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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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.
(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

Obama talks tough on climate change, Keystone XL

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In his penultimate State of the Union address, Obama chided lawmakers who have been skeptical of climate change or humanity’s role in it and delivered a thinly veiled critique of the GOP-controlled Congress’ focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

White House methane plan takes aim at oil and gas industry

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White House officials said the plan aims to cut oil and gas emissions of the powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas by 40 to 45 percent within a decade, from 2012 levels.
Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, speaks to the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

API chief optimistic about industry’s future amid price decline

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The decline in oil prices, now less than half their June 2014 peak, will have “some impact” in the short term as companies pare capital spending, Jack Gerard said.
API President Jack Gerard speaks in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Follow API’s State of American Energy speech

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Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute will speak at 12 p.m. in a live webcast.
Senator-elect, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, (R-Colo.), delivers his victory speech to supporters during a GOP election night gathering at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, in Denver, Colo., Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014. Gardner defeated his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Republicans won big by embracing energy, industry group says

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Wins on Election Day gave Republicans more power to advance industry priorities such as Keystone XL and expanded opportunities for oil and gas drilling.