Stories by Steve Horn

Steve Horn is a Researcher and Writer for DeSmogBlog, focusing primarily on domestic and international natural gas drilling operations and its interplay with international geopolitics. He lives in Madison, WI. subscribe to Steve Horn's feed

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: DeSmogBlog

Exxon and Russian state-owned companies Gazprom and Rosneft have been angling to tap into the South China Sea's offshore oil and gas bounty.

Posted on: Dec 21, 2016, Source: DeSmogBlog

It will be legally difficult for President-elect Donald Trump administration to reverse this action.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2016, Source: DeSmogBlog

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has close personal and company ties to Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2016, Source: DeSmogBlog

"It’s hard to imagine anyone more compromised."

Posted on: Jun 14, 2016, Source: DeSmogBlog

Host Dylan Ratigan was hostile to anti-fracking activist Josh Fox, while giving a warm reception to oil and gas industry hedge fund tycoon T. Boone Pickens, now a fundraiser for Donald Trump.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016, Source: DeSmogBlog

The legal and conceptual framework for the fast-tracking provision on pipeline permitting arose during the fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

With the help of the U.S. State Department, TransCanada won a bid to build a 155-mile pipeline carrying gas from American fracking sites to Mexico's electricity grid.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company, said the name Shell Oil “is a little old-fashioned."

Posted on: Jun 2, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Sierra Club had argued that by issuing a permit, the Army Corps helped TransCanada dodge more rigorous National Environmental Policy Act process, thus violating the law.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: DeSmogBlog

Despite disturbing safety risks, volatile crude oil will continue to speed through communities.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Worried that it could hurt the fracking industry, Phil Bryant says low fuel prices are a mixed blessing.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

The future of fracking is not nearly as bright as industry cheerleaders suggest.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Security report says that operational security vulnerabilities have been overlooked by the Feds.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

Is the Obama administration playing politics with the timing of the decision, inoculating Democrats in congressional races from voter backlash?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: DeSmogBlog

BP is not revealing what kind of oil its Whiting refinery spilled into the lake, but all signs point to highly-toxic tar sands.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Public Citizen has released a chilling report revealing the southern line is plagued by dents, faulty welding, exterior damage that was patched up poorly and misshapen bends, among other troubling anomalies.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Tar sands is about to make one of President Obama's major campaign contributors a whole lot richer.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

Witt O'Brien's has had its hands in the botched clean-up efforts of almost every high-profile oil spill disaster in recent U.S. history.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

As Congress is set to review Moniz's nomination, here's what you should know.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: DeSmogBlog

When will news media be allowed back into the designated no fly zone area?