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Little support for natural gas exports, UT poll finds

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A poll conducted for the University of Texas found the American public generally supports increased domestic energy production but is sharply divided about the use of hydraulic fracturing and exporting liquefied natural gas.
Barack Obama has nominated Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department. (Denis Poroy/AP)

Ernest Moniz faces grilling in confirmation hearing

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As the Senate launches a hearing on Ernest Moniz this morning, the question isn’t whether the MIT physicist will be confirmed as Energy secretary. The real mystery is just how contentious his path to confirmation will be. Follow live coverage of the hearing from energy policy reporter Jennifer Dlouhy.
Jerry Karnas and about 30 others protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline as President Barack Obama rides through on his way to speak at PortMiami on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Michelle Kanaar)

Keystone XL foes launch aggressive campaign against pipeline (video)

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Critics of Keystone XL are ramping up their efforts against the pipeline by launching a new coalition, nationwide commercials and online ads focused on convincing influential Democratic voters and donors that the project is a bad idea.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline (Photo: BP)

Opponents against Alaska oil tax overhaul rally

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Opponents of a proposed oil tax overhaul rallied across the state, including on the steps of the state Capitol, Thursday, while a rewritten tax bill advanced in the Alaska House.
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Feds add teeth to offshore drilling safety mandates

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Federal regulators finalized a plan designed to boost the safety of offshore drilling on Thursday, by insisting that workers have the power to halt dangerous activity and requiring third-party audits of risk management programs.
T. Boone Pickens (Photo: Associated Press)

Pickens says energy boom defies ‘incompetent’ Washington

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America is on a path to energy independence without any help from Washington, according to billionaire investor T. Boone Pickens.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

TXU spared tax liability on $23 billion by IRS ruling

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Energy Future Holdings Corp., the Texas power company taken private six years ago in the largest leveraged buyout, won’t have to pay a potential tax liability on $23 billion when transferring ownership of some of its units, according to a decision by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co. (far left) speaks during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senate panel to scrutinize natural gas exports — again

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The Senate energy committee will delve deep into issues surrounding natural gas development and transport — including the controversy surrounding potentially greater exports of the fossil fuel — during a series of roundtables in May.
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, is chairman of a working group on energy tax reform. (Chronicle photo)

Reforming the tax code — a work in progress

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Leaders of the Congressional working group charged with rewriting the tax code as it relates to energy huddled with industry leaders in Houston Tuesday, looking for ideas to take back to Washington.
Chevron CEO John Watson (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Chevron CEO gets $3.5 million cash bonus for 2012

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Chevron Corp. says Chairman and CEO John Watson will get a $3.5 million cash bonus for the oil company’s big profit in 2012.
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