Debate on offshore drilling rages on

Apr 6, 2009
The Department of the Interior is holding a public hearing today on offshore drilling. Hearings will focus on a controversial plan to open up the Outer Continental Shelf for more oil and gas exploration. Joel Rose reports.
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Obama makes case for spending plan

Mar 25, 2009
In a prime-time press conference, President Obama defends the cost of his proposed budget, saying trillions of dollars in deficit spending will be required to grow the economy.
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Drilling up old oil safety issues

Mar 24, 2009
Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker accident, and the oil industry has ramped up safety measures since then. But a proposal to drill in the Arctic has some experts worried. Caitlan Carroll reports.
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OPEC's price hike may drop oil demand

Mar 13, 2009
OPEC will meet this weekend to discuss whether to raise oil prices and cut production. But OPEC's strategy could possibly drop demand for oil even further. Sam Eaton reports.
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OPEC gauging another production cut

Mar 13, 2009
The U.S. trade imbalance is at a six-year low, and many people wonder how low foreign oil demand can go. Bill Radke talks to Financial Times correspondent Carola Hoyos about whether OPEC members will once again cut production.
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Ethanol start-ups are running on empty

Feb 2, 2009
Renew Energy, one of the nation's largest ethanol plants, just filed for bankruptcy. More ethanol producers are expected to follow in its footsteps. But as Sam Eaton reports, don't write ethanol off just yet.
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Exxon's pumping profit in downturn

Jan 30, 2009
Exxon Mobil's fourth-quarter earnings fell 33% from a year ago, but it still reported a record profit for 2008. What's it doing that other companies aren't? Sam Eaton reports.
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Shell reports substantial quarterly drop

Jan 29, 2009
Shell posted a huge drop in quarterly earnings, coming down from last year, where the company made the biggest corporate profit in European history. Stephen Beard reports the dwindling price of oil is bad news for the company.
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Bolivian farmers fueled up by soybeans

Jan 27, 2009
Short on diesel, Bolivian farmers want to use soybean biofuel to keep running. Using food to produce fuel is illegal in Bolivia right now, but that hasn't stopped them from banding together. Annie Murphy reports.
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Russia, Ukraine work out pipeline kinks

Jan 20, 2009
Russia began pumping natural gas again, ending a two-week streak where 20 countries in the continent lost supplies. A contract with Ukraine helped patch up the issue, but not bruised reputations. Stephen Beard reports.
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