On the Edge: 1.6 million barrels per day of proposed tar sands oil on life support

May 29, 2015By Lorne StockmanBriefings, Reports, Resources 1 Comment

Oil Change International- May 2015 Download Briefing The Canadian tar sands is among the most carbon-intensive, highest-cost sources of oil in the world. Even prior to the precipitous drop in global oil prices late last year, three major projects were cancelled in the sector with companies unable to chart a profitable path forward. Since the … Read More

Newsletter: Despite Falling Prices North America’s Fossil Fuel Sector Makes Healthy Profits

May 5, 2015By Lorne StockmanData Trends, Newsletter

This post was co-authored by Shakuntala Makhijani and Lorne Stockman. Oil, gas, and coal prices all fell dramatically in 2014, but North American fossil fuel industry* profits still totaled a healthy $257 billion. These profits were a modest 22% less than 2013, with the declines unsurprisingly concentrated in the upstream fossil fuel industry. The coal mining … Read More

Newsletter: U.S. Energy Information Administration Fails the Climate Test

May 5, 2015By Lorne StockmanIndustry Analysis, Newsletter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual flagship report, the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) 2015 was published April 14 and launched with a presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). The brief discussion of CO2 emissions by EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski exposed just how blind the EIA currently is toward crucial climate … Read More

Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years

May 1, 2015By Lorne StockmanPress Releases

For Immediate Release May 1, 2015 Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on the Rails for Years Long phase-out of hazardous cars, inadequate speed limits, deficient tanker shells leave communities at risk of catastrophe Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Transportation (DOT) released long-awaited new safety standards for rail tank cars used to haul … Read More