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The Dwindling Power of OPEC

American pipeline and OPEC

As if you hadn’t noticed, gas prices are plummeting. You may have wondered why this is the case. There is really one main reason, and it is shaking things up for OPEC. The US is producing far more oil than

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Senate Democrats KILL Keystone XL Pipeline - For Now...

Texas Oil Production

Well, that’s it then. Senate Democrats have killed the Keystone XL Pipeline, which means that Republicans won’t have another chance to pass it until the new Congress in January. This should effectively kill Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) hopes of being

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Obama Promotes $7/Gallon Gas to Fight Global Warming

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Fight global warming by oppressing the poor! On Friday, Obama was in Burma touting a plan to fight global warming by charging more for gas. You’d think that this “advocate for the poor” that Democrats like Obama think themselves to

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Russians Hire Lobbyists to go after US Natural Gas

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Russia’s second-largest natural gas producer has hired a U.S. lobbying firm to target economic sanctions and liquefied natural gas terminal permitting. Disclosure filings show that OAO Novatek, Russia’s second-largest gas company, hired the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying firm Qorvis MSL LLC to

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Obama Promises Billions to African Energy Companies

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The United States recently announced it was spending nearly $500 million to modernize Ghana’s electrical grid and reform the country’s struggling energy sector, adding to the billions already pledged by President Obama to increase electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa. Obama’s Power Africa

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Utility Companies Propose Taxes for Solar Power

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As solar power becomes cheaper and more widely implemented, utility companies across the country are feeling the squeeze. And they’re fighting back with local taxes and user fees to recoup some of their losses. The most recent cases in Wisconsin

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US Oil Production and Pump Prices Both at Record Highs

Texas Oil Production

According to a recent report by Bank of America, the United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer of oil: “The U.S. increase in supply is a very meaningful chunk of oil,” Francisco Blanch, the bank’s head of

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U.S. Biggest Oil Producer in the World?

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Our energy prices continue to skyrocket as the Obama Presidency continues to linger like a malignant tumor in our nation’s body. The question we should be asking ourselves is why? Why are our energy prices so high when we are

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Physics Professor Offers $10,000 Reward to Anyone who can “Disprove” Manmade Global Warming

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This is sort of like asking an Atheist to disprove the existence of God. The “new” Atheists of today are quick to point out that they’ve never held that they can prove that God doesn’t exist. They argue that there

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Tesla Motors Paves a Path Around Big Auto and Big Oil

Tesla Motors

There are two major inter-related reasons we are dependent on oil (either foreign or domestic): conventional cars and conventional power plants. Tesla Motors may have found a way to make real progress to get around these two obstacles. Whatever your

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Obama Administration to Cause Power Bills to Rise by 40%

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The policies of the Obama administration continue to wreak havoc on the average American’s life. Whether it’s the administration’s unruly and destructive healthcare policies under Obamacare, or the NSA’s attempts to watch every one of us at all times, or

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Can Republican Senators Repeal Obama's Cap and Trade Rules?

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By Michael Bastasch  Senate Republicans have writtenthe White House, urging President Obama to repeal his recently announced power plant rule that cajoles states into imposing cap-and-trade schemes on carbon dioxide emissions. Republicans say that Obama’s rule is “all pain, no gain”

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