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Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Groups tell Obama: Don’t wait on Keystone

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WASHINGTON — Forty-four groups representing oil companies, truckers, manufacturers and other interests on Tuesday implored Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian crude to the Gulf Coast.
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Lobbying dollars flow into DC on exporting US gas

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Labor unions, energy companies and other groups spent as much as $34 million during the first quarter lobbying for and against exports of U.S. natural gas, according to new disclosures.
Tugs push an oil barge out of the Port Corpus Christi.  (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News)

Corpus Christi port chief touts benefits of gas exports

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Selling more U.S. natural gas to foreign buyers would mean economic gains that flow well beyond the oilfield, a Corpus Christi port commissioner told lawmakers Wednesday.
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Feds shine more light on carbon cost estimates

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Giving in to demands from the oil industry, business groups and their allies on Capitol Hill, the Obama administration on Tuesday formally released the calculations behind its new estimate of the costs tied to emitting carbon dioxide.
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Executives to Obama: Rejecting pipeline would threaten economy

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More than 160 business executives on Thursday warned President Barack Obama that rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would send a dangerous signal to investors and threaten U.S. economic growth.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Oil companies and environmentalists ask for changes in feds’ fracturing rule

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Oil companies, environmentalists, hunters and Texas regulators are weighing in on new federal mandates proposed for hydraulic fracturing and drilling on public lands. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions, as the deadline for filing public comments approaches.
The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

Huntsman joins campaign against natural gas exports

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Widening the rift over exports of U.S. natural gas, Huntsman Corp. has joined a coalition campaigning against more foreign sales of the fossil fuel. The move follows Dow Chemical’s decision to break ties with the National Association of Manufacturers over the dispute.