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Commentary: Lower crude prices aren’t all bad for the industry

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Lower crude prices bring benefits to the industry.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, center, gives IHS vice chairman Daniel Yergin the first James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. At left, Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, reads an inscription.

Yergin: Energy security is more than just strong supply

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Daniel Yergin, an oil and gas expert whose 1990 book “The Prize” is still considered required reading for anyone who wants to understand the industry, on Wednesday won government recognition for helping to illuminate the mysteries of energy policies, politics and production.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Lawmakers urge close look at energy costs

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Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Tim Scott want their Capitol Hill colleagues to examine how proposed policies will affect energy bills and the families paying them.
This image made from video shows Kurdish Peshmerga security forces fighting militants from the al-Qaida inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Tel Al Wared, 20 kilometers west of Kirkuk, Iraq on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  (AP Photo via AP video)

Iraq turmoil feeds calls for Keystone XL and crude exports

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Unrest in Iraq helps make the case that U.S. regulators should authorize crude exports as well as the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the head of the oil industry’s leading trade group said Monday.
A pumpjack operates at the Inglewood Oil field in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

US energy security reaches highest level in a quarter century

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The United States produced enough energy to satisfy 84 percent of its needs in 2013, a rapid climb from its historic low in 2005, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. (AP Photo/Energy Department).

Lawmakers aim to limit emergency oil sales

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The Obama administration could be facing new obstacles in its plan to establish a 1-million-barrel stockpile of gasoline in the Northeast.

Miley, Bieber, and Changing Global Oil Dynamics

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Let’s go a little controversial here. The US oil boom is such a headline-grabbing topic at the moment that I cannot help but draw comparisons betwixt it and its pop culture equivalent, Miley Cyrus. And while on that tangent, the oil cartel OPEC reminds me of…Justin Bieber: just as US oil production is surging in […]

Peaks and Troughs Across the Energy Landscape

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As we charge through April and head first into the joys of spring, we are filled with reminders of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. Well, we are supposed to be…but instead I just see examples of peaks and troughs. Hark, here are four such specimens. First up, peak gasoline prices. It is a seasonal thing for […]
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U.S. more energy secure because of shale, chamber says

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The United States became more energy secure in 2013 as the shale boom continued to pad domestic resources, according to an analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In this June 9, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Leon Panetta: Time to stop governing by crisis on energy policy

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Oil supply disruptions and other emergencies involving crude have long driven U.S. energy policy, but it’s time to break that cycle, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta insisted Wednesday.