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Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. Report Warns

WASHINGTON — Even as world leaders vow to take stronger action on climate change, many countries are still planning to dramatically increase their production of oil, gas and coal in the decades ahead, potentially undermining those lofty pledges, according to…

‘Estamos capitalizando la oportunidad’: las petroleras estatales entran en acción

En meses recientes, Qatar Energy invirtió en varios yacimientos costeros de África, mientras que la empresa nacional de gas de Rumania le compró un bloque de producción costera a Exxon Mobil. Según los expertos en energía, si las empresas occidentales…

As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Up

Kuwait announced last month that it planned to invest more than $6 billion in exploration over the next five years to increase production to four million barrels a day, from 2.4 million barrels now. The United Arab Emirates, a major…

Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

As the oil and gas industry faces upheaval amid global price gyrations and catastrophic climate change, private equity firms — a class of investors with a hyper focus on maximizing profits — have stepped into the fray. Since 2010, the…

More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced 32 countries have joined the United States in a pledge to reduce methane emissions, part of an effort to set new targets to slow global warming ahead of a major United Nations…

Energy Prices Spike as Producers Worry Over Pandemic and Climate

HOUSTON — Americans are spending a dollar more for a gallon of gasoline than they were a year ago. Natural gas prices have shot up more than 150 percent over the same time, threatening to raise prices of food, chemicals,…

Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead the Bureau of Land Management

But Republican leaders also maintained that their opposition was based on her behavior during a tree-spiking incident in 1989, not her opposition to an expansion of oil and gas drilling. As a graduate student in Montana, Ms. Stone-Manning, now 56,…

In Your Facebook Feed: Oil Industry Pushback Against Biden Climate Plans

The ads appear on Facebook millions of times a week. They take aim at vulnerable Democrats in Congress by name, warning that the $3.5 trillion budget bill — one of the Biden administration’s biggest efforts to pass meaningful climate policy…

Biden Administration Restores Bird Protections, Repealing Trump Rule

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday restored protections for migratory birds that were loosened under former President Donald J. Trump, a move celebrated by conservationists but expected to exacerbate tensions between the administration and the oil and gas industry….

House Panel Expands Its Probe of Climate Disinformation by Oil Giants

The House Oversight Committee has widened its probe into the oil and gas industry’s role in spreading disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming, calling on top executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, BP and Royal Dutch…

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