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Energy Today – May 22, 2013

Mary Leshper

Mary Schaper
Posted May 22, 2013

The Hill’s E2 WireSenators Warned of ‘Narrowing’ Opportunity to Increase Natural Gas Exports

In an ongoing series of hearings focused on American natural gas exports, the Senate Energy Committee heard from panelists on the pending LNG export applications. The president of Sempra LNG noted that “if we wait too long … we will lose the jobs” associated with U.S. LNG projects.

National JournalGraphic: Keystone XL is More Than a Pipeline

The House is set to vote on legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline today. In advance of the vote, NJ has an infographic that details everything from the project’s route size and how much oil it will deliver to its supporters and opponents.

Anchorage Daily NewsGovernor Signs Oil Tax Cut, Budget Bills

Legislation signed into law by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is designed to overhaul the state’s oil tax structure with a goal of increasing oil production and industry investment.

LNG World NewsACC President Highlights Shale and Manufacturing at Gas Forum

“Abundant and affordable supply of natural gas has transformed the U.S. chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today,” American Chemistry Council President Cal Dooley told the Senate Energy Committee yesterday. Haynesville Shale Natural Gas a ‘Game Changer’ for New Orleans Region

According to an LSU study, the natural gas discoveries in north Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale play and new manufacturing facilities in the state could generate more than 214,000 new jobs over the next nine years.

Denver Business Journal Next Generation Fracking Equipment Comes to Colorado

More technological innovations from the oil and natural gas industry: Colorado’s Niobrara oil fields will see cutting-edge technology – making hydraulic fracturing more efficient.


Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.