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Syria's mom and pop oil refineries

Jun 17, 2013
A year of unrest and civil war has created a new opportunity for private citizens in Syria to earn money with makeshift oil refineries.
Posted In: syria, Oil, refineries

Oil tax cuts spur fight in Alaska

Jun 4, 2013
Alaskans are worried that a cut to oil taxes could ruin the state budget. BP credits the tax break for spurring new investments in the North Slope oil field.
Posted In: big oil, Oil, Alaska, BP

How America helped weaken OPEC

May 30, 2013
The boom in U.S. oil production has disrupted global oil’s pecking order and caused fractures inside the once all-powerful OPEC.
Posted In: big oil, OPEC, crude oil, Oil, Nigeria

Does U.S. oil boom mean lower prices at the pump?

May 14, 2013
America's closer to energy independence, but the days of $2 gas are history.
Posted In: energy, Oil

How the markets will react to more North American fuel production

May 14, 2013
When fossil fuel gets cheap.
Posted In: Oil, fracking, fossil fuels

A new era in North American fossil fuel production

May 14, 2013
A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production
Posted In: Oil, fossil fuels, alternative energy, fracking

Ending foreign oil dependence won't solve all our energy woes, says Michael Levi

May 2, 2013
In his new book "The Power Surge," Michael Levi says ending our dependence on foreign oil won't solve all our energy and economic woes.
Posted In: Oil

As Obama visits Mexico, the slippery topic of oil comes up

May 2, 2013
President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, trade

Are falling prices of gold and oil good or bad?

Apr 18, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.
Posted In: Oil, gold, commodities

Oil spills, pipelines, and angry environmentalists, oh my!

Apr 4, 2013
The latest oil spill in Arkansas has environmentalists up in arms over how Big Oil transports their product.
Posted In: pipelines, Keystone XL, Oil

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