Tag: John Hoeven

Iraq turmoil feeds calls for Keystone XL and crude exports

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.  More »

Unions raise heat on Senate to approve Keystone XL

Labor unions are beseeching senators to pass legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline by circumventing a government review process that threatens to stretch into 2015.  More »

Keystone XL allies go back to drawing board

The collapse of a popular energy efficiency bill leaves Keystone XL advocates with few options to advance the proposed pipeline — at least until after the November elections.  More »

Senators falling short on votes to force Keystone approval

Keystone XL supporters are falling short in their efforts to round up the Democratic votes in the Senate to bypass the White House and approve the Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline.  More »

Lawmakers consider setting deadline for Obama’s Keystone XL decision

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project.  More »

GOP senators demand decision on Keystone XL

Republican senators on Friday asked President Barack Obama to make a final decision soon on whether to permit the Keystone XL pipeline that would link Canada’s oil sands with Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

Wreck investigators urge tighter rules for oil trains

U.S. and Canadian authorities investigating recent fiery derailments are recommending tighter regulations for oil-carrying trains.  More »

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.  More »

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.  More »

Senator criticizes federal timetable for new rail tanker rules

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.  More »

Senator: Rail accidents put spotlight on pipeline needs (video)

Fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains help make the case for Keystone XL and other new pipelines to transport the crude, Republican Sen. John Hoeven says.  More »

Senators: More scrutiny needed after train explosions

Leading Democratic senators said the Obama administration needs to step up its scrutiny of safeguards governing oil transport, following train derailments and explosions.  More »
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