Tag: Ron Wyden

Senator: Time to rethink our emergency oil stockpile

Sen. Ron Wyden wants the United States to rethink the size and scope of its emergency oil stockpile.  More »

Democrats to Obama: Get tough on oil companies drilling on public land

At issue is the Interior Department’s proposed rule to tighten standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, including new mandates for the hydraulic fracturing process used to coax oil and gas out of dense rock formations.  More »

Oregon senators ask for more oil train notifications

Four West Coast senators are asking the federal government to expand a recent order for railroads to notify state emergency responders of crude oil shipments.  More »

Senate debates wind tax credit

Wind energy supporters are hoping to blow past opponents in the Senate, as the chamber considers broad legislation to renew dozens of expired tax breaks — including one credited with making turbines spin in Texas.  More »

Senators leave popular tax credit out of renewable fuel proposal

Top senators on Tuesday unveiled their plan for renewing a slew of tax credits that expired last year, including measures aimed at making biofuels. But one popular tax credit didn’t make the cut.  More »

Obama administration grants approval for more US natural gas exports

The Energy Department on Monday authorized exports from a sixth LNG export project, as pressure builds on the Obama administration to speed up approvals of plans to sell U.S. natural gas overseas.  More »

Senator: US should use oil and gas as strategic weapon in world politics

The United States should use its oil and gas bounty as a strategic weapon, helping to protect allies and tame crises like those unfolding in Russia and Venezuela, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday.  More »

Guest commentary: US crude oil export ban confusion intensifies, except in Alaska

While federal policymakers are moving slowly on the question of U.S. crude oil exports, Alaska is taking swift action on policy decisions that are reinvigorating oil and gas investment in the state, says Peter Gardett, an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security.  More »

Oil industry ally takes Senate committee helm

Sen. Mary Landrieu takes over the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, giving the Louisiana Democrat a boost in her reelection campaign and putting an oil industry ally in a powerful Senate role.  More »

Senators worried crude exports would send gas prices higher

Two powerful Senate Democrats want to know whether Americans will pay more at the pump if the government relaxes a decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude.  More »

LNG export fans form new coalition

Oil industry and business groups have formed a new coalition to make the case for expanded exports of American natural gas.  More »

Battle lines drawn at crude export hearing

Deep divisions over selling American crude overseas — and big fears about what it might do to gasoline prices — were on display Thursday as the Senate held its first hearing on oil exports in a quarter century.  More »
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