More Details From Biden’s Oil Sale To China

It is not enough that China is buying Russian oil at a discount due to western sanctions put on Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine, but now President Biden’s Department of Energy is selling China oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR)—a source that is meant for national emergencies that Biden has been […]

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Will America Learn From Europe’s Energy Failures?

Russian natural gas supply to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline capacity fell to 40 percent recently as Russia cut flows awaiting the return of equipment sent to Canada for repair and warns that more delays in repairs could lead to cutting all flows, putting additional strain on Europe’s ability to refill its natural gas inventories […]

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Even After Russian Invasion, Biden Slow Walks Lease Sales

Between August 2021 and February 2022, President Biden’s Bureau of Land Management’s approval of drilling permits was low, averaging about 200 per month. After Russia invaded Ukraine, however, the approvals picked up with 473 approved in March and 357 approved in April. Those approvals were still much less than the 600+ approved in April and […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #89: Tough Stuff

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast, Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the prospects of Congress passing a reconciliation bill, Biden getting his “gas tax holiday,” SCOTUS rulings, and an update on the Ukrainian conflict. Links: Biden snaps at a reporter for asking about economists warning of a recession. Biden climate czar John Kerry: […]

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President Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday: Another Empty Gesture

Americans need real regulatory reform, not empty gestures. WASHINGTON DC (06/22/2022) – Earlier today, President Joe Biden called for temporarily suspending the federal gasoline tax, asking lawmakers to pass a three-month pause on the federal 18-percent-per-gallon tax. This continues his administration’s routine of offering empty gestures to Americans who are struggling with record-high energy prices. […]

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Will Europe Learn From Its Most Recent Energy Crisis?

Did Vladimir Putin awaken the West from its dangerous and reckless sprint to renewable energy? Are they realizing that the world needs all forms of energy? Diversity of supply was once an important message for energy security, but diversity of supply no longer is mentioned. However, some overtures seem to be baby steps in the […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #78: Uncharted Waters

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. Links: Kamala Harris on Puttin’s replacement Biden on “Big 10” Biden on getting practice EIA director reveals how out […]

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The Unregulated Podcast #77: Words Have Many Meanings

On this episode of The Unregulated Podcast, Tom Pyle and Mike McKenna discuss the latest rambling proclamations and missteps made by the Biden administration on everything from the war in Ukraine to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Links: Jennifer Rubin’s JFK take Reporter: “You understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the […]

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Skyrocketing Nickel Prices Threaten Biden’s EV Agenda

Nickel prices have skyrocketed with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine due to fears that Russian supplies may be cut off. The disruption is causing supply problems for carmakers and others that need the metal. Nickel prices surged in the middle of March after which trading was temporarily suspended for several days and new restrictions were applied […]

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