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Drillers and enviros try to set fracking standards together

Mar 22, 2013
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.
Posted In: fracking, shale gas, energy, Oil

Obama: Spend oil money on alternatives to oil

Mar 15, 2013
The surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. offers real economic opportunities. How much are royalties from offshore drilling growing, and what could be gained by taking some of that money to help fund alternative energies?
Posted In: Oil, alternative energy

South Sudan, Sudan agree to restart oil production

Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Posted In: Africa, Oil, exports

In death, Hugo Chavez leaves economic legacy

Mar 5, 2013
Taking power in 1999, Hugo Chavez almost single-handedly transformed Venezuelan society, wielding the country's oil wealth as a weapon. Can a strongman economy continue after his death?
Posted In: venezuela, Oil, hugo chavez

Trains will move tar sands oil, if the Keystone XL doesn't

Mar 4, 2013
A study commissioned by the State Department concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline won't contribute to global warming, because Canadian tar sands oil will get to market with or without the pipeline.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Oil, Canada, Obama

Keystone pipeline gets good news: State Department report

Mar 4, 2013
The Obama administration is not expected to decide whether to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline until this summer, but a new report gives clues about the White House's pipeline strategy.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Oil, Canada, Obama

U.S. oil imports are down, narrowing the trade deficit

Feb 8, 2013
The transportation system for fuel in the U.S. is inadequate, though, so some oil always has to be imported to where it's needed.
Posted In: Oil, refinery, import

U.S. trade deficit plunges

Feb 8, 2013
The nation’s trade deficit plunged in December, likely giving the U.S. economy an unexpected boost to round out the year.
Posted In: import export, Economy, Oil

Terrorism in Algeria's impact on natural gas development in North Africa

Jan 21, 2013
After a terrorist group claims responsibility for a bloody hostage crisis in Algeria, a look at how terrorism and civil unrest in North Africa impact's the U.S.'s energy supply.
Posted In: Algeria, BP, al qaeda, terrorism, Oil, natural gas

U.S. trade deficit surges

Jan 11, 2013
New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: import export, Oil, Economy

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