5 Ways to Save Gas This Summer

5 Ways to Save Gas This Summer

The summer driving season is upon us, but there is a bright spot for consumers planning that upcoming summer driving vacation who want to save gas! According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $2.45/gallon (gal) compared with $3.59/gal last summer during the 2015 April-through-September summer driving season….

This Earth Day, Consumers Can Breathe a Little Easier as Global Carbon Emissions Stabilize

This Earth Day, Consumers Can Breathe a Little Easier as Global Carbon Emissions Stabilize

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day – and thanks to a recent federal analysis, we have some very exciting and environmentally friendly news to share. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the amount of greenhouse gas emissions did not go up in 2014. As a matter of fact, experts say greenhouse gas…

U.S. Crude Production Reaches Record High in 2014

U.S. Crude Production Reaches Record High in 2014

Record U.S. crude production, spurred on by advances in fracking and horizontal drilling technology, has helped drive down the global price of oil by creating an imbalance in supply. In 2014, U.S. oil companies set a record when they produced “1.2 million more barrels of crude per day from the ground than in 2013, the…

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

What’s at Stake with Offshore Energy?

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – which manages the leasing of our national Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for energy development – is currently developing its next five-year leasing plan for 2017-2022. This plan is a critical part of America’s energy policy as it directly affects when and where offshore oil and natural gas

Going Green on St. Patricks Day!

Going Green on St. Patricks Day!

In addition to wearing massive amounts of the color green this St. Patricks Day, consider going green with a few energy saving tips and tricks. Improving your energy efficiency can save you money and help reduce your overall energy footprint.  

Powering America: Hydroelectric

Powering America: Hydroelectric

Much of today’s discussion on electricity generation is focused on the debate between new energy sources like wind and solar, and traditional generation fuels like coal. With the dramatic jump in domestic production from fracking, natural gas is growing its share of our electricity generation. Nuclear electricity provides almost 20% of America’s electricity. But sitting

Winter Storms Evoke Polar Vortex Price Spikes

Winter Storms Evoke Polar Vortex Price Spikes

It’s not just record-low temperatures giving consumers chills during this week’s winter storms and wild weather. The cold weather brings with it reminders of last year’s regional power outages and spikes in electricity and heating costs for many New England, New York, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest residents. Part of the price spikes were attributable to a lack of

Cheap Gas Spurs Roadside Diner Resurgence

Cheap Gas Spurs Roadside Diner Resurgence

Tuesday was National Pancake Day and Americans around the country celebrated by visiting a local diner to indulge in a plate of flapjacks. Each year, IHOP commemorates the holiday in style by giving away free pancakes to raise money for charity. In 2014 alone, IHOP served more than 4 million free pancakes on National Pancake

Voters Gather to Say ‘Yes’ to Offshore Alaskan Energy Development

Voters Gather to Say ‘Yes’ to Offshore Alaskan Energy Development

In front a crowd of supporters holding up signs that read “OCS YES!”, energy consumers, producers, and business leaders from across Alaska came together to express their support for more Alaskan energy production from offshore sources at a press conference hosted by Consumer Energy Alliance-Alaska on Monday, March 2, just prior to an Interior Department

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U.S. Crude Production Reaches Record High in 2014

Record U.S. crude production, spurred on by advances in fracking and horizontal drilling technology, has helped drive down the global price of oil by creating an imbalance in supply. In 2014, U.S. oil companies set a record when they produced “1.2 million more barrels of crude per day from the ground than in 2013, the…

Will Warmer Temperatures Bring Consumers Higher Gas Prices?

Now that spring is in full swing, many consumers are putting away their heavy winter coats and planning road trips for the warmer months ahead. That means more attention will be paid to prices at the pump. In fact, increases in gas prices during the spring and summer months are typical. As we enter this time…

Legal Precedent Against Local Oil and Gas Bans Builds

Underscores need for community engagement and collaboration, not blanket bans For the second time in as many months, a judge has overturned a local ban on oil and gas production. Judges in Mora County, New Mexico and now Columbus, Ohio, have ruled that municipalities may not pass regulations which preempt state authority over oil and…

State of the Union- To Boost the Middle Class, Look to Energy

President Obama will deliver his seventh State of the Union address this evening. From what we know based on a preview of his speech, the president will address tax issues and other programs in support of the middle class. With economic growth picking up and unemployment starting to fall, the president plans to focus on targeted…