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Keystone delay hits ND Dems

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Rob Port | Bakken.com contributor Last week came news of yet another delay in the Obama administration’s interminable regulatory dithering on the Keystone XL pipeline project. This latest punt will, conveniently, take the decision date for the pipeline beyond the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans were quick to point to the news as yet more evidence of President Obama abusing his ...

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Houston’s oil hoard overflowing

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By: Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The United States’ Gulf Coast, and especially Houston, is bursting at the seams with crude oil. Stockpiles centered in the Houston area, reaching as far east as Alabama and west as New Mexico, rose to an all-time high of more than 200 million barrels during the week of April 4, according to the ...

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Obama signs law providing Ukraine loan guarantees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill providing $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine. The legislation signed by the president on Thursday also punishes Russia for its bold annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. The law calls for the direct imposition of sanctions on certain people with regard to Ukraine. Some in Congress ...

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Texas landowners fear the worst with Keystone XL pipeline

By Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram  700,000: Barrels of oil per day that the Keystone XL pipeline should ultimately pump into Texas 300,000: Barrels of oil per day that the pipeline was pumping when oil began flowing in January 20,000: Jobs that the southern leg (which is already built) and the northern leg (stretching up to Canada) should create 487: Miles from Cushing, ...

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Obama says important to conclude free trade deal with Europe, hints at possible gas exports


BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that energy cooperation would be a crucial part of a free trade deal with the EU that, if reached, would allow the 28-nation bloc to become less dependent on Russia.  Several EU nations rely heavily on Russia for gas supplies, something they regret now that they are in a diplomatic standoff ...

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Ukraine crisis gives new impetus to EU-U.S. trade talks, U.S. says

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia’s annexation of Crimea underlines the need for the United States and the European Union to substantially deepen their economic ties, Washington’s top trade official said on Saturday, opening the door to U.S. exports of natural gas to Europe. Days before U.S. President Barack Obama and EU officials hold a summit in Brussels, U.S. Trade Representative Michael ...

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U.S., Russia impose dueling travel bans; Obama opens door to Russian energy sanctions

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday sanctioned several top Russian politicians and key business oligarchs with ties to Vladimir Putin, raising the stakes in a blossoming international crisis and opening the door for targeting Russia’s vital energy sector. Three days after targeting 11 of Putin’s ideological allies in response to his plans to annex the Crimean peninsula, the White House ...

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White House announces new climate change data website

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(WASHINGTON) As part of its campaign to step up efforts to address climate change, the White House on Wednesday announced the creation of a new website to serve as a one-stop location for the enormous amount of climate data housed at different federal agencies. The initiative to make the information more accessible to communities, researchers and industries trying to adapt ...

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