Why oil may be a cursed resource

Sep 29, 2009
Journalist Peter Maass talks with Kai Ryssdal about his book, "Crude World" and the disadvantages that come with having a lot of oil.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Americans roll dice on heating oil

Sep 25, 2009
As winter approaches and the price of crude continues to be unpredictable, millions of Americans are wondering if they should commit on their home heating oil at today's price with a pre-buy contract. Bob Moon reports.
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High price of oil better for long-term

Sep 9, 2009
Gas prices may be lower than they were this time last year, but they're still relatively high. But if oil producers increased production, and caused oil prices to fall, it would have bad longer-term consequences. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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U.N.'s Iran sanctions may target gas

Sep 8, 2009
The United Nations has given Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad until the end of the month to stop enriching uranium. The country's gas imports may be at stake if he doesn't comply. Stephen Beard reports.
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Is BP's new oil field worth drilling?

Sep 2, 2009
British energy company BP has made a giant discovery of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. But it's so deep it could be a decade before we see any oil. Bob Moon reports.
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BP weighs profits of deep sea oil

Sep 2, 2009
BP announced a giant discovery deep in the Gulf of Mexico. But determining the value of the oil will be tricky because it lies under more than 4,000 feet of water and another 35,000 feet under the ocean floor. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil

Can producers meet ethanol demand?

Aug 31, 2009
The government wants to boost the amount of ethanol in the U.S. gas supply. But will corn ethanol makers be able to meet the target? Adam Allington reports.
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Why are natural gas prices down?

Aug 28, 2009
Natural gas prices have dipped to a seven-year low. That's bad for business, but what does it mean for consumers? Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Oil

China refiner may be blacklisted in Iraq

Aug 25, 2009
China has been busy making oil and gas acquisitions, but one deal in Iraq has landed the country's biggest refiner, Sinopec, in political hot water. Scott Tong reports.
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Oil industry report targets climate bill

Aug 24, 2009
The oil industry's campaign against climate legislation in Congress is heating up. The American Petroleum Institute lobbying group has put out a study of the climate bill's cost to U.S. refiners and, perhaps, consumers. Sam Eaton reports.
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