Last week we exposed ExxonMobil’s Outlook for Energy as a corporate fantasy rather than a forecast. ExxonMobil’s head of public affairs called our work ill-informed and “odious” but chose not to answer our arguments…
Exxon’s Outlook: Forecast or Fantasy?
Exxon published its Outlook for Energy today. We show why it should be viewed as the corporate propaganda it is.
Blistering TV ad targeting Exxon and $20 billion in subsidies released today
A trio of progressive organizations have released a hard-hitting satirical ad, entitled “Exxon Hates America,” and are crowdfunding it to show on screens across America over the July 4th weekend.
Hell Freezes Over: OCI and API Agree! … On Oil Production Impacts of Lifting the Crude Export Ban
Last month, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a report advocating for an end to the U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Nestled among the API’s rosy claims of new jobs and low gas prices (which are strongly refuted by this report from the Center for American Progress) was one point that we actually agree … Read More
Exxon to World: Drop Dead
Exxon’s report, “Energy and Carbon – Managing the Risks” flatly states “we do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon- based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed to meet this carbon budget”. See Oil Change International Executive Director Stephen Kretzmann’s response.
Arkansas: Exxon’s latest spill and spin zone
Arkansas has become the latest scene of an Exxon oil spill, and the subsequent spin attempts to side-step blame. The truth tells a different story.
“The risk of it being a mess is high”
Question: Can you build a $15 billion natural gas plant in a remote, rural, deeply impoverished and corrupt country and not expect any social or environmental problems. The answer is don’t be silly. So the news last December that Exxon Mobil and several other energy companies were planning the largest ever foreign-investment project in Papua … Read More
IEA: Up to 189 Million Gallons Leaked So Far
If you talk to Riki Ott, the fisherwoman and marine biologist who has written a book about the Exxon Valdez, one of the lasting unanswered questions is just how much oil was spill from the stricken tanker. The official version is 10.8 million gallons, but Ott has always maintained the real figure was considerably higher. … Read More
From Seven Sisters to One Super-Major?
Obama’s presidential Commission into the oil spill starts today and already the focus seems to be about how to improve safety offshore for future drilling in light of the BP disaster. That means the focus is how to drill offshore rather than whether to drill offshore. That is a huge difference. The Commission is unique … Read More
Industry Steps Up Pro-Offshore Drilling Campaign
To pardon the pun, but the tide is turning. Soon everything could be back to normal. There is an aggressive lobbying campaign by the oil industry to overturn Obama’s offshore drilling moratorium, despite the fact that opposition of offshore drilling continues to rise. Part of the industry campaign is to argue that support for offshore … Read More