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Gas prices' latest victim: Refineries

Mar 29, 2012
Squeezed by high oil costs and shrinking demand, major changes are coming in the oil refinery biz.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices

President Obama asks to repeal big oil tax breaks

Mar 29, 2012
The president wants lawmakers to repeal $4 billion worth of tax breaks that oil companies currently get. How much of an issue are these subsidies?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Oil, subsidy

If the oil subsidies went away

Mar 29, 2012
The defeat of a U.S. Senate bill to end oil company subsidies leads us to wonder: What would actually happen if subsidies ended?
Posted In: Oil, subsidy

Do Americans approve of Obama's energy plan?

Mar 22, 2012
President Obama is touting a new "all of the above" energy plan that supports more of both oil and alternative energy production. What do Americans want in an energy policy?
Posted In: Barack Obama, energy, Oil, alternative energy

The scarce ways that crude oil costs could drop

Mar 21, 2012
The president might be able to do little to really bring down short term gas prices. But reporter Scott Tong outlines some things that actually would affect the price.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, oil prices

What can be done about high oil prices

Mar 21, 2012
Oil prices are slightly lower this morning in overseas trading, around $124 a barrel, but that is still very high. And those high oil prices are leading to high gas prices which are starting to really worry some economists who are concerned about our recovery and whether or not it could be derailed.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices

Dark side of an oil boom

Mar 21, 2012
There's an oil boom going on in western North Dakota. The region is sitting on billions of gallons of oil. The city at the heart of it -- Williston -- is stretched beyond capacity.
Posted In: Oil, boom, oilfields, comeback, North Dakota

No connection between drilling and pumps

Mar 21, 2012
A new Associated Press analysis shows domestic oil production doesn't translate to gas prices.
Posted In: gas prices, drilling, oil drilling, Oil

Go North, young man!

Mar 21, 2012
The promise of steady work is attracting workers of all ages to Williston, N.D., and creating a new boom town on America's energy frontier.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, man camp, Williston, employment, debt, energy

China to hike oil prices, risk slower growth

Mar 20, 2012
China's government has announced a 7 percent oil price increase. The hike could slow growth but some say it might also reduce wealth inequality.
Posted In: China, Oil, gas prices

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