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Alaska LNG funding Arctic icebreakers? China chooses state over private sector.

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Alaska LNG exports proposed to fund Arctic icebreakers and ports John Gallagher, FreightWaves, May 11, 2019 Revenues generated from Alaskan energy exports could be the key to closing a wide infrastructure gap that some assert has left the U.S. a decade behind its competition. Testifying on Capitol Hill on May 8, Mead Treadwell, an Arctic policy expert from the Woodrow … read more

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Global Gas Strategy for US:   It ain’t easy being green

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A Global Gas Strategy for the United States Nikos Tsafos, Center for Strategic and International Studies, May 9, 2019 Natural gas, unlike oil, has never been a major strategic preoccupation for U.S. foreign policy. The country was historically a net gas importer, but self-sufficiency was relatively high, and imports came mostly from Canada, raising few geopolitical or energy security concerns. … read more

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Urbanites put a chill on CO oil investment. Pipeline challenge fails on standing

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New Colorado environmental law stalls oil investment Laila Kearney, David French, Reuters, May 9, 2019 New environmental regulations in Colorado have chilled investment in the state’s oil and gas fields as companies grapple with how local officials will respond to a law giving them more power to restrict energy production. Colorado now ranks fifths among U.S. states in oil production … read more