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    by Debra Heine   Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have obtained bombshell documents proving that Joe Biden was deeply involved in the family business of selling American natural gas to the Chinese–while he was planning to run for President. According to multiple whistleblowers, the Biden family made promises to those who worked with them in 2017 and onward that they would “reap the rewards in a future Biden administration.” These explosive revelations “pose national security concerns,” Oversight Republicans proclaimed Tuesday night. The Biden clan enriched itself by selling the natural resources to a Chinese firm closely affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—just a few years before the cost of gas in the United States hit record highs, the Oversight Republicans stated. In a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the ranking Republican on the Oversight Committee, alleged that according to whistleblowers, Joe Biden was heavily involved in this treachery. “This comes to light at a time when the cost of natural gas is at a 14-year high and Americans struggle to...
    by Caleb Lombardo   President Joe Biden and his administration recently passed legislation that prioritizes clean and renewable energy instead of fossil fuels and older forms of energy. Liz Peek, an opinion contributor at TheHill.com, said the country’s record-setting natural gas prices can be traced to the Biden administration’s push for alternative energy and efficiency and what many conservatives call a “war on American energy.” Gasoline prices have seen some relief recently, but that has not changed the fact that American consumers are seeing their cost of living continue to rise. Natural gas prices are putting pressure on consumers now. The demand for heat is sure to increase with cooler months coming, driving the price even higher. “Now, we are at that time of year when attention shifts from gasoline to natural gas,” Peek said in an opinion piece. “Demand for natural gas will climb as we approach the winter months; prices, already at 14-year highs, will climb too.” The residential price of natural gas in Georgia increased by 133.7% from January 2021 to May 2022, according to data from...
    The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on a conference call with reporters Thursday that President Joe Biden rejected an invitation from oil and gas leaders to tour successful fossil fuel operations across the United States. Instead, Biden is heading to Saudi Arabia to seek more oil from OPEC. “Saudi Arabia plays a key role in the global oil market and maintaining a constructive dialogue between our two nations is important,” Mike Sommers, API president and CEO, said on the call. “But if the administration is serious about increasing supply, they should be meeting with producers here at home instead of looking to governments overseas.” “Just last month, API joined with 27 energy associations to urge President Biden and his cabinet to visit America’s major oil and gas facilities, from production to distribution to refining to innovation hubs as geopolitical volatility and energy costs continue to rise,” Sommers said. “We invited the President to visit the prolific Permian Basin, or to go to one of the pioneers of American energy production in Kern County, California, or see American energy innovation...
    The Marvel Crane, a liquid natural gas carrier, at an LNG terminal in Hackberry, Louisiana.US Coast Guard/Flickr This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the span of weeks, Russia’s war on Ukraine has created millions of refugees, transformed the geopolitical landscape, upended global energy markets and food supply chains, and hastened Europe’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels. The war also threatens to alter the trajectory of energy and climate policy in the United States. On March 25, a month after Russia launched its invasion, President Biden met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels and jointly announced a new initiative to help Europe reduce its reliance on Russian fossil fuels. Their plan calls for boosting exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the US to the European Union by 15 billion cubic meters this year and as much as 50 billion cubic meters—a third of what Europe currently buys from Russia—by 2030. Biden administration officials have characterized the LNG surge as a stopgap measure to help Europe bridge...
    U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) holds a news conference with Republican House military veterans of the war in Afghanistan after a Biden administration briefing for the members of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S. August 24, 2021.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Kevin McCarthy is a Republican from California and minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. The United States produces more oil and natural gas than any other country in the world. We are the top exporter of LNG and among the top five oil exporters in the world. As a global energy power, we can provide low energy prices, the creation of steady jobs, dependability, and security for America and our allies. Republicans understand we are standing on top of the richest resources and have the technology to safely and cleanly harness them. But why stop there? We fundamentally believe in the power of this country, and fear what the world would look like today if American innovators, workers, and leaders before us simply settled.  We should never stop finding...
              moreby Brandon J. Weichert   Under former President Donald J. Trump, for the first time in decades, the United States became a net exporter of natural gas and oil. That helped to keep global energy prices relatively low. It also gave the United States leverage over the international system in ways it had not enjoyed since before the 1970s. Alas, the propagation of the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China, along with the ceaseless lies of the Western “mainstream” media made such a prosperous and secure future under Trump an impossibility. In the eight months since assuming office under a cloud of controversy, Joe Biden has done more to harm America’s inherent strategic advantages in the global energy market than any U.S. rival could have imagined. Under Biden, the United States has gone from being a net exporter of global energy to begging the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to produce more oil for the world to consume. Why? Because the Biden Administration killed the much-needed KeystoneXL Pipeline that would have linked Canadian energy sources with American refiners. Once inaugurated, the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted a bevy of onerous regulations that...
    Eleven U.S. Senate Democrats have called on President Joe Biden to do something about rising gas prices while also expressing support for policies that energy industry says are contributing to seven-year high costs at the pump, including oil and gas tax increases embedded in the Build Back Better Act. The 11 senators wrote this month that they support the president’s commitment to the development of “clean renewable energy” but “must ensure that Americans are able to afford to fill up their cars at the pump in the meantime.” The average cost for a gallon of gasoline Friday was $3.41 a gallon, according to AAA. That's $1.20 more a gallon than this time last year. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. led the world in oil production and was energy independent. Under the Biden administration, gas prices are the highest they’ve been since 2014 within eleven months of him taking office. In their home states, the Democratic senators write, “high gasoline prices have placed an undue burden on families and small businesses trying to make ends meet, and have proven especially...
    VIDEO4:4804:48Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel on the company's $30B purchase deal with China's SinopecWorldwide Exchange U.S.-based Venture Global LNG announced on Thursday a 20-year supply agreement with China's Sinopec, the largest long-term liquefied natural gas supply deal ever signed by an American company. "Over the term of the contract, it is going to aggregate more than 80 million tons," Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel told CNBC's "Worldwide Exchange." "On a dollar basis, that will eventually end up being over $30 billion for the life of the contract." The deal also makes Venture Global the top American LNG exporter to China. The company will deliver the product from its plant in Plaquemines, Louisiana. "We've relentlessly focused on delivering the lowest possible delivered clean LNG to the market," Sabel added. "That's what our good friends and our customers at Sinopec in China were looking for." "[The deal] reflects the shared mission of Sinopec and Venture Global in promoting the global energy transition," Sinopec President Ma Yongsheng said in a statement, stressing it's a significant step in achieving carbon emission and neutrality goals. The...
    London (CNN Business)UK supermarkets could face shortages of meat and other fresh food within weeks after soaring gas prices prompted a major US fertilizer manufacturer to suspend production, turning off most of Britain's supply of carbon dioxide to the food and drink industry in the process.Illinois-based CF Industries (CF) said last week that it would halt operations indefinitely at its two UK plants because of the high price of natural gas. Those plants supply 60% of the United Kingdom's food-grade CO2 as a byproduct of fertilizer production, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), which warned on Friday that the supply shock could cause food shortages within 14 days once current stocks of CO2 gas run out.The gas is used to stun animals for slaughter, as well as in packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh, chilled and baked goods, and in the production of carbonated drinks.BMPA CEO Nick Allen told the BBC on Saturday that he has been "inundated" with calls since the factories shut. "Retailers are really concerned about it," he added.Britain delays Brexit border checks...
    President Joe Biden’s proposal to tax the oil and gas industries in the reconciliation bill would be costly to both the economy and in terms of job loss, an analysis by the American Petroleum Institute’s Energy Citizens initiative found. “If implemented, the new tax could cost American jobs, increase costs for U.S. natural gas and oil, and outsource energy production – often to adversarial nations with less stringent environmental records,” the announcement of the analysis said. The analysis found that the tax proposal would result in $9.1 billion in direct costs to the economy and could mean the loss of 90,000 American jobs. Flared natural gas is burned off at Apache Corporations operations at the Deadwood natural gas plant in the Permian Basin. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images). To put those figures in perspective, the analysis said “all the Solar Panel Installer & Wind Turbine Service Technician jobs in America (17,350) amount to just 19 percent of the potential job losses resulting from the natural gas tax.” “As inflation drove prices higher on most U.S. consumer goods, including gasoline, the Biden administration became...
    It’s hard to miss the irony in President Joe Biden’s recent decision to allow Russian President Vladimir Putin to move forward with completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a fossil fuel infrastructure project that will solidify Russia’s natural gas monopoly in Europe. On Biden’s first day in office, he revoked a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have brought us energy from our ally Canada and thousands of good-paying U.S. blue-collar jobs in the process.  Now, he is waiving the sanctions Congress sought to impose on Putin’s corrupt cronies to block Russia’s pipeline, paving the way for Moscow to increase its power and influence over our NATO allies. GEORGE P. BUSH: BIDEN'S BORDER CRISIS HAS LED TO AN AMERICA IN CHAOS Biden’s gift to Putin comes on the heels of a successful ransomware attack by Russian hackers on our domestic pipeline, Colonial, which resulted in the shutdown of critical American infrastructure that supplies 45% of U.S. fuel needs along the East Coast.  The president’s actions are a clear signal to our adversaries that they need not worry...
    As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom and overall stability depend on its constitutional and political stability. A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military. Perhaps most important is a first-rate inductive educational system. Of course, nothing is possible without general social calm (often dependent on a reverence for the past) and secure borders. The ability to produce or easily acquire food, fuel and key natural resources ensures a nation’s independence and autonomy. Unfortunately, in the last few months, all of those centuries-old reasons to be confident in American strength and resiliency have been put into doubt. The challenge is not just enemies abroad such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. The greater problem lies within us, as we erode the inherited and acquired strengths that made us singular, both materially and spiritually. We are now witnessing a concentrated effort to alter the constitutional order and centuries of custom and tradition. The left believes that’s the only way it can...
    TITUSVILLE, Pennsylvania — In the valley that changed the world, all of the derricks are long gone. But the economic, environmental, and societal effect of Edwin Drake’s oil strike here in 1859 is still being felt today 162 years later. What set Drake apart from previous oil discoveries was his work here proved petroleum could be produced in large quantities by drilling wells rather than by boiling the oil off of shale rock. That moment marked the beginning of the modern petroleum industry. What happened here changed the world, taking us from a nation lit by tallow candles, preventing us from working after the sun set, and massively improving our transportation going from the limitations of the horse and cart to soaring in the skies above the earth. Back then, care of the environment in pursuit of oil was not a priority, and the land suffered. Trees were cut down to make the derricks, and then the shanties for the workers resulted in soil erosion that turned the area into a sea of mud. Heavy smoke hung in the valley...
    The CEO of the American Exploration and Production Council said in a statement Wednesday that President Joe Biden’s plan to ban drilling leasing on federal land is killing American jobs and emergency independence in an economy struggling from the coronavirus pandemic. “Penalizing the oil and gas industry kills good-paying American jobs, hurts our already struggling economy, makes our country more reliant on foreign energy sources, and impacts those who rely on affordable and reliable energy,” Anne Bradbury said. “We want to be partners in our nation’s economic recovery and growth.” The council reports that for the first time energy production is “made-in-America, by America’s workers, in American communities” while exceeding demand, as past figures confirm.  https://t.co/JZxeDo5YTS — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) July 1, 2019 The council said banning domestic production on federal land will not reduce demand for oil and gas but just make the U.S. reliant on foreign sources. It elaborated: Less production domestically means importing more oil and gas from less regulated, unstable nations. When the federal government works with states and companies to ensure safe and environmentally protective...
    The largest United States oil lobbying group is launching a program encouraging companies to curb flaring, the practice of intentionally burning natural gas, which has become a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The American Petroleum Institute will announce Wednesday morning that it is expanding its Environmental Partnership initiative to include a program in which participating companies report data on how much they flare and share best practices on how to limit it. “This program will help the industry collectively improve operations and continue to drive down emissions,” Matthew Todd, program director of the Environmental Partnership, told the Washington Examiner. The American Petroleum Institute created the partnership in 2017 to encourage oil and gas companies to reduce leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas more potent but shorter-lived in the atmosphere than carbon, in the course of their operations. The partnership has since grown from 24 members to more than 80, representing over 70% of onshore U.S. oil and natural gas production. But it previously did not address flaring, which happens when companies burn extra unwanted...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s energy policies could have a devastating impact on Michigan that could potentially destroy 160,000 energy sector jobs, decimate the auto industry, impede manufacturing operations, increase home heating expenses, and create California-style rolling blackouts in the Great Lakes State. Biden’s proposal to eliminate fracking, “transition from the oil industry,” and achieve “zero emissions” by 2035 would adversely impact nearly every sector of Michigan’s economy, starting with the jobs directly related to the oil and gas industry. The oil and natural gas industry supports over 159,100 jobs in Michigan, according to a 2017 study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute. “The supply chain for energy in this country exists in all 50 states,” Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) told Breitbart News. “Michigan is a major equipment and infrastructure state in support of the energy industry.” Collectively Michigan’s energy sector generates over $8.2 billion in wages and contributes nearly $14.6 billion to the state’s economy. These jobs encompass everything from petroleum engineers and environmental experts to rig hands, truck drivers, caterers, and contractors. In fact,...
    Leaving Independence Hall following the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a lady cried out to Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?”  To which Franklin famously replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Eleven years after declaring independence, our Founding Fathers had forged the foundation of the great American Experiment. Now, 233 years later, we are signing a new declaration to secure America’s future as an energy independent nation. Recently, we joined many other officials and candidates across the country in signing The Empowerment Alliance’s Declaration of Energy Independence. The Declaration is a common-sense commitment to four energy principles that can help power America’s economy for everyone over the next century and beyond — affordable energy for our families, clean energy for our environment, abundant energy for our future and domestic energy for our security. Just as our Founding Fathers were, we too are clear in what we want: From the jobs created to lower utility bills and cleaner air, affordable energy is fundamental to economic prosperity for all. It is a moral imperative...
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