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March 4, 2014
President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request includes $475.5 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $205.0 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $1.6 million for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve and $19.95 million for the Naval Petroleum Reserves.

February 11, 2014
Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Cameron LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced that Cameron LNG has been conditionally authorized to export LNG.

November 15, 2013
Energy Department Authorizes Additional Volume at Proposed Freeport LNG Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Department of Energy announced the conditional authorization for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC to export liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. This is the fifth conditional authorization the Department has announced.

November 7, 2013
Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

18 Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Will Help Make Fossil Energy Use Cleaner, Safer and More Sustainable as Part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan

September 18, 2013
DOE Awards Management and Operating Contract for DOE’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Fluor Federal Petroleum Operations, LLC, has been awarded a management and operating contract valued at $1.46 billion to run DOE’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for a period of five years, after which the DOE has an option for an additional five years of performance.

August 27, 2013
Fossil Energy Announces Addition of Two Key Staff Members

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the recent appointment of two key senior staff members to the Office of Fossil Energy – Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, and Paula Gant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas.

August 23, 2013
DOE and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Sign Memorandum of Collaboration for Safe Offshore Energy Development

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration this week that will coordinate the ongoing efforts of the two agencies on offshore research and technological improvement projects. Through this collaboration, BSEE and DOE will continue to work together to ensure safe, sustainable offshore production of oil and natural gas.

August 15, 2013
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Receive Funds for Fossil Energy Research

Five fossil energy-related projects that will help maintain the nation’s energy portfolio while also providing educational and research training opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers have been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

August 14, 2013
DOE Selects Ten Projects to Conduct Advanced Turbine Technology Research

Ten university projects to conduct advanced turbine technology research under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for additional development. Developing gas turbines that run with greater cleanness and efficiency than current models is of great benefit both to the environment and the power industry, but development of such advanced turbine systems requires significant advances in high-temperature materials science, an understanding of combustion phenomena, and development of innovative cooling techniques to maintain integrity of turbine components.

August 7, 2013
Energy Department Authorizes Third Proposed Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries