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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. heads to a closed-door briefing by national security officials on the situation in Syria, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Chamber of Commerce pushing moderate Democrats to back oil exports

Oil producers’ hopes for lifting the crude export ban this year may have diminished, but they’re keeping pressure on Senate Democrats with an eye on 2016.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Gas pipeline operators go on offense

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America is rolling out a new ready-for-social-media campaign with videos, graphics and a website emphasizing that pipelines are a vital “energy link” for the nation. The offensive comes as pipelines are increasingly in the public spotlight and caught up in broader policy fights about fossil fuels and climate change.
Screengrab from the American Petroleum Institute ad, "Crude Oil Exports and National Security." (Houston Chronicle)

API launches first oil export ads as Congress nears vote

The American Petroleum Institute said it would be running the pro-export ads online and on television this week in a dozen states and the District of Columbia.
Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin cheers from the podium after the team beat the Green Bay Packers to win the NFL football NFC Championship game Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 28-22 to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Oil lobbying group buys Super Bowl ad

The ad was the single most expensive television spot of API’s recent campaign promoting the Keystone XL pipeline and other industry priorities
Enbridge is running advertisements on the role energy plays fueling our daily lives. (Image courtesy Enbridge)

Enbridge aims to burnish image with feel-good ads

Enbridge is aiming to change the national debate about energy — and buff up its own image at the same time — with a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign highlighting how oil and gas fuel our lives.
Halliburton ad

Halliburton goes on airwaves in Colorado (video)

Halliburton Co. is hitting the airwaves in Colorado on Wednesday with a new television ad meant to burnish the image of the Houston-based oilfield service firm and the hydraulic fracturing operations it conducts across the U.S.
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.
Still image from API advertisement.

Oil industry begins running new ad on renewable fuels (video)

The American Petroleum Institute on Monday launched a new round of advertising taking aim at an eight-year-old renewable fuels mandate it wants Congress to repeal.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., takes reporters' questions at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Environmentalists target McCain & Portman on EPA vote (video)

The Sierra Club on Wednesday became the latest group to take to the airwaves with a campaign aimed at convincing some Republicans to confirm Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency — or at least not stand in her way. The aggressive push comes ahead of a possible Senate debate as soon as next week on the nomination.
A photo of a proposed wilderness area in Southern Utah. Anadarko Petroleum Company's plan to drill new natural gas wells in an area of the Uintah basin has been praised by some environmentalists for its incorporation of feedback from concerned parties. (Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance)

Poll: Environment beats drilling for voters in Western states

Westerners are more concerned about preserving public land than drilling on it, according to a new poll that bucks the conventional wisdom about the public’s view of energy development in the region.