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What do the Olympics have to do with Veterans or Energy production?

The Olympics as founded were basically tests of military skills. Messengers ran foot races, Spearman threw the Javelin and wrestling mimicked hand to hand combat. Even in today's Olympics, sports like the various shooting competitions, Judo and the other "combative" sports and the Biathlon (cross country skiing and rifle marksmanship combined) are skills useful to the military.  

Interior Announces Date for Largest Oil and Gas Lease Sale in U.S. History

Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Department will offer 77.3 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.  

EIA: US gas reserves increase at yearend 2016, crude remains flat

The US Energy Information Administration said average first-of-the-month prices used to calculate US reserves dropped in 2016 compared with 2015. Natural gas and crude oil decreased by a respective 6% and 15% during the period.  

Budget deal envisions largest oil stockpile sale in history

In an effort to partially pay for new spending, the budget agreement would sell 100 million barrels of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in the next decade.  

NJ governor backs regional fracking ban

The commission has held four public hearings in Pennsylvania on the matter, with two more scheduled.  

Pennsylvania governor renews call for lawmakers to pass severance tax

Officials from both the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA) and Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API-PA) immediately responded that the existing impact fee which producers pay serves the same purpose.  

Oil World Turns Upside Down as U.S. Sells Oil in Middle East

[I]n a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending energy markets across the globe, the U.A.E. bought oil directly from the U.S. in December...  

U.S. FERC allows ETP Rover natgas pipe to recommence Ohio drill

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday authorized Energy Transfer Partners LP to recommence a horizontal drill under the Tuscarawas River in Ohio as the company works to complete its Rover natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter.