Tag: John Hoeven

Oil exports would give US leverage, former ambassador says

So far, most of the congressional debate on crude exports has focused on the economics of the issue, but former Amb. Carlos Pascual’s comments amplify geopolitical concerns with the longstanding trade restrictions for oil.  More »

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

The fight over the $8 billion project is far from over, with Republicans vowing to try again to force construction and a White House spokesman stressing that Obama’s veto does not foreclose an eventual permit for TransCanada’s proposed border-crossing pipeline.  More »

Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town when President Barack Obama vetoes the bill “so attention is brought to it.”  More »

House to clear Keystone bill, setting up veto

Keystone XL advocates do not have enough support in the House or Senate to override a presidential veto — and it’s unclear whether they will even try in both chambers.  More »

Senate panel approves Keystone XL bill, despite veto threat

The 13-9 vote to approve the measure — with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin the lone Democrat crossing party lines to back the bill — paves the way for Senate floor debate to begin as soon as Monday.  More »

White House: Obama won’t sign Keystone legislation

The comment came after Sens. John Hoeven and Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced legislation to approve Keystone XL, formally kicking off the latest congressional push to authorize the pipeline.  More »

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.  More »

Keystone XL backers counting votes in Senate

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are racing to line up 60 votes in favor of the project, ahead of a milestone vote next Tuesday.  More »

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.  More »

Hoeven: Obama should approve Keystone XL

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., the lead sponsor of legislation that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, says President Barack Obama can extend an olive branch to the Republican-controlled Senate next year by signing the bill.  More »

N.D. officials tout $4 billion plastic factory

Two top North Dakota lawmakers were among the supporters of the project that would convert some of the state’s abundant natural gas into plastic.  More »

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 »
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