Energy News for January 14, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 14, 2015

Today’s Washington Brief:

  • The Senate will vote on whether climate change is real and impacting the planet. Read the story from The Hill.
  • Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas hopes to attach an amendment to the Keystone pipeline bill that would end the ban on oil exports. But GOP lawmakers are worried that push might be premature, since the export issue divides the party, National Journal
  • The Interior Department warned it intends to cut methane emissions by nearly half through new regulations on the oil and gas industry, Fuel Fix
  • Following a Morning Consult report that CBO lacked a conflict-of-interest policy for external advisers, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says CBO staff called to say a policy was being developed. But Grassley isn’t entirely satisfied. Meghan McCarthy reports for Morning Consult.

Today’s Business Brief:

  • Analysts expect oil prices to drop below $40 a barrel, and while prices won’t stay low forever, they may not recover to levels seen before the decline, either, Bloomberg News reports.
  • Oil prices were down again this morning, CNBC Meanwhile, government forecasters predict prices will stay low through 2016 as oil supply edges demand. More from the Wall Street Journal.
  • S. coal output will slip in 2015 after rising 1.2 percent in 2014, Platts reports.
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