Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Obama campaign: Consumers ‘don’t blame’ the president for gas prices

A top official with President Obama’s reelection campaign expressed confidence Friday that consumers won’t punish Obama politically for rising gas prices and touted “significant accomplishments” on energy, including tougher auto mileage rules.

“They don’t blame the president. They understand what’s going on with the global marketplace,” said Stephanie Cutter, the president’s deputy campaign manager, on MSNBC. […]

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Romney taps oil exec to lead campaign energy team

White House hopeful Mitt Romney has tapped billionaire oil-and-gas executive Harold Hamm, a Republican donor and CEO of Oklahoma-based Continental Resources, to lead his energy policy advisory team.

“I am proud to support Mitt because I believe he is the only candidate with the private sector experience that we so desperately need in Washington,” Hamm said […]

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Latest Gingrich ad continues to hammer Obama on gas prices

Newt Gingrich released a new Web ad hammering President Obama over rising gas prices, the latest in a string of attacks by the former House Speaker over unseasonably high prices.

The ad picks up on Gingrich’s […]

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Gingrich demands Obama fire Interior secretary day after urging Energy secretary’s resignation

Newt Gingrich turned his sights on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, calling for his replacement less than 24 hours after making a similar demand of President Obama to fire Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

“If the president would replace Dr. Chu with one of the people who has developed North Dakota Oil and then replace the Secretary of […]

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Rep. Issa: Energy Department is wasting paper

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) alleged this week that the Energy Department is wasting thousands of pages of paper.

Issa, in a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu Thursday obtained by The Hill, criticized the department for not providing electronic copies of documents requested by the committee as part of its […]

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WVU Prof. in Charleston Gazette: Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe, Boosts Our Economy

March 1, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
WVU Prof. in Charleston Gazette: Hydraulic Fracturing is Safe, Boosts Our Economy

“Natural gas is energizing America’s economic recovery.”

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas offers an opportunity to build a more competitive U.S. economy. Programs that […]

News bites: Keystone XL and gas prices

The Washington Post examines whether the Keystone XL pipeline will lower gas prices.

Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports that the pipeline could actually raise gas prices in the Midwest.

Bloomberg also reports on the start of the BP oil spill trial.

And the Los Angles Times reports on Royal Dutch Shell’s lawsuit against environmental groups likely to take legal action […]

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Poll: Shared blame for gas price spike

Less than a fifth of the public believes President Obama deserves the most blame for rising gasoline prices despite a strong GOP political push to link White House policies to pain at the pump.

However, the president is nonetheless the top recipient of blame in a new Pew Research Center-Washington Post poll that shows a lack […]

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What They’re Saying: Natural Gas “Offering a Beacon of Hope” for America’s Future

March 1, 2012 In the News, Newsroom
What They’re Saying: Natural Gas “Offering a Beacon of Hope” for America’s Future
“There is an industry offering a beacon of hope, and it could soon serve as the tipping point that gets America back to work: […]

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Chu, White House rebut gas price claims

State of play: The Obama administration is trying to put a stake through the heart of GOP allegations that the White House actually wants consumers to pay more at the pump.

The allegation — repeated in a barrage of tweets, press releases and other venues — is central to an aggressive Republican effort to politically tether […]

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