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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Oil industry launches 2016 campaign

The American Petroleum Institute launched its “Vote 4 Energy” with a pledge to stay above the partisan fray while ensuring that energy policy is part of the political discussion leading up to the November 2016 elections.
Williams Cos. Chairman and CEO Alan Armstrong (NAPE)

Williams CEO: Politics, not prices, slowing natural gas pipeline development

Alan Armstrong said the decline in prices hasn’t changed the need for pipelines
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Texas lawmaker seeks to protect urban drilling

State Rep. Phil King filed a pair of bills this week, cities seeking to ban fracking would need to gain approval from the state attorney general, pay the state to study the financial impact and reimburse the state for any lost tax revenue.
President of Denton Drilling Awareness, Cathy McMullen, right, holds up a sign asking voters to vote in favor of banning fracking at the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (Special to the Houston Chronicle/Brandon Wade)

In Denton, a vote ends very little

The measure has already drawn two formidable legal challenges, one from the Texas General Land Office and the other from the Texas Oil & Gas Association.
Cluster of gas signs at filling stations (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Citigroup sees $1.1 trillion stimulus from oil plunge

Crude prices are plunging amid signs that OPEC won’t act to eliminate a surplus as global growth slows.
(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Denton fracking ban campaign most expensive in city history

Groups clashing over Denton’s fracking ban proposition have raised more money than in any campaign in the city’s history.
A lineman at the Houston Ship Channel. LNG company NextDecade is hoping to build an export facility in nearby Galveston to take advantage of the shipping lane. Photo by Lou Vest.

Galveston port sets aside 185 acres for proposed LNG plant

Trustees signed an “option to lease” agreement for the property with a subsidiary of Woodlands-based NextDecade, a privately owned company focused planning to build a $6 billion liquefaction plant on the small island north of Galveston, said Port Director Michael Mierzwa said.
( Jay Pickthorn/AP/Statoil).

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter. (photo courtesy of Texas Railroad Commission)

Back from South Texas, regulator re-warns of pipeline threat

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter returned Thursday from a visit to oil installations with a grim safety assessment. But the industry, he stressed, was not to blame.