California’s gasoline prices are higher than the rest of the country because of the state’s taxes and regulations.
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Italy Goes against EU’s Fossil Fuel Car Ban
Italy’s Transport Minister Matteo Salvini called a rapid switch to electric vehicles “suicide” and a “gift” to Chinese industry.
Bad Energy Decisions Contributed to Europe’s Energy Crisis
Abruptly decreasing domestic production of fossil fuels and shuttering of coal and nuclear plants have put Europe is an energy crisis exasperated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its reduction of energy exports to Europe.
Nuclear Power, Not Wind & Solar, Keeps The Lights and Heat On In France
France’s aging nuclear power plants that are keeping the lights and heat on—not wind and solar power that are at the mercy of the weather.
President Biden Threatens Oil Companies with a Windfall Profits Tax—Again
Increasing taxes on oil company profits will just discourage investment in new production and raise prices higher, hurting American consumers even more.
Biden Is Grasping at Straws to Counter OPEC Plus Oil Production Cuts
Biden is continuing with his anti-oil and gas policies that he began on his first day in office.
California Gasoline Prices Skyrocket Due to Gavin Newsom’s Policies
Gasoline prices in California are at record highs and more than $2.50 a gallon higher than the national average.
OPEC Plus Oil Production Cuts Larger than Expected
The Biden administration is worried that OPEC+’s action will be a detriment to Democrats during the mid-term election and is likely to counter with more SPR releases, putting the United States in severe jeopardy of a national emergency with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve so decimated.
California Does Not Have Enough Power to Deal with Its Heat Wave, How Will It Meet Its New Rules for Electric Vehicles?
California is having trouble keeping the lights on during the upcoming heat wave. So, it is unclear how the state intends to find reliable electricity to fuel the massive numbers of electric vehicles being forced on California’s new vehicle sales.
When Will Biden Administration Realize That Net Zero Does Not Work?
The fact that Western Europe decided to rely on solar and wind power and Russia to supply natural gas, rather than producing their own is causing severe economic pain that is expected to last several winters.
Climate and Tax Bill: Biden Will Continue to Use Regulation to Meet His Climate Goals
The Inflation Reduction Act is now the climate and tax bill because politicians no longer can claim that it reduces inflation.
Germany’s Energy Dependence on Russia Is Greater than Just Natural Gas
Bad energy decisions in Germany are yielding bad results for Germans. Americans should be aware that recent government actions here on energy are pointing results in the same direction.
Europe’s Energy Crisis Should Not Be Emulated in the United States
Europe’s move toward decarbonization 30 years ago has resulted in skyrocketing energy prices, the need for severe conservation, possible rationing that could shut down entire industrial sectors and likely future blackouts.
Boom in U.S. Oil Production Since 2008 Saved American Motorists Over $2 Trillion
It’s great to see the White House recognize that increased oil production leads to lower prices. Their math, shows that increased domestic oil production has saved $2 trillion since 2008 and currently about $2 a gallon at the pump.
Manchin and Schumer’s “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” Green New Deal & Climate Sections
Senator Joe Manchin, in a 180-degree about-face, agreed on a slimmed-down version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill that will increase corporate taxes; provide tax credits, grants and incentives to politically correct “clean” energy technologies such as wind, solar and electric vehicles; and seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, among other Green New Deal and climate initiatives.
Biden Opposes Oil & Gas Pipeline Projects in the United States, But Not Elsewhere
The demands that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is placing on pipeline developers is significant and with no timeline, the uncertainty created is delaying new projects that are needed for both export and domestic purposes at a time when the administration is using every tool in its “whole of government” approach to make domestic energy harder to finance, produce, transport and consume.
Biden Sells Oil to China from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve
It is not enough that China is buying Russian oil at a discount due to western sanctions put on Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine, but now President Biden’s Department of Energy is selling China oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
Supreme Court Rejects EPA’s Broad Claim of Authority to Limit Greenhouse Gases from Power Plants
If the federal government is going to take action regarding climate change, that action will have to come from Congress.
Will Any New Refineries Be Built in the United States?
Chevron CEO Mike Wirth does not expect another oil refinery to be built in the United States ever again, due to federal government policies.
Rethinking Uranium Imports Amid Price Increases
Despite the United States having vast uranium resources, more than 90 percent of the uranium used in the United States is imported. Further, the United States no longer has an operating enrichment plant. As a result, the U.S. relies on Russia and its allies Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for almost 50 percent of its enriched uranium needs.
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