Tag: Lisa Murkowski

Senators push for oil export deal with Mexico

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.  More »

Oil drilling banned in Arctic area that attracts walrus

“This administration has effectively declared war on Alaska,” U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said.  More »

Landrieu calls Obama’s offshore drilling plan a ‘gross injustice to Gulf Coast states’

Former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., took aim at the plan in her first statement since losing reelection last December.  More »

Senate passes Keystone bill, despite White House veto threat

The measure aims to immediately permit the TransCanada Corp. pipeline, six years after the Calgary-based company first asked U.S. regulators for permission to build it.  More »

LNG exports gain momentum on Capitol Hill

The moves come right as low oil prices weaken the economic case for U.S. liquefied natural gas.  More »

Senate on track to pass Keystone XL bill

After clearing a major procedural hurdle Thursday, the chamber was expected to pass the legislation authorizing Keystone XL. But the story is far from over for the legislation or the underlying TransCanada Corp. project.  More »

Senate votes on fracking & endangered species pave way for Keystone XL passage

The Senate rejected proposals involving liquefied natural gas exports, endangered species protections for the lesser prairie-chicken and hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Refining execs want to be heard on crude exports

“The implications of lifting restrictions on exporting domestic crude are less well known to lawmakers, much less the public,” said the executives from Alon USA, Monroe Energy, PBF Energy and Philadelphia Energy Solutions.  More »

Obama administration opens door to Atlantic drilling

The Obama administration is poised to unveil a draft plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases that is expected to rule out auctioning drilling rights in parts of the Atlantic Ocean as well as in some Arctic waters and along the West Coast between 2017 and 2022.  More »

Senate Democrats block bid to wind down Keystone XL debate

The procedural vote means that the Republicans are looking at days — if not weeks — of additional debate on the bill and the dozens of amendments that have been proposed to it, including proposals involving climate change, crude exports, Arctic drilling and whether EPA employees can carry firearms.  More »

Republicans vow to fight administration on Arctic drilling

Republicans lashed out at what they called a “triple whammy” of Obama administration actions that could limit oil development in and around Alaska, including new protections in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a coming plan for selling offshore drilling rights.  More »

Senate to vote on climate change amid Keystone debate

Senators are about to wade into heated debates over climate change, the disposal of petroleum coke, a refining byproduct, and how environmental regulations apply to power plants burning coal refuse left behind from 19th-century mining operations.  More »

Oil producers lobby against export vote

U.S. oil producers are warning against an amendment aimed at blocking the export of Canadian crude transported by Keystone XL.  More »

Senate tees up votes on Keystone XL, exports, climate

The chamber is expected to vote on as many as three amendments to GOP-backed legislation to authorize the TransCanada Corp. pipeline on Tuesday, with more than four dozen other possibilities on the horizon.  More »

Cruz to push crude exports

Sen. Ted Cruz is set to offer a proposal to lift the 40-year-old crude export ban, despite skepticism from both critics and supporters of the trade restrictions.  More »
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