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Exploring an era of oil extremes

Aug 6, 2008
The price of crude has reached record per barrel highs just to make sudden startling drops. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks these market extremes with Raymond Learsy, who's written a book about oil and its trends.
Posted In: Books, Oil

Drawing lines in the Arctic snow

Aug 6, 2008
British scientists have unveiled a new Arctic map today with hopes of pointing out where some countries may be overstepping their claim to land. Janet Babin reports what's so valuable that they're fighting over.
Posted In: Oil

Candidates shift positions on energy

Aug 5, 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama have spent the past week talking up their energy plans. But the toll on Americans' pocketbooks from the high costs of fuel have forced both candidates to change their stances on a number of policies. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Oil

Lower demand helps in oil-price drop

Aug 5, 2008
A barrel of oil costs about 20% less today than three weeks ago. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with energy analyst Peter Beutel about why prices are falling, and if even lower prices could be ahead.
Posted In: Oil

What's causing the oil slide?

Aug 5, 2008
Oil is at $118 a barrel and falling, and might keep falling. So, what's going on? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports increased output and lowered U.S. demand has helped lower cost, but there's more to it.
Posted In: Oil

High heating oil prices loom over U.S.

Jul 31, 2008
With heating oil prices expected to top $5 a gallon this winter, consumers are worried about heating their homes and many fuel dealers are facing the threat of collapse. Jane Lindholm reports.
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Firms struggle to extract oil from shale

Jul 31, 2008
The largest untapped oil source, enough to sustain U.S. demand for a century, may be right here at home in the Rocky Mountains. But first, we have to find a way to get it out. Janet Babin reports.
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High oil and natural gas help Shell

Jul 31, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell reported quarterly profits today and saw income tick up 33 percent. The oil company said high oil and natural gas prices helped it during a difficult period. Stephen Beard reports.
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Connect rising energy prices with profit

Jul 31, 2008
You may not know it, but energy stocks might be making you a tycoon. Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into where some energy profits are going -- and gives some advice on how you can make the most of it.
Posted In: Oil

Local growers help companies cut costs

Jul 28, 2008
Buying locally grown food is good PR for companies. But it turns out that, with rising diesel prices, there's a lot more to gain than a good reputation. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food, Oil

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