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    August 1, 2013

    COLUMN-Murkowski's U.S. Energy Trust Fund deserves support: Kemp

    LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - In a small, specialist corner of the U.S. Senate, lawmakers are demonstrating how much can be achieved with a more bipartisan approach to policy.

     

    Lisa Murkowski, the senior senator from Alaska and highest-ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has published a discussion draft for a law that would establish an Advanced Energy Trust Fund.

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    July 19, 2013

    The oil boom’s foreign policy dividend

    The most effective way to inflict economic pressure on Tehran, most analysts say, is to target the Iranian petroleum industry. Crude oil exports account for between 60 percent and 70 percent of government revenue, more than $600 billion over the past decade. Yet for much of the history of the Iran sanctions program, simple steps that could have constricted or even eliminated this cash flow were not taken.

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    July 12, 2013

    SAFE announces Energy Security Prize for technologies that reduce American oil dependence

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is now accepting applications for its inaugural Energy Security Prize competition from companies whose ingenuity, leadership, and ...

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    July 2, 2013

    Rising U.S. Oil Output Gives Policy Makers More Options

    A Washington think tank called Securing America's Future Energy took up the energy-security issue in 2005 as worries spiked. U.S. engineers were struggling to restore Iraq's oil industry. Big chunks of Nigerian output were off the market because of militant attacks.

     

    The group, made up of business executives, former diplomats and retired military leaders, hosted "Oil ShockWave" simulations, inviting former senior policy makers to role-play responses to hypothetical oil-market disruptions. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin played the part of the president's national-security adviser in a 2007 simulation in which unrest closed a pipeline linking the Caspian and Mediterranean seas while Venezuela and Iran cut output to protest sanctions on Iran, sending global oil prices soaring.

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    May 13, 2013

    Frustrated with diplomacy, some in Congress seek total ban on Iran’s oil

    Supporters have been buoyed by conclusions in an independent report co-authored by the research firm Roubini Global Economics and Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington nonprofit group. The report says oil markets have loosened up significantly compared with five years ago, when rising demand from Asia strained global supplies and drove up prices. Today, sluggish European growth and increased oil production in Iraq and the United States have led to a surplus capacity of nearly 4 million barrels a day, the report says.

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    April 25, 2013

    New Analysis Finds Global Oil Market Manipulated, Resulting in Higher Volatility, Costs to U.S. Economy

    WASHINGTON – The global oil market is significantly influenced by un-free forces such as a producers’ cartel and as a result is not a free ...

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