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Mar 11, 2013

Senator asks for data on sharp gasoline price rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Senate Energy Committee on Monday asked the federal government’s energy statistics arm to provide data explaining the recent spike in gasoline prices, which has taken place despite huge increases domestic oil production.

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, asked the Energy Information Administration for details about the rapid climb in gasoline costs as he prepares to hold a hearing on the subject at an unspecified date this spring.

Mar 7, 2013

US lawmakers draft bill to speed decision on Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – Proponents of the Keystone
XL pipeline in the House of Representatives on Thursday outlined
a new push to take the decision on the project out of the hands
of the Obama Administration and to limit further legal and
regulatory delays.

Congressman Lee Terry, Republican from Nebraska, authored
draft legislation that would eliminate the need for a
presidential permit for the northern section of the pipeline,
which would transport Canadian oil sands crude into the United
States.

Mar 7, 2013

Interior nominee pledges “certainty” to oil, gas drillers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Interior Department, Sally Jewell, pledged on Thursday to give the oil and gas industry more “certainty” regarding development on public lands, as lawmakers questioned her commitment to balancing conservation with expanded energy production.

Jewell, testifying at a Senate hearing on her nomination, stressed the importance of both renewable energy and traditional fossil fuel development.

Mar 7, 2013

US Interior nominee says will give “certainty” to oil, gas drillers

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s
nominee to head the U.S. Interior Department, Sally Jewell, on
Thursday pledged to provide the oil and gas industry with
“certainty” regarding development on public lands.

Jewell, testifying at the first congressional hearing on her
nomination, stressed the importance of both renewable energy and
traditional fossil fuel development.

Feb 28, 2013

Senator Murkowski says will not back down in Alaska road fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee said on Wednesday she would not back down in her drive to reverse a finding by the Interior Department that blocks construction of an emergency road for a remote Alaskan community.

The fight threatens to hold up the White House’s nomination of Sally Jewell as Interior Secretary.

Feb 28, 2013

U.S. Sen. Murkowski says will not back down in Alaska road fight

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – The top Republican on the Senate Energy
Committee said on Wednesday she would not back down in her drive to reverse a
finding by the Interior Department that blocks construction of an emergency road
for a remote Alaskan community.

The fight threatens to hold up the White House’s nomination of Sally Jewell
as Interior Secretary.

Feb 12, 2013

U.S. senate panel mulls future of natural gas policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas policy, from hydraulic fracturing to exports, came under the microscope on Tuesday as environmental and industry groups presented their views on the issue to Congress and divided along mostly familiar lines.

On a day U.S. President Barack Obama is set to lay out his agenda in the annual State of the Union address, the Senate Energy Committee examined the implications of a shale gas revolution that has upended the American energy outlook.

Feb 8, 2013

DOE says sequestration may force furloughs, program cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Energy Department has notified its employees that it may have to place workers on temporary furloughs and slash “vital programs” if across-the-board budget cuts take place as scheduled in March.

President Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress have been sparring over how to address the deep automatic spending cuts due on March 1, known as “sequestration.”

Feb 7, 2013

Commission lays out U.S. energy efficiency roadmap through 2030

WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) – The United States can double
energy productivity over the next 20 years by boosting
investments in energy efficiency, reforming tax credits for
energy savings and engaging state and local governments, a
report released on Thursday said.

With a new session of Congress beginning, the report laid
out a sweeping vision for cutting the energy used to support a
growing U.S. economy by 2030.

Feb 4, 2013

Republican senator lays out path for U.S. independence from OPEC

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – U.S. independence from OPEC
could be a reality if the U.S. government opens more lands for
oil and gas development, speeds permitting and approves the
Keystone XL pipeline, the top Republican on the Senate energy
committee said in a policy report on Monday.

Senator Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, laid out a wide-ranging
plan to take advantage of the United States’ energy bounty.

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