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November 23, 2014

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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

Keystone’s Next Steps

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Sen. Mary L. Landrieu leaves a press conference after defeat of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Moments after Senate backers of the Keystone XL Tuesday fell one vote short of moving legislation to approve the pipeline, they were promising a rematch. Full story

November 17, 2014

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

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

Petro Industry to House: Pass Senate Permit Bill

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A drilling rig in Colorado (Bureau of Land Management)

As the remaining days of the 113th Congress dwindle, the oil and gas industry is pressing the House to move a measure to expedite drilling permits on federal land, which the Senate passed in September. Full story

November 13, 2014

Democrats Finally Get Keystone Vote


C-SPAN video, June 25, 2014

Wednesday was the seventh time this year that Democrats offered a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, though proposals before last week’s election were tied to a vote on an energy efficiency bill. Full story

November 12, 2014

The Difference Between Two Keystone Bills

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(Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Sen. Mary L. Landrieu took to the floor Wednesday to call for a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. 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 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

November 4, 2014

Lower Oil Prices Could Hamper LNG Projects

As the global price of oil continues its downward slide, it is nearing the point where North American liquefied natural gas exports would cease to be competitive in Asian markets. Full story

Institutions Adding Bigger Microgrids


Santa Fe Community College celebrated the addition of a 1.5 MW solar facility.

Universities and hospitals are installing larger and more self sustaining electric generation facilities to lower their utility costs, increase their renewable portfolios and provide greater independence from the power grid. Full story

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