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November 26, 2014

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November 25, 2014

Oil Eyes on OPEC

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Mustafa al-Shamali, then deputy prime minister and minister of oil of Kuwait at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries conference in Vienna last December (ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The financial world is focused on the outcome of Thursday’s meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries – the oil cartel which before the U.S. shale revolution could set global prices by adjusting its production. Speculation has been rampant ahead of the talks that will take place in Vienna while most the United States is preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Full story

November 21, 2014

ICYMI: Keystone, Tax Extenders & Yucca

The Keystone XL pipeline came one vote short in the Senate, leaving its future in the hands of the administration, Nebraska and another legislative attempt expected under GOP control (subscription). Full story

Obama Revives Keystone Export Debate

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President Barack Obama urging expedited construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline in 2012. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Twice this month President Barack Obama said the Keystone XL pipeline would be used to ship oil from Canadian bituminous sands overseas. Full story

November 20, 2014

EIA Debuts Crude Import Tool

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Screenshot from EIA’s new crude oil import data interface.

The Energy Information Administration has a new interface for assessing crude oil imports.

The crude oil import tracking tool allows users to drill through data to find details on different types of imports from various countries and to specific regions over time. Full story

November 19, 2014

Whitehouse Pitches Carbon Carrot to EPA’s Stick

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Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

Climate issue advocate Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is once again pushing for a price on carbon dioxide in a bill he introduced Wednesday. Full story

November 17, 2014

Previous Condensate Ruling Emerges

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A stabilization unit with distillation tower. (Courtesy of Dew Point Control)

The Commerce Department last year gave a company the go-ahead to export minimally processed ultralight oil called condensate, months before two other rulings that have caused an upheaval in industry and policy spheres, Reuters reported. Full story

This Week: Keystone Vote, Policy Outlook

Congress is in full swing to wrap up lame duck priorities and the Senate is expected to vote on a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday. Here is a schedule of other events on tap. Full story

November 14, 2014

ICYMI: Keystone & LNG

This week saw lots of action on the Keystone XL Pipeline and liquefied natural gas exports. Full story

Mexico Moving to Make Good on Energy Overhaul

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Centenario exploration oil rig, operated for Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Next month Mexico plans to open a pipeline to bring more gas from the United States, a step that follows the spirit of constitutional energy reforms the country enacted last year. Full story

November 13, 2014

Lithuania LNG Seen Lowering Prices

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Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite looks at a model of the floating storage regasification unit Independence displayed in Vilnius last year.
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Liquefied natural gas imports into Lithuania are being touted as counterweight to ease Russian energy dominance in Europe. Full story

November 11, 2014

Report: Falling Oil Price Adds to Production Risk

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Click to view Securing America’s Future Energy graphic.

Falling global oil prices could lead to a cut in higher-priced production in the United States, Canada and other countries, adding to the risk to future oil production from violence and other disruptions, a recent analysis found. Full story

November 10, 2014

EIA: More LNG Exports Would Raise Gas Prices, CO2

LNG EIA EIA: More LNG Exports Would Raise Gas Prices, CO2Increased exports of liquefied natural gas would raise gas prices 4 to 11 percent above a reference case, which would lead to an increased use of coal for electricity generation, according to the Energy Information Administration. Full story

This Week: Congress is Back

Congress comes back this week to sort out prospects for the lame duck session and there are quite a few events in town focusing on aspects of energy policy. Full story

November 6, 2014

Election Energy Roundup

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(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Early Wednesday, CQ Roll Call’s reporting team began parsing expected election impact and laying out how the GOP takeover would affect Senate energy policy. Here are some of the stories, with those requiring a CQ subscription marked with ($). Full story

November 5, 2014

GOP in Charge and Ready to … Talk

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, his wife Elaine Chao, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., address the crowd during a party for Kentucky Republicans in Louisville, Ky., November 4, 2014. McConnell defeated Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Following a wave of Republican victories Tuesday night in which the party seized control of the Senate by at least two seats, the winners are sounding a conciliatory tone. Full story

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