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LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)

Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

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The shipment was originally secluded to depart in late January.
Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., speaks during the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.  (Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg)

Oklahoma oilman says US market quality reflected in price

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Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, says it’s a sign that the world sees domestic light, low-sulfur oil as superior to international oil, much of which is denser and higher in sulfur.
Plant operators at the control room, pipes, towers and fractional facilities at Enterprise refinery in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Houston Chronicle)

Enterprise says the first shipment of export crude will sail from Houston

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Enterprise Products Partners says the shipment will be the first export of domestic crude from the Gulf Coast in four decades.
This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Crude export negotiations under way in Washington

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The negotiations signal that Democrats are willing to consider the possibility of oil exports, a policy goal long sought by oil producers including ConocoPhillips. In return, Democrats are also seeking long-term extensions of tax breaks for renewable energy such as solar and wind.
An oil tanker navigates the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas. (Carter Smith/ Bloomberg News file photo)

Oil export backers plan to use highway bill as vehicle

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Two oil export amendments have been teed up for possible consideration when the House of Representatives next week takes up legislation that would reauthorize federal highway and transit programs for six years.
Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, in Houston on June 18, 2013. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Oil lobbyist counts many options for winning crude exports

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American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard sees at least 20 legislative approaches to lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports.
(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

LNG boosters tout it as a cleaner, greener alternative to burning coal overseas

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Even when U.S. natural gas is super-chilled into a liquid form, shipped by tanker around the globe, and burned to generate electricity, it producers fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the coal it often displaces, according to an industry analysis released Monday.
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayott (R-NH) listens during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ad campaign launched to pressure senators on oil exports

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With Congress nearing a vote on oil exports, a group opposed to foreign crude sales is hitting the airwaves in five states.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., listens during a congressional hearing. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Robert Menendez floats ‘strategic’ crude exports

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Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., has historically opposed oil exports, but on Tuesday, he floated the possibility of “strategic” crude sales to U.S. allies while a nuclear deal with Iran is renegotiated.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Iranian crude could pinch U.S. producers without export freedom, paper warns

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The paper notes the “great geopolitical irony” that “lifting sanctions will boost Iranian oil exports at a time when federal law and regulations generally prohibit American oil exports.”