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Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

WASHINGTON — Legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is likely as the Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. Preliminary votes on the overall energy bill are expected as soon as Thursday as the Senate debates the first comprehensive energy legislation in nine years. The wide-ranging bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Maria ...

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Feds help competing LNG projects, but could now also help Alaska gas exports

Gas tanker LNG in Alaska

JUNEAU — The U.S. Congress has reauthorized the Export-Import Bank of the United States, in an effort to boost trade by helping finance operations of American companies overseas. Among the projects the bank has assisted with billions in loans and other financing are liquefied natural gas export efforts in Australia and Papua New Guinea, ventures that target Asian LNG markets ...

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BLM approves drilling permit in Alaska petroleum reserve

JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it had approved a drilling permit that would clear the way for the first oil and gas production from federal land in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The permit is for the Greater Mooses Tooth 1 project being pursued by ConocoPhillips Alaska. In a release, BLM Director Neil Kornze ...

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What would it take to free U.S. oil exports?

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pushing to repeal the 1970s-era ban on U.S. oil exports face a steep obstacle: The Obama administration sees no need to fully remove the restriction while the country is still importing part of its oil supply. And many politicians are wary of a voter backlash if gasoline prices go up just as they open the door to ...

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U.S. Senator Murkowski plans bill to kill oil export ban

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Thursday she will unveil a bill next week to reverse the U.S. oil export ban in an effort to build support for killing the 1970s-era restriction that drillers say threatens to choke the domestic energy boom. Murkowski, the Republican chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said she will unveil ...

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Oil prices ease as U.S. stockpiles seen rising

SINGAPORE – Oil prices eased on Tuesday on expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and as Saudi Arabia keeps output near record highs, but prices remained near a 2015-peak reached last week. Crude prices have climbed around 18 percent since the start of April on speculation about falling U.S. output after the domestic oil rig count hit 2010 lows. ...

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