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December 18, 2014
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.
December 17, 2014
3 Charts Explaining the Debate Over Gasoline Taxes
With crude oil sliding to its lowest level in years and gasoline prices following suit, some politicians believe now is the most appropriate time to hike gas taxes.
December 16, 2014
OPEC Denies Price War as 2015 Projections Reflect Record Low Demand
OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah al-Badri is urging the cartel’s 12 members to maintain production and exploration despite a lower demand for oil.
December 11, 2014
America: The World’s Top Energy Producer?
Production of oil and natural gas in the United States is seeing a renaissance period. Will America be able to surpass the Middle East?
December 10, 2014
A Few Reasons Why Tesla’s Shares Nosedived Over the Past Week
Cheap oil, combined with a less-than-flattering independent sales projection, has driven down Tesla's stock for the eighth consecutive day.
December 09, 2014
Is the U.S. Overestimating How Much Shale Gas It Can Get?
U.S. government estimates of the amount of natural gas that can be extracted by fracking may be far too optimistic, according to a new study by the University of Texas (UT) at Austin.
December 08, 2014
5 Reasons No One Gets Long-Term Energy Forecasts Right
Long-term energy forecasts are often known for their inaccuracy; find out why the future of energy is so difficult to predict.
December 06, 2014
Keystone XL and the Job Argument That Gives Congress a Headache
Keep the Advil handy; Congress might not be the only one.
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 21, 2014
Kitchen Basics: A Beginner’s Guide to 6 Common Cooking Oils
Choosing just one of these options at the grocery store can be a little bit overwhelming. We've compiled a list of 6 popular types of cooking oil.
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 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.
November 10, 2014
Inside America’s Energy Addiction
The U.S. Energy Information Administration published a brief exploring the U.S.'s energy use. Here are the top energy sources.
November 09, 2014
Boomtown: The State of U.S. Energy Production in 4 Charts
The United States is seeing huge growth in energy production. Here are four charts that further explore what's happening and why.
November 06, 2014
Who Is Behind the U.S. Oil Boom?
The shale revolution’s sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play’s economics.
November 05, 2014
Islamic State Looks to Mediterranean to Continue Oil Operations
There is serious concern that the battle for control of Syria by the group calling itself the Islamic State may soon shift.
November 03, 2014
Ohio Governor Hoping to Amend ‘Outrageous’ Drilling Tax
Gov. John Kasich of Ohio has overseen a rapid expansion of drilling in his state, with oil and gas production quickly rising.
November 03, 2014
Gas Prices Are Falling, But Solar Energy Is Set to Take Over
Markets are clamoring about falling gas prices, but solar energy is quietly building momentum and getting set to completely take over the energy business.
November 02, 2014
5 Ways to Lower Your Gas Bill This Winter
A homeowner’s gas bill will often cost more than their electric bill, requiring all of us to squeeze those extra pennies during the colder months.
October 31, 2014
OPEC Chief Warns Against Oil Price Panic
OPEC urges member states not to be alarmed by oil’s current low prices.
October 29, 2014
The End of an Era: Is the US Petrodollar Under Threat?
Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West.
October 27, 2014
OPEC and Russia’s Vulnerability, and America’s Ingenuity
Through iteration, experience, and innovation, North America is producing oil cheaper.
October 25, 2014
Put 53 Years on the Clock: The End of Easy Oil Is Within Sight
BP calculates that there are about 1.69 trillion barrels of proved reserves in the world, enough to last the world about 53 years.
October 24, 2014
Boeing Begins New Biofuel Project Using Cooking Oil
Boeing and Chinese airplane manufacturer COMAC are working together on a biofuel project that would turn China’s rivers of used cooking fat into jet fuel.
October 23, 2014
Big Oil and Renewables: Not So Strange Bedfellows
There are some promising models of how Big Oil and renewables could once again join forces.
October 22, 2014
Kurds Are the Last Line of Defense for the West in Kobani
The town has become strategic as both sides now see it as a point of significant psychological importance and a symbol for their cause.
October 21, 2014
New Catalyst Could Mean Cheaper Biofuels Production
Biofuels are renewable and clean alternatives to fossil fuels, but they can be difficult to produce. Researchers aim to change that.
October 20, 2014
Oak Ridge Labs Develops New Device for Lighter, Faster Cars
Scientists have developed a power inverter that could make electric cars lighter, more powerful, and more efficient.
October 17, 2014
Is the Oil Price Slide Nearing an End?
The rapid decline in oil prices may be almost over. That prediction comes from several big banks that say oil prices are nearing their floor.
October 15, 2014
Climate Change May Lead to War Says New DOD Report
The U.S. government is bringing the military into its plan to cope with climate change.
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