Energy Forum News

02.17.15

Hundreds attend meeting on drilling off the Carolinas

An Obama administration proposal to allow offshore oil and gas exploration drew hundreds of people to North Carolina's coast for two meetings: one where federal officials gathered comments, and another where drilling critics rallied to voice their opposition.

 

02.12.15

CoastLine: Oil and Gas Development off the North Carolina Coast

Waters along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to Georgia are included in a draft plan released by the Obama Administration at the end of last month. If the area is not, at some point, excluded from the proposal, lease sales could happen by 2021.

 

02.10.15

Lift The Ban On Oil And Gas Exports And Strengthen The US

Falling oil prices threaten to slow the US drilling boom. The downturn has also increased calls to lift the ban on exporting oil and natural gas from the US - an outdated policy that should be changed.

 

01.29.15

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.

 

01.29.15

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Testing Obama

The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama is certain to veto in his first official clash with the new Republican-majority Congress.

 

01.28.15

Poll shows strong North Carolina support for offshore drilling

More than seven in ten North Carolina voters support offshore drilling for domestic oil and natural gas resources...

 

01.09.15

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

01.09.15

Nebraska court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline

Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn't have legal standing to do so. The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project.

 

01.06.15

First bill in GOP-run Senate seeks to approve oil pipeline

Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

 

01.05.15

House Plans to Vote on Keystone XL Bill Friday

The US House of Representatives is planning to vote Friday on legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, It will be the tenth time since 2011 that the GOP-controlled chamber has passed measures approving the pipeline, which has been under review by the Obama administration for more than six years. The Senate is expected to begin consideration of a similar bill on Wednesday...