges justification for [Australia] government underwriting of up to five new gas-fired generators
By Adam Morton, the Guardian
March 7, 2020

» Is the U.S. Fracking Boom Based on Fraud?
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
March 5, 2020

» OPEC Proposes a Large Cut in Oil Output
The cartel wants to take 1.5 million barrels a day off the market as the coronavirus outbreak curbs demand. But the assent of Russia and others is needed.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
March 5, 2020

» BP’s Net-Zero Pledge: A Sign of a Growing Divide Between European and U.S. Oil Companies? Or Another Marketing Ploy?
Analysts say European companies are under greater social and governmental pressure to address climate change and reduce emissions. Environmentalists are skeptical.
By Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News
February 29, 2020

» Goldman Sachs Refuses to Finance Drilling in the Arctic
The bank is the first in the US to make this commitment
By Chloe Zilliac, Sierra Magazine
February 26, 2020

» Momentum Builds to Monitor Cancer Alley Air Pollution in Real Time After Exxon Refinery Fire in Louisiana
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
February 24, 2020

» Canada Oil-Sands Plan Collapses Over Politics and Economics
A developer has abandoned a nine-year effort to extend mining, sparing Justin Trudeau a choice between energy interests and environmental concerns.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
February 24, 2020

» Mining Company’s Decision Lets Trudeau Off Hook, But Doesn’t Resolve Canada’s Climate Debate
While the cancellation of the tar sands mine, planned for Alberta, was a victory for activists, low oil prices meant the project was unlikely to move forward.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
February 24, 2020

» Canadian mining giant withdraws plans for C$20bn tar sands project
Teck Resources’ surprise decision drew outrage from politicians in oil-rich Alberta and cheers from environmental groups
By Guardian staff and agencies, The Guardian
February 24, 2020

» To Many’s Dismay, Permian Produces More Gas and Condensate Instead of Oil and Profits
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
February 21, 2020

» EU Plans to Measure True Climate Impacts of LNG Imports From US Fracked Gas
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
February 12, 2020

» Global Financial Giants Swear Off Funding an Especially Dirty Fuel
By Christopher Flavelle, New York Times
February 12, 2020

» Report Attacks Industry Campaign to Fix Natural Gas’s Climate PR Problem
By Dana Drugmand, DeSmog Blog
February 9, 2020

» Shale Gas Swamps Asia, Pushing LNG Prices to Record Lows
The idling of factories in China due to coronavirus quarantines is weighing on prices already pressured by other bearish factors
By The Wall Street Journal
February 7, 2020

» Saudi-Russian Alliance Is Strained as Coronavirus Saps Demand for Oil
OPEC is still trying to forge an agreement on new output cuts to sop up an oil glut.
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
February 7, 2020

» Trump Opens National Monument Land to Energy Exploration
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
February 6, 2020

» Government Agency Warns Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown
We are not running out of oil, but it’s becoming uneconomical to exploit it—another reason we need to move to renewables as quickly as possible.
By Nafeez Ahmed, Vice
February 4, 2020

» Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez bill would outlaw fracking by 2025
By Rachel Frazin, The Hill
February 3, 2020

» Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
February 3, 2020

» The Hunt for Fugitive Emissions in the Permian’s Oilfields
By Julie Dermansky, DeSmog Blog
January 30, 2020

» Birth defects, cancer and disease among potential health risks from fracking for Canadians, doctors warn
By Kieran Leavitt, The Star
January 29, 2020

» ‘Like Handing Out Blankets Affected With Smallpox’: US Called to End Oil Exports to Thwart Climate Crisis
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, in DeSmog Blog
January 28, 2020

» The Hidden Danger Of Radioactive Oil And Gas Wastewater
Because oil and gas waste is exempt from hazardous waste regulations, the trucks that carry it are unmarked and free to travel near schools and reservoirs.
By Terri Langford, Texas Standard
January 27, 2020

» ‘We can’t live like this’: residents say a corrupt pipeline project is making them sick
A community in Pennsylvania says clay-colored water appeared during a drilling mud spill, but the pipeline company insists it’s not to blame
By Nina Lakhani, The Guardian
January 27, 2020

» 5 Reasons Many See Trump’s Free Trade Deal as a Triumph for Fossil Fuels
The USMCA is a cornucopia of free-trade provisions for oil and gas companies. One environmentalist calls it “a climate failure any way you look at it.”
By Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News
January 24, 2020

» This Problem With Fracked Oil and Gas Wells Is Occurring ‘at an Alarming Rate’
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
January 23, 2020

» 1982 American Petroleum Institute Report Warned Oil Workers Faced ‘Significant’ Risks from Radioactivity
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
January 22, 2020

» America’s Radioactive Secret
Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America
By Justin Nobel, Rolling Stone Magazine
January 21, 2020

» A surge of new plastic production is on the way
By Beth Gardiner, Yale Environment 360 via GreenBiz
January 17, 2020

» U.S. Energy Industry Looks for Clarity in China Trade Deal
Oil and gas companies may see an export revival from the accord, but they seek commitments that tariffs will be dropped.
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
January 15, 2020

» 2020 outlook: Natural gas faces regulatory, environmental scrutiny but still wants role in carbon-free grid
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
January 15, 2020

» Editorial: Vir. gas pipeline ruling reverberates in Bay State
Greenfield Recorder Editorial
January 14, 2020

» BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance
In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Mr. Fink said his firm would avoid investments in companies that “present a high sustainability-related risk.”
By Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
January 14, 2020

» Emails Reveal U.S. Justice Dept. Working Closely with Oil Industry to Oppose Climate Lawsuits
DOJ attorneys describe working with industry lawyers as a ‘team,’ raising questions about whether government was representing the American people.
By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
January 13, 2020

» Australia’s Fires Test Its Winning Growth Formula
The country’s vulnerable environment and growing dependence on China have raised questions about the sustainability of its economic success.
By Keith Bradsher and Isabella Kwai, New York Times
January 13, 2020

» Natural Gas Provided False Promise, Deception — Severe Health Problems From “Natural” Gas
By Cynthia Shahan, Clean Technica
January 12th, 2020

» Report: Oil & Gas Industry Set To Release An Extra 220 Million Tons Of Greenhouse Gases By 2025
That’s about as much as 50 large coal plants, according to the Environmental Integrity Project.
By Katie Watkins, Houston Public Media
January 8, 2020

» 2020: A Year of Pipeline Court Fights, with One Lawsuit Headed to the Supreme Court
Several cases challenge natural gas pipeline routes, including across the Appalachian Trail, and question companies’ right to take land they don’t own.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
January 3, 2020

» When U.S. Emissions Dropped, Mortality Dropped Dramatically
By Jeff McMahon,  Forbes
December 30, 2019

» Once a booming industry, natural gas is in midst of a bust
Rick Shrum, Observer-Reporter
December 29, 2019

» How Oil Companies Avoided Environmental Accountability After 10.8 Million Gallons Spilled
By Joan Meiners, The Times-Picayune and The Advocate
December 27, 2019

» As Fracking Companies Face Bankruptcy, US Regulators Enable Firms to Duck Cleanup Costs
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 20, 2019

» While Talking up Climate Action, Oil Majors Eye Argentina’s Shale Reserves
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
December 19, 2019

» Call for climate disaster levy to be funded by Australia’s fossil fuel industry
A new plan to make companies producing fossil fuels foot the bill for the escalating costs of natural disasters in Australia has been welcomed by some New South Wales mayors who say people in their communities are paying the price of devastating bushfires.
By Peggy Giakoumelos, SBS News
December 18, 2019     

» Energy Analysts Deliver More Bad News for US Fracking Industry’s Business Model
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 17, 2019

» A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 16, 2019

» These Cities Want to Ban Natural Gas. But Would It Be Legal?
Cambridge, Massachusetts, got a surprise warning as it considered a natural gas ban to reduce its climate impact.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
December 12, 2019

» Argentina Wants a Fracking Boom. The US Offers a Cautionary Tale
By Nick Cunningham, DeSmog Blog
December 12, 2019

» New York Loses Climate Change Fraud Case Against Exxon Mobil
By John Schwartz, New York Times
December 10, 2019

» How Aramco’s Huge I.P.O. Fell Short of Saudi Prince’s Wish
As investors balked, some bankers and Saudi officials still hoped to achieve the crown prince’s target price of $2 trillion. They wound up settling for less.
By Kate Kelly and Stanley Reed, New York Times
December 6, 2019

» Overpowered: Eyeing zero-carbon grid, California seeks a gas exit strategy
By Author Garrett Hering, S&P Global
December 6, 2019

» Overpowered: Hailing renewables, NextEra bet big on gas in Florida
By Author Michael CopleyAnna DuquiatanCiaralou Palicpic, S&P Global
December 5, 2019

» Natural gas drives record emissions in 2019, more
By Michelle Lewis, Electrek Green Energy Brief
December 5th 2019

» The False Promise of Natural Gas
By  Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., Howard Frumkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., and Brita E. Lundberg, M.D.
New England Journal of Medicine
December 4, 2019

» Overpowered: In Virginia, Dominion faces challenges to its reign
By Darren SweeneyRichard MartinKrizka Danielle Del RosarioCiaralou PalicpicJose Miguel Fidel Javier, S&P Global
December 4, 2019

» Overpowered: PJM market rules drive an era of oversupply
By Stephanie TsaoRichard Martin, S&P Global
December 3, 2019

» Overpowered: Why a US gas-building spree continues despite electricity glut
This is the first of a five-part series exploring oversupply in the power sector and the factors driving a glut of natural gas-fired power plants.
By  Stephanie Tsao & Richard Martin, S&P Global
December 2, 2019

» Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today
Some of the biggest oil and gas companies are embroiled in legal disputes with cities, states and children over the industry’s role in global warming.
By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
November 29, 2019

» Fight or Switch? How the Low-carbon Transition Is Disrupting Fossil Fuel Politics
By Cara Daggett, Virginia Tech, in DeSmog Blog
November 29, 2019

» U.S. Suspends More Oil and Gas Leases Over What Could Be a Widespread Problem
Fossil Fuel leases totaling hundreds of thousands of acres have been suspended as courts rule against the BLM for ignoring climate impact.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
November 17, 2019

» Creating a New Market for Coal in the Push to Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ for National Security
By Laura Peterson, DeSmog Blog
November 15, 2019

» As New York Takes Exxon to Court, Big Oil’s Strategy Against Climate Lawsuits Is Slowly Unveiled
By Dan Zegart, DeSmog Blog
November 8, 2019

» Chesapeake Energy’s Stock Falls Below $1 But Driller Plans to Spend Over $1 Billion on More Fracking
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
November 6, 2019

» Saudi Aramco IPO: the ultimate marriage between carbon and capitalism
A firm with the biggest carbon footprint seeks cash to grow just as the fight against climate change needs it to shrink
By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
November 3, 2019

» Rachel Maddow Takes on the Oil Industry
Book review by Fareed Zakaria, New York TImes
October 30, 2019

» Murray Energy Is 8th Coal Company in a Year to Seek Bankruptcy
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
October 29, 2019

» Massachusetts Sues ExxonMobil For Climate Disinformation, Greenwashing
By Brendan DeMelle, DeSmog Blog
October 24, 2019

» Will the Public End up Paying to Clean up the Fracking Boom?
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 18, 2019

» Saudi Arabia’s $2 Trillion Climate Wreckage Sale
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
October 16, 2019

» Will the Fracking Revolution Peak Before Ever Making Money?
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 3, 2019

» Mossmorran flaring: Shell forced to burn off gas it cannot sell
By Angie Brown BBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporter
October 3, 2019

» Whistle-blower Reveals Flawed Construction at North Dakota Gas Plants Where Massive Spill Was Downplayed
By Justin Nobel, DeSmog Blog
October 1, 2019

» US Shale Production Is Set For A Steep Decline
By Nick Cunningham,
October 1, 2019

» The Stranded Asset Threat to Natural Gas
This week on The Interchange podcast: Is natural gas the new coal?
By Stephen Lacey, GreenTech Media
September 27, 2019

» Oil Giants, Under Fire From Climate Activists and Investors, Mount a Defense
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
September 23, 2019

» Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns
What if the banking, asset-management, and insurance industries moved away from fossil fuels?
By Bill McKibben, New Yorker
September 17, 2019

» Cheap Renewables Could Make 90% of Proposed Gas Power Plants — and Many Pipelines — Obsolete by 2035
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
September 13, 2019

» Renewables, storage poised to undercut natural gas prices, increase stranded assets: RMI
If all proposed gas plants are built, 70% of those investments will be rendered uneconomic by 2035, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute.
By Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive
September 11, 2019

» The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove
By Valerie Volcovici and Nichola Groom, Reuters
September 9, 2019

» New Oil Projects Won’t Pay Off If World Meets Paris Climate Goals, Report Shows
Not a single tar sands project is likely to pay back investors under a 2°C global warming scenario, Carbon Tracker found.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
September 6, 2019

» US EPA Proposes Rule Narrowing States’ Ability to Block Pipeline Projects
The National Law Review
Friday, August 30, 2019

» 2020 Looks Like the Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California
Policymakers are coalescing around electrification as the solution for squeezing carbon out of buildings. Is the market ready?
By Justin Gerdes, Greentech Media
August 23, 2019

» Air Monitoring Reveals Troubling Benzene Spikes Officials Don’t Fully Understand
Residents in South Portland, Maine, packed a meeting to find out about the noxious fumes fouling the air they breathe. The news, one official said, was bad.
By Sabrina Shankman, InsideClimate News
August 23, 2019

» Western Coal Takes Another Hit as Appeals Court Rules Against Export Terminal
Western coal states want an export terminal on the Columbia River. Washington state has concerns about the company and its environmental and climate impact.
By Phil McKenna, InsideClimate News
August 23, 2019

» Did North Dakota Regulators Hide an Oil and Gas Industry Spill Larger Than Exxon Valdez?
By Justin Nobel, Desmog Blog
August 19, 2019

» How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades
By Somini Sengupta, Jacqueline Williams and Aruna Chandrasekhar
August 15, 2019

» Fracking causing rise in methane emissions, study finds
Researchers say boom in shale oil and gas major contributor to climate emergency
By Jillian Ambrose, the Guardian
August 14, 2019

» Adani Beware: Coal Is on the Road to Becoming Completely Uninsurable
By Guest John Quiggin, Professor at the School of Economics at The University of Queensland, DeSmog Blog
August 13, 2019

» ‘Coal is over’: the miners rooting for the Green New Deal
Appalachia’s main industry is dying and some workers are looking to a new economic promise after Trump’s proves empty
By Michael Sainato, The Guardian
August 12, 2019

» EPA moves to streamline permitting for power plant expansions, gas pipelines
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
August 12, 2019

» Kinder Morgan ordered to pay Hill Country landowner nearly $250,000 in property damages
By Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle
August 8, 2019

» Explosions in Three States Highlight Dangers of Aging Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
August 6, 2019

» How this Southern Tier group is trying to work around New York’s fracking ban
Jeff Platsky, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
August 2, 2019

» World’s Largest Fund Manager Loses $90 Billion Betting on Fossil Fuels & Climate Chaos
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International – Blog Post
August 2, 2019

» The Fracking Industry Is in Debt. Retirement Funds Are Helping Bail It Out.
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog
July 31, 2019

» U.S. Shale Is Doomed No Matter What They Do
By Nick Cunningham,
July 21, 2019

» Babies Born Near Oil and Gas Wells Are Up to 70% More Likely to Have Congenital Heart Defects, New Study Shows
By Julia Conley, Common Dream
July 19, 2019

» Study from CU Anschutz researchers suggests link between oil and gas density, child heart defects
Industry claims researchers’ science is “misleading”
By Jennifer Kovaleski , Blair Miller, Denver Channel 7
July 18, 2019

» Disputed ground: The future of landfill gas-to-energy
Gas capture at landfills creates electricity and revenue, but also has economic and environmental disadvantages.
By Max Witynski, Utility Dive
July 15, 2019

» How Germany closed its coal industry without sacking a single miner
By Nick O’Malley, Sydney Morning Herald
July 14, 2019

» OPEC head: Climate activists are the ‘greatest threat’ to oil industry
By Miyo McGinn, Grist
July 5, 2019

» More Signs That Natural Gas Can’t Compete With Renewables on Cost
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
July 5, 2019

» America’s liquefied natural gas boom may be on a collision course with climate change
By Matt Egan, CNN Business
July 1, 2019

» The New Gas Boom
By Ted Nace, Lydia Plante, and James Browning, Global Energy Monitor
June, 2019

» Limpert: Pipeline coating is dangerous
By William Limpert, Editorial, Roanoke Times
June 30, 2019

» U.S. Oil Companies Find Energy Independence Isn’t So Profitable
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
June 30, 2019

» GE gas plant to close 20 years early, become battery storage site — sign of the times?
By Phil Dzikiy, Electrek
June 24, 2019

» Shale Pioneer: Fracking is an “Unmitigated Disaster”
By Nick Cunningham, Oil Price
June 24, 2019

» Former Shale Gas CEO Says Fracking Revolution Has Been ‘A Disaster’ For Drillers, Investors
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
June 23, 2019

» U.S. Natural Gas Prices Have Collapsed
By Jude Clemente, Forbes
June 23, 2019

» ‘This Pipeline Will Not Be Built,’ Indigenous and Climate Leaders Tell Trudeau After Canada Approves Trans Mountain Expansion
The federal government’s decision on the dirty energy project came just a day after the House of Commons voted to declare a climate emergency
By Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
June 19, 2019

» On Monday, Canada declared a ‘climate emergency.’ On Tuesday, it approved a pipeline expansion.
By Emily Rauhala, Washington Post
June 18, 2019

» Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine
By Somini Sengupta
June 13, 2019

» Norway Wealth Fund To Dump Fossil Fuel Stocks Worth Billions In Environmental Move
By David Nikel, Forbes
June 12, 2019

» GE ‘badly’ misjudged the clean energy transition, costing investors almost $193B: IEFFA
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
June 7, 2019

» Debunking the fracked gas fairy tale
Fuel is as dirty as coal and extremely dangerous
By Emily Norton, CommonWealth Magazine Opinion
June 5, 2019
Emily North is the Newton Ward 2 city councilor.

» Trump Admin’s Latest Rail Safety Rollback Sets up Industry to Make Its Own Rules
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
May 30, 2019

» Natural gas gets a Trump-friendly rebrand as ‘freedom gas’
By Kate Yoder, Grist
May 30, 2019

» US energy department rebrands fossil fuels as ‘molecules of freedom’
By Luke O’Neil, the Guardian
May 29, 2019

» Renewable Energy Costs Take Another Tumble, Making Fossil Fuels Look More Expensive Than Ever
By Dominic Dudley, Forbes
May 29, 2019

» Aftershocks expected to follow magnitude 4.4 quake near Medford, three disposal wells shuttered
Staff Reporter, Tulsa World News
May 19, 2019

» Trump Likes Fossil Fuels. Investors Don’t.
Shares of sustainable-energy companies are soaring. Oil, gas and coal? Not so much.
By Matthew A. Winkler, Bloomberg Opinion
May 15, 2019

» After Standing Rock, protesting pipelines can get you a decade in prison and $100K in fines
By Naveena Sadasivam, the Grist
May 14, 2019

» Study: U.S. Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Pentagon Spending
The world would be richer and healthier if the full costs of fossil fuels were paid, according to a new report from the International Monetary Fund
By Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone
May 8, 2019

» Britain sets record of 7 days without coal power as renewables surge
By Joe Romm,
May 8, 2019

» Top regulator to work for firm with ties to compressor proposal
By Jessica Trufant, The Patriot Ledger
May 2, 2019

» After Approving Enbridge Permit, Massachusetts’ Environment Secretary Lands Job with Project’s Contractor
By Itai Vardi , DeSmog Blog
April 30, 2019

» America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever
By Matt Egan, CNN Business
April 29, 2019

» New research links fracking to earthquakes in central, eastern U.S.
In states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, hydraulic fracturing wells are more common than wastewater injections.
By Brooks Hays, UPI
April 26, 2019

» Interior Dept. Delays Its Plan to Open U.S. Coastline to Drilling
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
April 25, 2019

» Trump energy orders to target development snags
By Argus Media
April 9, 2019

» Global energy demand sees biggest increase this decade, with gas the fuel of choice: IEA
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
April 9, 2019

» Trump to announce new executive orders to speed up pipeline construction
By Miranda Green, The Hill
April 8, 2019

» New State Regulation Could Cut Emissions From Natural Gas Leaks In Half, Report Says
By Barbara Moran, WBUR
April 1, 2019

» Trump’s Order to Open Arctic Waters to Oil Drilling Was Unlawful, Federal Judge Finds
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
March 30, 2019

» State Bills to Criminalize Peaceful Protest of Oil & Gas “Critical Infrastructure”
By Connor Gibson for Greenpeace USA
March 25, 2019

» Pulling the Plug on Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies
By Bart Hawkins Kreps, originally published by An Outside Chance;
March 25, 2019

» Majority of coal plants are uneconomic to nearby wind, solar, report finds
By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive
March 25, 2019

» Global Banks, Led by JPMorgan Chase, Invested $1.9 Trillion in Fossil Fuels Since Paris Climate Pact
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
March 20, 2019

» US Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show
By Kaitlin Sullivan, Climate Liability News, in DeSmog Blog
March 19, 2019

» “Shockwaves” as Norway’s $1Trill wealth fund plans to disinvest from upstream oil
By Andy Rowell, Oil Change International
March 8, 2019

» China Experiences a Fracking Boom, and All the Problems That Go With It
By Steven Lee Myers, New York Times
March 8, 2019

» Pipeline Safety Act Deters New Safety Regulations On Natural Gas Pipelines
By Craig LeMoult, National Public Radio
March 7, 2019

» Anti-pipeline group questions HG&E moratorium decision
By GRETA JOCHEM, Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette
February 26, 2019

» Frackers Face Harsh Reality as Wall Street Backs Away
By Bradley Olson and Rebecca Elliott, Wall Street Journal
February 24, 2019

» The Inevitable Death of Natural Gas as a ‘Bridge Fuel’
By Justin Mikulka, Desmog Blog
February 22, 2019

» Holyoke Gas & Electric imposes moratorium on new natural gas service
By GRETA JOCHEM, Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette
February 20, 2019

» In bitter cold, gas barge off Massachusetts helped keep down New England energy prices
By Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant
February 19, 2019

» The Latest Propaganda Push From Pro-Pipeline Front Group GAIN
Guest Post By Climate Denier Roundup, DeSmog Blog
February 15, 2019

» Calling Natural Gas a ‘Bridge Fuel’ is Alarmingly Deceptive
There’s a reason the methane industry deliberately avoids acknowledging everything before combustion.
By Tarika Powell, Sightline Institute
February 12, 2019

» Recent Gas System Failures remind us that Gas Isn’t Cheap
By Eugenia Gibbons & Kai Salem, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, Blog
February 6, 2019

» DOE fossil head: New US coal plants ‘quite possible’
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
January 29, 2019

» The Vanishing Need for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Growing Risk That the Pipeline Will Not Be Able to Recover Costs From Ratepayers
By Lorne Stockman, Oil Change International
January 29, 2019

» Germany Lays Out a Path to Quit Coal by 2038
By Melissa Eddy, New York Times
January 26, 2019

» How This Oil Refiners Group Rallied GOP Governors’ Support for Trump’s Rollback of Auto Standards
By Ben Jervey, DeSmog Blog
January 25, 2019

» Trump Eyes Action to Limit States’ Powers to Block Pipelines
By Ari Natter and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg
January 24, 2019

» U.S. energy protests pack an economic punch
By The Oklahoman Editorial Board
January 20, 2019

» Manchin’s focus on pipelines may equal his love of coal
By Jeremy Dillon, E&E News reporter
January 18, 2019

» ‘Unlayering’ peak demand could accelerate energy storage adoption
A new approach to the peaker-storage debate could help energy storage better meet peak demand and lower emissions.
By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive
January 15, 2019

» Warning: A ‘Shrinking Window’ of Usable Groundwater — and the Oil and Gas Industry Isn’t Helping
By Tara Lohan, DeSmog Blog
January 12, 2019

» Fracked Shale Oil Wells Drying Up Faster than Predicted, Wall Street Journal Finds
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
January 10, 2019

» Delays Persist In Federal Natural Gas Safety Regulations
By Craig LeMoult, WGBH Public Radio
January 10, 2019

» Pennsylvania commits to 26% GHG reductions amid federal inaction, US emissions increase
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 9, 2019

» This Powder Could Cheaply Capture Carbon Pollution from Power Plants
Researchers have developed a powder to extract carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Marlene Cimons, Nexus Media
January 8, 2019

» After three years of decline, carbon emissions rose sharply in the US in 2018
By Kevin Flower, CNN
January 8, 2019

» U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Exxon Climate Fraud Investigation
Massachusetts’ attorney general is trying to force Exxon to turn over decades of records involving what it knew about climate change and what it told the public.
By David Hasemyer, Inside Climate News
January 7, 2019

» As plant retirements stack up, federal efforts to help coal industry grow more urgent
Tax credits, research funding and loan guarantees have been discussed.
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
January 2, 2019

» 2018: The Year of Day Zero and the Mega-Drought
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
December 26, 2018

» The U.S. is helping the natural gas industry make a profit — at the expense of the environment
The U.S. government has become a pitchman for the natural gas industry. That could raise profits — and temperatures.
By Jie Jenny Zou, Center for Public Integrity
December 12, 2018

» Louisiana Offers Fossil Fuel Exporter ‘Single Largest’ Local Tax Giveaway in American History
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
December 20, 2018

» Massachusetts imposes gas safety protocols on National Grid following overpressurization incident
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 20, 2018

» Department of Public Utilities Requires National Grid to Adopt Strict New Safety Standards for Natural Gas Work
For immediate release:
By Department of Public Utilities
December 19, 2018

» ‘Disaster’ has Gov. seeking LNG changes
By Colin A. Young, Sentinel & Enterprise, State House News Service
December 19, 2018

» Governor Baker, it’s time to hold gas utilities accountable
By Ayanna Pressley, Darlene Lombos and Jessica Tang, Boston Globe Opinion
December 18, 2018

» Oil Prices Plummet 7% on Fears of a Glut
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
December 18, 2018

» Zinke’s Likely Successor Is a Former Oil Lobbyist Who Has Influenced Trump’s Energy Policy
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
December 15, 2018

» The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules
By Hiroko Tabuchi, New York Times
December 13, 2018

» The U.S. is helping the natural gas industry make a profit — at the expense of the environment
By Jie Jenny Zou, Center for Public Integrity, Texas Tribune
December 12, 2018

» In first, Virginia regulators reject Dominion Integrated Resource Plan
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
December 10 2018

» Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
December 6, 2018

» 2 Years After Standing Rock Protests, Tensions Remain But Oil Business Booms
By Jeff Brady, NPR
November 29, 2018

» Obama on U.S. energy boom: ‘That was me, people’
Edward Klump, E&E News
November 28, 2018

» The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard?
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
November 24, 2018

» What’s Happening to the Price of Oil?
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
November 20, 2018

» Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Strengthen Natural Gas Safety Procedures
Proposal Would Require Approval of Professional Engineer for Gas Infrastructure Work
Press Release
November 20, 2018

» It’s now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running
By Irina Ivanova, CBS News
November 16, 2018

» Report: 90% of Pipeline Blasts Draw No Financial Penalties
By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch
November 16, 2018

» West Clarksville couple wins eminent domain appeal on Northern Access Pipeline
By Rick Miller, Olean Times Herald
November 15, 2018

» No penalties for 90% of pipeline blasts
By Mike Soraghan, E&E News reporter Energywire
November 15, 2018

» Storage will replace 3 California gas plants as PG&E nabs approval for world’s largest batteries
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 9, 2018

» Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country
A carbon tax, limits on fracking, a renewable energy standard — all defeated.
By David Roberts,
November 7, 2018

» Gas Companies Face Californian Wipe-out, Say S&P, Moody’s
By Natalie Sauer, Climate Home News, reprinted in DeSmog Blog
November 2, 2018

» Coal Can’t Compete With Cheaper Alternatives and the Industry’s True Costs Are Higher Than They Appear
By Daniel Cohan, Rice University, in DeSmog Blog
November 1, 2018

» The Affordable Clean Energy Rule Would Be Neither Affordable Nor Clean
By Nat Logar, Legal Planet
October 31, 2018

» Peak Shale: Is the US Fracking Industry Already in Decline?
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 30, 2018

» Latest footage from Ohio & PA shows: We need protections from oil & gas pollution
By Leann Leiter, Earthworks
October 29, 2018

» Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands
The administration is auctioning off millions of acres of drilling rights and rolling back regulations, raising environmental concerns in states like Wyoming.
By Eric Lipton and Hiroko Tabuchi, New York TImes
October 27, 2018

» Why Canadian Tar Sands Oil May Be Doomed
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 25, 2018

» New York Sues Exxon Mobil, Saying It Deceived Shareholders on Climate Change
By John Schwartz, New York Times
October 24, 2018

» Fracking in Lancashire halted by earth tremor
October 24, 2018

» In Colorado, a Bitter Battle Over Oil, Gas and the Environment Comes to a Head
By Julie Turkewitz and Clifford Krauss, New York Times
October 23, 2018

» EPA Weighs Allowing Oil Companies to Pump Wastewater Into Rivers, Streams
By James Osborne, The Houston Chronicle, in
October, 18, 2018

» Oil-by-Rail Rises Once Again as Safety Rules Disappear
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 17, 2018

» U.S. eyes military bases for coal, natural gas exports
By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press, on WITF News
October 15, 2018

» US Oil Exports Are Exceeding Almost All Predictions—Thanks to Fracking
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
October 15, 2018

» Massachusetts Gas Explosions Draw Scrutiny of Natural Gas Safety and Climate Risks
By Guest Contributor Dan Zukowski, DeSmog Blog
October 10, 2018

» The Oil Industry Is Enjoying a Boom, but Will it Last?
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
October 8, 2018

» GOP senators ask EPA to block states that have ‘hijacked’ rule to stop fossil fuel production
By Miranda Green, The Hill
October 5, 2018

» Trump likely to make pipeline push next year, aide says
By Timothy Cama, The Hill
October 4, 2018

» Fossil fuel on last legs: Lovins
By Sarah Rundell, Top 1000 Funds
October 2, 2018

» Why Californians Are Worried About the Trans Mountain Pipeline
By guest writer James Wilt, DeSmog Blog (originally posted in The Narwhal)
October 1, 2018

» Coal Ash Was a Disaster in North Carolina Well Before Hurricane Florence — And Now It’s Even Worse
By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club
October 1, 2018

» Washington Rolls Back Safety Rules Inspired by Deepwater Horizon Disaster
By Coral Davenport, New York Times
September 27, 2018

» US Northeast natgas pipeline project costs rise
Costs to build natural gas pipeline projects in the US northeast are rising on increased regulatory scrutiny and unexpected delays, a trend that could have a chilling effect on major infrastructure development in the region.
By Argus Media
September 21, 2018

» The Fracking Industry’s Water Nightmare
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
September 18, 2018

» Natural gas industry faces new test after Merrimack Valley fires
By Jon Chesto, Boston Globe
September 14, 2018

» Massachusetts Can Legally Limit CO2 Emissions from Power Plants, Court Rules
By Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News
September 6, 2018

» Unexpected outages, intense heat behind ISO-NE Labor Day price spike
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
Sept. 6, 2018

» Electricity generation drives need for natural gas demand response
A handful of utilities are using natural gas demand response to balance their deliveries, and a pair of reports suggest greater potential
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
September 5, 2018

» The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground
Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing.
By Bethany McLean, New York Times Editorial
September 1, 2018

» Shocking Study Shows Fracking Is Depleting US Drinking Water Sources at a Catastrophic Rate
A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation’s drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.
By John Vibes via Free Thought Project
August 26, 2018

» EPA’s new ACE rule is a coal lifeline ‘disguised as a GHG regulation,’ critics say
Changes to the EPA’s New Source Review process could allow coal plants to stay open longer — if operators choose them over cleaner technologies.
Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 22, 2018

» Betting Utah Sands Will Be the Next Great Oil Source
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
August 21, 2018

» Exclusive: Shell Took 16 Years To Warn Shareholders of Climate Risks, Despite Knowing in Private All Along
By Chloe Farand and Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
August 20, 2018

» EHP study: Setback distances for unconventional oil and gas development: Delphi study results
By Celia Lewis, Lydia H. Greiner, David R. Brown
August 16, 2018

» Keystone XL Pipeline Hit with New Delay: Judge Orders Environmental Review
The Trump administration has been trying to rewrite two laws at the heart of the oil pipeline ruling: NEPA and the Endangered Species Act.
By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News
August 16, 2018

» Fracking Water Use Skyrockets, Creating 1,440 Percent More Toxic Wastewater
By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffington Post
August 15, 2018

» ‘The Biggest Climate Story No One Is Talking About’
By Brad Plumer, Kendra Pierre-Louis and Tryggvi Adalbjornsson, New York Times
August 15, 2018

» Don’t Let U.S. LNG Exports Become Casualty Of Tariff Policy
By Mark Green, Energy Tomorrow Blog,
August 15, 2018

» DNC Will Take Fossil Fuel Money After All
By Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch – reposted on DeSmog Blog,
August 14, 2018

» All the Battles Being Waged Against Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Are Following a Single Strategy
By Guest Author Luis Hestres, DeSmog Blog
August 14, 2018

» The Fracking Industry Is Cannibalizing Its Own Production, Increasing Spill Risks
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog Blog
August 10, 2018

» EIA: U.S. Oil Production Growth Is Slowing
By Nick Cunningham,
August 09, 2018

» Report: FERC working with White House, NSC on coal and nuclear bailout
By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
August 9, 2018

» See the Scars That Oil Exploration Cut Across Alaska’s Wilderness
By Henry Fountain, New York Times
August 3, 2018

» Newly Elected President of Mexico, Lopez Obrador, Vows to Ban Fracking
By Steve Horn, DeSmog Blog
August 1, 2018

» Natural Gas Demand Response and Non-Pipes Solutions as Alternatives to Pipeline Expansion
By Navigant Research (White Paper Abstract)

» Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, June 2018
Natural gas prices up 8%, weather-normalized demand down 2% from June 2017
ISO Newswire

July 27, 2018
More info: Monthly wholesale electricity prices and demand in New England, June 2017  ISO Newswire, July 21, 2017
Natural gas prices up 6.8%, weather-normalized demand down 4.1% from June 2016

» Local Activists Put a Cork in Dangerous Gas Storage Proposal in New York’s Wine Country
After a wave of public opposition, New York State regulators have denied a proposal for a gas storage facility in the Finger Lakes region.
By Jessica A. Knoblauch, EarthJustice
July 27, 2018

» Settlement reached in Petrobras’ Texas refinery emissions case
By Reuters Staff, Reuters
July 26, 2018

» Trump Says Europe Will Buy More American Gas. Is That Possible?
By Stanley Reed, New York Times
July 26, 2018

» Baltimore Sues 26 Fossil Fuels Companies Over Climate Change
The city’s waterfront revitalization has become a model for urban development, but sea level rise and extreme weather are putting its future at risk.
By David Hasemyer and Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News
July 20, 2018

» The Big Apple Loses to Big Oil as Judge Dismisses Climate Liability Suit
By Guest Author, DeSmog Blog
July 20, 2018

» When Corporations Take Credit for Green Deeds, Their Lobbying May Tell Another Story
By Guest Writers Tom Lyon and Magali (Maggie) Delmas, DeSmog
July 17, 2018

» Comment: The Fracked North has Already been Written Off as ‘Desolate’, Don’t let it Become Dehydrated Too
By John Hobson, chair of campaign group Defend Lytham, DeSmogUK
July 17, 2018

» It’s Time to Stop Investing in New Oil and Gas Pipelines
We can’t trust the administration to do the right thing, so we need to convince investors to take their money elsewhere
By Tracey Osborne and Remington Franklin, Scientific American
July 12, 2018

» Ireland Moves to Divest From Fossil Fuels
A bill passed in the lower house of Parliament was a victory for the global divestment movement.
By Somini Sengupta, New York Times
July 12, 2018

» IEEFA report: Fund trustees face growing fiduciary pressure to divest from fossil fuels
Oil, gas, and coal industries are seen as ‘increasingly speculative;’ Sector will continue to be weighed down by lackluster rewards and daunting risks; A ‘proper financial response’ is due
Press Release, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
July 10, 2018

» Electric Vehicle Sales Foretell a Big Oil Crash
By Paul Brown, DeSmog Blog – Originally posted on Climate News Network
July 7, 2018

» Derailed Oil Train Spills 230,000 Gallons of Tar Sands in Flooded Iowa River
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog
June 25, 2018

» Building pipeline support, one chicken, lamb and goat at a time
From the “when you can’t sell a project on its merits” file. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on “community outreach” projects of pipeline companies.
By Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle
July 4, 2018

» Judge Dismisses Suit Against Oil Companies Over Climate Change Costs
By John Schwartz, New York Times
June 25, 2018

» Shell has Admitted Climate Change Could Effect the Company’s Bottom Line
By Mike Small, DeSmog UK
June 25, 2018

» Some Rare Good Climate News: The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Weaker Than Ever
By Bill McKibben, Grist – in RSN
June 24, 2018

» How gas and oil companies are starting to look like the Yellow Pages (remember those?)
By Kathy Hipple, Energy Post
June 15, 2018

» Why It Matters If Fracking Companies Are Overestimating Their ‘Proved’ Oil and Gas Reserves
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog Blog
June 14, 2018

» United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia Find Agreement on Oil Policy
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
June 13, 2018

» Court again saves towns from Legislature
By The Editorial Board, The Times-Tribune (PA)
June 12, 2018

» DNC Quietly Adopts Ban On Fossil Fuel Company Donations
The move is a step toward purging oil, gas and coal industry influence on the Democratic Party’s climate policies.
By Alexander C. Kaufman, HuffPost
June 12, 2018

» End of the ‘gas rush?’ Renewables, storage reaching cost parity, report finds
As battery costs decline, researchers say localized portfolios of clean energy could challenge gas plant investments.
By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
June 11, 2018

» Fracking is damned by international tribunal
By Rob Edwards, The Herald (Scotland)
June 10, 2018

» The Resource Curse of Appalachia
By Eliza Griswold, New York Times Opinion
June 9, 2018

» An Oil Auction Provides Brazil a Needed Boost
By Vinod Sreeharsha, New York Times
June 7, 2018

» Shell Knew About Climate Migration 40 Years Ago. This is What it Told the Public
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK
June 6, 2018

» State legislators ask feds to support ethane storage hub in Pennsylvania
Stephen Huba,
June 5, 2018

» Reliance on fossil fuels could cause global economic crisis within decades
By Sami Grover, Treehugger
June 5, 2018

» ‘Carbon bubble’ could spark global financial crisis, study warns
By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent, The Guardian
June 4, 2018

» UK Worst of G7 Countries for ‘Hiding’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies — Report
By Chloe Farand, DeSmog UK
June 4, 2018

» Bailing Out the Coal Industry Will Hurt Consumers
By Jeff Nesbit, New York Times Opinion
June 4, 2018

» Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants
By Brad Plumer, New York Times
June 1, 2018

» Breathtaking Power Grab: Trump Orders Uneconomical Coal and Nuclear Plants Not to Close, Lays Plans for Taxpayers to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Industry
Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program
June 1, 2018

» Trump Prepares Lifeline for Money-Losing Coal Plants
By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg
May 31, 2018, Updated on June 1, 2018

» In Colorado, a Fracking Boom and a Population Explosion Collide
By Julie Turkewitz, New York Times
May 31, 2018

» Why natural gas’ reign may come to a quick end
By Michael Donohue, Utility Dive (Opinion)
May 31, 2018

» Say Hello to Justin Trudeau, the World’s Newest Oil Executive
By Bill McKibben, Guardian UK
May 30, 2018

» No LNG in PVD! demands representation for Environmental Justice communities on the CRMC
Steve Ahlquist, Uprise RI
May 30, 2018

» How the fossil fuel industry drums up grassroots support
By Greta Jochem,
May 29, 2018

» Halliburton and Saudi Aramco Reach Deal to Increase Gas Output
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
May 28, 2018

» Private Equity’s Big Bet on Cheap Gas-Fired Plants Has Gone Awry
By Naureen S Malik and Brian Eckhouse, Bloomberg
May 23, 2018

» Maintaining America’s Fleet Of Coal And Nuclear Plants Is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY For Energy Security
Keith J. Rothfus and David B. McKinley (Members, US House of Representatives), The Daily Caller Op-Ed
May 23, 2018

» US shale-based LNG gushes into Asia
Japan follows South Korea, China and India in signing long-term contracts
May 22, 2018

» Spurred by Hotter Weather, Natural Gas Futures Rally Sharply
By Jeremiah Shelor, Natural Gas Intel
May 22, 2018

» The ‘Rush To Gas’ Will Strand Billions As Renewables Get Cheaper, Study Says
Jeff McMahon, Contributor – Forbes
May 21, 2018

» U.S. EIA: Northeast Region Slated For Record Natural Gas Pipeline Buildout In 2018
PA Environment Digest Blog
May 18, 2018

» Don’t be fooled – don’t buy bottled radioactive waste!
By Terry Lodge, Columbus Free Press
May 16, 2018

» How Trump’s EPA Is Moving to Undo Fracking Wastewater Protections
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog
May 11, 2018

» Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Consumption in New England
Fact Sheet on Key Regional Statistics and Trends
Acadia Center
May 8, 2018

» As Rest of World Moves Towards Renewables, US Keeps Offering Exclusive Tax Breaks for Fossil Fuels
By Sharon Kelly, DeSmog
May 6, 2018

» How Wall Street Enabled the Fracking ‘Revolution’ That’s Losing Billions
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog
May 4, 2018

» Actors were paid to support Entergy’s power plant at New Orleans City Council meetings
By Michael Isaac Stein, Contributing writer, The Lens
May 4, 2018

» How big can New England’s regional cap-and-trade program get?
New numbers prove it works and New Jersey and Virginia want in. Who’s next?
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive
May 1, 2018

» Oil, gas exploration move a ‘kick in the guts’ for Taranaki – mayor
Radio New Zealand
April 12, 2018

» Are New Pipeline Infrastructure Projects Doomed?
By Brigham A. McCown, Contributor, Forbes Magazine
April 4, 2018

» Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network
By Clifford Krauss, New York Times
April 4, 2018

» NETL Study Highlights the Importance of Coal for Power Generation During “Bomb Cyclone” Power Demands
US Office of Fossil Energy,
March 27, 2018

» Judge: Trump Admin. Must Consider Climate Change in Major Drilling and Mining Lease Plan
The plan covers 15 million acres in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming. The ruling on it is the latest to cite risks of fossil fuels and global warming.
By Neela Banerjee, Inside Climate News
March 26, 2018

» EIA: Gas generation dropped 7.7% in 2017 while coal declined 2.5%
By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
March 20, 2018

» ‘Keep It In the Ground’ Approach to Fossil Fuels on US Public Lands Would Cut Climate Emissions, Study Confirms
By Justin Mikulka, DeSmog
February 26, 2018

» Trump to repeal Obama fracking rule
By Timothy Cama, The Hill
December 28, 2017

» Con Edison seeks ‘non-pipe’ solutions to address peak gas demand
Robert Walton, Utility Dive
December 21, 2017

» Trump officials examining states’ authority in pipeline delays
Officials consider overruling states to quicken process
By James Osborne, Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2017

» Citing Recent Keystone Spill, Federal Court Orders Additional Measures to Reduce Spill Risks from Dakota Access Pipeline
by EarthJustice
December 4, 2017

» Massachusetts Campaign Raises Voice in Turbulent Northeast
By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor, Pipeline & Gas Journal
December 2017

» Climate activists delay U.S. gas pipeline approvals: regulator
by Timothy Gardner, Reuters
November 30, 2017

» Gas rush: FERC’s pipeline approvals underline persisting controversy over permitting
by Gavin Bade, Utility Dive
November 28, 2017

» The next plastics boom could be around the corner
By Bill Wood, Plastics News
July 11, 2017 Updated 7/11/2017

» Wall Street Cash Pumps Up Oil Production Even as Prices Sag
One analyst cites ‘insufficient discrimination on the part of sources of capital’
By Bradley Olson and Alison Sider, The Wall Street Journal
July 7, 2017

» The Radical Rockefeller Campaign Against Pipelines
by Natural Gas Now Guest Blogger, Jim Willis – Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN)
June 13, 2017

» Kinder Morgan: Why You Should Avoid It
Seeking Alpha
June 15, 2017

» Oil’s pipeline to America’s schools: Inside the fossil-fuel industry’s not-so-subtle push into K-12 education
by Jie Jenny Zou, Pulic Integrity
June 15, 2017

» Fake Grassroots Group Launched by Natural Gas Industry to Counter Pipeline Protests
by Lorraine Show, EcoWatch
June 12, 2017

» “Alternative” Climate Science Is Being Mailed to Teachers Nationwide
by Zahra Hirji, BuzzFeed News
June 7, 2017

» Big Oil Is Betting on Plastics. It May Be a Risky Bet.
By Amy Myers Jaffe, Wall Street Journal
May 23, 2017

» The fossil fuel industry’s invisible colonization of academia
Corporate capture of academic research by the fossil fuel industry is an elephant in the room and a threat to tackling climate change.
By Benjamin Franta and Geoffrey Supran, The Guardian
March 13, 2017

» The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of pipeline—or twice the length of the country, each
by Zoë Schlanger, Quartz Media
March 10, 2017

» Millennials are Changing Industry: Food, Advertising, and Packaging
by Comar
November 29, 2016

» Plastics Market Worth $654.38 Billion By 2020
by Grand View Research, Inc.
July 6, 2015

» Hickenlooper Threatens To Sue Any Town, City That Bans Fracking
By Shaun Boyd, CBS Channel 4, Denver
February 26, 2013

» Burning Question: What Would Life Be Like Without the Halliburton Loophole?      By Susan Phillips, State Impact / NPR
December 5, 2011