Tag: Lisa Murkowski

Report: Energy issues dominate congressional agenda – with little to show for it

Energy and environmental issues have gotten more votes in the Senate than any other issue so far this year, even though none of the measures have become law, according to a new analysis.  More »

U.S. refiners can bulk up to consume more domestic oil

A new report from the Energy Information Administration suggests refiners can — and will — invest in new equipment to process the light oil flowing out of U.S. wells today, but a debate over crude exports could undermine some of those plans.  More »

House committee to vote on crude exports

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is scheduled to take up legislation that would overturn the nation’s longstanding ban against exporting crude.  More »

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 »

Senators push oil-supply pact with Israel

Senators want the United States to renew a longstanding pledge to supply Israel with crude if the country’s oil supplies are interrupted.  More »

Texas, North Dakota lawmakers jump into oil export fray

While Congress deliberates the wisdom of a decades-old ban on crude exports, state lawmakers in oil-flush North Dakota and Texas have moved swiftly to blast the trade restrictions.  More »

U.S. must invest in Arctic, Senate panel told

As the United States prepares to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the country needs to invest more heavily in icebreakers, navigational aids and other resources for the region.  More »

Feds weighing Shell bid for more time in Arctic

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the Obama administration will decide soon whether to yield to Shell’s request for an extension of its Arctic drilling leases. Statoil and ConocoPhillips have made parallel requests for leases that will begin expiring in 2019.  More »

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 »
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