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March 23 2012


On Our Radar: Polluted Rivers

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into American rivers, lakes and streams every year, federal figures show.

March 22 2012


The Outlook for Energy Independence

The United States reduced oil imports from OPEC members by more than 20 percent in the last three years and it has become a net exporter of refined petroleum products.
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March 07 2012


What Makes Gasoline Prices Go Up?

Cognitive dissonance persists on the presidential campaign trail and in Congress, but some energy statistics are telling.

January 30 2012


July 27 2011


Modeling Plant Metabolism to Optimize Oil Production

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2011) — Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a computational model for analyzing the metabolic processes in rapeseed plants — particularly those related to the production of oils in their seeds. Their goal is to find ways to optimize the production of plant oils that have [...]

June 16 2011


Who Will Step Up to Meet Oil Demand?

A report predicts that Canada, Brazil, Colombia and the United States will come to the rescue as oil demand starts to outstrip production over the next five years.

May 12 2011


House Passes Third Drilling Bill

May 12, 2011 Washington, D.C. — By a vote of 243-179 the House of Representatives passed a third drilling bill that aims to increase oil production in the Outer Continental Shelf, leaving southern California, all of the Atlantic Coast, Bristol Bay in Alaska and the Arctic Ocean vulnerable to a BP oil spill disaster. Sponsored [...]

May 05 2011


Dissecting This Week's Oil Price Tumble

Nationwide, most drivers have not changed their habits much, which suggests that prices will advance again before long.

March 08 2011


February 10 2011


January 31 2011


In an Oil Price Gap, the Scent of Tar Sands

A buildup in stocks related to rising oil imports derived from Canadian oil sands has helped make crude significantly cheaper in the United States than it is in Europe or Asia.

November 14 2010


Is 'Peak Oil' Behind Us?

Production of conventional crude oil probably topped out for good in 2006 and will reach an "undulating plateau" between 2020 and 2035. a report from the International Energy Agency says.

August 30 2010


New Study Links Toxic Pollutants to Canadian Oil Sands Mining

Native Canadians living downstream from the oil sands mines in Alberta Province have long complained that their high cancer rates were related to the expanding excavation of bitumen for the production of synthetic crude. A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is backing their position.

June 30 2010


U.S. Fines BP for Misreporting Gas Production

The Interior Department has fined BP America $5.2 million for filing false reports about energy production on Indian tribal lands in southwest Colorado.

June 22 2010


November 17 2009


No Peak in Oil Before 2030, Study Says

A new report suggests that oil production will not peak for at least two more decades, and will plateau for decades after that.
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