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September 18, 2014

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September 16, 2014

Sanctions Could Freeze ExxonMobil’s Arctic Exploration

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A Russian oil production platform. (URSULA HYZY/AFP/Getty Images)

The latest round of sanctions on Russia is expected to affect an ExxonMobil project in the Kara Sea that started last month and had skirted previous restrictions. Full story

September 12, 2014

Moniz’s Congressional Straddle

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Moniz fishing for salmon in Alaska with Verne Martell, Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband. (Energy Department)

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz is embraced by members on both sides of the aisle while straddling the contentious divide over energy and environment issues, CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss reports in the forthcoming copy of CQ Weekly (subscription). Full story

July 24, 2014

One Caribbean Nation’s Dramatic Increase in LNG Use

An energy company executive’s testimony at House hearing this week shows just how rapidly liquified natural gas can become a major part of a developing country’s economy, especially if it isn’t known for having a native supply of fossil fuels.

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Finding a Market for U.S. Condensate Exports

As the Commerce Department moves to allow companies to ship off exports of mildly processed ultralight oil known as condensate, some might wonder if there is a global market to take in the excess. Full story

July 23, 2014

Making Sense of Shifting Crude Oil Export Policy

While the oil industry is still sorting out the meaning of a recent Commerce Department decision to allow exports of certain petroleum liquids, the movement toward loosening restrictions on the crude oil trade has taken a faster than expected trajectory.

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July 21, 2014

Industry Comes Down on LNG Export Rules Proposal

While some lawmakers have embraced export policy changes for liquefied natural gas that the Energy Department announced in May, industry groups voiced clear opposition Monday, the last day to file comments on the proposal.

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July 14, 2014

Lawyer: Incrimental Cases Not Big Shift for Crude Oil Exports

Part of the confusion over two crude oil export cases last month stemmed from the private way the federal bureau involved conducts business, according to a lawyer who was involved in one of the cases.

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security “is an agency that determines or plays a part in the export of sensitive technology,” said Jacob Dweck a partner at Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, who represented Enterprise Product Partners, one of the companies that recently won a certification for exporting condensates. Unlike the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which issues public rulings that set energy policy, the bureau’s “processes are not designed to publicize what they do, it is designed to keep what they do secret,” Dweck said. Full story

July 11, 2014

House Skirts LNG Filibuster

For a fleeting moment, a California lawmaker played with the idea of a filibuster Thursday, as he pushed for a requirement that exports of liquefied natural gas be shipped by U.S. flagged vessels. After the chairwoman told Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., that debate on a point of order was not timed and could continue as long as it was on the issue, you could see the wheels turning. Full story

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