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Hawaii Residents Pay Most for Natural Gas, with Idaho Ranked Lowest, Says WalletHub

Hawaii Residents Pay Most for Natural Gas, with Idaho Ranked Lowest, Says WalletHub

Connecticut residents pay the most of any state overall for their energy, whether it be natural gas, electricity, home heating oil and motor fuel, while Washington, DC, residents pay the least, according to a new report by WalletHub. The Evolution Finance Inc. subsidiary found that on average, Connecticut residents spend $372/month for their energy, whereas…

July 17, 2020
U.S. Set Combined Natural Gas, Oil Production Record in 2018

U.S. Set Combined Natural Gas, Oil Production Record in 2018

The United States established a new production record for natural gas and petroleum last year, simultaneously extending a decade-old lead on Russian gas production volumes and surpassing Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of petroleum, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

August 20, 2019

States, Local Governments Sue EPA Over Pro-Coal Affordable Clean Energy Rule

A coalition of 22 states and seven local governments, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE), which shifted to states much of the responsibility for regulating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants, potentially opening a door to the increased burning of coal.

August 13, 2019

Trump’s OCS Drilling Plan Draws Cheers, Jeers from Coastal Elected Officials

Elected officials from coastal states took disparate views over the Trump administration’s proposal to open more than 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to oil and natural gas exploration, which garnered more than 630,000 public comments.

March 13, 2018

States, Municipalities Stepping Up Climate Change Efforts Following Trump Decision

States, mayors, conservation groups and billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Thursday wasted no time in announcing they would continue pouring energy and money toward combating climate change following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the voluntary Paris climate change accord signed at the end of 2015.

June 2, 2017

Despite Big Oil Support, Trump Calls For Exit From Paris Accord

President Trump was not moved by pressure from the largest oil and natural gas producers in the United States, announcing Thursday the country would pull out of the global climate agreement negotiated by close to 200 countries in late 2015.

June 1, 2017

Opposition to Trump’s Proposed Budget Grows, Revenue Cuts to

One day after President Trump sent a $4.1 trillion budget proposal to Congress, opposition to all or parts of the budget plan was beginning to form among elected officials both in Washington and in several energy producing states.

May 24, 2017

Saudis Strike Landmark Deals with Who’s Who in U.S. Oil, Gas

U.S. oil and natural gas operators secured deals over the weekend with Saudi Arabia that are expected to create billions in revenue as President Trump completed the first leg of a nine-day marathon trip to the Middle East and Europe.

May 22, 2017
Trump Signs Executive Order Marking Shift Away From Climate Change

Trump Signs Executive Order Marking Shift Away From Climate Change

President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday calling for sweeping changes in the energy sector, including an immediate reevaluation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) and lifting restrictions on oil, gas and coal production.

March 28, 2017

Idaho Oil/NatGas Tax Rates Among Nation’s Lowest, Study Says

Idaho’s effective tax rate on oil and natural gas is less than half the average in eight producing states spread around the West, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Lands’ Oil/Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC).

January 20, 2017
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