Posts filtered on Tag

State Department

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The White House has released a four-year energy plan, Quadrennial Energy Review, designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CERAWeek: Ernest Moniz envisions more energy-swapping between North American powers

on
Broadening the transfer of energy and power resources across North American borders could yield big benefits for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
A panel of Middle East experts discusses OPEC's role amid the U.S. shale boom at IHS Energy's CERAWeek conference. (Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: OPEC’s not dead, just different

on
OPEC no longer has the same stranglehold over oil markets it once had, but it’s wrong to declare the cartel dead, a panel of Middle East experts and analysts said Tuesday.
Celebrity video Keystone XL screen grab

Celebrities line up to blast Keystone XL

on
The singers, filmmakers and actors — including “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp and Dawn Oliveri of “House of Lies” — lay out arguments against the pipeline in a new video.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

on
The fight over the $8 billion project is far from over, with Republicans vowing to try again to force construction and a White House spokesman stressing that Obama’s veto does not foreclose an eventual permit for TransCanada’s proposed border-crossing pipeline.
TransCanada CEO Russ Girling talks about the future and present of the company's pipeline before an event at Ford Park in Beaumont on Wednesday.  (Guiseppe Barranco/@spotnewsshooter)

TransCanada plans another cross-border pipeline

on
But unlike the Keystone XL project that has been ensnared in controversy, the proposed Upland pipeline would transport oil away from the United States — as much as 70,000 barrels a day of North Dakota crude that now moves by rail to refineries in East Canada.
Sen. John Hoeven (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

on
Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town when President Barack Obama vetoes the bill “so attention is brought to it.”
TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling  speaks at the company's investor day in Toronto. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

TransCanada CEO: Other companies watching what happens on Keystone

on
Midstream energy companies seeking to build pipelines will want more “clarity” about the regulatory process before they plunk down capital for the projects, TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, speaks at a press event at the pipe yard for TransCanada√ēs Houston Lateral Project in Mont Belvieu, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Houston Lateral Project, which will transport oil to Houston refineries, will become an integrated component of the Keystone Pipeline system. (Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

TransCanada fights EPA’s Keystone claims

on
Regulators trying to judge the carbon footprint of the Canadian crude that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline should compare it to heavy oils from Mexico, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, said the Calgary-based company seeking to build the project.
A crew in 2012 lowers a section of pipe into the ground with cradles near Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)

EPA: Oil prices should be part of Keystone XL decision

on
In a letter to the State Department released Tuesday, the EPA said plummeting crude prices could make the proposed pipeline vital to Canadian oil sands developers.
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

State Dept. gives agencies 2 weeks to comment on Keystone

on
Federal agencies have been given a Feb. 2 to provide advice on whether to move forward with the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline.