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Why Congress still matters

Oil and gas industry leaders generally don't expect the US Congress to do much about energy in 2014. But they haven't necessarily written federal lawmakers off.

EPA agrees to reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it will reconsider 2013 cellulosic biofuel quotas it has made final because of new information the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers brought to its attention.

SOTU: Obama to stick with 'all-of-the-above' energy strategy

US President Barack Obama quickly cited the US oil and gas renaissance for helping the nation's economy recover in the last 5 years, and said in his fifth State of the Union address that natural gas will need to play an even bigger part in the future.

Washington oil, gas outlook for 2014 contains certainty, but also questions

US oil and gas leaders began 2014 with a handful of certainty and a bucketful of questions about what might happen in Washington during the coming year.

More energy distortion

In his State of the Union Address Jan. 28, US President Barack Obama perpetuated an energy policy that's distorted in promotion and discredited in direction.

Chu: Decision to build Keystone XL pipeline a political one

The decision on whether to permit the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is a political one and not one of that is scientific in nature, according to former US Energy Sec. Steven Chu.

BLM extends comment period for Monument Butte gas project draft EIS

The US Bureau of Land Management will provide an additional 30 days for public comments on the draft environmental impact statement for Newfield Exploration Co.’s proposed Monument Butte natural gas project in eastern Utah.

No major environmental impact from Keystone XL, DOS says

The proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s construction and operation would not have significant environmental impacts, the US Department of State said in its long-awaited final supplemental environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile project.

California enacts interim emergency rules for well stimulation treatments

Since 2010, more than 20 states have adopted new laws or regulations specific to hydraulic fracturing, a technology that, along with horizontal drilling, has given exploration and production companies the ability to more economically tap into the US's vast unconventional hydrocarbon formations.

Senate panel hears arguments for, against US crude oil exports

Witnesses on both sides of the debate over whether to expand US crude oil exports used improved energy security and creation of more domestic jobs to support their viewpoints during a US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the subject.

Shell cancels 2014 drilling off Alaska in court decision’s wake

Royal Dutch Shell PLC will not resume activity on federal leases it holds offshore Alaska in 2014 because a US appeals court’s Jan. 22 decision in a 2008 lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior has created significant uncertainties, company officials stated.

Countries moving geopolitically on Arctic energy, Wilson forum told

Countries already are making geopolitical moves to secure Arctic oil and gas resources despite actual development being decades away in most cases, experts agreed at a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars forum.

Quick hike seen in Iranian oil output if sanctions lifted

Iran can push production of crude oil back to 3-3.5 million b/d “relatively quickly” in the absence of international sanctions, says a veteran observer of the Islamic Republic.

API, AFPM urge EPA to consider actual production in biofuel quotas

The US Environmental Protection Agency should rely more heavily on actual production than on future projections in determining its 2014 renewable fuel quotas, the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers jointly said in comments filed Jan. 28 with the agency.

SOTU: Obama to stick with ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy

US President Barack Obama quickly cited the US oil and gas renaissance for helping the nation’s economy recover in the last 5 years, and said in his fifth State of the Union address that natural gas will need to play an even bigger part in the future.

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