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.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Gas prices sneaking back up again

Jan 16, 2009
The average price of a gallon of gas has jumped about 17 cents in the past month. The main factor in the price hike is a cut in refiners' supply. But Dan Grech reports the gas price hike could just be temporary.
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Investment banks hoarding oil

Jan 9, 2009
Fifty million barrels of oil are just sitting around on supertankers. They're not getting unloaded because investors are waiting for the price of oil to go up. Mitchell Hartman explains.
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Asphalt shortage makes recovery rough

Jan 6, 2009
President-elect Obama wants to spend nearly $300 billion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and boost the ailing economy. But road and bridge repairs will require a lot of asphalt, and as Joel Rose reports, a shortage of it could spell trouble.
Posted In: Oil, Science