Oil Change International

Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the coming transition towards clean energy.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Big Oil Reality Check: New Paper Finds 'Failure Across the Board' in Oil Industry Climate Plans
A new comprehensive analysis released today shows that not a single climate plan released by a major oil company comes close to aligning with the urgent 1.5ºC global warming limit. The discussion paper measures oil and gas company climate plans against ten minimum criteria for 1.5ºC alignment,...
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Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Oil Change International Response to BP’s New Commitment to Major Cuts in Extraction by 2030
Today, alongside its second-quarter results, BP announced that it will cut oil and gas extraction — excluding its major share in Russian oil giant Rosneft — by 40% by 2030. This announcement comes ahead of its planned net-zero strategy update in September and a month after it wrote off billions of...
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Report: The Netherlands Fails to Meet 2020 Deadline for Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Amidst a climate crisis and global pandemic, a new analysis today from Friends of the Earth Netherlands and Oil Change International reveals that the Dutch government continues to provide billions — at least €8.3 billion per year — in taxpayer backed support for the production and use of fossil...
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Monday, July 06, 2020
Oil Change International Response to Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown
Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a key federal permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) fell far short of National Environmental Policy Act guidelines, the permit was being revoked, and the pipeline must cease operations and be emptied of oil by August 5...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Report: G20 Governments Bankrolling the Fossil Fuel Industry with at least $77 Billion a Year
A new report released by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals G20 countries have provided at least $77 billion a year in public finance to oil, gas and coal projects since the Paris Climate Agreement was reached. This government-backed support to fossil fuels from export...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Steny Hoyer Shills for Big Oil as HEROES Acts Shuns Safeguards Against a Fossil Fuel Bailout
Today, Democratic House leadership released the 1,800-page HEROES Act , the first proposal for the next round of COVID-19 stimulus efforts. Despite calling for over $3 trillion in relief funds, the draft bill does not contain protections to prevent heavily indebted fossil fuel companies from...
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Friday, April 10, 2020
Stop the Money Pipeline: Private Banks Owning Oil Companies Is a Recipe for Disaster
The news that major U.S. banks like JPMorgan Chase are preparing to ask regulators to allow them to take direct ownership of oil and gas companies should ring major alarm bells on Capitol Hill and across the nation, according to organizations with the Stop the Money Pipeline coalition. On Thursday...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Oil Change International Response to Keystone XL Subsidy Announcement from Alberta
Today, the Government of Alberta announced that it would support TC Energy’s Keystone XL oil pipeline with a direct investment of more than USD 1 billion and a further USD 6 billion loan guarantee. In response, experts at Oil Change International released the following statements: Hannah McKinnon,...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Oil Change International Response to Trump’s Announced SPR Purchase
During today’s announcement of a national emergency related to the coronavirus, President Trump announced he has instructed the Secretary of Energy to purchase “large quantities of oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve...we’re gonna fill it right up to the top.” In response, Alex Doukas, Stop...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Report: Reinstating the Crude Oil Export Ban Could Cut Global Emissions as Much as 181 Million Tons Annually
A new report from Greenpeace USA and Oil Change International calculates the climate benefits of reinstating the crude oil export ban, a policy that limited the amount of carbon pollution the US shipped overseas for more than 40 years. The report finds that restoring the crude oil export ban could...
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