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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

The Reality of Three Ozone Maps

ThreeMaps

Maps lie.

At least that’s what cartographers say. Maps can also provide compelling insight and as such are key messaging tools in political discourse, as demonstrated in the debate around Thursday’s Senate ozone hearing. Here we look at several maps, all of which are accurate but can be misleading without context.

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January 29, 2015

Moniz Plugs Gas Exports From Africa

(PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

(PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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

(KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

(KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Get ready for $35 oil? Full story

January 27, 2015

EIA’s Latest Oil Prediction is Already Off

STEORigs

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

By Randy Leonard Posted at 11:54 a.m.
Exports, Natural Gas, Oil

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 21, 2015

The Deal With Moniz’ Hair

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz to be on NPR radio show. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz to be on NPR radio show. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Those who have been familiar with him for years, even those who have just heard him address a congressional panel or an audience of scientists, know that there is far more to Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz than his hair. He’s an MIT physicist and is known for charming Republicans and Democrats alike. Full story

January 20, 2015

This Week: Keystone, SOTU & Outlooks

Here are the week’s energy events. Full story

January 16, 2015

ICYMI: Oil Drop, EPA Regs & Mexico Swap

Here is what has been happening in energy this week.

The spread between U.S. crude prices and the global benchmark has narrowed as prices have plummeted since June. Russia is feeling the effects of lower oil prices, and to a lesser degree, sanctions. The resulting cascade in U.S. gasoline prices may have tempered a much-anticipated bump at the pump from a California cap-and-trade rule that requires oil companies to buy carbon allowances if greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks exceed a limit set by the state. Full story

January 13, 2015

Oil Spread Shrinks

(MARC PREEL/AFP/Getty Images)

(MARC PREEL/AFP/Getty Images)

As the price of oil has plunged, the difference between the global benchmark Brent and the U.S. price has all but disappeared, cutting away benefits for U.S. refiners and eroding incentives to export oil. Full story

Foreign Involvement Furthers Mexico Energy

 

Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, right, delivers a speech before signing a new energy law in August.  (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto, right, delivers a speech before signing a new energy law in August. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico plans to add more than a gigawatt of power with a natural gas and hydroelectric plant as part of recent overhaul of the country’s energy sector. Full story

January 12, 2015

This Week: Keystone, ConocoPhillips & Climate

Here’s what’s on tap in energy this week: Full story

January 9, 2015

ICYMI: Keystone, Oil & Demand Response

The Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a state law that was the basis for the Keystone Pipeline XL route through that state. The case was the main factor the State Department had identified in delaying a decision on the pipeline. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-9 Thursday to recommend legislation approving the pipeline (subscription). Full story

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