Energy News for January 29, 2015

  • by BPC Staff
  • on January 29, 2015




– Sasol delays its planned $14 billion gas-to-diesel facility in Louisiana amid falling oil prices. New York Times:

– A federal judge says a CONSOL subsidiary is liable for pollution damages related to conductivity. Law360:

– Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune wants the Transportation Department to hit the brakes on its new oil tank car rules. USA Today:

– A study in the journal Nature says climate change models do not over-estimate the effects of human activity. Los Angeles Times:

– Harold Hamm says U.S. energy producers helped crash the oil market and should stop pumping so much crude. Wall Street Journal:

– Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will invite President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. AP:

– Trustees in Erie, Colo., reject a proposed one-year ban on oil and gas drilling. AP:



Today’s Washington Brief:

  • The Senate is close to wrapping up debate on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A final passage vote is expected Thursday, National Journal reports.
  • During last-week’s State of the Union, Obama had little to say about Keystone. But he alluded to the project briefly by saying, “let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline.” See how voters reacted to those remarks in real-time via the latest Morning Consult survey.
  • For the first time in its history the House Natural Resources Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to include climate change in its agenda for the remainder of the 114th Congress. The Hill reports.


Today’s Business Brief:

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