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Less flaring of gas to help allies, Hoeven says

Less flaring of gas to help allies, Hoeven says

WILLISTON, N.D., April 23 (UPI) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said a reduction in the flaring of natural gas could potentially help U.S. allies with their energy needs.
Daniel J. Graeber
LNG answer to European energy woes, Hoeven says

LNG answer to European energy woes, Hoeven says

OSLO, Norway, April 16 (UPI) -- The United States can help allay European energy security fears by making more liquefied natural gas available, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said from Oslo.
Daniel J. Graeber
N.D. Sen. Hoeven gets tough on rail safety

N.D. Sen. Hoeven gets tough on rail safety

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The Department of Transportation needs new standards for rail cars carrying crude oil, and more action to prevent derailments, North Dakota's Sen. Hoeven said.
Daniel J. Graeber
North Dakota's Hoeven calls for rail safety funding

North Dakota's Hoeven calls for rail safety funding

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- With U.S. railways carrying more crude oil, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says more funding is needed for improved rail inspections.
Daniel J. Graeber
Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

Murkowski leads effort to push Keystone XL pipeline, LNG exports

April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski unveiled a measure that would facilitate the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and fast-track liquefied natural gas exports.
Daniel J. Graeber
Learn energy lessons from Ukraine, North Dakota Sen. says

Learn energy lessons from Ukraine, North Dakota Sen. says

March 28 (UPI) -- Energy security threats in Eastern Europe are indicative of how important it is for North America to develop its own reserves, a North Dakota senator said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Pass Keystone for security's sake, supporters say

Pass Keystone for security's sake, supporters say

March 27 (UPI) -- Bipartisan leaders from Northern Plains states joined the oil industry in calling for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline for national security's sake.
Daniel J. Graeber
Northern Plains senators push bill to utilize U.S. natural gas

Northern Plains senators push bill to utilize U.S. natural gas

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- North Dakota and Wyoming senators said a bill they've introduced will make it easier for energy companies to make use of natural gas deposits.
North Dakota's Hoeven grills BNSF boss on safety

North Dakota's Hoeven grills BNSF boss on safety

BISMARCK, N.D., March 12 (UPI) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said during talks with BNSF Railway his constituents in the oil-rich state were "rightly concerned" about rail safety.

Keystone XL a national security issue, GOP says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built from Canada will protect the U.S. economy from market volatility overseas, U.S. senators told the president.

Sen. Hoeven: 'Common sense' rules can reduce rail shipment risks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said recommendations on rail safety from federal regulators were "common sense" safeguards for the energy industry.

North Dakota lawmakers, federal officials discuss safer oil transport

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Three U.S. lawmakers from North Dakota said they've met with federal officials to discuss safer transportation of oil by rail following a December derailment.
N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

N.D. Sen. John Hoeven stumps for Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said during a meeting with Canada's foreign minister it was time for Washington to sanction the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
North Dakota senators press feds on rail safety

North Dakota senators press feds on rail safety

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- North Dakota's U.S. senators said the federal government needs to do more to ensure the safe travel of oil and natural gas on the nation's rail network.

North Dakota Sen. Hoeven touts benefits of Keystone XL

FARGO, N.D., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said getting the Keystone XL oil pipeline built from Canada would provide a long-term source of national energy security.

U.S. senators boast of Keystone XL benefits

SIDNEY, Mont., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada would build on a strong bilateral trade relationship, senators from Montana and North Dakota said.

Nuclear strategy trumps environment, some senators say

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Some U.S. senators said the Defense Department needs to back off plans to conduct an environmental review on possible missile-silo eliminations.

Keystone XL measure inserted into efficiency bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- An amendment inserted into a bill before the U.S. Senate says the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada is in the national interest though project critics cried foul.

Tit-for-tat claims on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Keystone XL supporters in the United States said they're frustrated with a slow review while its opponents said it's time to reject it on environmental grounds.

Keystone XL won't add to greenhouse emissions: study

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions, a new study says.

Oil industry frets over U.S. red tape

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- There is too much red tape in Washington to make new discoveries of shale oil and natural gas to stimulate the economy, the American Petroleum Institute said.

Interior Sec. Jewell to tour North Dakota

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department said Secretary Sally Jewell will visit active drilling sites when she meets with state officials in North Dakota.

U.S. Senators introduce non-binding Keystone resolution

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators Wednesday introduced a non-binding resolution declaring the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to be in the U.S. national interest.

Senate passes 'border surge' amendment, 69-29, 15 in GOP vote in favor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Comprehensive immigration reform advanced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when 15 Republicans joined Democrats in approving an amendment on border security.
Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

Obama, congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- President Obama is expected to talk about the push to overhaul U.S. immigration laws when he meets with congressional leadership Tuesday, an official said.
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