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Why are oil prices dropping?

Oct 16, 2008
The price of oil this morning is $72 a barrel -- half of what it was three months ago. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into some factors influencing oil markets, including the disappearance of some speculators.
Posted In: Oil

Tech advances fuel solar industry

Oct 15, 2008
The credit crisis is taking its toll on businesses, but there's optimism in the solar energy sector. Sarah Gardner reports that new technolgies and cheaper materials have improved solar's market potential.
Posted In: Economy, Oil, Science

Can cheap commodities be a bad thing?

Oct 15, 2008
With oil prices slipping below $75, prices for corn, gold and other commodities are also down. That's good news for consumers, but what about the overall economy? Will it spark inflation? Nancy Marshall Genzer has answers.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Oil profits still high in third quarter

Oct 9, 2008
Oil may not be seeing the per-barrel prices of last year, but the average prices are still higher than last year. Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into what energy analysts are predicting for oil profits as earnings reports come in.
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Driving in Southeast is no gas

Sep 26, 2008
About 60% of crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is still off line, almost two weeks after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. That disruption has led to serious gas shortages in parts of the Southeast. Julie Rose reports.
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Oil prices drop amid economic turmoil

Sep 16, 2008
While all eyes were on Wall Street's big financial institutions, the price of oil slipped down to $91 a barrel -- a seven-month low. How'd that happen? Host Stacey Vanek-Smith asks economist Andrew Hilton.
Posted In: Economy, Oil

Even a financial crisis has a green lining

Sep 15, 2008
Wow, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch just fell in the blink of an eye. And other institutions may yet fall in the months ahead....
Posted In: green energy, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Oil, solar, wind

Ike has Texas refineries in its sights

Sep 12, 2008
Weather forecasters say Hurricane Ike is going to wallop the south Texas coast and its oil refineries early Saturday morning. To find out what that's going to mean for oil and gas prices, Kai Ryssdal talked with economist Ray Perryman.
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Is it worth going after natural gas?

Sep 12, 2008
The Department of Energy today weighs the pros and cons of extracting natural gas from shale and coal seams. Oil companies say they can make it work financially, but what about the environment? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Oil

Nigeria's efforts at peace in oil sector

Sep 11, 2008
Determined to quell militant violence in the oil-rich but impoverished Niger Delta, the Nigerian government has set up peace talks and established a ministry for the region. Gretchen Wilson explains.
Posted In: Oil

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