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IEEFA U.S.: Skyrocketing plastics prices a major concern for public health, economy

IEEFA U.S.: Skyrocketing plastics prices a major concern for public health, economy

An ‘essential industry’ to the U.S. economy runs in the dark

October 18, 2021 (IEEFA) — Despite its growing importance to the U.S. economy, the nation’s plastics industry remains a heavily concentrated sector taking advantage of an opaque, unregulated price-setting mechanism to bolster profits for major oil and gas companies, as well as plastic producers. The sector, which has increased prices throughout the year, was deemed […]

IEEFA report: Texas oil producers burned through $749.9 million flaring gas in 2018

IEEFA report: Texas oil producers burned through $749.9 million flaring gas in 2018

Railroad Commission’s failure to curb flaring wastes oil and gas resources and sends revenue to oil and gas producers up in smoke

June 11, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) — Texas oil producers burned a record $749.9 million by flaring or venting unneeded natural gas into the air, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Texas Railroad Commission, the chief industry regulator in the state, passed up the opportunity […]

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IEEFA U.S.: Skyrocketing plastics prices a major concern for public health, economy

An ‘essential industry’ to the U.S. economy runs in the dark

October 18, 2021 (IEEFA) — Despite its growing importance to the U.S. economy, the nation’s plastics industry remains a heavily concentrated sector taking advantage of an opaque, unregulated price-setting mechanism to bolster profits for major oil and gas companies, as well as plastic producers. The sector, which has increased prices throughout the year, was deemed […]

Atlantic Coast, Keystone XL, Dakota Access — for pipeline companies, winning ain’t what it used to be

Project cancellations highlight larger stressors in the oil and gas industry

If you are a pipeline developer, landmark court victories just aren’t what they used to be. Dominion Energy and Duke Energy announced on Sunday that they are canceling their proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline just 20 days after they won a 7-2 decision in the U.S. Supreme Court authorizing them to build the pipeline underneath the Appalachian Trail. […]

IEEFA update: Here’s why the Texas Railroad Commission should regulate flaring in the oil fields

Flaring wastes resources and money, causes environmental damage, and has not improved profits for an industry in decline

In the aftermath of the oil price collapse of the 1980s, the same bumper sticker could be seen all across Texas: “Please, God, give us one more boom. We promise not to piss this one away.” In the current price collapse and anticipation of a boomlet, prayer has been abandoned and the industry is burning […]

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IEEFA report: Texas oil producers burned through $749.9 million flaring gas in 2018
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IEEFA report: Texas oil producers burned through $749.9 million flaring gas in 2018

Railroad Commission’s failure to curb flaring wastes oil and gas resources and sends revenue to oil and gas producers up in smoke

June 11, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) — Texas oil producers burned a record $749.9 million by flaring or venting unneeded natural gas into the air, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The Texas Railroad Commission, the chief industry regulator in the state, passed up the opportunity […]