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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
U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

U.S. LNG Industry Not Seen Favoring Trump or Biden Presidency

The U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector could successfully work with either President Trump or Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the upcoming presidential election, experts told NGI.   Trump has been a “great cheerleader for U.S. LNG” by raising the industry’s profile and addressing some regulatory bottlenecks during his first term, said LNG Allies…

October 20, 2020
‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

‘Joe Biden Will Not Ban Fracking,’ Says Harris in VP Debate

A Biden administration will not ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) if he wins the November election, his vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris (CA), said repeatedly during a debate with Vice President Pence Wednesday night. Energy and climate change figured more prominently during Wednesday’s contest in Salt Lake City than in the chaotic presidential debate that…

October 8, 2020
Domestic Oil, Natural Gas Political Contributions Wane Amid Coronavirus Fallout

Domestic Oil, Natural Gas Political Contributions Wane Amid Coronavirus Fallout

Oil and gas producers continue to back Republican candidates in outsized fashion, but political contributions from the industry in the 2020 election cycle are running notably below 2016, a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic’s adverse financial impacts. The oil and gas sector spent an estimated $87 million between Jan. 1, 2019, and Sept. 21 —…

October 7, 2020
Natural Gas Futures Slide as Trump’s Positive Covid-19 Test Brings More Uncertainty

Natural Gas Futures Slide as Trump’s Positive Covid-19 Test Brings More Uncertainty

As news that President Trump tested positive for the coronavirus roiled markets the world over, natural gas futures were down sharply in early trading Friday, mirroring declines in crude. The November Nymex contract was off 12.0 cents to $2.407/MMBtu at around 8:40 a.m. ET. News of Trump’s positive test, revealed by the president himself over…

October 2, 2020
Trump and Biden Clash Over Climate Change, Energy in Chaotic First Debate

Trump and Biden Clash Over Climate Change, Energy in Chaotic First Debate

More than an hour into a bitter, 90-minute debate that often devolved into inexplicable interruptions and trivial jabs more notable for political animus than policy substance, President Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. sparred over climate change and energy. During the first of three scheduled debates Tuesday night at Case Western Reserve…

September 30, 2020
Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

Trump Reverses Course on Offshore Drilling by Extending, Expanding Atlantic Ban

In a policy about-face, President Trump extended a moratorium on oil and natural gas development in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) and expanded the ban to the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The president, speaking Tuesday in Jupiter, FL, near his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, threw a political bone to…

September 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
GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

GOP Doubles Down on Deregulation, as Trump Claims Biden to ‘Lay Waste’ to U.S. Oil, Natural Gas

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