The Oklahoman’s energy reporter, Jay Marks, had a story last week about the 1,200 jobs that could be created in Oklahoma and the impact on the crude supply hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, where the proposed Keystone XL would connect on its way to the Texas Gulf Coast.
The U.S. State Department held a hearing in Midwest City last summer about the proposed pipelne. Here is a transcript of that hearing.
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President Barack Obama, who has until Feb. 21 to make a decision on the 1,700-mile pipeline to carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, plans to reject the pipeline on Wednesday, Politico.com is reporting.…
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The Environmental Protection Agency has developed an interactive tool to track the biggest stationary sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the country. Users can find the sources of emissions in their states and cities. The biggest sources in Oklahoma are power plants and refineries, though none come close to emitting the level of greenhouse gases cited in the Associated Press story below.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.…
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In a report released Wednesday to accompany President Barack Obama’s focus on renewed investment in the U.S. economy, the White House credits the natural gas boom for fueling economic expansion. Here is an excerpt from the report:
America’s Natural Resource Boom
Only a few years ago, fears of a looming natural gas shortage led to significant investments in the rapid
construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) port facilities that could enable the United States to import
vast quantities of natural gas.…
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