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Two Clashing Visions Of How America Will Power Its Cars, Homes

How the country decides on Nov. 8 will have far-reaching implications for the price of electricity and gas at the pump, as well as the future of the U.S. energy industry, which employs about 10 million people.

October 25, 2016
Fire rises from oil wells, set ablaze by Islamic State militants before they fled the oil-producing region of Qayyara, Iraq, which has been recaptured by Iraqi forces, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Trump Says The US Should Have Taken Iraq’s Oil; Here’s Why That Wasn’t An Option

Donald Trump says he wants to end long U.S. military entanglements. But he has also repeatedly said the U.S. should have seized Iraq’s oil after the 2003 invasion — an undertaking that would have been illegal, required decades of occupation by hundreds of thousands of troops, increased the risk of casualties and probably cost more than the oil itself was worth.

September 10, 2016

ISIS Income Drops On Low Oil Revenue, Taxes

Since mid-2014, the territory under ISIS control shrunk by about 22 percent, reducing its tax base to 6 million people from 9 million.

April 18, 2016
Saudi Arabia Russia Oil Agreement Production

3 Reasons The Russia-Saudi Oil Deal Is Probably Doomed From The Start

It’s been described as a “step in the right direction,” but an agreement between Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze crude oil production could be doomed from the start.

February 17, 2016
Dark Money book cover

Excerpt: ‘Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right’

While it might be well-known that deep pockets finance the big names in politics, there is little known about the private world they inhabit and how their money is allocated.

February 7, 2016
A pump jack stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver

Why Cheap Oil Isn’t Bad For The Environment

While the price of oil has fallen, so have the costs of green energy technologies.

January 28, 2016
An Iranain woman walks past a revolutionary mural in Tehran

Iran Boosts Oil Output, Foreign Firms Keen To Seal Deals

Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi said Iran could increase output by 500,000 barrels a day.

January 18, 2016

Meet Canada’s Very Own Donald Trump

It’s not often that Canadian businessmen make comments bombastic enough to garner attention in the American news cycle, but Kevin O’Leary is determined to change that.

January 14, 2016

Analysis Forecasts Derailment Every Other Year If Oil Train Terminal Is Built

A proposal to build the largest oil train terminal in the Pacific Northwest could result in a derailment every two years and an oil spill from a derailment once every 12, according to a draft analysis by a Washington state agency.

November 30, 2015

Conventional Oil And Gas Producers Band Together To Survive

Conventional oil and gas producers are experts at pessimistic metaphors.

September 19, 2015

Oil Ends Down More Than 2 Percent As U.S. Drilling Points To Glut

“Everyone is still looking at it saying ‘Wow, you still don’t have production coming down,'” said Tariq Zahir, founder at Tyche Capital in Laurel Hollow, New York.

August 21, 2015

Shell Receives Final Approval To Drill In Arctic, But With New Conditions

Environmental groups have said drilling for oil in the Arctic conflicts with the Obama administration’s efforts to fight climate change.

July 23, 2015
gas pumps

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Drive Down U.S. Gas Prices

The average summer price of a gallon of gas could be at its lowest in five years.

July 20, 2015
Energy, Oil, Fracking, Drilling, Economy, Tax Breaks, Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin

Frac Sand Industry Feels The Effects Of Low Oil Prices, Less Drilling

While the frac sand industry has slowed due to cheap oil, American frac companies hope to expand due to tax breaks.

April 10, 2015
Energy, Environment, Greenpeace, Oil, Drilling, Shell, Protest, Arctic

Arctic-Drilling Protesters Board Shell’s Oil Rig In Pacific

Six Greenpeace members board a Royal Dutch Shell oil rig to protest the energy company’s exploration and drilling of the Alaskan Arctic.

April 7, 2015
Trains, Railroad Industry, Transportation, Infrastructure, Oil, Derailments, Oil-Tank, North America, Federal Railroad Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Department of Transportation

Derailments Spur Push For Safer Railroad Oil-Tank Cars

Senate Democrats sponsor a bill to improve the design and safety of railroad oil-tank cars, which industry officials have flagged for years as in need for improvement.

March 31, 2015
A rainbow over the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (Judith Slein via Flickr)

Congress: Protect Wildlife Refuge From Alaska’s Greed

Alaska has no right to balance its checkbook at the expense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

March 25, 2015
Infrastructure, Solar Power, Energy, Oil, Coal, Mitch McConnnell, Koch brothers, politics, environment, Renewable Energy, Froma Harrop

The Sun Is Rising On Solar Panels, And There’s No Fighting It

Why the Koch brothers and an army of coal and oil lobbyists are doomed to lose their war against clean energy.

March 24, 2015
A train ships oil west of Harrisburg, PA (Cody Williams/Flickr)

Crude-Oil Train Wrecks Raise Questions About Safety Claims

Have we underestimated the risks of shipping oil by rail?

March 13, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Market Madness: A Century Of Oil Panics, Crises, And Crashes’

‘Market Madness’ is a lucid, credible riposte to apocalyptic ravings about “peak oil.”

March 7, 2015
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets the new King Salman of Saudi Arabia at the Erqa Royal Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on January 27, 2015, after joining President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and other dignitaries in extending condolences to the late King Abdullah. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Two Princes Are Rising Stars Of King Salman’s Saudi Arabia

Two Saudi princes appointed to oversee oil reserves are on the fast-track for throne succession.

February 25, 2015

Residents Displaced In West Virginia Train Derailment Wait To Return Home

Up to 125 people are still displaced in the wake of the West Virginia train derailment.

February 19, 2015

Federal Environmental Review Makes Arctic Drilling More Likely

A new environmental review in Alaska has conservationists furious.

February 13, 2015

Obama Should Gut It Out; Ditching Keystone Is A No-Brainer

The arguments for Keystone XL are getting weaker and weaker.

February 5, 2015

Consumers Have Enjoyed Lower Gas Prices, But Will They Last? A Question And Answer

Everything you need to know about falling oil prices.

February 2, 2015