EIA to cast new data into oil export debate

Fuel Fix  by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Aug. 18, 2014 The U.S. Energy Information Administration is on track next month to issue two highly anticipated reports that will shape the debate over exporting crude, including an analysis of how the price of oil around the globe affects gasoline costs inside the United States. Another study on […]

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The EPA’s Latest Threat to Economic Growth

The Wall Street Journal Editorial By Jay Timmons In a town famous for inaction, Washington is gearing up to take action on a major policy issue. But there’s a hitch: The outcome could be the most expensive regulation in the nation’s history, possibly tanking the economy and costing jobs at a time when businesses, manufacturers […]

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North Dakota Considers Requiring Treatment of Bakken Crude

The Wall Street Journal Aug. 10, 2014 By Chester Dawson North Dakota officials are considering requiring energy companies to treat the crude they pump from the Bakken Shale to make it less volatile before it is loaded onto trains. The North Dakota Industrial Commission plans to hold a public hearing in the coming weeks on […]

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Foxx: Risk level higher for Bakken crude transport

The Jamestown Sun By Mike Nowatzki Aug. 9, 2014 BISMARCK — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Friday that crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation isn’t being singled out from other crudes in proposed new tank car standards, but he didn’t say definitively whether the Department of Transportation believes it’s more volatile than […]

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What the US Congressional Research Service says About the 1920 Jones Act:

The majority of U.S. refineries are located near navigable waters to take advantage of economical waterborne transport for both import and export. However, for refineries switching from imported to domestic crude oil, the advantage diminishes considerably. This is because the Jones Act, a 1920 law that seeks to protect U.S. shipyards and U.S. merchant sailors […]

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Commerce Dept. should allow exports of U.S. crude

The Washington Post By The Editorial Board THE UNITED States is a rising oil exporter. That sentence is amazing when you consider that federal law technically bans crude oil exports. Last week, the BW Zambesi oil tanker left Texas City, Tex., with $40 million worth of minimally processed condensate, a form of oil, and headed to South […]

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