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  • Panama Canal expansion would boost U.S. energy exports

    The expansion of the Panama Canal would allow passage of larger ships carrying nearly a quarter more crude oil through the route, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.

  • House energy votes double as post-election GOP wish list

    House Republicans are putting a package of energy bills up for a vote, but they have already earned a veto threat from the White House and the probability that they will stop dead in the Democratic-held Senate. But the hope for Republicans is that the congressional calculus will change come January.

  • Bobby Jindal is running for president; here's his brand new energy plan

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today is having one of those pre-presidential-campaign events, at the Heritage Foundation at 11 a.m. Ahead of that, Jindal's mini-think-tank, "America Next," released an energy plan this morning.

  • Fears grow about oil tanker shortage

    Thousands of railcars must be upgraded or demoted under proposed safety standards.

  • Oklahoma oil hub getting bigger with new pipelines

    CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — New pipeline projects are expanding the size of an Oklahoma crude oil hub that is already one of the most important oil storage facilities in the world. One new pipeline is in operation at the hub in Cushing, another is almost complete and a new project was announced...

  • Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday. The statement by Gaz-System S.A. suggests gas flows from Russian supplier Gazprom are once again meeting...

  • Poll: Most Americans fear oil exports would raise gas prices

    Fifty-two percent of respondents to a survey by the Morning Consult said they think sending crude abroad would cause more pain at the pump, though more support (38 percent) rather than oppose (34 percent) ending a 39-year-old ban on exporting oil.

  • McAuliffe: No fracking in GW National Forest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing assurances from federal officials, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday fracking for natural gas will not be allowed in the George Washington National Forest. "I won't allow it as long as I'm governor," McAuliffe told the inaugural meeting of a climate change panel he...

  • U.S., EU crafting hardest-hitting energy sanctions against Russia so far

    These sanctions would handcuff Russia's ability to raise revenue, as its government derives more than half its budget from oil and gas.

  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO (AP) — Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice in Illinois that they believe violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. A coalition of industry groups will...

  • House GOP not ready to embrace oil exports

    Lifting the ban on oil exports is a minefield for some Republicans.

  • Oil exports would boost economy, lower gas prices: study

    Eliminating or ending some of the restrictions in the near-ban of crude oil exports could yield an economic infusion of between $600 billion and $1.8 trillion, according to a study released Tuesday.

  • Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    CAIRO (AP) — After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer. The...

  • Feds float new rules to prevent runaway oil tankers

    The proposed rules would prohibit trains carrying hazardous materials from being left unwatched, unless specific requirements for securing the trains are followed.

  • Carbon dioxide levels last year rose at fastest rate since 1984

    Carbon dioxide levels increased the most last year since 1984, driving the concentration of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere to a new high, according to a study released Tuesday.



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