Tag: Oil and Gas

Timothy Puko, an energy policy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee and energy reporter Breanne Deppisch to explain the industry’s true role in the Biden administration’s efforts to combat climate change and how the importance of energy security may have put clean energy policies on pause.

Puko also dives deeper into the Democrats’ race to push bills that support decarbonization before the midterm elections in November. But, as our guest points out, there is still a divide on the Left between centrists who favor energy security, like Sen. Joe Manchin, and progressives, who want more aggressive climate change action to be taken.

Nicholas DeIuliis, president and CEO of CNX Resources Corporation, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee and energy reporter Breanne Deppisch to break down the global dependence on Russian oil and why — even amid crisis — critics still push back on natural gas and other cleaner energy sources.

Deluliis also touches on the good, the bad, and the ugly of ESG (environmental and social governance) investing and why the industry has shifted focus to advocacy and technology development. He said balancing the goal of making the industry more efficient and adding demand for natural gas and renewables is what it’s all about.

Oil and gas industry executives met with lawmakers recently to talk about more production and gas prices, which resulted in somewhat of a blame game.

On this week’s episode of “Plugged In,” co-hosts Neil Chatterjee, former FERC chairman, and energy reporter Breanne Deppisch discuss the top energy stories from the last week — including recent policies by the Biden administration that oil and gas companies say have tied their hands as the war in Ukraine continues and more sanctions are put on Russian energy.

Frank Fannon, who also served as the first assistant secretary of state for energy resources, joined “Plugged In” host and former FERC chairman Neil Chatterjee to explain the opportunities and pitfalls associated with upcoming sanctions on Russian energy, announced Tuesday by the Biden administration.

Fannon dives deeper into the energy industry and the government’s lack of confidence when it comes to domestic production. Using Iran as an example, he argues that only with a slow transition can the U.S. and other allies successfully move away from Russian oil and gas.

Bernie McNamee, an energy consultant and former FERC commissioner, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee to talk about recent changes to the commission’s pipeline evaluations that he said make it harder to build domestic natural gas facilities.

McNamee argues that the United States is essentially waging a war against domestic oil and gas, which only strengthens U.S. dependence on Russian resources. He added that the Biden administration is essentially using American tax dollars to prop up Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conflict with Ukraine.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, joins “Plugged In” hosts Josh Siegel and Neil Chatterjee to discuss rising energy prices, his leadership over the bipartisan infrastructure law, and climate policy.

Cassidy pushes back against Democratic calls to curb U.S. oil and natural gas exports to combat high energy prices at home, and accuses the Biden administration of inconsistency for pleading for more production at the same time they want to reduce the economy’s dependence on fossil fuels over time.

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A few questions, only loosely related: Do we still rely on Middle Eastern nations to produce oil and natural gas? The US now has access to plenty without them. Also, the region has been in turmoil for years and yet I’m paying less than $2 per gallon, so even their impact on the world market doesn’t […]

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