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NY Times

Within the last decade, technology advances have made it possible to unlock more oil from old fields, and, at the same time, higher oil prices have made it economical for companies to go after reserves that are harder to reach. With plenty of oil sti

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AP

Although gasoline prices have dropped sharply from last summer, 79 lawmakers sought to send a message, introducing a bill that would impose stiff penalties on oil and gas companies for price gouging. [You want to see high prices?!...]

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LiveScience.com

Successfully generated electricity from heat by trapping organic molecules between metal nanoparticles, a finding that could yield cheap refrigerators, not to mention new, more efficient energy sources in general.

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Al Jazeera

Abu Dhabi is to build a $350m solar power plant, the first of its kind in the Gulf, according to an investor in the project. Abu Dhabi holds more than 90 per cent of the oil reserves of the United Arab Emirates, the seven-member federation.

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The Street

Step forward, Jeremy Grantham -- Cheney's own investment manager. "What were we thinking?' Grantham demands in a four-page assault on U.S. energy policy mailed last week to all his clients, including the vice president.

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Reuters

Mining heat stored in rocks in the Earth's crust could meet a growing portion of U.S. electricity demand, replacing aging nuclear and coal plants with an environmentally friendly alternative, researchers say.

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by Thomas Knapp (ISIL)

When I heard that the CLEAN Energy Act was on the agenda for the 110th Congress’s “first 100 hours” hype-fest, ... This isn’t going to be a corporate welfare cut. It’s going to be a corporate welfare transfer, and probably some tax hikes on the false

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BBC News

Gunmen in Nigeria's oil region have attacked and killed 12 people including four local chiefs, police say. Two passengers who suffered gunshot wounds during the attack escaped from a boat that was carrying 14 passengers to Kula village in the

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Washington Post

[boy that Baker sure gets around] BP's safety practices came under fire from a blue-ribbon panel that said the oil company skimped on spending and failed to take other steps that might have prevented a deadly refinery explosion in March 20

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UPI

A nuclear warhead nearly exploded in Texas when it was being dismantled at the government's Pantex facility near Amarillo. The warhead nearly detonated because an unsafe amount of pressure was applied while it was being disassembled

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NY Times

Gazprom, the Russian energy monopoly, bought control of the world’s largest combined oil and natural gas development on Thursday after a highly publicized campaign of pressure on its foreign operator, Royal Dutch Shell.

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AP

Armed men attacked 2 foreign oil facilities in southern Nigeria, and both shut down production following the assaults in the restive, oil-rich region. Royal Dutch Shell began evacuating families of foreign workers, citing worsening security.

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Featuring Tom Bearden

Many people, for example, are not aware that in the 1930s the Russians had functioning free energy devices, or that at the same time the U.S. Navy and General Electric had a self-powering electrical project on the campus at Stanford University. These

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CNN

Oil prices rose, hitting a two-month high, after the government said supplies of distillates and gasoline showed a surprise decline and cold weather looked set to bear down on the U.S. Northeast, the world's largest home heating oil market.

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Asia Times

Russia has found the Achilles' heel of the US colossus. In concert with its oil-producing partners and the rising powerhouse economies of the East, Russia is altering the foundations of the current US-led liberal oil-market order, insidiously wo

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Bloomberg news

Uranium is the energy investment of choice for a growing number of hedge funds, which claim a sixfold gain since 2001 is just the beginning of a rally that will last years.

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