Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) and Dow Chemical Co. (DOW), big-dollar lobbying allies on many issues in Washington, are on opposite sides of a high-stakes fight over how much of rising U.S. natural gas supplies should be sold overseas.
Former Shell President John Hofmeister delivered a decidedly downbeat assessment of U.S. energy policy during the World LNG Fuels Conference in Houston Tuesday. He came between speakers who bemoaned hurdles they say keep the nation’s bounty of natural gas from reaching its full potential.
As CenterPoint Energy combats city council’s claims that it’s overcharging customers, Houston could take a lesson from its own history and allow the competition to police the markets, columnist Loren Steffy says.
Interest groups hashing out North Carolina’s fracking regulations started work Tuesday by tackling rules on what the public will be told about chemical additives pumped underground and how broad trade secrecy exceptions will be allowed.
A state senator on leave from his job with energy company ConocoPhillips said Tuesday he doesn’t see a conflict of interest with his legislative duties, which include serving as co-chair of a special committee on oil flow through the trans-Alaska pipeline.
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