EPA faces ’14 accusations on ethanol

The Hill By Tim Devaney Sept. 12, 2014 The American Petroleum Institute and renewable energy groups are furious with the Environmental Protection Agency for “playing politics” with the nation’s ethanol mandate. These groups rarely see eye to eye, but they both agree the Obama administration is flip-flopping on the Renewable Fuel Standard to save face […]

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Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt

The New York Times By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ Sept. 8, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry. But deep inside the 14-acre site, the thwack-thwack-thwack […]

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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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