Energy News for January 27, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 27, 2015

Today’s Washington Brief:

  • Senate action on the Keystone pipeline bill was delayed last night after Senate Democrats, angry about not being allowed to debate amendments as promised, blocked a vote to end debate on the legislation. More from National Journal.
  • The White House said it would begin to open up some coastal areas, including the Atlantic, for oil and natural gas drilling. Read more from the Wall Street Journal.
  • President Obama’s announcement that he would block off parts of Alaska’s North shore to oil and gas drilling drew steep criticism from Alaska’s elected officials. Read the story from the New York Times.
  • In an interview with 60 Minutes, House Speaker John Boehner didn’t rule out the possibility of raising the federal gasoline tax. Find out more from the Washington Examiner.

Today’s Business Brief:

  • A study finds that metropolitan areas may be leaking more methane – the main component of natural gas – than previously thought. In one estimate, Boston lost enough gas to power 200,000 homes for a year. Read the story from the Christian Science Monitor.



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