More Energy Department Articles

  • Natural gas exports will have to wait until September

    With the November midterm elections nearing -- in which Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Mary Landrieu's seat is up for grabs -- the prospects of striking a deal are looking shaky.

  • EPA must do more to control methane leaks, says inspector general

    The Environmental Protection Agency isn't doing enough to prevent methane leaks from natural gas pipelines that deliver energy to customers, according to a report from its internal watchdog.

  • These costly government regulations could hit right after the election

    A Republican group is suggesting that President Obama's administration is purposely delaying the implementation of controversial government regulations until after the midterm elections.

  • Is it time to drain the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

    Bloomberg reported Monday that U.S. crude oil production hit 11 million barrels a day during the first quarter of this year, beating both Saudi Arabia and Russia.

  • Feds bring back loan guarantees for renewable energy

    It's a restart of the federal program that garnered heavy Republican criticism for backing a handful of failed ventures, most notably the $535 million loan guarantee awarded to now-bankrupt solar panel-maker Solyndra.

  • US gives conditional backing for Cape Wind project

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it has conditionally committed to a $150 million loan guarantee for Cape Wind's proposed energy project off the coast of Cape Cod. Company President Jim Gordon said the announcement represents an "important endorsement" by the...

  • How Obama gave hope to supporters of oil exports

    The Commerce Department has made a quiet decision to allow a pair of companies to send abroad minimally processed, ultra-light oil known as condensate. The ban on oil exports was created to enhance U.S. energy security in the wake of the 1970s Arab oil embargo.

  • House approves speeding up natural gas exports

    The exports would go to nations that lack free-trade agreements with the U.S. Forty-six Dems joined Republicans to pass the bill, 266-150, while two Republicans opposed it. 

  • Russia-Ukraine natural gas fight comes to Capitol Hill

    Russian energy giant Gazprom's decision to cut off natural gas supplies to Ukraine is expected to amplify talks about natural gas exports scheduled to begin this week on Capitol Hill. The move by the state-owned company comes as Congress' natural gas export discussions, which had recently...



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