• Energy Services Companies Roar Back To Life – But Only In The U.S.

    • Date: 27/01/17
    • Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle

    The world’s top oil field services giants are seeing their North American shale revenues surge by 10 percent or more as the U.S. energy sector returns to life after a painful two-year bust that bankrupted hundreds of companies and left hundreds of thousands of people out of work. The so-called Big 3 services companies – […]

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  • No Stopping U.S. Shale Boom as Permian Fever Spreads to Pipelines

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Bloomberg

    The Permian Basin land rush is spreading to oil and gas pipelines. Plains All American Pipeline LP said it will expand its crude oil gathering system in America’s hottest shale play through a $1.2 billion purchase from Concho Resources Inc. and Frontier Midstream Solutions LLC. The Alpha Crude Connector System is located in the oil-rich northern portion of […]

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  • Trump Gives Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

    • Date: 24/01/17
    • Associated Press

    President Donald Trump signed executive orders Tuesday to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, a pair of projects that were blocked by the Obama administration due in part to environmental protests. The move is expected to be cheered by Republicans and some union groups who backed the projects. Trump […]

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  • Leaked Trump Memo Suggests EPA Faces Major Budget Cuts And Radical Reform

    • Date: 23/01/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump plans to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget and prevent agency officials from implementing costly regulations, according to a leaked transition memo. The leaked EPA “Agency Action” plan, obtained by Axios, urges “major reforms of the agency’s use of science and economics” — a major concern for Republican lawmakers and think […]

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  • Trump Administration Aims to Reverse Obama’s Climate Agenda

    • Date: 22/01/17
    • Amy Harder, The Wall Street Journal

    The Trump administration is looking to take action within days to reverse former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda and show its commitment to promoting fossil-fuel infrastructure, according to people familiar with the plan.     The anticipated actions would come on top of other commitments President Donald Trump has made to repeal a raft of environmental regulations issued […]

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  • President Trump Signals Big Shift On Energy And Climate Policies

    • Date: 21/01/17
    • AFP

    US President Donald Trump signaled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy Friday, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his “America First” agenda. A statement on the White House website, posted shortly after Trump took the oath of office, said he was “committed to eliminating […]

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  • Trump Era Begins With Pledge To Eliminate Obama’s Climate Action Plan

    • Date: 20/01/17
    • David Jackson and Gregory Korte , USA TODAY

    WASHINGTON — As President Trump delivered his inaugural address Friday, his staff posted a variety of proposals ranging from an “American First Foreign Policy”  to killing President Obama’s climate action plan — plans largely echoing his campaign website. President Trump wants to get rid of ‘harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan’ REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   “For too long, we’ve […]

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  • Pruitt: Human Role In Climate Change ‘Subject To Continuing Debate’

    • Date: 19/01/17
    • Timothy Mama, The Hill

    President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday that climate change is real, but he is skeptical of the degree to which humans contribute. The position outlined by Scott Pruitt, the current Republican attorney general of Oklahoma, goes farther than Trump’s previously stated position that climate change is a “hoax.” […]

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