U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, says reported Commerce Dept. decision to allow export of condensates “reasonable first step that reflects the new reality of our energy landscape.” * “The rules remain outdated, nonetheless, and should be modernized. I continue to urge the administration to fully lift the ban on crude oil and condensate exports.” * Nymex Aug. crude +79c, or 0.8%, to $106.82/bbl at 618pm in N.Y. * EARLIER today: WSJ reports U.S. Ruling Would Allow Shipments of Unrefined Oil Overseas * EARLIER March 6, BP Splitter Refinery Seen Skirting U.S. Oil Export Ban
Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski will try to return to Congress with a write-in campaign, after losing a renomination battle to a Republican primary challenger backed by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.
Senator Lisa Murkowski’s attempt to win reelection through a write-in campaign in Alaska will test the staying power of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party amid a debate over the role of federal spending in that state.
Bloomberg BNA – The U.S. has made progress at addressing climate change, but additional technologies are needed to promote the use of abundant energy resources while combating emissions, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told Bloomberg BNA.