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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 »

Nebraska ruling upholds Keystone XL route

The ruling now shifts attention to the nation’s capital, where the State Department, Congress and the White House all are playing a role in deciding whether TransCanada Corp. wins a permit to build the $8 billion border-crossing pipeline.  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 »

Senate panel takes up pipeline bill despite veto threat

Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn’t be deterred by President Barack Obama’s threat. She notes the bill has Democratic supporters and came within one vote of passing last year.  More »

New Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama’s policies

The likely ascent of Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, 79, represents one of the biggest sea changes on a Senate committee with Republicans in charge.  More »

Keystone XL bill hits fast track on Senate

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure Jan. 7, and is set to vote on the bill a day later.  More »

Obama withdraws Alaska’s Bristol Bay from drilling

Obama says in a video announcement that the natural resource is too precious to be put out to the highest bidder.  More »

Texas congressman introduces bill to end export ban

A top House Republican is introducing legislation to end the nation’s longstanding ban on crude exports, as the oil industry campaigns for the freedom to sell the fossil fuel around the world.  More »
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