Natural Gas

GAO Report Shows NEPA is Broken Oil and Natural Gas Oil


WASHINGTON — IER Senior Vice President Dan Kish issued the following statement after the release of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

“GAO’s report indicates that NEPA is long past broken. What began

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Natural Gas: How Much Can We Ask Of “The Bridge Fuel”? Analysis Natural Gas

Courtesy of the New York Times

Thanks to hydraulic fracturing and anti-coal regulations, low cost and abundant natural gas is displacing coal in the electric generation sector and many have argued that it should replace diesel used by heavy duty trucks in the transportation sector. The

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Northeast Switched from Natural Gas to Oil Due to Lack of Infrastructure Analysis Oil


The Northeast has turned to natural gas as its primary fuel for electric generation and heating, but the natural gas pipeline infrastructure is not available to meet spiking demand when extreme cold weather hits. This was made strikingly clear last …

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GAO Misses the Elephant in the Room on Interior’s Oil & Gas Fiscal System Natural Gas Natural Gas


The Government Accounting Office (GAO) just released a report entitled: Actions Needed for Interior to Better Ensure a Fair Return regarding the nation’s oil and gas resources.[i]  GAO has determined that the Department of Interior does not have the …

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Natural Gas Prices in Northeast Spike Due To Cold & Pipeline Constraints Analysis Natural Gas

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Very cold weather increased the demand for natural gas used for home heating and for gas-fired electric generators in the Northeast, causing a spike in prices earlier this month. Prices spiked because of the increased demand for natural gas and …

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Is the Administration trying to regulate Hydraulic Fracturing through OSHA? Analysis Natural Gas


The federal rulemaking process depends on sound science, especially when human lives are at stake. A proposed rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would stiffen regulations for crystalline silica, a group of minerals used in numerous industries, …

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