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Is burning leaked oil worth the costs?

Apr 28, 2010
The U.S. Coast Guard set fire to parts of a giant oil slick that is spreading just off the Louisiana coast. Burning the oil is designed to keep it from drifting into coastal estuaries and wetlands filled with wildlife. John Dimsdale reports clean-up crews are facing no easy choices.
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BP slapped with lawsuits over oil spill

Apr 27, 2010
The oil slick from a platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico is due to reach shore by the weekend. It could wreak havoc on the coastlines of four states. Sarah Gardner reports on the fallout for British Petroleum.
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BP accident likely to hurt oil growth

Apr 27, 2010
BP's latest offshore oil drilling accident off the coast of Louisiana is the deadliest mishap of its kind in the U.S. in 40 years. The incident will likely give a boost to anti-offshore sentiment. Stephen Beard reports.
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Independent oil producers still profiting

Apr 13, 2010
Independent oil and gas producers are used to risking everything on a single drill. Those wildcatters pioneered the business of dragging fossil fuels out of the ground, and they're still at it today. Kate Archer Kent reports.
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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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