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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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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Oil pipeline company spends heavily on Cuomo-tied lobbying firm

PAI’s most recent report showed how companies behind major New York State natural gas infrastructure projects have been increasing lobbying expenditures and contracting with firms tied to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s family and administration. This trend is not confined to the natural gas sector: at least one oil infrastructure company is employing the same …

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Pa. DEP and PUC heads keynote gas industry events

This fall, Blank Rome LLP, a Pennsylvania-based law and lobbying firm, held two events titled “Environmental Issues Affecting Midstream & Downstream Oil & Gas Development.” The events, one in Philadelphia and one in Harrisburg, were co-hosted by Hull & Associates, a shale oil and gas project management and consulting firm, and featured a slew of …

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