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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 8, 2011

The U.S. Interior Department, which oversees drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, should get a 30 percent boost in its 2012 budget to speed processing of oil-exploration permits, said Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana.

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canada  canadian-oil-sands  crude-oil  domestic-energy  energy-policy  gulf-of-mexico  keystone-xl  keystone-xl-pipeline  nebraska  oil-sands  refinery  state-department  energy-poicy 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 7, 2011

A few days ago in the midst of a blizzard on one of the coldest days of the year, members of the Construction and General Laborers Local 1140 met in Lincoln, Nebraska to rally in support of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and in opposition to state legislative proposals that would delay its construction.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 7, 2011

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a personal pitch Friday for President Barack Obama to support a controversial $7-billion pipeline that could double the amount of Alberta oilsands crude exported to the United States.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 4, 2011

Thursday's decision by Shell Oil to forgo drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast for a second straight year adds to the list of grievances on Capitol Hill against the Obama administration handling of oil and gas production.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 3, 2011

The American Petroleum Institute released a third guidance document for hydraulic fracturing, covering practices to minimize associated surface environmental impacts.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 2, 2011

The US Security and Exchange Commission's proposed rule to require resource extraction companies to disclose payments to the US and foreign governments could create competitive problems for US-listed companies, the American Petroleum Institute said in a comment it filed with the SEC. Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which became law in December, added a section to the 1934 Securities Act calling for the SEC to issue rules requiring resource extraction issuers to include in an annual report any payments made by the issuer, or by a subsidiary or other entity controlled by the issuer, to the US or a foreign government for oil, gas, or mineral development.

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Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted February 1, 2011

Hoping their industries will be spared, energy lobbyists are pushing back with warnings that too much tinkering with the status quo will force them to lay off workers and halt projects that are helping get the economy back on its feet.

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alternative-energy  domestic-energy  earnings  energy  energy-policy  energy-taxes  government-revenue  renewable-energy  renewables 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 31, 2011

Over the next couple of weeks, oil and natural gas companies will be releasing their fourth quarter and 2010 year-end performance reports.

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domestic-energy  energy-policy  energy-today 

Rayola Dougher

Rayola Dougher
Posted January 31, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a series of "listening sessions" in the coming months in order to get input from stakeholders on the agency's plans to implement new greenhouse gas standards on power plants and refineries.

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