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Slideshow: Drillers seen gaining from Sens. Landrieu, Murkowski atop Energy Committee

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Murkowski is shown in April in New York.
Peter Foley
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is to head the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joining Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The combination could boost industry priorities like expanded exports of oil sought by producers such as Exxon Mobil, and of natural gas sought by Dominion Resources and Cheniere Energy, as well as TransCanada\u2019s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Landrieu is shown at the U.S. Capitol in 2011.
Brendan Hoffman
Craig Medred