General Spider Marks: US natural gas exports hold key to global energy security

General Spider Marks: US natural gas exports hold key to global energy security

Major General (Ret.) Spider Marks recently penned an op-ed in the Washington Examiner about a conversation at December’s COP28 that deserved more attention: the important role LNG has for reaching global climate targets. LNG as a climate solution was largely overlooked by attendees despite the fact that it likely holds the key to reducing carbon…

Rising Global Oil Demand and the Case for Increased U.S. Production Amidst Energy Policy Debate

Rising Global Oil Demand and the Case for Increased U.S. Production Amidst Energy Policy Debate

Global oil demand is still on an upward trajectory as the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects it to rise to 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd). Pointing to macroeconomic challenges, the agency increased its 2024 growth projection from 130,000 bpd to 180,000 bpd. Despite the administration’s host of de-facto mandates and hostile energy policies, the…

Norway’s Paradox: Progressive Utopia Fueled by Oil and Gas Wealth

Norway’s Paradox: Progressive Utopia Fueled by Oil and Gas Wealth

Norway is often pointed to internationally as a progressive utopia, boasting free health care and education that Americans desire. Little do they know, that is all possible to the country’s government-owned oil and gas licenses, which generated 528 billion kroner—the equivalent of $50 billion—in 2022. Recently, Norway’s energy companies, partially owned by the government, announced…

Overhyped and Underdelivered: EVs Sale Trend in Europe Should Warn Americans

Overhyped and Underdelivered: EVs Sale Trend in Europe Should Warn Americans

All over the world, governments have embraced electric vehicles to reduce emissions, however even in the most environmentally progressive countries like Germany sales and support for EVs continues to drop. As the U.S. government attempts to popularize EVs through tax incentives and other policies, our government should pay attention to countries across the pond to…

Louisiana Receives Primacy over CCS Projects

Louisiana Receives Primacy over CCS Projects

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Louisiana primacy over the deployment of carbon, capture, and sequestration (CCS) technologies, a monumental step forward for the state in securing its energy future. CCS technologies facilitate capture of emissions from industrial sources and secure them safely underground as a way to decarbonize our energy industry.   After…

GAIN Advisor Tom Magness: A False Comparison

GAIN Advisor Tom Magness: A False Comparison

Concerning a recent piece in Politico titled, “This little-known pipeline could spell trouble for Dakota Access,” I would like to highlight some stark differences between the Mid-Valley Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), two completely different projects, in different areas of the country, built by different companies. As the article notes, the Mid-Valley Pipeline…

SunZia Transmission Project’s Lengthy Development Demonstrates Issues with the Permitting Process

SunZia Transmission Project’s Lengthy Development Demonstrates Issues with the Permitting Process

One of the biggest obstacles to the administration’s green agenda is delivering large amounts of clean energy across the U.S. through an efficient and streamlined power grid. The administration intends to do this through investments in clean energy transmitters to help fortify the grid, while reducing emissions. However, these plans are farfetched as it takes…

Dismantling Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Jeopardizes Heat for Americans

Dismantling Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Jeopardizes Heat for Americans

Last year, winter storms Elliott and Uri clearly demonstrated the vulnerabilities in our national power grid and the dire need for infrastructure improvements. The storms caused millions of Americans to lose power over the holidays, adding unnecessary stress to a busy time of year. The storms also cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Despite this, the…

Ambitious Regulations Could Jeopardize U.S. Power Grid

Ambitious Regulations Could Jeopardize U.S. Power Grid

John Kerry announced at the recent COP28 climate summit that the administration will no longer allow the commission of new coal plants. This announcement comes without a clear plan from the administration to fill the energy gap. These actions following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s power plant emission rules are only pushing our nation’s infrastructure,…

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