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Republicans now have the votes they need in the House and the Senate to force President Barack Obama’s hand on the Keystone XL pipeline.
The vote made Denton, which sits atop a large natural gas reserve, the first city in Texas to pass such a ban. It sets up a legal showdown between the city and industry groups that have warned the ban could be followed by lawsuits and a severe hit to Denton’s economy.
BHP Billiton is preparing to export a processed, ultra-light oil overseas without the government’s explicit authorization — a move likely to be mimicked by other energy companies eager to sell crude to foreign buyers.
West Texas Intermediate touched $75.84 a barrel, the lowest intraday price since Oct. 4, 2011 as Saudi Arabia price cuts deepened a selloff in crude.
Energy should be a top priority next Congress. For far too many years, Congress has been at an impasse on issues of strong bipartisan support, including recent measures on energy efficiency and Keystone XL. Should the Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate, leaders should proactively reach across the aisle to find real solutions to […]
Getting approval for TransCanada’s pipeline would be among the top priorities for a Republican-controlled Senate.
But the governor continued to say he will let scientists decide on the drilling practice.
As Election Day nears in this small city 30 miles north of Dallas, a wary unease has settled over the early voting on a local referendum of national significance. If passed, the proposition would be the first to completely ban the petroleum extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing in one small corner of the great oil and gas boom state of Texas.
The Rio Grande Valley, which has missed out on most the oil and gas boom in the nearby Eagle Ford Shale, may get its own boost from increased economic activity tied to Mexico’s energy overhaul.
Energy issues loom large in some election day contests.