As American families continue to be hammered by skyrocketing gasoline prices, U.S. oil and gas companies are poised to reap tens of billions in windfall profits thanks to high wartime prices.
With oil prices rising to near-record levels due to Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, companies producing oil and gas in the United States are in line to make tens of billions in additional profits. Under conservative estimates, we find the U.S. upstream oil and gas industry will collect a windfall of $37 to $126 billion in 2022 alone.
On the back of spiralling gas prices, the oil giant Shell today announced it had quadrupled its profits to over £14.2bn in 2021. Ben van Beurden, Shell’s chief executive, who received a pay package of more than €6 million last year, said 2021 had been a “momentous year” for the business.
As churches, colleges and companies increasingly pull out from investing in oil and gas, under pressure from the climate movement, secretive hedge funds are betting on climate chaos, planning on making millions of dollars in the process.
It is pretty hard nowadays to pass a gas station and not notice the plummeting price. Fuel prices have been falling so persistently that it appears that Americans have rediscovered their taste for gas guzzlers.
This report finds that Keystone XL would reduce gasoline supplies in America by diverting Canadian tar sands crude from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast, blowing apart the tar sands industry’s claims that building the Keystone XL pipeline would lower gasoline prices in America.
Earlier today President Obama challenged Congress to either stand with Big Oil, or stand with the American people. A vote on legislation introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) that would have eliminated over $2.4 billion in annual tax deductions to the top 5 oil companies was subsequently defeated a few hours later. Once again Congress … Read More
Two items out today have reinforced what we have known all along about gas prices and domestic drilling. The first provides strong statistical evidence that there is no correlation between domestic drilling in the United States and gas prices. The second shows that gasoline prices in Canada, a net exporter of crude oil, follow the same volatile … Read More
with Steve Kretzmann Much is being written and said about rising gas prices, Obama’s energy policies in general and the Keystone XL pipeline in particular. While the President’s opponents repeat ad infinitum the “Drill Baby Drill” mantra, it has been interesting to note that much of the mainstream press has been skeptical. And so they … Read More
One of the political mantras of those old boys at the American Petroleum is that if the gas price is too high it means we have to drill for more oil. Plain and simple. Its good old fashioned economics: supply and demand. If the price is too high, we must be faced with a physical … Read More