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U.S. reliance on foreign oil is declining

Jan 9, 2013
The U.S. is importing less oil, and that will continue into next year. The Energy Information Administration expects the lowest oil import levels in 25 years.
Posted In: Oil, energy, import export

2012 was a gusher year for OPEC

Dec 31, 2012
OPEC earned a record $1 trillion in revenues in 2012, and the average price of oil was the highest ever.
Posted In: Oil, OPEC

High school grads head straight for jobs in Montana

Dec 28, 2012
We've told you about the energy boom unfolding in the Northern plains states. Centered in North Dakota, the industry is quickly spilling over into Montana.
Posted In: montana, Oil, Jobs

Seeing opportunity in North Dakota's oil boom

Dec 11, 2012
Daniel Brock was happily teaching. Then he heard about jobs in the oil fields of North Dakota. Now he's happily working there.
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota, Oil

U.S. energy production already affecting OPEC

Dec 11, 2012
Higher oil and gas production in the U.S. will change oil relationships around the world. The Middle East won't be called on to produce as much, costing it income, but Saudi Arabia will remain a key player.
Posted In: Oil, middle east

Railroads profit from oil boom in North Dakota

Dec 10, 2012
Trains haul fracking supplies into the region and haul oil out of it. The oil boom comes at a good time: the railroads' mainstay, coal, is in a slump.
Posted In: fracking, North Dakota, train, Oil

One fracking minute: an animated explainer on hydraulic fracturing

Dec 7, 2012
There's an oil and gas boom in North America thanks to an innovation known as hydraulic fracturing that extracts natural gas and oil from shale rock deep underground. Here's how it works.
Posted In: fracking, Oil

Oil boom family is cramped but together

Dec 5, 2012
A year after her husband moved to North Dakota's oil fields from their home in Missouri, Shannon Atwell picked up her four boys and joined him.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Black Gold Boom

The oil boom: Born to be a roughneck

Dec 4, 2012
Richard Karpe had his first roughneck job at age 11, on a rig run by his stepfather. He talks about the roughneck life and its hazards.
Posted In: Oil, North Dakota, Black Gold Boom

BP banned from doing business with U.S. government

Nov 28, 2012
The ban means BP will not be able to receive government contracts, loans or grants -- at least for a while.
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, Oil, U.S.

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