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January 7, 2013
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  • Neb. agency issues environmental report for Keystone XL project
    TransCanada's proposed new route for its Keystone XL pipeline steers clear of environmentally sensitive areas in Nebraska, according to a report from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. The report now heads to the office of Gov. Dave Heineman for review. A separate review of the project is being performed by the U.S. State Department, which is expected to release a draft environmental review. Rigzone/Dow Jones Newswires (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • BP criticizes Halliburton for evading accountability in Gulf spill
    BP criticized Halliburton for evading responsibility in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, following Transocean's settlement with the U.S. government for the incident. "Transocean is finally starting, more than two-and-a-half years after the accident, to do its part for the Gulf Coast," BP said. "Unfortunately, Halliburton continues to deny its significant role in the accident, including its failure to adequately cement and monitor the well." United Press International (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ExxonMobil says too soon to comment on Mont. pipeline spill report
    It is too soon to comment on a report from federal regulators that the effects of a crude oil pipeline spill in Montana in July 2011 involving ExxonMobil could have been mitigated with the proper procedures, company officials said. About 1,200 barrels of oil spilled from the company's Silvertip pipeline into the Yellowstone River. Exxon needs sufficient time to review the findings, officials said. United Press International (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Md. court sides with Dominion in LNG export dispute
    A plan by Dominion Resources to export liquefied natural gas from its facility in Cove Point, Md., does not violate the company's agreement with the Sierra Club, according to a ruling from Calvert County Circuit Judge James Salmon. "The agreement specifically allows for 'delivery by pipeline of LNG from the LNG terminal site,'" Salmon said. "This plainly allows the tankers at the pier to receive LNG from the terminal site." Bloomberg (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ExxonMobil to develop Canadian oil field for $14 billion
    ExxonMobil will set aside $14 billion for the development of Canada's Hebron oil field. The company expects production to start in 2017 and reach 150,000 barrels of oil a day. Exxon holds a 36% stake in the project, while Chevron, Suncor Energy, Statoil and Nalcor Energy and Gas own the rest of the shares. The Wall Street Journal (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Industry groups launch ads to counter fracking film
    Industry groups have embarked on ad campaigns to counter actor Matt Damon's "Promised Land," a feature film that highlights hydraulic fracturing and the concerns associated with the gas drilling technique. "Certainly, this is another attempt by opponents of responsible natural gas drilling to characterize our industry in a way that the facts don't bear out," said Steve Forde, vice president for policy and communication at the Marcellus Shale Coalition. The Hill/E2 Wire blog (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What Can EN Do for You?
    Thanks to you and other passionate advocates across the country, Energy Nation sent thousands of letters to make our voices heard in the halls of Congress and in the White House this year. In 2013, we want to keep up the momentum. We'd love to learn more about the issues that interest you -- take a short survey to let us know. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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