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State Dept. gives agencies 2 weeks to comment on Keystone

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Federal agencies have been given a Feb. 2 to provide advice on whether to move forward with the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline.
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TransCanada sued again by Nebraska landowners over Keystone path

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Dual complaints were filed Friday against the Calgary-based company in state courts in York and O’Neill, Nebraska, by David Domina, the lawyer whose prior effort to halt construction of the 1,179-mile conduit was defeated by a cadre of judges who ruled his clients hadn’t established their legal right to sue.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the audience at the GOP election night party in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Beaumont event touts benefits of Keystone XL

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Crude has long coursed from Canada to Oklahoma through the existing Keystone pipeline. Southeast Texas connected to that line in January last year when the Keystone XL southern leg ending in Nederland was complete, and Gulf Coast plants are already refining crude from Canadian fields.
(Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Report: Crude exports would boost production, lower gas prices

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This is the first report to examine the issue in light of the recent decline in oil prices, now slashed to less than half their June 2014 high.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Poll: Republicans clash with voters on oil industry priorities

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A new survey shows likely voters favor more renewable energy and slashing U.S. dependence on foreign oil — not the Keystone XL pipeline and crude exports.
Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips ( Marie D. De Jesús / Houston Chronicle )

ConocoPhillips CEO: Crude exports vote not ripe yet

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Ryan Lance said the issue isn’t “quite ready yet” for a vote, despite intense lobbying by oil producers who favor lifting the 40-year-old ban on most crude exports.
A network using low-cost commercial sensors, developed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is  among the devices being evaluated for use in detecting emission of the greenhouse gas methane from natural gas wells, pipelines and processing systems. (Environmental Defense Fund photo, Aug. 21, 2014.)

Methane regs could boost oilfield equipment makers

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Some 76 companies with more than 500 locations spread across 46 states sell services and equipment that could be tapped by oil and gas companies seeking to comply with the planned regulations.
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White House methane plan takes aim at oil and gas industry

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White House officials said the plan aims to cut oil and gas emissions of the powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas by 40 to 45 percent within a decade, from 2012 levels.
A dispersant plane passes over an oil skimmer on April 27, 2010 as it cleans oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Feds aim to boost requirements for oil spill dispersants

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The move comes 14 years after the agency first announced it planned to rewrite rules governing dispersants and five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster vividly illustrated shortcomings in existing mandates.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks about energy at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Cruz to push crude exports

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Sen. Ted Cruz is set to offer a proposal to lift the 40-year-old crude export ban, despite skepticism from both critics and supporters of the trade restrictions.