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The New Age of Trump Oil

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Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In ...

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Rig count jumps up 27

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Maybe it’s OPEC’s promise for production cuts, maybe it’s Donald Trump’s new staff appointments, or maybe there’s just some good vibes floating around in the air. No matter what the reason, cheers went up today when Baker Hughes released the weekly rig count, showing an increase of 27 rigs exploring for oil and natural gas this week. Even though the ...

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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Trump ...

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Kasich: ‘All the above’ energy approach

COLUMBUS — Presidential contender John Kasich last week proposed an “all of the above” approach to energy production that includes renewables and conservation measures along with stepped-up fossil fuel production. But Gov. John Kasich’s first test may come next year with his position that a proposed, indefinite halt to Ohio’s mandate that utilities get more power from renewable sources like ...

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Bush: US should open overseas markets to US oil, gas

DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation’s economy. The former Florida governor is calling for ending the 1970s-era law prohibiting the U.S. from exporting crude oil at a time when domestic petroleum production has grown rapidly over the past ...

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Editorial: Congress needs to allow crude oil exports

With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation’s trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence across the world. But because of Congressional inaction, the export ban remains in place 40-plus years later. The ban was enacted by Congress following the 1973 Arab oil embargo. That embargo created a domestic energy crisis, causing shortages, ...

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Britain’s new government set to kick-start shale ambitions

LONDON – Britain’s new Conservative government could take control of planning decisions to speed up the development of shale gas and prevent investor money from drying up, lawyers say. Britain is estimated to have enough shale gas trapped below its surface to meet its gas needs for decades. But deployment of the controversial fracking technology required to release gas trapped ...

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LSU’s business school to boost energy industry education

Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business is adding a new program, and it’s perfect for the state’s essential role in America’s quest for energy independence. The business school’s dean, Richard White, is working to add an energy studies minor as well as a Master of Business Administration specializing in the energy industry, according to The Daily Reveille, the ...

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Texas legislators sound off about Keystone XL veto

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The choice by President Barack Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill was one against putting Americans to work and getting the country closer to energy independence, two area representatives said Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, said in a statement the president’s decision was disappointing because it was a bill that had bipartisan support ...

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