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Trump addresses energy policy at North Dakota oil expo

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Donald Trump’s speech on energy policy electrified the crowd Thursday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Trump’s message was simple: America first. “America’s incredible energy potential remains untapped,” Trump said. “Under my presidency, we’ll accomplish a complete American energy independence.” In front of about 7,000 people, Trump outlined an energy plan that promotes oil, natural gas ...

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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Trump ...

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Democrats steadfast in demands for axing U.S. oil export ban

Oil rig pumpjacks, also known as thirsty birds, extract crude from the Wilmington Field oil deposits area where Tidelands Oil Production Company operates near Long Beach, California in this July 30, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/David McNew

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Tuesday laid out a list of demands they seek before making any deal to end the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports in the wide-ranging government funding bill. With oil prices falling to nearly seven-year lows of less than $40 a barrel, producers are desperate to open crude sales to global markets. They say lifting ...

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Editorial: Congress needs to allow crude oil exports

With one action, the U.S. Congress could reduce the nation’s trade deficit, grow U.S. jobs, increase revenue and assure more U.S. influence across the world. But because of Congressional inaction, the export ban remains in place 40-plus years later. The ban was enacted by Congress following the 1973 Arab oil embargo. That embargo created a domestic energy crisis, causing shortages, ...

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Britain’s new government set to kick-start shale ambitions

LONDON – Britain’s new Conservative government could take control of planning decisions to speed up the development of shale gas and prevent investor money from drying up, lawyers say. Britain is estimated to have enough shale gas trapped below its surface to meet its gas needs for decades. But deployment of the controversial fracking technology required to release gas trapped ...

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LSU’s business school to boost energy industry education

Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business is adding a new program, and it’s perfect for the state’s essential role in America’s quest for energy independence. The business school’s dean, Richard White, is working to add an energy studies minor as well as a Master of Business Administration specializing in the energy industry, according to The Daily Reveille, the ...

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Oil industry spent $12M on last Colorado election

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Colorado’s last election racked up a bill of nearly $12 million for the oil and gas industry, according to an analysis by Colorado Ethics Watch (CEW), a group that describes itself as a “…watchdog group that holds public officials and organizations legally accountable for unethical activities that undermine the integrity of government in Colorado.” CEW explained its goals for the ...

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Editorial: Energy security

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There is a recurring theme that surfaces most every issue involving America’s oil and gas industry: Energy independence. It alternately can be discussed as energy security or increased domestic energy supply. The bottom line is to be less beholden to an insecure Middle East, where oil and gas supplies are high but so is instability. The approach makes sense. Which ...

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Are we on course for energy independence by 2025?

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A recent Wood Mackenzie report is setting a date for American energy independence. Thanks to trends of high production and stabling demand, 2025 is expected to be the first year since 1952 that the U.S. will export more energy products than it imports. Rigzone.com reports: A country can achieve energy independence through two channels,” said James Brick, senior analyst with Wood ...

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