Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

#carbon-capture-and-sequestration, #energy-and-power, #exxon-mobil-corp, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #permian-basin-north-america, #woods-darren-w-1965

A North Sea Auction Produces Big Plans for Scottish Wind Farms

Oil giants like BP and Shell propose to spend billions on renewable energy, bolstering Scotland’s efforts to move away from an economy based on fossil fuel.

#aberdeen-scotland, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bp-plc, #edinburgh-scotland, #energy-and-power, #germany, #great-britain, #iberdrola-sa, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #wind-power, #wood-mackenzie-ltd

OPEC Plus and Other Oil Producers Aren’t Keeping Up With Demand

OPEC Plus, the United States and others have been slow to ramp up output, lagging production goals.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nigeria, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #saudi-arabia, #united-states

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #canada, #china, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #environmental-defense-fund, #environmental-protection-agency, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #germany, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organized-labor, #quebec-province-canada, #respiratory-diseases, #states-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #walmart-stores-inc

Source of Mysterious Gas Leak Explosion in Canadian Town Stumps Officials

An explosion last summer in an Ontario community built on 19th-century gas wells has left locals searching for answers and some certainty that their town will ever recover.

#explosions-accidental, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #ontario-canada

Amid Crisis, Kazakhstan’s Leader Chose His Path: Embrace Russia

With his government under siege, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan’s president, turned to Russia’s Vladimir V. Putin for support. The choice could realign Central Asia’s politics.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #putin-vladimir-v, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Kazakhstan Shuts Internet as Government Offices Burn in Protests

Anger sparked by a gas price increase in the resource-rich Central Asian nation has swelled despite concessions from the ruling party and a strict state of emergency.

#almaty-kazakhstan, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #income-inequality, #kazakhstan, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Kazakhstan Declares State of Emergency as Protests Over Fuel Prices Spread

In a rare show of dissent in the authoritarian country, thousands took to the street as gas prices doubled. The government responded with curfews and tear gas.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #kazakhstan, #nazarbayev-nursultan-a, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #tokayev-kassym-jomart

Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coal, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government

Injuries Reported in Fire at Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baytown, Texas

The complex in Baytown is about 25 miles east of Houston.

#exxon-mobil-corp, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gonzalez-ed-harris-county-tex-sheriff, #harris-county-tex, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #texas

Taylor Energy to Pay $43 Million for Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

Taylor Energy’s undersea wells have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when they were damaged by Hurricane Ivan.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #gulf-of-mexico, #justice-department, #louisiana, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #oil-spills, #taylor-energy-co

E.P.A. Announces Tighter Auto Pollution Rules

Under the new plan, designed to reduce planet-warming tailpipe emissions, new vehicles would be required to average 55 miles per gallon starting in 2026.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environmental-protection-agency, #ford-motor-co, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

Manchin Is Expected to Reject Democratic Plan to Ban New Offshore Drilling

The Democrat from West Virginia, a coal and gas stronghold, has single-handedly stripped key elements from his party’s plan to tackle climate change.

#arctic-national-wildlife-refuge, #drilling-and-boring, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #manchin-joe-iii, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wildlife-sanctuaries-and-nature-reserves

An Intimate Look at the Dangerous, Boom-and-Bust Lives of Oil Workers

In “Sea State,” Tabitha Lasley writes about the time she spent in Scotland investigating life on and around oil rigs.

#books-and-literature, #lasley-tabitha, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #sea-state-book

In Hawaii, Fears Grow Over Unsafe Levels of Petroleum in Drinking Water

State health officials warned residents at a military base near Pearl Harbor to avoid using the water after the Navy found petroleum in samples taken from one of its wells.

#del-toro, #environmental-protection-agency, #hawaii, #ige-david, #military-bases-and-installations, #oahu-hawaii, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #schatz-brian, #water, #water-pollution

In Bakersfield, Many Find a California They Can Afford

Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.

#agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bakersfield-calif, #brookings-institution, #california-state-university, #fresno-calif, #irvine-calif, #kern-county-calif, #los-angeles-calif, #newsom-gavin, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #population, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas, #valadao-david-g

One-year jump in energy prices is a big factor in inflation’s jump.

Energy prices rose by one-third in the last year, and 6.8 percent in November alone, but there are recent signs of relief.

#consumer-price-index, #energy-and-power, #heating, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #united-states-economy

Edelman Criticized for Work With Oil Companies

Edelman has worked for Exxon Mobil and Shell while making strong public statements in favor of environmental sustainability. At a recent companywide meeting, employees had some sharp questions.

#advertising-and-marketing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #edelman-daniel-j-inc, #edelman-richard-winston, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline

How Is the U.S. Economy Doing?

Why do Americans say that the economy is awful but that they’re doing fine?

#consumer-confidence-economic-indicator, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #polls-and-public-opinion, #united-states-economy

U.S. Threat to Squeeze Russia’s Economy Is a Tactic With a Mixed Record

Sanctions, like aiming to cut oil exports, could also hurt European allies. “It’s a limited toolbox,” one expert said.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #natural-gas, #nord-stream-ag, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #swiftsociety-for-worldwide-interbank-financial-telecommunication, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Urea Shortage Is Felt Around the World

Farmers in India are desperate. Trucks in South Korea had to be idled. Food prices, already high, could rise even further.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cf-industries-holdings-inc, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #england, #fertilizer, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #madhya-pradesh-india, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #potash, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #seoul-south-korea, #shortages, #south-korea, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #world-bank

OPEC Faces Omicron Uncertainty and Rebellious Customers

The oil cartel and Russia want to bolster prices after a 10 percent drop last week. But they also need to consider the release of reserves by the U.S. and other countries.

#coronavirus-omicron-variant, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #saudi-arabia, #strategic-petroleum-reserve-us

Israel and Iran Broaden Cyberwar to Attack Civilian Targets

Iranians couldn’t buy gas. Israelis found their intimate dating details posted online. The Iran-Israel shadow war is now hitting ordinary citizens.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #check-point-software-technologies-ltd, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #iran, #isfahan-iran, #israel, #khamenei-ali, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #online-dating, #politics-and-government, #tehran-iran, #telegram-llc

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change

The department recommended higher fees for oil and gas leases, but there was no sign the government planned to take global warming into account when weighing new applications.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #natural-gas, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royalties, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden to Tap Into U.S. Oil Reserves to Combat Rising Gas Prices

In an attempt to reduce global energy prices, the White House will release 50 million barrels of crude oil along with Britain, China, India, Japan and South Korea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #strategic-petroleum-reserve-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Inflation Batters Pakistan and Puts Pressure on Imran Khan

Rising prices and a weakened currency are straining households, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to find solutions.

#credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food, #inflation-economics, #international-monetary-fund, #international-trade-and-world-market, #khan-imran, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pakistan, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy

Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing.

#automobiles, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #einstein-albert, #eisenhower-dwight-david, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #freeport-mcmoran-oilgas-inc, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #jones-james-l, #kabila-joseph, #kissinger-henry-a, #mines-and-mining, #mobutu-sese-seko, #nixon-richard-milhous, #obama-barack, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #thomas-greenfield-linda, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #uranium

High Gas Prices Force Sacrifices, Like Travel and Dining Out

They hit their highest level since 2014 last month, forcing Americans to rejigger household budgets and forgo leisure activities.

#american-automobile-assn, #automobiles, #california, #new-jersey, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

As Gas Prices Surge, Biden Asks F.T.C. to Investigate

President Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether big oil companies are fueling a spike in gas prices.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #federal-trade-commission, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #presidential-transition-us

As Gas Prices Surge, Biden Tells F.T.C. to Investigate

President Biden asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether big oil companies are fueling a spike in gas prices.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #federal-trade-commission, #inflation-economics, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #presidential-transition-us

Gas Prices Are Up in the U.S. Don’t Blame the President.

What do voters actually know about government and the economy?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #internal-sub-only, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-economy

Oil Output Is Increasing, Possibly Easing Prices, a Report Says

The International Energy Agency said in its monthly report that oil production was picking up in the United States.

#gulf-of-mexico, #international-energy-agency, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #production

With Gas Prices High, Calls Grow to Tap Strategic Oil Reserve

President Biden is under pressure to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Here’s how it works, and how it might lower prices (modestly, and maybe not for long).

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reserves-natural-resources, #strategic-petroleum-reserve-us, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden Plans to Bar New Drilling Around a Major Native American Cultural Site

After years of tribal requests, the president plans to block new oil and gas leases within 10 miles of Chaco Canyon in New Mexico. The ban is likely to generate strong pushback from industry.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-land-management, #chaco-culture-national-historical-park-new-mexico, #drilling-and-boring, #federal-lands, #global-warming, #haaland-deb, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-department, #native-americans, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-states-politics-and-government, #world-heritage-sites

Shell Plans Shift to Britain, and Dropping ‘Royal Dutch’

The restructuring is meant to make the company more appealing to investors and make it easier to sell assets, the oil giant said.

#energy-and-power, #great-britain, #loeb-daniel-s, #netherlands, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #relocation-of-business, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #van-beurden-ben

How to Save Money on Your Winter Heating Bills

Start with insulating the attic and turning down the thermostat at night. And there’s always your father’s advice: Wear a sweater.

#content-type-service, #energy-efficiency, #energy-information-administration, #heating, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #thermostats

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat

After plunging during the pandemic as the economy slowed, energy prices have roared upward. Washington is already moving to offer homeowners relief.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #commodities, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #heating, #inflation-economics, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #propane, #united-states-economy, #winter-season

Tanker Truck Explodes in Sierra Leone, Killing at Least 98

The truck first started leaking fuel and people had rushed to collect it, an official said. Many of them died in the blast, along with others nearby.

#deaths-fatalities, #explosions-accidental, #freetown-sierra-leone, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #sierra-leone, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Cambo, a Proposed Oil Field, Is Drawing Controversy in U.K.

What is Cambo? It’s a proposed oil field deep underwater off Scotland that has become an intense focus of environmentalists and the energy industry.

#cambo, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #north-sea, #offshore-drilling-and-exploration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #shetland-islands-scotland, #siccar-point-energy-ltd

OPEC and Russia Will Ponder Oil Output Under Pressure From Biden.

Big oil producers decided to stick with a scheduled increase, rejecting calls for a bigger boost in production.

#abdulaziz-bin-salman-prince-of-saudi-arabia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #politics-and-government, #russia, #saudi-arabia

Iran Seizes an Oil Tanker, but Whose Tanker Is Disputed

U.S. and Iranian officials gave conflicting accounts of a ship that was seized last month. Some reports said it was the same tanker the United States had seized last year. The Pentagon denied that.

#iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #ships-and-shipping, #strait-of-hormuz, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

Biden Administration Moves to Limit Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

A new rule will be announced at a U.N. summit where the United States is facing skepticism about its commitment to climate change, aides said.

#air-pollution, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Even as Biden Pushes Clean Energy, He Seeks More Oil Production

President Biden acknowledged “it seems like an irony” that he is asking energy-rich nations to boost oil production as he implores the world to tackle climate change.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #solar-energy, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-economy, #wind-power

At Climate Talks, Biden Will Try to Sell American Leadership to Skeptics

The president wants to assure Glasgow’s climate summit that the U.S. is serious about climate change. But he lacks a legislative win at home.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

U.A.E., an Oil Giant, Aims to Burnish Climate Credentials

Trying to attract investors and retain customers, the United Arab Emirates says it will step up its efforts to cut emissions.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #abu-dhabi-national-oil-company-adnoc, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #sultan-al-jaber, #united-arab-emirates

An Electricity Crisis Complicates the Climate Crisis in Europe

Prices for power have soared, and some politicians are now trying to use that as a lever to slow action on climate change, a strategy with far-reaching consequences.

#energy-and-power, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change

Oil Executives Begin Testimony on Industry’s Role in Climate Disinformation

In a historic hearing, the leaders of some of the most powerful energy companies in the world are appearing before a House panel to face questioning on climate change.

#american-petroleum-institute, #bp-plc, #chevron-corporation, #energy-and-power, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #house-of-representatives, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #united-states-politics-and-government

Oil Executives to Face Congress on Climate Disinformation

The heads of Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron and BP will testify Thursday in the first congressional inquiry into industry efforts to hinder action on climate change.

#bp-plc, #chevron-corporation, #exxon-mobil-corp, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #united-states-politics-and-government

At McKinsey, Widespread Furor Over Work With Planet’s Biggest Polluters

A letter signed by more than 1,100 employees has called for change at the consulting firm, which has advised at least 43 of the 100 most environmentally damaging companies.

#air-pollution, #boston-consulting-group, #bp-plc, #chevron-corporation, #coal, #exxon-mobil-corp, #gazprom, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mckinseyco, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #royal-dutch-shell-plc, #saudi-aramco, #teck-resources-ltd, #texaco-inc, #united-nations

Latest National Climate Plans Still Fall Far Short, U.N. Report Warns

Ahead of a major climate summit in Glasgow, many countries have vowed to do more to curb their emissions. But those plans still put the world on path for dangerous warming.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #methane, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #united-nations, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change