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A Shell employee conducts a safety walk-through of a tanker truck at a gas station in Kuala Lumpur.

Big Oil's first cut: exploration

Jan 29, 2015
In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas prices, big oil
A Mobil station in early January in Livonia, Michigan.

Gasoline prices are all over the map

Jan 20, 2015
Why does gas costs about 50 percent more in New York than Missouri? It's complicated.
Posted In: gas station, gas prices, New York, Oil
Railways

Farmers, big oil fight over railroad access in Dakotas

Jan 12, 2015
"Grain cars were unhooked so the locomotives could hook onto oil," one farmer says. Dakota railroads tell another story.
Posted In: Oil, Agriculture, farmers, dakotas

Wyoming tries to prepare for life beyond oil

Jan 8, 2015
Energy states have tried to diversify. Wyoming and Alaska remain highly reliant on oil revenue.
Posted In: Oil, wyoming, oil boom
A BP gas station in New York City.

Oil prices end the year on a low note

Dec 31, 2014
During 2014, oil prices dropped by half. Except more of the same in 2015.
Posted In: Oil, 2015, lookahead
Olive oil.

Oil prices shoot sky-high. Olive oil, that is.

Dec 25, 2014
A lousy crop means high prices. At least for the real thing.
Posted In: Oil, oil prices, olive oil, Greece
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez speaks to journalists ahead of the166th ordinary meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

Will Venezuela default? Investors think so

Dec 23, 2014
Oil, whose price has halved in the past year, accounts for 95 percent of the country’s exports and 45 percent of the government’s budget.
Posted In: venezuela, Oil, oil prices, OPEC

How an oil rush made LA the city it is today

Dec 18, 2014
After first oil well was drilled in 1892, derricks became a symbol of Los Angeles.
Posted In: Oil, oil well, los angeles
Pumpjacks and wells are at work in an oil field near McKittrick, California.

The future of oil and gas after the boom

Dec 18, 2014
The price of oil is dropping. Good news or bad news?
Posted In: Oil, gas
A packaging machine sorts crayons while moving them toward individual boxes at Binney and Smith, maker of Crayola crayons.

100 uses for petroleum – and counting

Dec 18, 2014
Maybe we should be asking what isn't made from a barrel of oil.
Posted In: petroleum, petroleum products, Oil, barrel of oil

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