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Hamm joins Trump’s short list of cabinet prospects

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As the dust settles from this year’s presidential election, conversation has already turned to Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet. Big names like Rudy Guiliani, former New York City Mayor, and other “like-minded CEOs,” top the list for positions in Trump’s cabinet. What does this mean for the oil and gas industry? One of the industry’s most prominent businessmen could hold a ...

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Clinton backs bill to protect benefits for ex-coal miners

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families, an issue that has divided Senate Republicans. “I firmly believe that if you spent your life keeping the lights on for our country, we can’t leave you in the dark,” the Democratic presidential candidate said ...

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Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitch

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an “America first” energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. But the speech, delivered at the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, went far beyond energy, as Trump ...

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Hillary Clinton letter to Manchin: I was mistaken about coal

Clinton letter to Manchin: I was mistaken in coal remarks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has sent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin a letter saying she was mistaken in her recent comments about coal. On national television Sunday, Clinton declared she was going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. It provided a soundbite for Republicans who made historic gains in Appalachia running against ...

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Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping price

Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping price

PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases. The organization, which advises countries on energy policy, said in its monthly report Tuesday that global excess supply may reach 2 million barrels per day during the first quarter, and a further 1.5 million barrels ...

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Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

Flint water crisis a focus as Senate takes up energy bill

WASHINGTON — Legislation to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is likely as the Senate takes up a bipartisan bill on energy policy. Preliminary votes on the overall energy bill are expected as soon as Thursday as the Senate debates the first comprehensive energy legislation in nine years. The wide-ranging bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Maria ...

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Saudi Arabia says ready to work with others to stabilize oil market

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s cabinet said on Monday it was ready to cooperate with OPEC and non-OPEC countries to achieve market stability, repeating what Oil Minister Ali Naimi said in a speech last week. “The council (of ministers) … stressed the kingdom’s role in (achieving) the stability of the oil market and its continuous readiness and efforts to ...

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Economist: With low gas prices, presidential candidates aren’t talking about energy policy

Low gasoline prices mean that energy policy has taken a back seat to other issues on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, said economist Bernard Weinstein. Gasoline prices have tumbled to below $2 per gallon in the Dallas area, where Weinstein lives, and now average $2.42 per gallon in Billings, according to gasbuddy.com. A steep decline in oil prices that started ...

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South Carolina voters follow the Arctic drilling trend

According to a poll, South Carolina voters are following the crowd when it comes to offshore drilling in the Arctic, and that energy policy will be an issue they will pay attention to when casting their votes during the 2016 Presidential Election. Today, Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) released its latest poll sharing that voters in South Carolina give their full ...

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Editorial: Pipeline has anti-NIMBY effect

A new study released last week finds politics on the Keystone XL pipeline are much different near the pipeline route. Suddenly, the liberals become in favor of the pipeline. It’s like the opposite of the NIMBY effect. (NIMBY means: not in my backyard.) The fact is, everyone knows this Keystone pipeline is needed, but the left is against it for ...

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