Category: Politics/Policy

Obama’s punt on renewable fuel sets up fights in court, congress

The delay, announced Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, follows months of fighting between refiners and ethanol producers over a proposal by the agency to lower the quotas for ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic fuels.  More »

Texas auditor criticizes school program partnering with energy projects

State auditor John Keel said districts are giving away more than $200 million a year in property tax breaks without confirming if the businesses are creating the pledged jobs.  More »

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time.  More »

Iran vows to guard oil-market share as OPEC to review output

Iran’s crude output has languished under international economic sanctions that deter foreign energy investors and limit its exports to approximately 1 million barrels a day.  More »

Confused OPEC watchers are more divided than ever

To understand just how contentious next week’s OPEC meeting will be, take a look at the confusion it’s created among professionals paid to predict the outcome.  More »

Russian FM rejects intervention in oil production

Sergei Lavrov said both Russia and Saudi Arabia did not want oil production targets to be affected by “political or geopolitical designs.”  More »

EIA tool gives closer look at oil imports

U.S. oil imports have declined steadily over the past four years, as refiners replace foreign light, sweet crude with domestic supplies, according to the Energy Information Administration.  More »

Senate rejects Keystone XL bill

Republican leaders are vowing to try again once they take over the chamber in January.  More »

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.  More »

Senate vote on Keystone XL set to be close

The latest drama over Keystone XL is headed into its final act, as the Senate prepares to vote on legislation that would authorize the pipeline. And it’s likely to be a nail biter.  More »

Goldman says OPEC in dilemma as output cut seen helping U.S.

While the slide in prices into a bear market increases the chances of a reduction, trimming output by more than 500,000 barrels a day would mean further cuts are needed starting 2016 as higher prices prompt more U.S. drilling.  More »

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.  More »

Boulder County drilling moratorium up for vote

The moratorium is set to end on Jan. 1, 2015 and commissioners are meeting Thursday to decide whether to continue it or change it.  More »

Residents’ lawsuit targets Illinois fracking rules

Among the allegations is that Illinois’ natural resources regulator didn’t consider scientific studies in its first rules notice, denying the public a chance to address the specific information the agency relied upon to draft the rules.  More »

New Mexico county passes strict drilling rules as state judge considers wider ban

The new ordinance supersedes a moratorium on oil and gas development that had been in place since 2010.  More »
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