Tag: Mary Landrieu

EIA to cast new data into oil export debate

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is on track next month to issue two highly anticipated reports that will shape the debate over exporting crude, including an analysis of how the price of oil around the globe affects gasoline costs inside the United States.  More »

Feds’ new LNG export plan benefits Cheniere

The Energy Department on Thursday upended the way it vets proposals to export liquefied natural gas, formally implementing a new approach that gives an advantage to projects that have already completed an expensive environmental review. The biggest winner under the new approach is Houston-based Cheniere Energy.  More »

Houston company wins federal approval for gas export project

Sempra Energy subsidiary Cameron LNG, based in Houston, won federal approval Thursday to build a facility for exporting natural gas in southwest Louisiana, becoming only the second such U.S. project to secure all major necessary federal permits.  More »

Energy Department defends natural gas export plan

A top Obama administration official on Thursday defended the Energy Department’s new plan for vetting proposed natural gas export projects that are viewed as closer to commercialization, saying it was intended to foster fairness and transparency.  More »

Obama pick to head FERC advances with compromise

Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur won Senate committee approval to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of a compromise with the Obama administration on who would lead the agency.  More »

Bill to approve Keystone XL advances in Senate

A key Senate committee voted 12-10 Wednesday to endorse legislation that would force approval of Keystone XL, a mostly symbolic action that will do little to put the pipeline in the ground but could help the panel’s Democratic chairwoman, Mary Landrieu, in her reelection bid.  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 »

Feds upend natural gas export reviews

Responding to criticism from energy companies and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the Energy Department on Thursday proposed dramatically changing the way it is reviewing proposals to widely export natural gas. The plan would effectively move more commercially advanced projects to the front of the line.  More »

Louisiana energy tour has political tinge

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is taking Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on a tour of oil and gas infrastructure in her home state of Louisiana, with visits on Tuesday to a port supplying offshore platforms and another facility that builds them.  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 »

Energy bill mired in Keystone XL dispute

A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »
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