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Adapting to a bleak oil crunch scenario

Jul 22, 2008
If you haven't already, it may be time to start some long-term planning on lifestyle changes to accommodate the continuing escalation of gas prices...
Posted In: Oil, public transportation

Gas-tax hike is no holiday for Congress

Jul 21, 2008
With Americans reeling from skyrocketing gas prices, the last thing Congress wants to do is raise the gas tax. But as Jeremy Hobson reports, lawmakers are facing that very unpopular decision.
Posted In: Oil, Taxes

Iraq courts foreign oil companies

Jul 21, 2008
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is looking for outside oil companies to aid in tapping Iraq's oil. Now the foreign firms have to decide if the reward is worth the risk. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Oil

Senate considers oil speculation bill

Jul 21, 2008
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to curb energy market speculation, but Wall Street analysts fear the measure might be too aggressive. Sam Eaton reports from the Marketplace Sustainability Desk.
Posted In: Oil

An oil man who gets the energy big picture

Jul 19, 2008
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is helping to spur the renewable energy revolution our country and the world need....
Posted In: Oil, Pickens, wind

OPEC and the oil crisis

Jul 18, 2008
Host Kai Ryssdal, who's been talking to experts about oil this week, speaks today with oil analyst Ruchir Kadakia about OPEC's standing in the oil world these days.
Posted In: Economy, Oil, Science

At least a temporary drop in oil pressure

Jul 17, 2008
Not long ago we wouldn't have seen the news of oil closing just below $130 a barrel as a good thing for our pocketbooks. But here it is from the AP...
Posted In: gas, Oil

Here's how to predict future oil prices

Jul 17, 2008
Experts use complicated formulas to predict the future price of oil. But commentator Justin Wolfers says he's got a simple do-it-yourself method that works even better.
Posted In: Oil

Anything in the pipeline for Russian oil?

Jul 17, 2008
You may not hear a lot about it, but Russia is second only to Saudi Arabia in oil production. And, as Russia analyst Nicholas Redman tells Kai Ryssdal, it may have a greater potential for growth.
Posted In: Oil, Russia

Natural gas prices set to spike

Jul 17, 2008
High oil prices are driving up demand for natural gas, meaning some customers could be spending as much as 40 percent more to heat their homes this winter. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Oil

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