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Alan Sadler

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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Alan Sadler
In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.
U.S. Coast Guard image showing the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island on Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

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The NTSB report comes at a pivotal time for Shell, which has asked federal regulators for permission to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as July.

Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Cheniere secures buyers for two Corpus Christi LNG trains

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The Houston company due to be the first exporter of U.S. natural gas has lined up buyers for more than half of the supplies it plans to send overseas from its second proposed liquefaction facility in Corpus Christi.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas

Texas, North Dakota supply half of U.S. crude

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Via Simone Sebastian, FuelFix: Texas now is pumping 36 percent of the nation’s oil, more than doubling its production in three years, according to new federal data. The Energy Information Administration reports that Texas oil production topped 3 million barrels per day in April, for the first time since the late 1970s. Nearly as much […]
Categories: Uncategorized

(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Bakken Shale oil explorers told to cut flaring or face punishment

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Energy companies that don’t curb so-called gas flaring will face limits on the amount of oil they can pump from the Bakken shale formation, the North Dakota Industrial Commission said in a statement today.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere won’t ask for billions in stock awards

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Facing a shareholder lawsuit over “excessive” executive paydays, Cheniere Energy told a Delaware court last week it won’t ask investors to approve $2.2 billion in stock awards to its top brass.
Categories: Legal issues, LNG
Yellow oil barrels

Oil flat despite U.S., China factory strength

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It is the fourth day in a row of declines and the sixth decline in the last seven trading days.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets

Alaska’s Historic Natural Gas Equity

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When it comes to domestic energy, Alaska gets it. Alaska is a state rich in natural resources, and through sensible policy it has historically worked with industry to develop those assets in an efficient manner. Yet, keeping pace with shifting energy dynamics requires a tax structure that fosters investment, which voters will decide later this […]
Categories: General
An employee of SunPower Corp. checks assembled solar panels at the SunPower Corp. module manufacturing plant at Flextronics in Milpitas, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Renewables to get most of $7.7 trillion power investments

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Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels.
Categories: Environment, Solar