Thomas "Tom" Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

‘Shallow politics’ at root of Keystone delay, Chamber CEO says

The nation’s top business lobbyist on Wednesday blamed long delays vetting the Keystone XL pipeline on “shallow domestic politics.”
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Senator calls for end to ‘antiquated’ ban on exporting US crude

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration should immediately end an “antiquated” ban on exporting U.S. crude, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday.
API President Jack Gerard speaks in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Industry aims to put spotlight on energy in election year

The oil industry’s leading trade group is kicking off a campaign that aims to make energy a front-and-center issue in November’s elections. FuelFix is live-tweeting the American Petroleum Institute’s “State of American Energy” event in Washington, D.C.
Crewmen bend a piece of pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Voting majority backs Keystone XL pipeline, poll finds

The oil industry has spent years working to convince lawmakers and the American public that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline means more energy and more jobs for the U.S. But it looks like the sales pitch hasn’t been a complete success.
Jack Gerard will continue as CEO of the American Petroleum Institute when it merges with America's Natural Gas Alliance.

API launches new election-year campaign (video)

The oil industry’s leading trade group is kicking off a new ad campaign leading into the November elections to tout the economic power of domestic energy production.
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-MT  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate tax plan spares big oil industry deduction

Although Sen. Max Baucus has taken aim at a host of tax deductions cherished by the oil and gas industry, one big deduction has stayed out of his crosshairs.

Chevron shuts in shallow facility after leak

Chevron has shut in one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico after detecting a leak at the site.
Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Hearld, Duane A. Laverty)

Texas Republican trades energy stocks

As a former oil industry executive and a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Texas Rep. Bill Flores is at the center of big debates about offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and domestic energy supplies. He also is a big trader in energy stocks.
Turbines at Pattern Energy's Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas are silhouetted by a sunset. (Pattern Energy)

Wind tax credit expires at midnight

The stroke of midnight will mark not just the end of 2013, but also the death of a popular tax credit that has helped finance wind farms and other renewable energy projects across the U.S.
As U.S. crude production nears records, the oil industry is pushing for relaxed rules on oil exports.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Oil industry takes aim at export ban

The oil industry is fighting back against allegations that it is looking to recruit another country to challenge the U.S. ban on exporting American crude.