FORUM NEWS

As Oil Prices Surge, US Eyes Growing Labor Shortage

Finding roughnecks remains a challenge for oil drillers as rising crude prices increase demand for their services, oilfield executives said on Thursday at a conference in Houston.  

Study: Industry is a Leader in Making Our Air Cleaner

A new study by T2 and Associates quantifies natural gas and oil's leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions - through its investments in renewables and other low-carbon technologies and cutting its own emissions - resulting in cleaner air for the country.  

U.S. East Coast refiners look to Texas crude for discounted oil

U.S. East Coast refiners are shipping more shale oil from the Gulf Coast thanks to heavy discounts for West Texas crude and are also looking to bring more via rail, but supply bottlenecks are making it difficult to secure more barrels.  

NAFTA: Building North American Energy Security

This Fact Sheet will highlight the growing interconnections of the North American energy market and the opportunities that a modernized NAFTA presents to further increase energy security (includes info on Investor-State Dispute Settlement, or ISDS).  

Assuring Energy Security with a Modern NAFTA

As negotiations reach the go/no go point for a revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump should recognize the agreement's impact on one of his top priorities: U.S. energy dominance.  

Natural gas and renewables make up most of 2018 electric capacity additions

Although renewables such as wind and solar accounted for 98% of the 2 GW added so far this year (based on data for January and February), EIA expects about 21 GW of natural gas-fired generators will come online in 2018.  

In U.S. Gulf, robots, drones take on dangerous offshore oil work

At BP's massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, a dog-sized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes connecting the giant oil facility to the sea floor.  

US Energy and Security Hinge on NAFTA Safeguards

Such an outcome would be a significant blow to U.S. energy and national security.