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Payday ahead of oil mess.
A lake of oil grows out of oil spill.
Oil pipeline dangers come back to life.
A new oil pipeline leak in Canada could give fuel to those opposed to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Donald Trump, who is a surrogate for Mitt Romney’s campaign, appeared on CNBC with an oil industry conspiracy theory.
Have Republicans lost another election year issue?
Documents produced by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign contain a huge lie about President Obama’s energy policy.
Konarka Technologies, a Massachusetts based solar energy company, has gone bankrupt.
A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds that a 600% increase in small earthquakes may be connected to fracking, drilling for natural gas and other materials in rock formations.
Republicans have previously claimed that congressional action on Solyndra, the failed solar company that received some federal backing, was about the use of tax dollars to invest in private enterprise.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed an oil exploration deal with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa.
President Obama has released the first ad of the 2012 campaign.
President Obama is expected to permanently enact a 20 year ban on mining 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.
In a congressional hearing about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on November 18, sparks flew between Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Dr. Douglas Brinkley of Rice University.
President Obama told ABC News that he does not regret the government loan to green energy provider Solyndra, a company now under investigation for its practices.
The BBC is reporting that an explosion at France’s Marcoule nuclear power site has happened.
(National Confidential) — When will it stop? ExxonMobil today admitted that it had leaked oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana. As much as 1,000 of damaging crude oil has been released via the EMPCo pipeline.
(National Confidential) — Some of America’s worst polluters are in the middle of a scheme to control your state and local government. The oil industry, currently enjoying fat profits a year after the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has put in place groups to push its agenda in states without the knowledge [...]
President Obama is authorizing the release of 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, in coordination with the International Energy Agency (IAEA), who will release an additional 30 million barrels. The move is designed to stabilize the global energy market, which has experienced increased oil prices with the ongoing instability in the [...]
(NationalConfidential.com) — Dan Akerson, the CEO of General Motors, wants higher gas prices. Akerson’s idea is that higher gas prices will lead to a demand for more fuel efficient cars.
Kelley Blue Book’s latest survey of new and used car shoppers sees a dramatic reversal in how people view gas prices.
“Crude oil for May delivery rose 42 cents to $108.36 a barrel in early trading Monday. The contract traded as high as $108.78 before easing.” READ MORE
Japanese officials plan to release radioactive steam from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor. They say that the emergency cooling function of the facility’s number three reactor has stopped working.
In a stock swap, Rosneft, which is owned by the Russian government, will take a 5% stake in BP. In exchange, the company behind the Gulf oil spill will take 9.5% of Rosneft.
The twice-monthly Lundberg Survey has found the price of regular gasoline has risen about nine cents a gallon over three weeks to $3.08. The price of mid-grade gasoline is now $3.22 a gallon and premium is $3.33 a gallon, analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday. The U.S. average for diesel was $3.36, up 7.18 cents. READ [...]
A judge has ruled against the Obama administration’s ban on offshore drilling.
“U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard two hours of arguments Monday and said he will decide by Wednesday whether to overturn the ban imposed by President Barack Obama’s administration after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion.” [Link]
“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has told Russia’s state-controlled gas monopoly Gazprom to cut supplies to neighbour Belarus over its debt.” [Link]
“BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg’s apologized Wednesday for “clumsily” referring to people impacted by the Gulf oil spill as “the small people.” His statement followed a day of vitriolic reaction from folks in person along the Gulf and online who did not cut the Swedish-born executive any slack for trying to speak colloquially in a second [...]
TerraPower reactor picture “TerraPower, a spinoff of Intellectual Ventures of Bellevue, Wash., is developing a ‘traveling wave’ reactor that would run for decades without refueling, although the fuel might have to be reshuffled from time to time. Charles River Ventures of Waltham, Mass., said it was joining some other investors, including Khosla Ventures, in investing [...]
“Energy giant BP announced this week it will donate its share of the proceeds generated by selling the oil captured from the well to fund efforts to protect and restore wildlife habitat along the Gulf Coast.” [Link]
“An oil sheen was confirmed about nine miles off the Florida coast, and officials are saying it could hit the white sands of Pensacola Beach as soon as Wednesday.” Link
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