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1. REGULATION:

'Major investment cycle' and rapidly changing U.S. energy markets pose fresh challenges for FERC -- Chairman LaFleur

Prudent. That word might best describe Cheryl LaFleur's approach to her job -- and answering questions about it -- as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. While nursing coffee from her "lucky" mug with the inscription "sleep is for the weak," LaFleur recently sat down in her office with EnergyWire to discuss some of the challenges facing the five-person commission.

2. OIL SANDS:

Pipeline giant sidesteps KXL-style permitting fight

Enbridge Inc. is poised to carry out a novel new strategy for avoiding the presidential permitting process that Keystone XL has been mired in for years, shifting extra volumes of Canadian oil between pipelines on its sprawling continental network with the State Department's blessing.

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