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February 23, 2015

Traders Bet Oil Price Will Rise, or Fall



As they have been since oil prices started falling in the summer, Wall Street speculators are looking for the bottom of the market. Full story

February 9, 2015

This Week: ARPA-E, Keystone & Budget

The House is expected to vote on the Senate bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline. The Energy Department will hold its annual technology convention and Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz will make two trips to Capitol Hill to discuss the budget. Full story

February 5, 2015

Moniz to Head to Hill

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Ernest Moniz For Energy Secretary

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz will be in the hot seat next week, defending his department’s 2016 budget before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources. Full story

Analyst: Don’t Expect $110 Oil Soon


(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)


While some experts expect oil prices to rebound above $75 this year, former Commerce Under Secretary Robert Shapiro sees the drop lasting longer, citing historic declines that have lasted from one to three years. Full story

February 3, 2015

Energy Budget Takeaways

The Energy Department unveiled its 2016 request for $29.9 billion in spending.
Here are some highlights:

• A 41 percent jump the energy efficiency and renewable energy program including big additions for vehicle technologies and geothermal programs.
• Natural gas technologies would see a 76 percent boost to $44 million while the department is looking to pare down overall fossil energy research by 2 percent.
• The department is requesting an 84 percent increase in spending for electricity delivery and energy reliability, doubling smart grid research increasing energy storage technology by 75 percent.
• Funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy would jump 16 percent.
• Nuclear reactor concepts would decrease 19 percent while fuel cycle research would increase 11 percent and fusion research would be down 10 percent.


CQ subscribers can view our full budget coverage here.

February 2, 2015

This Week: Budget, Falling Oil & State Energy

Monday the administration unveils the 2016 budget, expected to ignore sequester spending caps. Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz will discuss Energy Department spending plans, streamed live.

The State Department set Monday as the deadline for department feedback on the Keystone XL presidential permit, though don’t expect to hear anything. “The Department of State is treating the agencies’ replies as part of an internal inter-agency process,” a State official told Geof Koss Friday. Full story

January 30, 2015

ICYMI: Keystone Vote, Gas Exports & Offshore Drilling

After dispatching a slew of amendments, the Senate Thursday passed a bill approving the Keystone Pipeline, falling shy of the support needed to override a threatened White House veto. CQ subscribers can read more on the prospects of a conference with the House. Full story

January 29, 2015

Moniz Plugs Gas Exports From Africa



Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz sees natural gas development among the resources that African countries could use in modernizing their energy sectors. Full story

LNG Luster Flickers As Congress Acts

Cove Point LNG Terminal. (Dominion)

Cove Point LNG Terminal. (Dominion)

Wednesday the House passed a measure to expedite liquefied natural gas exports, a move that has been gaining political steam even as the underlying market basis has been eroding. Full story

January 28, 2015

Analysts: U.S. Shale Will Prolong/Ride Out Price Crunch



Get ready for $35 oil? Full story

January 27, 2015

EIA’s Latest Oil Prediction is Already Off


All the volatility in the oil market has made the difficult task of divining the future that much harder. The Energy Information Administration’s latest predictions in the monthly Short Term Energy Outlook are already out of step with data from the field. Full story

January 26, 2015

Biden and Moniz Push Island Energy Overhaul

US Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Amos J. Hochstein, US State Department international energy coordinator, talk before the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative meeting Monday.      (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Amos J. Hochstein, State Department international energy coordinator, talk at the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative meeting Monday. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz met Monday with Caribbean leaders and global financial organizations to promote development of alternative energy sources for island communities. Full story

This Week: Keystone Vote, Oil Prices and EPA Regs

There’s no shortage of energy events this week. The Senate is scheduled to continue Keystone XL pipeline votes Monday and the House is expected to consider legislation to expedite exports of liquefied natural gas.  Full story

January 22, 2015

Enviros: Put Brakes on Quick Trade Deals

(Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

(Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Conservation and environment groups are pushing Congress to ignore President Barack Obama’s plea to streamline trade negotiations, which he pressed for in his State of the Union address. Full story

By Randy Leonard Posted at 10:06 a.m.

January 21, 2015

Keystone Gets SOTU Nod

(Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)

(Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)

In his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama didn’t mention the Keystone XL pipeline by name, but in calling for an overarching infrastructure bill, he did make a direct reference to the project, a bill for which is on the Senate floor. Full story

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