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March 26, 2014

Obama Administration to approve natural gas export project

The Obama administration announced Monday it is approving the seventh US application to export natural gas. The announcement comes amid intense pressure from both members of Congress and European nations for President Obama to approve more exports of natural gas as a way to weaken Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand in the Ukrainian crisis.

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March 26, 2014

Putin’s gift to America’s energy independence

Perhaps President Obama can have a vision that imparts wisdom and he reverses his job-killing and nation humbling energy policies. In the future President Obama can truly say, “Yes, we did.”

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March 26, 2014

Can US natural gas rescue Ukraine from Russia?

Many members of Congress are pressing the Obama administration to use energy as a diplomatic weapon and to speed permits for natural gas export terminals to ease Europe’s and Ukraine’s heavy reliance on Russian supplies.

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March 12, 2014

Ukraine crisis fuels gas debate

The Ukraine crisis is intensifying Washington’s debate over lifting tight restrictions on exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Europe’s reluctance to impose sanctions on Russia following its military takeover of Crimea is focusing attention on Europe’s dependency on Russian energy and giving ammo to those demanding fast approval of transatlantic sales of US energy.

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March 12, 2014

US energy boom proposed as Ukraine bargaining tool

The US energy boom continues to expand with record-setting natural gas production and petroleum product exports, prompting debate about its use as political leverage over countries like Russia.

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March 12, 2014

Administration 2015 budget request retains punitive measures

The White House proposed repealing six federal tax code provisions it considers unnecessary breaks for the oil and gas industry in its fiscal 2015 budget request. The repeals essentially repeated those in its fiscal 2014 budget request, and quickly drew fire from industry leaders.

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March 05, 2014

Obama FY2015 budget targets oil, natural gas development

President Barack Obama in his fiscal 2015 budget plan is calling to eliminate certain payments related to oil, natural gas, coal and other mineral development on public lands, which would save $2.7 billion over 10 years, according to the plan.

The proposal was included in last year’s White House budget and is line with Obama’s parallel call to eliminate oil and natural gas tax breaks.

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March 05, 2014

Dave Camp’s lonely pursuit of tax reform

Even Jesus, it would seem, could not pass tax reform this year. Democrats and Republicans agree that such a rewrite is long overdue, but this week made it obvious: Congress may have the ways and the means to get it done, but it lacks the heart and the guts.

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February 17, 2014

A contrasting vision to Obama’s work trap

Mr. President, you are no Harold Hamm.

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February 17, 2014

To Russia with love - US energy exports

The US energy windfall will enable Washington to loosen Moscow’s grip on its neighbors.

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