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Senate: Focus Turns to Natural Gas Exports Bill

Fuel Fix reports that “a Republican senator working to accelerate natural gas exports on Thursday took a timeout to work with the Obama administration on the issue.”  

“The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee had planned to vote on North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s gas export bill Thursday afternoon. But Hoeven said he was pulling the bill from the agenda after Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signaled that some changes to the legislation could lure the administration’s endorsement.”  

“The move also deprives Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., a political win heading into her runoff Dec. 6 against Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy. Both support liquefied natural gas exports, and Landrieu has used her chairmanship of the energy committee to advance them.”

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