Two women sit outside the offices of the National Energy Board after locking themselves to the doors by placing bike locks around their necks, to protest the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The proposed $5-billion expansion would nearly triple the capacity of the pipeline that carries crude oil from near Edmonton to the Vancouver area to be loaded on tankers and shipped overseas. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada

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Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project would nearly triple pipeline capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It would carry oil from Alberta’s oil sands to the Vancouver area to be loaded on to barges and tankers for Asian and U.S. markets.
API President Jack Gerard  (Bloomberg)

Top oil lobbyist touts U.S. energy production, emissions reductions

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The head of the oil industry’s top lobbying group says the U.S. is an emerging global energy powerhouse, and can can grow even stronger if the federal government imposes fewer regulations.
Cheap oil means $1.6 billion in gas savings for Christmas

The Top Five Energy Stories of 2015

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Delayed infrastructure projects, industry concerns over free falling oil prices, mounting excessive and duplicative regulations, and ongoing partisan battles topped the list of energy headlines for 2014. It also topped the list of energy headlines for 2015. But while the plotlines were the same, the details and storylines changed considerably this year. That’s because this […]
Shell Oil President Marvin Odum, center, speaks at the University of Houston energy symposium, "Carbon tax: Is it the right time?" on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Shell Oil Co. president touts carbon tax over piecemeal regulations

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A carbon tax or cap-and-trade system in the U.S. — and globally — would serve the energy industry better than the current slate of piecemeal state and federal regulations, Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum said Tuesday at a University of Houston energy symposium on “Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?”
In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 photo, Carolyn Reilly, right, and Susan Worrell with her dog Radar talk outside the Franklin County Board of Supervisors meeting in Rocky Mount, Va. Carolyn and her husband Ian Reily left Florida and moved to Virginia in 2010 to farm a 58 acres. Then a year ago, they learned a natural gas pipeline would slice through their farm and their lives took another turn - to activism against the plan. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Keystone off the table, but back East, pipeline fight builds

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From New England to North Carolina, scattered insurgencies have formed in opposition to a spider web of pipelines up and down the Eastern Seaboard as the nation’s energy industry seeks to move pent-up natural gas supplies.
U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), at the White House November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security

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The move ends — for now — a seven-year saga over the proposed pipeline.

Obama’s State Department rejects request to halt Keystone XL review

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Although the move stopped short of a final decision on the $8 billion project, it was seen as paving the way for an eventual rejection of the proposed pipeline.
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada delay could fix Obama administration’s Keystone dilemma

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The Calgary-based company called for a delay while a Nebraska route review is underway, a process expected to take seven months to a year.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

TransCanada asks State Department to suspend long-running review of Keystone XL

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The pause, requested in a letter from the Calgary-based company to the State Department, adds new uncertainty to the controversy over the proposed pipeline.
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Keystone XL developer drops landowner lawsuits in Nebraska

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The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is shifting course in Nebraska and will withdraw lawsuits seeking to gain access to the property of landowners who oppose the project, the company announced Tuesday.