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Oil market may be ahead of itself

Apr 13, 2010
The International Energy Agency reports that global stockpiles of fuel are relatively high, and industrialized demand is a bit low. The agency says another big jump could be a blow to the global economic recovery. Stephen Beard reports.
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BP exploration stirs investor criticism

Apr 9, 2010
British oil giant BP plans to invest in a controversial oil exploration project in Canada, a move which has made some of BP's biggest investors revolt. Stephen Beard explores why some groups are against the move.
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Natural gas data to be revised

Apr 5, 2010
Every month the Energy Department comes out with a report about how much natural gas we produce. But the department's changing the way it puts together that report because it's been overestimating our supply. Alisa Roth reports.
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What do the rising oil prices mean?

Apr 1, 2010
Crude oil closed just shy of $85 a barrel, the highest it's been in a year and a half. PFC Energy's David Kirsch talks with Kai Ryssdal about why oil has hit a sweet spot, how long it will stay there, and its impact on prices at the pump.
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Impact of new U.S. offshore drilling

Mar 31, 2010
President Obama lifted a longstanding moratorium on oil drilling in parts of the U.S. Sarah Gardner reports the move didn't sit well with opponents of offshore drilling or even some oil-friendly Republicans.
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East Coast opens up to oil drilling

Mar 31, 2010
After decades off-limits, oil drilling is opening up on the U.S.'s East Coast and exploration for more places to drill will expand throughout certain parts of the U.S. Bob Moon gets the latest from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.
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New oil deal would tax gas at the pump

Mar 18, 2010
Senators John Kerry, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham are preparing to introduce a major piece of climate change legislation that could let oil companies off the hook for carbon emissions. Alisa Roth reports.
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OPEC divided on boosting oil production

Mar 16, 2010
The oil cartel OPEC will decide how much oil its members can pump over the next six months. But despite some push and pull between oil-rich countries, few expect more crude to be produced anytime soon. Christopher Werth reports.
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BP to wade in Brazil's waters for oil

Mar 11, 2010
The British energy giant BP is heading to Brazil to explore what could be the next big oil reserve. But the oil won't be easy to get to, as it rests many miles out at sea, under the ocean floor. Stephen Beard reports.
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Biomass an option over corn ethanol

Feb 18, 2010
A cheaper, less energy-intensive type of ethanol will make for the possibility of a fuel alternative that is less than $2 a gallon. Jennifer Collins explains why the process to produce the fuel makes it less expensive.
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