Tag: Ted Cruz

Senators push for oil export deal with Mexico

At issue is a Pemex affiliate’s request to export 100,000 barrels per day of light U.S. oil and condensates in exchange for heavy Mexican crude — a transaction that can be approved by U.S. regulators on a case-by-case basis under existing trade laws.  More »

Senate votes on fracking & endangered species pave way for Keystone XL passage

The Senate rejected proposals involving liquefied natural gas exports, endangered species protections for the lesser prairie-chicken and hydraulic fracturing.  More »

House votes to speed up LNG exports

The House-passed bill would give the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to decide whether to grant licenses to broadly export liquefied natural gas, even as the Senate rejected a more aggressive proposal.  More »

Senate tees up votes on Keystone XL, exports, climate

The chamber is expected to vote on as many as three amendments to GOP-backed legislation to authorize the TransCanada Corp. pipeline on Tuesday, with more than four dozen other possibilities on the horizon.  More »

ConocoPhillips CEO: Crude exports vote not ripe yet

Ryan Lance said the issue isn’t “quite ready yet” for a vote, despite intense lobbying by oil producers who favor lifting the 40-year-old ban on most crude exports.  More »

Cruz to push crude exports

Sen. Ted Cruz is set to offer a proposal to lift the 40-year-old crude export ban, despite skepticism from both critics and supporters of the trade restrictions.  More »

Ted Cruz calls for close look at Exxon Mobil deal in Russian Arctic

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, traveling in Israel and Eastern Europe to meet foreign leaders, said Wednesday that the U.S. should review a planned Exxon Mobil Corp. oil exploration project with the Russian state-controlled company Rosneft as the West looks for ways to apply more pressure over the Ukraine crisis.  More »

Texas lawmakers fail on environmental scorecard

House Republicans’ environmental credentials are at rock-bottom lows, according to new ratings released Tuesday.  More »

Cruz to GOP: Stop obsessing over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz wants GOP lawmakers to move beyond Keystone XL and instead do more to unleash America’s energy potential.  More »

Top 10 beneficiaries of fracturing dollars in Congress

Find out which senators and representatives received the largest campaign contributions from the hydraulic fracturing industry during the 2004 and 2012 campaign cycles, and which Texas representative ranks No. 1.  More »

Oil prices above $102 on Senate debt deal

Benchmark crude for November delivery gained $1.08, or 1.1 percent, to close at $102.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »

Senators tell feds: Hurry up on LNG exports

Nearly three dozen senators on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to move quickly and make simultaneous decisions on a host of proposals to broadly export liquefied natural gas harvested in the United States.  More »

53 senators push Obama to approve Keystone XL

A bipartisan group of 53 senators on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, over the objections of environmental activists who have made it a signature issue.  More »