The Biden Administration approved a total of 1,696 federal drilling permits between March and May, bringing the total number of undeveloped permits to roughly 9,000, reports Energy Wire. Despite an abundance of permits, oil and gas representatives say workforce and supply chain challenges, coupled with a strong skepticism of Biden’s futureContinue Reading

Texas is smashing energy demand records as the state undergoes a record heat wave. Despite concerns over reliability, the grid has so far pulled through, thanks to wind and solar energy, reports CNN.  “Texas is, by rhetoric, anti-renewables. But frankly, renewables are bailing us out,” said Michael Webber, an energy expertContinue Reading

As part of Illinois’ state program to increase renewable energy capacity, Vistra Energy’s Joppa power plant in Massac County will receive $40.7 million to convert the plant into a solar energy, battery storage hybrid facility, reports WSIL. The project will breathe new life into the local economy, as the plant was alreadyContinue Reading

Ford Motors announced new plans to convert three existing plants to build new electric vehicle and gas-powered models, a move which the company says will create nearly 6,200 new jobs across Michigan, Ohio and Missouri, reports CNBC. In addition to the facility upgrades and new positions, Ford says nearly 3,000 temporaryContinue Reading

Demand for oil, gas and petroleum products has quickly rebounded as the world recovers from COVID-19. Meanwhile, supplies have been crippled due to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Despite this, many U.S. oil refiners have no plans to expand operations, according to Marketplace.  “Investors do not want to see companies pouringContinue Reading