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The Unregulated Podcast #81: Semper Fidelis

  • 04/28/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

The Unregulated Podcast #80: Special K Strikes Again

  • 04/22/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest adventures and follies of "Special" Envoy John Kerry.


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Costly Mandates From Biden Spiking Electricity Prices

  • 04/21/22
  • IER
  • Blog

Americans can expect higher energy prices as U.S. electric utilities plan their biggest spending increases in decades to upgrade electric grids, preparing for increased demand from electric vehicles and making the transition to renewable energy. Utilities plan to spend tens of billions of dollars in the coming years to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, partly in response to state and federal mandates, and to replace infrastructure that cannot meet the needs of President Joe Biden’s energy...


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Biden's Lease Sales Account for Less Than 0.01% Of Federal Land

  • 04/20/22
  • IER
  • Blog

On Friday, April 15, President Joe Biden announced 144,000 acres of the federal mineral estate opened for oil and gas leasing—just 0.00589 percent of the 2.46 billion acres the American people own . Along with this announcement, Biden increased the rents on leased land and the royalties companies must pay on every barrel of oil and every cubic foot of natural gas produced. Of course, those increases will raise the price of domestically produced oil and therefore gasoline, diesel, natural...


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Biden Exacerbates Auto Prices With New Mandates

  • 04/14/22
  • IER
  • Blog

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released stricter fuel economy standards  for automobiles, known as the Corporate Average Fuel Economy CAFE) Standards. The new CAFE standards require that the average new vehicle in the United States get 49 miles per gallon of gasoline by 2026. The new standards will require an increase in fuel efficiency of 8 percent annually for model years 2024 to 2025 and 10 percent annually for model year 2026. They will increase the estimated...


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The Latest Stunt From The White House Won't Help Gas Prices

  • 04/13/22
  • IER
  • Blog

President Joe Biden plans to extend the availability of higher biofuels-blended gasoline  during the summer to lower gasoline costs and to reduce reliance on foreign energy sources. The measure will allow Americans to buy E15, a gasoline blend that contains 15 percent ethanol from June 1 to September 15. E15 is cheaper on average than gasoline but it is less energy efficient, requiring drivers to buy more fuel. The shift could result in a modest effect on gasoline prices at the pump given...


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The Unregulated Podcast #79: Prostitutes and Possibilities

  • 04/13/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

E15 Waivers Do Nothing to Solve High Energy Prices

WASHINGTON D.C. (April 12, 2022)  Today, President Biden announced an emergency waiver that will allow E15 gasoline to be sold on a temporary basis from June 1 to September 15.  The White House estimates that the E15 blend will save consumers 10 cents per gallon compared to the E10 blend, however, this does not account for the lower energy content of the fuel.  Additionally, E15 is only sold at about 2,300 gas stations nationwide, which is less than 2 percent of the total gas stations in...


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The Unregulated Podcast #78: Uncharted Waters

  • 04/07/22
  • AEA
  • Podcast

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the murky path forward for those advocating for the 25th Amendment and go through some highlights from Capitol Hill over the last week.

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Biden Attacks Oil Producers To Shift Blame On Gas Prices

  • 04/07/22
  • IER
  • Blog

President Joe Biden is expected to call on Congress  to pass legislation enacting “use it or lose it” fines on wells that oil companies have leased from the federal government but have not used in years and “on acres of public lands that they are hoarding without producing…Companies that are producing from their leased acres and existing wells will not face higher fees.” The extra fees on federal leased land are on top of rents that the oil companies pay to hold the leases,...


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