Report: U.S. crude exports increased nearly 600% from 2015-20, driving 135% increase in Permian oil production

December 1, 2021By Oil Change InternationalFeatured, Press Releases, Stopping Carbon Lock-In 1 Comment

The latest installment reveals that while Permian oil production grew 135% from 2015 to 2020, U.S. oil consumption was stagnant. The spread of pipelines, export terminals, tank farms and petrochemical facilities across the Gulf Coast intensified environmental injustice in the region, and was driven by oil, gas and petrochemical exports, not rising U.S. demand.

Asia Gas Factsheet #2: Gas Is A Bad Deal For Asia

November 18, 2021By Oil Change InternationalAsia, Briefings, Factsheets, Fossil Gas, Resources

Asia is one of the few remaining growth markets for gas. The fossil fuel industry and its proponents are pushing to develop $379 billion of gas terminals, pipelines and power plants in Asia over the next decade. Roughly three-quarters of all Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import terminals in development globally are planned for Asia. This aggressive buildout ignores a simple truth.

Report: Oil production in the Permian Basin expected to increase 50% over the next decade

November 9, 2021By Oil Change InternationalBlog Post, Featured, Press Releases, Stopping Carbon Lock-In

The report additionally reveals that burning the oil and gas projected to be produced in the Permian Basin by 2050 will release nearly 40 billion tons of CO2, almost 10% of the remaining global carbon budget for staying under 1.5°C. 80% of these emissions, over 30.6 billion tons of CO2, would come from burning the liquids and gas produced from new wells that were not in production at the end of 2020, signaling an urgent need — but an opportunity — for President Biden to immediately deny new oil and gas infrastructure permits.

Canada’s Big Oil Reality Check: Major oil and gas producers undercut Canada’s commitment to 1.5ºC

November 3, 2021By Oil Change InternationalEnergy Transitions & Futures, Featured, Reports

The assessment by Environmental Defence Canada and Oil Change International assesses eight of Canada’s top oil and gas producers, including Imperial (ExxonMobil) and Shell. It finds they are all on track to increase their oil and gas production in Canada, rather than planning a fair transition away from fossil fuels that are fuelling the climate crisis.

New Report: Climate Plans of Major Canadian Oil and Gas Producers Undercut Canada’s Commitment to 1.5ºC

November 3, 2021By Oil Change InternationalBlog Post, Energy Transitions & Futures, News, Press Releases

The climate plans of major oil and gas companies operating in Canada rank among the worst worldwide and will accelerate the climate crisis rather than help Canada and the world limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (ºC), according to a new report launched at the UN Climate Change Conference.

The Sky’s Limit Africa: The Case for a Just Energy Transition from Fossil Fuel Production in Africa

October 14, 2021By Oil Change InternationalAfrica, Featured, Reports, Resources 1 Comment

The Sky’s Limit Africa assesses fossil fuel industry plans to sink USD $230 billion into the development of new extraction projects in Africa in the next decade — and USD $1.4 trillion by 2050. It finds these projects are not compatible with a safe climate future and that they are at risk of becoming stranded assets that leave behind unfunded clean-up, shortfalls of government revenue, and overnight job losses.