Baucus announces Canadian trade mission to the Bakken

Montana's senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus took the stage at the Montana Economic Development Summit with Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer in Butte this morning to announce a trade mission from Manitoba this November that will bring Canadian companies to the oil region in eastern Montana Nov. 6-7.



Canadian energy minister: Keystone XL decision unlikely this year

Add Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver to the list of people who don't expect a White House decision on the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline this year. Oliver, in an interview with Reuters, called approval this year unlikely.



Obama's ex-climate czar: Canadian CO2 offer would 'change the debate' on Keystone

Carol Browner, President Obama's former climate czar, said Monday that Canada could boost the odds of winning White House approval of the Keystone XL pipeline by offering fresh greenhouse gas reductions.



Keystone soon will carry crude through Texas, with or without Obama

The president has delayed it. Protesters tried to stop it. But the Keystone XL pipeline is approaching a major finishing line anyway, setting the stage for a rush of new oil to move through Texas. The southern leg of Keystone XL is more than 90 percent complete and will be shipping oil through Texas by the end of the year, pipeline owner Trans-Canada says.



New Study Says Fracking Doesn't Contribute to Clobal Warming

A groundbreaking study eases fears that the process at the heart of the U.S. energy booms contributes significantly to climate change.



API's Greco discusses Congress' latest moves to reform renewable fuels policy

As the Office of Management and Budget reviews U.S. EPA's proposal for 2014 renewable fuel volumes, Congress continues to debate a legislative fix to the policy.



Study: U.S. Oil And Gas Revolution To Increase Income, Boost Trade

The economic and employment contributions from U.S. unconventional oil and gas production are now being felt throughout the U.S. economy, increasing household incomes, boosting trade and contributing to a new increase in U.S. competitiveness in the world economy, a new study by IHS finds.



Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule "Fundamentally Unnecessary"

The Bureau of Land Managmement (BLM) failed to make the case for new regulations on hydraulic fracturing according to the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy. In a statement, Christopher Guith, vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy said the new rule was "fundamentally unnecessary."



States Regulate Hydraulic Fracturing Best Says Energy Executive

Harold Hamm, founder and CEO of Continental Resources, a company drilling for oil and natural gas in the Bakken shale, told National Journal that North Dakota is doing it right, and that states know better than the federal government when it comes to regulating hydraulic fracturing



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