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BP's oil refinery complex continues it's 24-hour production of petroleum and gas at Grangemouth in central Scotland. Projections for oil demand are the lowest since 2009.

Weak demand for oil is sign of weak global economy

Oct 14, 2014
What does weak demand for oil say about the overall economy?
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, international energy agency, global economy
The 14 week old polar bear twins play with their mother in their enclosure during the first outside excursion in the zoo in Munich Hellabrunn, southern Germany, on March 19, 2014.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.
Posted In: climate change, Pentagon, alternative energy

The lingering effect of last year's tough winter

Oct 13, 2014
The U.S. Energy Department says heating costs are likely to be less this winter.
Posted In: winter, heating, natural gas

Three charts that show why your heating bill will fall

Oct 13, 2014
Natural gas prices are up but demand is expected to plummet, spelling savings.
Posted In: polar vortex, energy bills, heating, natural gas
A pumpjack works oil from the ground near the loaction of the second stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, on June 4, 2014 in Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas.

What could slow U.S.'s surging oil output? Low prices.

Oct 10, 2014
Fracking for oil is expensive, so at some point falling prices will make some wells unprofitable.
Posted In: big oil, Saudi Arabia, texas
President Obama designated part of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday, Oct. 10.

A new designation for the San Gabriel Mountains

Oct 10, 2014
President Barack Obama will declare it a national monument on Friday.
Posted In: San Gabriel Mountains, Forest Service, national monument, angeles national forest

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.
Posted In: lego, Shell, Arctic, greenpeace
Guar research field, Texas A&M AgriLife, Lubbock, TX.

The boom-and-bust story of a crop called guar

Oct 9, 2014
A plant took on an outsize importance in the fracking world and created huge price swings.
Posted In: guar gum, fracking, farming

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.
Posted In: fracking, rebranding, mining

Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.
Posted In: water, drought, conservation

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