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Oil exports would give US leverage, former ambassador says

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So far, most of the congressional debate on crude exports has focused on the economics of the issue, but former Amb. Carlos Pascual’s comments amplify geopolitical concerns with the longstanding trade restrictions for oil.
U.S. Oil Rigs Increase Exploration, Defying Predictions

Feds offer guidance to would-be oil exporters

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Oil processed in distillation towers is broadly okay for export, according to the new guidance document from the Commerce Department. But oils that are simply run through heater treaters are still ensnared by the 39-year-old ban on crude exports.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Republicans have votes to force Keystone XL approval

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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.
(AP Photo/Matt Houston, File)

Obama administration grants approval for more US natural gas exports

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The Energy Department on Monday authorized exports from a sixth LNG export project, as pressure builds on the Obama administration to speed up approvals of plans to sell U.S. natural gas overseas.
Crewmen lower a pipe for TransCanada's Keystone XL project into the ground in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Pivotal Keystone XL study seen boosting chances for approval

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The State Department on Friday said the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to dramatically boost demand for Canada’s oil sands, delivering a verdict that angered environmentalists even as it gave President Barack Obama the evidence he needs to approve the controversial project.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

LNG export critics call on Energy Dept. for time out

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With the Obama administration on Wednesday approving a fourth company’s plans to sell natural gas overseas, some lawmakers and manufacturers said it’s time for the federal government to reassess the economic risks of those export approvals.
(Golden Pass Products)

Feds approve third project to export US natural gas

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The Obama administration licensed a third company to broadly sell U.S. natural gas overseas on Wednesday, renewing fears that widespread exports of America’s bounty could spike domestic prices for the fossil fuel.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Obama: Keystone XL verdict hinges on its carbon footprint

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday put climate change at the center of the heated national debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by insisting in a major policy speech that the project’s fate hinges on how much carbon dioxide it contributes to the atmosphere.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New carbon pollution rules could still be years away

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When President Barack Obama unveils his broad plan for combating climate change on Tuesday, he is expected to tout new rules to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
Workers tend to a wellhead during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. gas well outside Rifle, in western Colorado.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Feds’ fracturing rule signifies Obama’s approach to natural gas

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You wouldn’t know it from the oil industry’s angry reaction, but the Obama administration’s latest plan to tighten standards for drilling on public lands gives more ground to the private sector at the expense of environmentalists who pushed for tougher protections. Analysts said that’s a fresh sign that the Obama administration supports shale gas development and the payoff that comes from increased domestic energy production.