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Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of “frozen gas” that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.  More »

Lawmakers mull shaking up LNG export reviews

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.  More »

Natural gas exports get scrutiny on Capitol Hill

The spotlight is trained on natural gas exports Tuesday as three congressional committees and the full Senate debate whether to send send more of the fossil fuel overseas.  More »

Obama administration grants approval for more US natural gas exports

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.  More »

US to tap strategic petroleum reserve

The Obama administration will release 5 million barrels of sour crude from the United States’ emergency stockpile in what officials described as a “test” of the nation’s capability to respond to oil supply disruptions around the globe.  More »

Senate panel blocks vote on LNG export plan

A plan to accelerate U.S. natural gas exports in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea failed in the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism that it could derail a Ukraine aid package.  More »

Senate panel to consider opening US gas exports amid Ukraine crisis

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote as early as Wednesday on a plan to accelerate exports of U.S. natural gas as part of a broader measure to steer aid to Ukraine.  More »

FracFocus falls short, report to feds concludes

Oil companies are shielding too much information from public view in industry-backed database for disclosing chemicals used in oil and gas wells, engineers, environmentalists and energy experts told the Obama administration on Thursday.  More »

Feds could order more natural gas export studies

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz went further than ever before Wednesday in suggesting the Obama administration could redo the economic analysis that is underpinning each of its case-by-case decisions on exporting American natural gas.  More »

Obama to talk up benefits of fuel-efficient trucks

President Barack Obama says having a more fuel-efficient truck fleet will boost the economy and help combat climate change.  More »

Feds grant sixth license to export US natural gas

Sempra Energy nabbed a critical license to broadly export natural gas from its Hackberry, La. facility on Tuesday, marking the sixth such approval handed down by the Obama administration.  More »

Fuel-cell company wins federal funding to boost range of electric trucks

Plug Power Inc., a maker of fuel-cells for warehouse forklifts, rose to a 32-month high after winning U.S. Energy Department funding to adapt its systems to extend the range of electric trucks.  More »
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