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What to expect from gas prices in the short term

Jun 6, 2012
Gas prices may be a bit of bright spot in a dark and stormy world economy.
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, Money Matters, gas

Could drilling for oil become too costly?

May 31, 2012
With the price of oil below $90 a barrel, some are beginning to wonder at what point does it become unprofitable to drill.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Canada

Campaign for Scotland's independence launches

May 25, 2012
Supporters of cutting Scotland loose from the rest of the United Kingdom kicked off their independence campaign today. A key part of the U.K.'s wealth is the oil under the North Sea, which would become Scottish territory.
Posted In: Scotland, Oil, england

Independence could lead to a wealthier Scotland

May 25, 2012
Scotland has been a part of the United Kingdom for the past 300 years, but many Scots think it's a bad deal. Scotland is home to most of the U.K.'s oil and gas production in the North Sea.
Posted In: Scotland, United Kingdom, Oil

Iran accepts U.N. investigation of nuclear program

May 22, 2012
The top nuclear official at the United Nations said today that a deal has been reached with Iran to allow the U.N.’s investigation into Iran’s nuclear program to continue. So what does this mean for the price of oil, which spiked earlier this year because of tensions with Iran?
Posted In: Iran, Oil, United Nations, gas prices

With oil firms profiting, why are gas prices still high?

May 7, 2012
The Fortune 500 2012 list ranking U.S. companies by revenue has Exxon Mobil at No. 1 and other oil firms near the top. So why are gas prices continuing to go up?
Posted In: gas prices, Oil, ExxonMobil

Feds issue fracking rules for public lands

May 4, 2012
Companies will have to disclose the chemicals they use to force oil and gas out of the ground. But only after they extract them, not beforehand.
Posted In: fracking, Oil, shale gas

Delta Air Lines is buying its own refinery

May 1, 2012
The airline has had enough of price hikes and supply interruptions. But whether the airline can run a refinery is another question.
Posted In: Delta, Oil

The private empire of ExxonMobil

May 1, 2012
A new book explores the leadership in the mega oil company, and how it affected its image in the global economy and its views on climate change.
Posted In: ExxonMobil, Oil

More from Steve Coll on ExxonMobil

May 1, 2012
ExxonMobil, one of the biggest companies in the world, has battled scandal after scandal and shaped much of how power works in modern society. How did it get to the top?
Posted In: ExxonMobil, Oil

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