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Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

Ending $4 billion U.S. oil, gas drilling subsidies would have low impact: study

U.S. subsidies to the oil and gas industries are often a flashpoint among electric-car advocates and environmentalists. They see a conflict in the government providing billions of dollars in incentives for drilling while simultaneously attempting to lower consumption of carbon-emitting energy... read more

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Oil well (photo by John Hill)

U.S. Demand For Oil Rose 4-5 Percent In 2013, Startling Analysts

With increasing energy efficiency in cars, homes, and industry, plus a surge in domestic natural-gas production, U.S. demand for oil is widely said to have tapered off and in... read more January 23, 2014 by

Gas pump

Gas Prices Rising, But Not For The Reasons You May Think

Over the past week or so, we’ve seen the average price of gasoline hit $3.60 per gallon of regular, with some areas of the country -- like California -- reaching a... read more February 24, 2012 by 4

John Hofmeister, ex-president of Shell Oil, June 2010 (miscaptioned as 'Jeff')

What Would You Do Differently If Gas Hit $5 A Gallon In 2012?

This video clip, now six months old, has been making the rounds yesterday and today. Still, it's worth pondering. What would you do if gasoline rose to $5 a gallon in two... read more December 30, 2010 by 8

2010 Toyota Prius

How Many Million Priuses Would Offset the Gulf Oil Spill?

One million gallons a day is a lot of oil. According to estimates late last week, that could be the daily rate of oil escaping from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of... read more June 14, 2010 by 1


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