CBC. A litre of self-serve regular gasoline is up to $1.277 in the Halifax area.
The House of Representatives yesterday passed H.R. 4402, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act, sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei, by a bipartisan vote of 256-160. The bill would streamline government red tape to allow the U.S. to more efficiently develop our Nation's strategic and critical minerals, such as rare earth elements, that are vital to job creation, American economic competitiveness and national security. This bill, if coupled with more reasonable leasing of federal lands in Alaska and more reasonable permitting and regulatory policies could dramatically reduce America's dependence on China, Africa, South America and other regions for strategic and critical minerals. -dh
Sacaramento Bee. The Alaska Oil & Gas Congress is the place to meet the players, forge new relationships and get the information you need to capitalize on the latest developments in Alaska's oil and gas sector. Conference Co-chairs are: Drue Pearce, Former Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects and Senior Policy Advisor, Crowell & Moring LLP and Dave Harbour, a Commissioner Emeritus of the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners and Publisher of Northern Gas Pipelines.
Today's Consumer Energy Alliance Links:
: Southpointe and Marcellus Shale Chambers of Commerce Join Consumer - Group **CEA mentioned in article -
Consumer Energy Alliance announced Thursday that the Southpointe and Marcellus Shale Chambers of Commerce have joined as its newest affiliate members. The Southpointe and Marcellus Shale Chambers of Commerce serve the Washington County and Pittsburgh area providing networking opportunities and consulting services for businesses to increase profitability and broaden visibility throughout the region.
Politico Pro: Oil and gas boom: USA! USA! USA!
- The United States stands to be a big winner in an age of an American energy boom, but the outlook’s not so good for some other energy-producing countries, a panel of energy industry experts said Thursday. The discussion came amid what some experts call a sea change in the North American energy picture, especially for petroleum resources like the boom in natural gas production, the availability of Canadian tar-sands oil and high hopes for tapping U.S. shale oil. “The winner I think will be North Americans, if we get this right … and I think we will start a multi-decade new generation of prosperity in this part of the world,” said John Hofmeister, CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and retired Shell Oil president.
The Houston Chronicle: Texas may need $2 billion to fix roads damaged by drilling activity
- The surge of drilling in Texas has brought thousands of jobs for Texans, but it might come at the cost of public roads, officials said. The Texas Department of Transportation has told industry and local officials that it could cost more than $2 billion to fix roads damaged by the increased drilling activity, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Additional money may be necessary to maintain interstate and state highways that have been pounded by large trucks used by the energy industry, the newspaper reported.
The Dispatch: Federal Offshore Drilling Plan Will Not Impact Area
- The federal government last week announced it was moving forward with an aggressive five-year plan to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas, but a vast, three million acre track of ocean off the mid-Atlantic Coast is not part of the short-term plan. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) last week announced it had completed its analysis of a five-year plan from 2012 to 2017 to begin exploring and ultimately tapping into the nation’s vast oil and natural gas reserves in several areas around the country in a continued effort to wean the U.S. off its dependence on foreign oil. Conspicuously absent from the five-year plan, however, is a vast tract totaling nearly three million acres off the mid-Atlantic coast just about 50 miles from Ocean City.
Longview News-Journal: East Texas cities join Keystone XL Pipeline lawsuit
- Several East Texas cities have joined the Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in opposition to TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline project. Those cities include Recklaw, Gallatin and Alto, which are part of the 391 Commission, or the East Texas Sub-regional Planning Commission.
The Houston Chronicle
: Wind power, natural gas cars get a plug
- The Obama administration touted its “all-of-the-above” energy approach in Houston on Thursday with dual promotions supporting natural gas vehicles and a federal tax credit for wind power. Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman visited the city to announce $30 million in grants for the development of natural gas vehicle technologies, including more than $7 million for Texas researchers. He also pushed for an extension of the federal wind power tax credit, which is set to expire this year.