Eyes on the Ties’ Fracketeer of the Month: Stephen Schwarzman

Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman has bet billions of dollars on the oil and gas industry, buying interests in drilling fields, fracking companies, major pipeline projects, power plants and export facilities. If Trump continues to make good on his pledge to expand fracking and pipeline infrastructure, Blackstone’s oil and gas bets could prove incredibly lucrative for Schwarzman, whose $425 million 2016 pay package mainly came in the form of stock dividends. …

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CPV: A Private Equity Fracking Play

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), an energy company behind nine planned or operational natural gas power plants across the US and Canada, has faced strident local opposition to several of its east coast projects. Proposed plants in New York and Connecticut have highlighted how CPV uses political influence, including the hiring of well-connected lobbyists and political …

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Who’s profiting from drilling Los Angeles?

by Rob Galbraith and Gin Armstrong Freeport-McMoRan is far and away the largest oil and gas producer in Los Angeles, with 1,311 active wells in Los Angeles County according California’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources. The corporation, a multinational mining giant, acquired most of its Los Angeles wells in its 2012 purchase of …

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