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A drilling rig under contract to Shell arrives in Port Angeles, Washington en route to Alaska's Chukchi Sea, where Shell hopes to drill this summer. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; SEATTLE TIMES OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Environmentalists say Arctic drilling report goes too easy on oil industry

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Because oil industry representatives played the lead role shaping a sweeping report on Arctic drilling, critics say regulators should take its recommendations with a grain of salt.
An artist rendering of Cheniere Energy's proposed LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi.

Feds hand key LNG export license to Cheniere’s Corpus Christi project

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With the move late Tuesday, the Energy Department is allowing Cheniere to export as much as 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years from the planned facility to countries with which the United States does not have free trade agreements.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve  site in Freeport uses salt domes underground to store the oil. (Houston Chronicle file photo)

Feds to buy 5 million barrels of oil for emergency stockpile

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The planned purchase of sweet crude between June 1 and July 31 is required by federal laws forcing the Department of Energy to buy back petroleum products within one year, using the proceeds from a test sale.
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Cheniere LNG project marks milestone as Feds give OK

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The facility, which would be able to process as much as 15 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually, is the first proposed greenfield export project — one that wouldn’t be built on the footprint of existing LNG infrastructure — to make it this far.
Pipelines run from the offshore docking station to four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks at the Dominion Resources Inc. Liquified Natural Gas facility in Cove Point, Md.  (AP Photo/Matt Houston, File)

Oregon LNG wins natural gas export license

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The federal government gave an Oregon project a coveted permit to broadly export liquefied natural gas on Thursday, even as the Obama administration faces criticism for moving too slowly on the proposals.
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In Case of Emergency

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Last month, the Department of Energy announced its plans to build a gasoline storage reserve in the Northeast. Widespread shortages caused by massive super storm Sandy sparked plans to mitigate future risks in affected Northeastern states. The gasoline reserve will hold nearly one million gallons of gasoline, providing power to first responders and generators. The […]
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a Capitol Hill rally for Keystone XL earlier this year. (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Lawmakers mull shaking up LNG export reviews

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Key senators are pressuring the Energy Department to abandon its 2012 plan for processing applications to broadly export natural gas, insisting that the two-year-old approach does not do enough to prioritize projects that have secured financing, signed up customers and are close to winning other needed permits.
A deal signed in May 2013 between Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International would add a liquefied natural gas export terminal to the existing Golden Pass import terminal in the Port Arthur community of Sabine Pass.

Congressional opposition to natural gas exports seen easing

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The controversy surrounding exports of U.S. natural gas hasn’t disappeared, but recent congressional votes suggest the tide may be turning on the issue, as the Energy Department authorizes more companies to sell the fossil fuel overseas.
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Texas researchers win federal grants to study methane hydrates

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The Energy Department on Wednesday announced it is giving seven institutions — including two Texas universities — nearly $5 million in grants to continue research on how to unlock methane gas trapped in ice-like crystals under the sea floor and the Arctic permafrost.
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US carbon pollution drops, despite growth worldwide

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The United States cut its energy-related carbon dioxide pollution by 3.8 percent last year, the second biggest drop since 1990, the Department of Energy said Monday.