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The U.S. Oil Export Question

To say the U.S. energy landscape has changed since 1975, when the crude oil export ban was implemented, would be something of an understatement. From being one of the world’s largest importers of petroleum and petroleum products, the United States...

/ December 11, 2014

EPA’s RFS evasion

At the House Oversight Committee’s hearing today on the RFS rule-making delays, the line from EPA was clear: we will issue the rules, just don’t ask us when.

/ December 10, 2014

Scuppering U.S. Refiners: Why The Jones Act No Longer Applies

When it was enacted in 1920, the Merchant Marine Act—aka the Jones Act—probably seemed like a good idea. At the time, it was necessary for national defense and commerce development purposes. But a lot has changed in the 94 years...

/ December 8, 2014

The Twisted Logic of EPA

Friday, November 21 was a difficult day for EPA. Simply put, it decided not to decide on an issue that really required a decision. Confused? You’re not the only one: everyone – from the oil and gas industries, to the...

/ November 21, 2014