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Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

The Conversation US | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Lucas Davis, University of California, Berkeley August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 mill...

Cheap Oil Is Taking A Major Toll On Pirates

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.20.2016 | Business

Oil companies aren't the only ones scaling down operations in the face of low oil prices. Pirate attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Guinea fell by...

How Cheap Oil Handicaps Nigeria's Fight Against Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.15.2016 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of stories that made news in recent days. Did you notice the media forgot all about another story's bas...

Can the Middle East End Its Addiction to Cheap Oil?

OpedSpace | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

The lower cost in global fuel prices can provide a unique avenue for countries to carry out energy subsidy reforms and develop energy efficiency programs with a much smaller negative effects on the population than otherwise.

60 Years of Middle-East Meddling

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The whole Arab Spring movement has woken America up to the fact that we've been propping up some pretty brutal leaders for a long, long time. Which leads us to the uncomfortable position of not having a clear ideological position.

Oil Prices Soar: What Are You Cutting Back On?

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the average price of gasoline now above $3.50 per gallon, we asked our readers what spiking oil prices would cause them to cut down on. (See what...

Obama's Fiscal Stimulus No Substitute for Cheap Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Feed the US economy cheap oil, and you'll see robust growth rates and a drop in the jobless rate to four-decade lows -- no matter who's in the White House. But throw in $147-per-barrel oil, and the US economy stops dead in its tracks.

Pioneers of the New Normal

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery we were promised has not materialized. There's growing talk about a "new normal"--a ne...

Which Is Worse For Green Energy? Cheap Oil Or Financial Crisis

The Wall Street Journal | Keith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oil prices plummeted again Thursday, falling under $70 a barrel for the first time in more than a year. That kicked OPEC into action--the oil cartel...