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Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

Cheap Oil Will Last A Decade, Says Huge Oil Trader

The low oil prices that boosted new-car sales and caused average fuel-economy gains to sputter last year may be here to stay, for a while at least. With fuel prices low throughout 2015, Americans bought more new cars, but many of them were less-efficient SUVs and crossovers. And those oil prices... read more

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Bentley Continental GT races a train across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Plans Emission Cuts...That Don't Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use

Saudi Arabia may be one of the most oil-rich nations on the planet, but even this Middle Eastern country is planning to cut its carbon emissions. That's because as other... read more November 18, 2015 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Why Exxon Is Attacking The Media Over Climate Change Research

Beginning in the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change, and that the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But--at... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
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CA Climate-Change Bill Passed, Electric Utilities To Target Oil Industry

Let's call this one a good news, bad news, good news story. On Friday, September 11, the California Senate approved SB 350, the Clean Energy and Reduction Act--by far the... read more September 14, 2015 by


 
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Coming This Fall: The Return Of Cheap $2 Gas

So far this year, U.S. drivers have enjoyed unusually low gas prices, due to a variety of factors. But it seems they could be even lower. While gas prices are at their lowest... read more August 21, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S at Supercharger site in Ventura, CA, with just one slot open  [photo: David Noland]

Even The Oil Industry Asks: Does Tesla Mean The End Of Hydrocarbon Fuels?

It's not just the cars made by electric-car startup Tesla Motors, or the fact that it's the first new automaker in decades that appears to have a serious chance of long-term... read more July 30, 2015 by


 
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Era Of Cheap, Subsidized Gasoline To End In United Arab Emirates

Global oil prices have remained fairly low for most of this year, which should be good news for people in most of the industrialized world. But that's not the case in the... read more July 23, 2015 by


 
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New West Coast Oil Refinery Proposed To Meet Clean-Fuel Demand

Along the Columbia River in Washington state, developers are planning the first new oil refinery on the West Coast in 25 years. Paradoxically, the goal of the project is to... read more July 2, 2015 by


 
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Big Oil To 'Lose Control Of Auto Industry': Energy Conference

It's not uncommon for media commenters to look at electric-car sales numbers, only to conclude that the segment is teetering on the brink of death. Electric cars will never... read more April 28, 2015 by


 
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Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in... read more March 24, 2015 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Will Oil Price Collapse Because We're Out Of Room To Store It?

Oil prices have dropped precipitously over the past few months, and while that's led to lower gas prices, it's also creating a somewhat unusual problem. No matter how much or... read more March 5, 2015 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Oil Industry Will Begin To Vanish By 2030, Says New Book

What if electric cars and renewable energy became such common parts of our society that they made the oil industry obsolete? It's an environmentalist's dream, and it's also... read more February 13, 2015 by


 
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Do Low Gas Prices Hurt Renewable Energy Adoption? Unlikely, Says Analyst

Gas prices have fallen dramatically in the U.S.--40 percent in six months--and it's assumed by some that this will hurt the renewable-energy industry. With the financial... read more January 26, 2015 by


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

How Oil Companies Fight CA's Clean Energy: Playbook Leaked Accidentally

When it comes to curtailing carbon emissions, California leads the way. Its policies promoting clean energy and zero-emission vehicles are the most comprehensive of any... read more November 28, 2014 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land

Electric-car charging stations are still remarkably rare at gas stations, though a handful exist in the Pacific Northwest. But earlier this year, the Petro-Canada station in... read more November 25, 2014 by


 
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Gasoline Prices Continue To Fall, Almost At Four-Year Low: Report

If you're reading this while preparing for you morning commute, take solace in the fact that it's likely costing you a little less to drive to work than it did at this time... read more October 28, 2014 by


 

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