Asking the EPA to clarify and broaden possible ways for states to meet greenhouse gas controls at EGUs

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On Monday, the comment period for the EPA’s proposed rules for greenhouse gas controls for existing electricity generating units closes.  The agency is pursuing regulation under the authority of the CAA, section 111(d).  My comment was sent in today and copied here.  It focuses on expanding the ways a state can meet the target by […]
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OPEC decision creates “new world of oil”

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The oil industry and consumers are watching crude markets after OPEC decided not to cut supplies.
Categories: Crude oil, featured, General
Memers of theOrganization of the Petroleum States meet In November 2014 at OPEC headquarters in Vienna. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANISAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images

Crude drops as OPEC stays course

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Crude oil prices fell $5 a barrel Thursday as OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna decided not to cut production.
Kinder Morgan Inc.'s 180 terminals include this one in Pasadena. (Photo: Kinder Morgan Inc.)

It’s official: Kinder Morgan’s all one company

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Kinder Morgan Inc. has completed acquisition of three related companies.
Categories: Deals, General, Pipelines
Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

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Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”

Run up to OPEC meeting (amid Russian paranoia): Is Canadian heavy oil a Key Saudi Target?

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This post was written by Jareer Elass, a Washington-based consultant and previous Mideast editor for Energy Intelligence Group. U.S. oil imports have tumbled to their lowest levels in 16 years this month, with oil from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) losing significant market share. Nigeria’s crude oil exports to the U.S. have been […]
Categories: General
An oil well in North Dakota.  AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIERKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

Oil price slump to force spending cuts, Moody’s says

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Independent exploration and production companies are less willing to spend as oil prices hover around $75 per barrel, particularly in risky shale plays or regions outside of the the core, sweet spot acreage, according to the analysis released Tuesday by the ratings agency.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tanker dispute lingers as oil policy negotiations begin in Iraq

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As Iraq irons out some of its oil policy differences at home with the Kurdistsan Regional Government, the two remain locked in a dispute in U.S. courts over a tanker of crude that arrived nearly four months ago off Galveston’s coast carrying cargo Iraq claims was stolen.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

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Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
Henrik Madsen says crude oil is more valuable as a chemical feedstock and eventually will lose its place as the leading transportation fuel.( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Q&A: Oil eventually will lose its place as leading auto fuel

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Henrik Madsen, the CEO of Norway’s international shipping and oil field equipment classifier DNV GL, says oil’s best value is as a chemical feedstock, and that eventually natural gas will replace it as a motor fuel.