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February 20, 2015

Army Corps Eyes Nome for Deep Port

As the shipping industry and countries make plans to expand Arctic sea lanes amid shrinking ice coverage, the Army Corps of Engineers is considering expanding and deepening the Port of Nome, Alaska, the Associated Press reported:

Corps spokesman Tom Findtner said by email that the agency in December tentatively selected a plan to modify the Port of Nome. The plan suggests extending Nome’s causeway by 2,150 feet, building a 450-foot dock and dredging the new, protected area and entrance channel to 28 feet.

The lack of a nearby deep-water port has also been cited as an issue for Arctic oil and gas exploration. We will have more on the administration’s proposal to overhaul Arctic drilling regulations on

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

January 23, 2015

Enviros Want CO2 Regs for Aircraft

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Environmental organizations are pressing the EPA to pick up the pace on developing regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft. Full story

January 14, 2015

Oil Slide and California’s Hidden Gas Tax


Did the oil price plunge obscure the effects of California’s cap and trade regulations for gasoline? Full story

January 8, 2015

QER Eyes Strategic Reserve and Waterways



Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz said that problems with inland waterways and the strategic petroleum reserve are among the top infrastructure issues identified in the Quadrennial Energy Review. Full story

December 9, 2014

North Dakota Considers Oil Rail Rule

State regulators are pushing to restrict the volatility of crude oil for rail transport, which could affect shipments of Bakken shale oil. Full story

November 18, 2014

DOE Launches Fuel, Outage App

Screenshot of gasoline station status on the Energy Department's Lantern Live app.

Screenshot of gasoline station status on the Energy Department’s Lantern Live app.

The Energy Department Monday unveiled a mobile application called Lantern Live to show area power outages and to locate open gasoline stations in emergencies as well as alternative fuel locations. Full story

November 6, 2014

How EPA’s Hyundai Settlement Stacks Up


EPA Settlements

The $100 million civil penalty EPA levied against Hyundai and Kia, which we reported on Monday, was the largest ever under the Clean Air Act, in terms of unadjusted dollar amounts. Full story

October 14, 2014

The Week Ahead: Russia, Solar, Gas, Carbon and Coal

A little bit of everything is happening this week, and much of it takes place Tuesday. Full story

September 29, 2014

On Tap This Week: Conferences, Expos & An Anniversary

The Johnson Rice 2014 Energy Conference kicks off Monday in New Orleans and runs through Wednesday with presentations Monday from Pioneer Energy Services and Wednesday from Tesco Corp. Full story

September 26, 2014

Without Pipeline, Tar Sands Project Stalled

(U.S. Geologic Survey)

(U.S. Geologic Survey)

Statoil put off an in situ steam project to pull tar sands bitumen from the subsurface in Alberta, Canada, the company announced Thursday. Full story

ICYMI: Climate, ISIS Oil & A Keg Stand

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds the beer keg nozzle for LSU football fan as he does a keg stand at a tailgate party on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game on Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds the beer keg nozzle for LSU football fan as he does a keg stand at a tailgate party on the Louisiana State University campus before the LSU-Mississippi State game Saturday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Taking a look back on the week that was:

  • Addressing the United Nations, President Barack Obama called on countries to join together to try to forestall climate change. “We can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation, developed and developing alike,” Obama said. “Nobody gets a pass.” CQ Roll Call’s Lauren Gardner had more on the speech and new administration efforts (subscription). Full story

September 18, 2014

Moniz Unveiled

Energy Department

Photo courtesy of the Energy Department

CQ Roll Call’s Geof Koss sat down with Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz earlier this summer to discuss his relationship with Congress, as we mentioned last week. The whole story is now available outside the paywall.


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