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White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Earnest discussed another potential government shutdown, Americas response to the Syrian refugee situation and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Administration balks at GOP-led effort to lift oil export ban

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, is set to tell a Houston audience that the chamber will vote this month on a measure lifting the oil export ban, but the White House doesn’t back the bill.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

EPA pushes rules slashing methane, hinting oil industry hasn’t gone far enough

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new regulations Tuesday, making a significant step toward fulfilling the White House’s March pledge to pare oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.
API President and CEO Jack Gerard at CERAWeek in March 2014 (Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg)

Oil export boosters have votes to prevail on Capitol Hill, industry leader boasts

American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said there are enough votes in the House and Senate to overturn the United States’ longstanding ban on crude exports. But a former Navy commander urged caution.
Alan Sadler

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.
The Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer is lifted onto the deck of the Helix Q4000 in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana in September 2010. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Five years after Gulf disaster, feds ready new well control and blowout preventer mandates

The Obama administration is poised to lay out new requirements for controlling offshore wells, nearly five years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill vividly illustrated the damage that can be unleashed when they are not kept in check.
Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, speaks at a Houston Chronicle editorial board meeting June 18, 2013.

U.S. should lift export ban despite possible impact on crude prices, API chief says

It’s not clear whether proposed changes to 40-year-old oil export ban will make much progress this year, whether by the Obama Administration or the Republican-controlled Congress.
Opponents of offshore drilling rally in Washington, D.C., outside a public meeting on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's draft proposed program for selling outer continental shelf oil and gas leases from 2017 to 2022. (Photo: Adam Russell, Friends of the Earth)

Industry presses feds to keep Atlantic drilling on the table

Oil industry advocates are imploring regulators to keep 14 proposed offshore lease sales on the books.
An unidentified man walks along oil pipelines belonging to Agip Oil company in Obrikom, Nigeria. AP Photo/George Osodi)

Permitting, prices holding back new pipelines

“This may be the most difficult time ever to expand pipeline capacity,” Andrew Black, CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, told lawmakers on Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Obama budget would slash oil tax breaks while boosting renewables

In his $4 trillion budget request to Congress, Obama also says he wants to change the way money from offshore oil and gas production is shared with Gulf Coast states, by diverting more of those dollars to national programs with “broad” natural resource and conservation benefits.