By Zack Colman | 01/08/14 01:48 PM
Expanding oil and gas production, as well as removing export restrictions for fossil fuels, are among the top priorities for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce this year, CEO Tom Donohue said Wednesday. Donohue credited the energy industry, led by the shale energy boom, with driving $284 billion in...
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 02:05 PM
The oil and gas industry's main trade group pledged Tuesday to flex its muscle in the 2014 elections as it called on lawmakers to support "pro-growth energy policies." "Elections matter," said American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack Gerard at the group's annual policy event in Washington. "The...
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 11:33 AM
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Ak., called for ending the federal ban on crude oil exports Tuesday, saying that current regulations were designed in an era of "scarcity" and that maintaining them would stifle domestic production.
By Zack Colman | 01/07/14 05:04 AM
Growing debate on whether the U.S. should end a restriction on crude oil exports is setting the table for potential policy changes through Congress or the White House, energy analysts said Monday.
By Zack Colman | 01/06/14 05:06 AM
Clean energy supporters pushed back Sunday against a "60 Minutes" report that cast the Obama administration's $91 billion clean energy stimulus as a potentially ill-advised investment of taxpayer dollars.
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 02:01 PM
Without the climate policies called for in President Obama's second-term agenda, the United States would fail to meet a national goal of curbing greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, the State Department said in a report.
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 01:08 PM
The oil and gas industry received a long-awaited gift from Congress when lawmakers approved a drilling pact between Mexico and the United States as part of the budget deal, signaling enhanced cooperation between the two nations just after Mexico opened energy exploration to foreign companies....
By Zack Colman | 01/03/14 10:29 AM
Federal regulators for the electric grid and commodities and futures markets are partnering to strengthen a crackdown on energy market manipulation, building on increasingly aggressive measures to fight abuse in the electricity sector. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Commodity...
By Zack Colman | 01/02/14 04:02 PM
Capitol Hill debate on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline will heat up when lawmakers return to Washington after a train carrying crude oil crashed and went ablaze in North Dakota this week. The Casselton, N.D., accident forced about 2,000 residents to leave their homes but left no casualties,...
By Zack Colman | 12/31/13 02:46 PM
A key wind energy tax credit expires at midnight, but the industry's main lobby group isn't worried -- and an extension could be in the offing, albeit retroactively. The wind production tax credit of 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour won't be extended before the deadline. But letting it end this...
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