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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.

Jul 26, 2012

US Chamber of Commerce to promote shale boom in campaign

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
on Thursday launched its first major salvo in support of shale
oil and gas development, unveiling a campaign promoting the
economic benefits of the booming energy sector that is under
fire from environmentalists.

The powerful business group will be running newspaper and
radio ads in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
where the shale gas boom has sharply boosted drilling.

Jul 18, 2012

Chinese competition sank govt-backed Abound Solar-executives

WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) – Abound Solar was doomed by
Chinese subsidies that helped flood the market with solar
panels, former company executives said on Wednesday as
Republicans delved into the latest failure of a
government-backed solar panel manufacturer.

The collapse of Abound and the high-profile bankruptcy of
Solyndra, another solar panel maker that also received a
government loan guarantee, have provided rich fodder for
Republicans on the campaign trail attacking the Obama
administration’s energy policies.

Jul 10, 2012

House bill looks to stop future “Solyndras”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers unveiled legislation on Tuesday to end a program offering loan support for clean energy companies, keeping alive the issue of a massive loan to solar panel maker Solyndra, which subsequently filed for bankruptcy.

Solyndra received more than $500 million in government support and has become a political talking point for Republicans in the run-up to November’s election and an embarrassment to the administration of President Barack Obama.

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