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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, smiles as she speaks about Keystone XL, accompanied by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senators campaign to end ban on crude oil exports

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Senators unveiled legislation to end the longstanding ban on U.S. oil exports, with hopes to put domestic crude on the same legal footing as gasoline, diesel and other refined petroleum products.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office in March 2015.  (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

Senators push oil-supply pact with Israel

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Senators want the United States to renew a longstanding pledge to supply Israel with crude if the country’s oil supplies are interrupted.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senators push for oil export deal with Mexico

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At issue is a Pemex affiliate’s request to export 100,000 barrels per day of light U.S. oil and condensates in exchange for heavy Mexican crude — a transaction that can be approved by U.S. regulators on a case-by-case basis under existing trade laws.
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Democrats push Obama on LNG exports

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Five Senate Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday pleading for the government to pick up the pace in vetting proposals to export natural gas.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., address her supporters in Bismarck, N.D. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)

New Democratic senator finds identity as Obama energy critic

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp fashioned herself as an independent-minded candidate as she won an upset victory in 2012. And she has carried that ethos into her second year in office, emerging as perhaps the White House’s most consistent Democratic critic on energy policy.
A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

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The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

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Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.
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Senator criticizes federal timetable for new rail tanker rules

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The Department of Transportation needs to speed up its timeline for finalizing new rules on the construction of rail tanker cars, Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday.
Wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train are piled up following a deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press)

Senators: More scrutiny needed after train explosions

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Leading Democratic senators said the Obama administration needs to step up its scrutiny of safeguards governing oil transport, following train derailments and explosions.
A train derailed and caught fire west of Casselton, N.D., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Ken Pawluk)

North Dakota delegation to meet with officials on derailment

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Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say they plan to press federal officials for more information about a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton.