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Big Oil's first cut: exploration

Jan 29, 2015
In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.

When oil prices fall, Big Oil has an advantage

Jan 28, 2015
Oil-refining businesses and decades-long outlooks cushion price swings.

How an oil rush made LA the city it is today

Dec 18, 2014
After first oil well was drilled in 1892, derricks became a symbol of Los Angeles.

Lower gas prices, but spending stuck in neutral

Dec 18, 2014
Many people don't believe the low prices will last.

The future of oil and gas after the boom

Dec 18, 2014
The price of oil is dropping. Good news or bad news?

100 uses for petroleum – and counting

Dec 18, 2014
Maybe we should be asking what isn't made from a barrel of oil.

Cuba's open doors don't mean open for business

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Dec 18, 2014
Despite thawing U.S.-Cuba relations, full-blown business opportunities are largely years away.

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How the oil boom woke up a Texas town

Dec 18, 2014
Kai talks with Adrian DeLeon, the mayor of Carrizo Springs, Texas.

A circular argument: How cheap oil affects tire prices

Dec 18, 2014
If oil prices fall, will tires cost less? The answers are far from black and white.

Farmers feel ripple effects of the oil boom

Dec 18, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to commercial grain farmer Curt Mowery.