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U.S. shale and OPEC, the altered balance of power: Kemp

United States and OPEC: The shifting balance of power 1950-2015 chartbook. (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) LONDON – Two landmark events this month will underscore the extent to which the oil market’s balance of power has been transformed by the shale revolution. In Washington, Congress will begin considering legislation to permit the ...

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Fracking off to slow start in NC as wildcatters stumble

Wildcatters are having a hard time making a go of energy exploration in North Carolina. Since the state began accepting permit applications for fracking in mid-March, none have been filed, and there is little visible sign of any hydraulic fracturing activity in the state. A judge’s decision this month to temporarily halt all drilling permits for fracking in North Carolina ...

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Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass the bill easily Wednesday afternoon, capping weeks of debate over one of Republicans’ top priorities — a bill authorizing the construction of the much-delayed pipeline. Yet support ...

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Senate heads toward approval of Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate is moving toward passage of a bipartisan bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move defies a veto threat and sets up the first battle with the White House over energy and the environment. The Senate plans to vote later Thursday. It’s the first measure taken up by the Republican-controlled Senate, and one of ...

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EU squares up to tough choices without Russian gas

By Barbara Lewis | Reuters BRUSSELS, May 5 – European Union officials hunkered down behind closed doors on Monday to confront the hard choices to be made for the EU to wean itself off Russian gas, even considering more use of polluting coal. Analysts said the debate could be counter-productive as it was likely to stoke divisions over energy policy ...

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Letter: Great opportunity in Watford City

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By: Steve Erickson, Duluth, Minn. , INFORUM Extraordinary support for the Watford City, N.D., school bond vote is a strong indicator of the faith and optimism held by the local community. With their vote, Watford City residents signaled a positive, long-term outlook for what the energy boom means for the community. It recognizes the opportunities that still lie ahead in transforming into ...

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