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December 20, 2014

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December 18, 2014

Tracking the Oil Slowdown

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More oil projects are getting scrapped as companies pare off more expensive endeavors in the face of a close to 50 percent drop in prices. Full story

Oil Plunge Breaks Asia LNG Breakeven

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Spot prices for January delivery of liquefied natural gas to Asia dropped by 47 percent from a year ago, down to $10.062 per million British thermal units, the largest one year drop and the lowest level since 2011, according to data from Platts. That is about a cent below the cost to liquefy and ship gas from Louisiana at January prices. Full story

December 15, 2014

New GOP Senators Claim Energy Seats

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Rep. Bill Cassidy (File photo, Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Two Republican lawmakers who emphasized energy issues in their successful bid to unseat Democratic senators will now take slots on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Full story

Moniz, van der Hoeven & Moniz

Following Thursday’s nail-bitter as the omnibus bill squeaked through the House, the Senate cleared the bill late Saturday over the objections of more than 20 Democrats. The Senate is around this week to wrap up nominations and potentially clear a package of tax extensions including a break for wind energy. Here’s what else is going on as the holidays approach: Full story

December 12, 2014

ICYMI: Omnibus, Ozone and Mexico

The Senate will consider the House-passed omnibus spending package as soon as today, but lawmakers would need procedural agreements to expedite the process before Monday. The measure includes $34.2 billion for energy and water programs but it would dole out no additional funds for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The bill would include $345 million and a requirement to continue construction on the mixed oxide plutonium facility. Appropriators also tucked in a provision to throw a $97 million lifeline to the troubled American Centrifuge Project. Full story

Mexico Opens Offshore Oil Bidding

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Centenario exploration oil rig, operated for PEMEX.
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In the next step to privatizing its oil and gas production, Mexico offered areas for offshore drilling Thursday. Full story

CBO: Shale Production to Up GDP by 1%

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Shale oil and gas will increase the U.S. gross domestic product by 0.7 percent in 2020 and 0.9 percent in 2040, the Congressional Budget Office estimated. Full story

December 4, 2014

OPEC Braces for a Year of Lower Oil Prices

After opting last week to keep production levels steady, members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries are expecting prices to stay as low as $60 per barrel for months. Full story

December 2, 2014

Upton Eyes the ‘Architecture of Abundance’ for Energy

The following is a special report, which CQ Roll Call subscribers received last week.

After peeking inside Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s, R-Alaska, energy manifesto Monday for clues on how she’ll run the Energy and Natural Resources Committee next year, we turn today to the corresponding plan by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich. Full story

December 1, 2014

Murkowski’s Energy Manifesto Hiding in Plain Sight

The following is a special report, which CQ Roll Call subscribers received last week.

There’s plenty of speculation about what Republicans will do on energy in the 114th Congress, and while a lot of details remain to be sorted out, the House and Senate chairs with primary jurisdiction have dropped plenty of hints about their thinking. Full story

November 26, 2014


A holiday must be around the corner. As if the smell of homemade pumpkin bread and pie wasn’t enough indication, the administration Wednesday announced a new and much anticipated regulation on ozone emissions. Such announcements have become customary before holiday breaks. Full story

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

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