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January 20, 2015
Average Gas Prices Continue to Fall: What You’re Paying and Why
On average, Americans spend about four cents out of every dollar they earn on gasoline. Here's your Cheat Sheet to gas prices.
January 19, 2015
3 Big Questions for Big Oil in 2015
Oil prices have plummeted, and that's creating chaos in the energy industry. As we head into 2015, what can we expect?
January 17, 2015
Food, Gas, and Price Stability: Are We There Yet?
Inflation is like a monetary poltergeist, ghostly and supernatural in essence, but very real and potentially destructive in effect.
January 06, 2015
Is Cheap Gas Really a Good Thing for the U.S. Economy?
In June, a barrel of oil cost $107. Today we are at slightly less than $50 per barrel, a drop of some 47% and more than a five-year low.
January 06, 2015
This Simple Energy Breakthrough Could Change Everything
Scientists in Australia have come one step closer to replicating photosynthesis and creating bountiful and cheap hydrogen energy for everyone.
January 05, 2015
Top 5 Factors Affecting Oil Prices In 2015
As we ring in the new year, let’s take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets.
January 02, 2015
US Expands Oil Exports to Lightly Processed ‘Condensate’
Washington has expanded opportunities for U.S. oil producers to export lightly processed crude, known as condensate, despite a ban that’s nearly 40 years old.
December 31, 2014
Obama to Issue Landmark Regulations While Oil Industry Is Down
The federal government is about to issue landmark regulations aimed at slashing methane emissions from oil and gas operations.
December 29, 2014
Saudi Arabia Ready for $20, $30, $40 Oil
Brent crude and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell to start last week, and Saudi Arabia is prepared to go much lower in a bid to trim the fat.
December 29, 2014
If Oil Prices Keep Falling, OPEC Must Act to Restore ‘Fair’ Rates
The consensus among many Arab OPEC producers is that, one way or another, the worldwide price of oil will stabilize, then rise again during 2015.
December 26, 2014
Why the Price of Foreign Oil Still Influences How Much You Pay for Gas
Gasoline prices have hit new lows as of late, thanks to booming domestic production. How does that correspond with international trends, and could prices get even lower?
December 23, 2014
The Oil Bust: OPEC Battles Price War Conspiracy Theories
For three weeks, OPEC’s richest and most influential countries were silent about the cartel’s decision to maintain production levels at a relatively high rate.
December 22, 2014
OPEC Calls for Widespread Production Cuts
The oil ministers of two powerful OPEC members, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, say they had no choice but to avoid cutting production to shore up oil prices.
December 19, 2014
New York’s Cuomo to Ban Fracking in His State
The state of New York will ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, because of the potential it holds for creating a public health risk and its questionable economic benefits.
December 18, 2014
Kenya to Develop Africa’s Largest Wind Project
Kenya may soon be home to the largest wind project on the continent of Africa.
December 10, 2014
Why US Shale May Fizzle Rather Than Boom
A new study in Nature finds that the estimates for shale gas production could be vastly overblown, and that production could peak within the next decade.
December 05, 2014
Nuclear Incident Leaves Doubts Over Ukraine’s Energy Security
Ukraine’s coal crisis, coinciding with wintry weather, is made worse because the country’s own coal region is where government forces are fighting insurgents.
December 04, 2014
OPEC Decision Hits Renewables
The biggest threat to renewables growth is not the price of oil or gas, but instead policy and regulatory measures.
December 03, 2014
Ukraine’s Next Energy Minister Will be Bought and Paid For, as Usual
Elite power circles are playing a very dangerous game with Ukraine's most important ministry — energy.
November 28, 2014
OPEC Refuses to Cut Production, Sending Oil Price Down Again
OPEC has resisted the urging of its needier members and has decided not to cut production levels despite the 5-month-old plunge in oil prices.
November 26, 2014
Utilities Facing Coal Shortages Due to Rail Congestion
The piles of coal at utility yards are running well below average, and several utilities are pressuring rail companies to allow more coal trains through.
November 24, 2014
Republicans and Democrats Go to War Over EPA
The Republican Party has made no bones about the fact that it will be seeking to scale back environmental regulations in the United States.
November 21, 2014
State Budgets Reeling From Low Oil Prices
U.S. states that are overly dependent on oil to meet their budget forecasts are starting to come to grips with the fact that their spending plans may not work.
November 12, 2014
Magnesium To Replace Lithium-ion Batteries Soon
The supremacy of the lithium-ion battery may about to be challenged.
November 11, 2014
Latest Electric Car Innovation Could Recharge Batteries in Minutes
Scientists at the Queensland University of Technology say they've developed inexpensive supercapacitors that can be used in tandem with ordinary batteries.
November 11, 2014
GOP Has Big Plans for Energy, But Are the Numbers Right?
Although touted as having long-term positive impact in the areas of energy independence and national economy, the GOP’s agenda falls short on its claims.
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