Azerbaijan’s suspension from a coalition of energy-extracting countries will harm Baku’s international brand and image as a reliable place to invest.
By simply knowing more about its oil, California has an opportunity to further transform a critical sector that must rapidly respond to the realities of a warming world.
While recent actions in Washington cast doubt on the reliability of federal data, states stand to gain if they collect the data necessary to solve pressing problems, such as climate change.
California faces hidden climate risks from its oils.
The Trump administration, as well as the private sector, should embrace strategies for jointly tackling local air quality and global climate change where there are many goals which naturally align.
Given the state’s future oil prospects along with large volumes currently being produced, refined, and sold, it is incumbent that elected officials and the public better understand California’s oils.
The direction of travel for the Trump administration’s energy policy has been articulated with a tripartite emphasis on reducing regulatory burden, increasing energy exports, and achieving energy independence.
California has an opportunity to pioneer economically and environmentally responsible solutions to the nation’s most vexing short-term pollution and long-term climate challenges when the national government won’t.
Congressional repeal of a law that demanded disclosure by extractive industries for payments to foreign governments is viewed as a victory for oil and gas. It may also be a step towards kleptocracy.
Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission has faced myriad challenges and opportunities since its first open licensing rounds in 2015. What can an independent regulatory agency achieve in a country that just opened its petroleum industry to private investments?