Elections

Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

Trump Amplifies Fracking as Wedge Issue in Pennsylvania, While Operators Boost Drilling

President Trump ordered a review of the economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, during a weekend in which he crisscrossed Pennsylvania ahead of Election Day. He used the symbolic memorandum to magnify his support of the natural gas extraction technique used in the state’s Marcellus Shale – part of a late-stage effort to galvanize…

November 2, 2020
Trump Issues Fracking Order in Bid to Edge Out Biden in Pennsylvania; Drilling Accelerates Ahead of Election

Trump Issues Fracking Order in Bid to Edge Out Biden in Pennsylvania; Drilling Accelerates Ahead of Election

President Trump signed a memorandum effectively promoting hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, amid a weekend of barnstorming through Pennsylvania ahead of Election Day. He capitalized on the symbolic missive to amplify his backing of the natural gas extraction technique used in the state’s Marcellus Shale – part of a bid to shore up support in the…

November 2, 2020
Battle Lines Clear on Energy, Climate After Final Presidential Debate

Battle Lines Clear on Energy, Climate After Final Presidential Debate

The final presidential debate on Thursday crystallized stark differences between the candidates on climate and energy policy, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. stressed the urgency of addressing climate change while President Trump warned that the Democratic nominee’s plans would hurt the economy. Calling climate change “an existential threat to humanity,” Biden said, “We have a…

October 23, 2020
Presidential Candidates Clash on Climate, Energy in Final Debate

Presidential Candidates Clash on Climate, Energy in Final Debate

The final presidential debate on Thursday crystallized stark differences between the candidates on climate and energy policy, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. stressed the urgency of addressing climate change while President Trump warned that the Democratic nominee’s plans would hurt the economy. Calling climate change “an existential threat to humanity,” Biden said, “We have a…

October 23, 2020
Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Biden, Trump Near Finish Line in Election That Could Reverberate in Mexico’s Energy Sector

Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump face off on Nov. 3 in a U.S. election being closely watched by Mexico’s energy sector. Mexico’s energy system, like its economy, is tightly intertwined with its northern neighbor. The country imports around 70% of its natural gas and around 80% of its gasoline from…

October 20, 2020
Biden Says U.S. Fossil Fuel Production to Continue, While Energy Issues Not Touched in Trump Forum

Biden Says U.S. Fossil Fuel Production to Continue, While Energy Issues Not Touched in Trump Forum

Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. reaffirmed Thursday that he will not ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) if elected and said his ambitious climate change goals do not mean ending fossil fuel production, while energy and climate issues were not raised in President Trump’s separate town hall. Thursday initially was scheduled to be a combined…

October 16, 2020
West Virginia Governor’s Race Marks Otherwise Quiet Election Season in Appalachia

West Virginia Governor’s Race Marks Otherwise Quiet Election Season in Appalachia

Little is expected to change this election season at the local and state level for the Appalachian Basin’s energy sector, where there are few close races and no major ballot initiatives impacting oil and gas.  Unlike in years past, there are no high profile clashes for state legislatures, governors’ offices or closely watched referendums for…

October 9, 2020
Trump’s 2020 Energy Industry Pitch a Replay of 2016; GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation

Trump’s 2020 Energy Industry Pitch a Replay of 2016; GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation

President Trump is betting that, by touting deregulation and deriding his Democratic opponent as an extremist who will raise taxes and throw wrenches into oil and gas development, he will galvanize domestic energy industry support ahead of the November election. Culminating the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention Thursday night in Washington, DC, Trump claimed his…

August 28, 2020

Midterms Deliver No Surprises for Appalachian Natural Gas Industry

While very little changed politically across the Appalachian Basin’s key oil and natural gas producing states, the industry sees both opportunities and challenges after the midterm elections as Democrats and Republicans step into new roles throughout the region.

November 21, 2018

Appalachian Natural Gas Industry Hopeful After Midterm Elections

While very little changed politically across the Appalachian Basin’s key oil and natural gas producing states, the industry sees both opportunities and challenges after the midterm elections as Democrats and Republicans step into new roles throughout the region.

November 20, 2018
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