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Oct 4, 2012

Vital U.S. energy data held hostage by budget fight: EIA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. federal budget fight might prevent a timely study of the country’s new energy bonanza, a senior official said, and stands in the way of data that could help ease volatility that is costly to energy companies and traders alike.

New production of shale gas in Pennsylvania and petroleum in the Dakotas is already shaping policy, but the country’s energy study agency is not collecting timely and thorough data from those reserves.

Oct 2, 2012

Insight: Delays dog U.S. government loans to green energy projects

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A year after the U.S. government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total money promised has been handed over.

Technical questions and companies’ own failures in hitting contractual milestones are behind some of the holdups.

Oct 2, 2012

Delays dog U.S. government loans to green energy projects

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A year after the U.S.
government raced to meet a deadline to finish loan agreements
with dozens of clean energy companies, less than half the total
money promised has been handed over.

Technical questions and companies’ own failures in hitting
contractual milestones are behind some of the holdups.

Sep 17, 2012

Energy Dept delays release of LNG export report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday once again delayed release of a report on expanding liquefied natural gas exports, likely pushing beyond the election a decision on the potentially contentious issue of sending U.S. gas abroad.

Commissioned by the Energy Department to examine the economic impact of LNG exports, the report by an unidentified third-party contractor is now expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Aug 14, 2012

US should stop Tuvalu reflagging Iranian ships-US lawmaker

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – A prominent U.S. lawmaker on
Tuesday urged the U.S. government to take “aggressive action”
against the small South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu for
reflagging Iranian oil tankers.

Howard Berman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs
Committee, said Tuvalu had re-flagged 22 Iranian oil tankers and
continued to assist Iran despite warnings that it could face
U.S. sanctions.

Aug 2, 2012

U.S. orders major Enbridge oil pipeline review after leak

CALGARY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. pipeline regulator raised the pressure on Enbridge Inc on Thursday over the latest spill on its U.S. oil pipeline network, demanding that it submit a plan to improve the safety of the entire 1,900 mile system before restarting a key Midwest line.

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said it added new conditions to this week’s corrective action order for the restart of Line 14 to address failures on that pipeline as well as a string of others in recent years on its U.S. system, part of the world’s longest network for moving oil and petroleum products.

Jul 31, 2012

Enbridge says Line 14 repairs to wrap up on Tuesday

CALGARY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc said on Monday that repairs to a ruptured Wisconsin pipeline could be complete as early as tomorrow, though regulators have not yet said when they will allow the company to restart the line.

U.S. pipeline regulators said no decision had been made on whether Enbridge will have to take any corrective measures before restarting a pipeline shuttered after spilling more 1,000 barrels of crude oil in Wisconsin.

Jul 31, 2012

Regulator blocks restart of Enbridge Line 14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government blocked Enbridge Inc from restarting a key oil pipeline on Tuesday, saying last week’s spill on the line was “absolutely unacceptable.”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood blasted Enbridge over the leak of more than a 1,000 barrels of crude oil in a field in Wisconsin, which shut its 318,000 barrel per day pipeline on Friday.

Jul 31, 2012

U.S. regulator blocks restart of Enbridge Line 14

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – The U.S. government blocked
Enbridge Inc from restarting a key oil pipeline on
Tuesday, saying last week’s spill on the line was “absolutely
unacceptable.”

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood blasted Enbridge
over the leak of more than a 1,000 barrels of crude oil in a
field in Wisconsin, which shut its 318,000 barrel per day
pipeline on Friday.

Jul 30, 2012

U.S. reviewing Enbridge pipeline spill, no restart decision yet

CALGARY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. pipeline regulators said on Monday no decision had been made on whether Enbridge Inc will have to take any corrective measures before restarting a pipeline shuttered after spilling more 1,000 barrels of crude oil in Wisconsin.

The 318,000 barrel per day Line 14 — which carries Canadian crude to refiners in the Midwest — was shut on Friday after the discovery of the spill, the latest in a series of incidents that threaten to damage the reputation of a company that launched its most ambitious expansion program ever just two months ago.

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