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Oil Price

Wall Street Is Losing Confidence In Exxon Mobil

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

Falling oil prices have gutted the American shale boom and pushed the Saudis to try to kick their oil addiction. And now Exxon Mobil's debt has been d...

Isis Crisis: Chaos Beckons Despite Obama's Hopeful State of the Union

William Bradley | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address painted a hopeful vista for that looks to be a busy year of geopolitical action and beyond. ...

These Technologies Will Shift The Global Balance Of Power In The Next 20 Years

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the s...

Obama's Hard Calls: South China Sea, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Ukraine and Russia

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China's escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century.

Pax Americana at Presidents' Day: How Go Our Wars? (And How Many Are There, Anyway?)

William Bradley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before American hegemony emerged after World War II, birthday boy George Washington's Farewell Address admonition to avoid "permanent alliances" and focus on neutrality had long since been ignored. Now we have a worldwide web of alliances, mostly of our own instigation, and involvement in a whole host of wars.

Death of a Shalesman: U.S. Energy Independence Is a Fairy Tale

Alexis Crow | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Alexis Crow

Cheaper and cleaner than oil -- and seemingly abundant in supply -- shale gas was intended to be our "bridge" fuel to a bright future of renewable energy. But a clear look at the costs involved reveals that shale is a teetering bridge leading to an even higher-cost future.

How Countries Around The World Are Coping With Falling Oil Prices

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the impact of a steep decline ...

Oil Markets Losing Lustre

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

A U.S. energy trade group said the petroleum market in the country was hit by slumping demand. Total petroleum deliveries for August were at their lowest level for the month in 15 years and domestic oil production followed similar trends.

Shale Oil "Flaring" Is Dirty Secret of U.S. Oil Boom

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

My question in response would be this: Given business, reputational, environmental and other risks, can't the industry figure out a way to successfully capture this perfectly usable gas at a profit?

Oil Market Itself Proves Gas Prices Are All Speculation-Driven

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Daniel Dicker

I recently got into a discussion with an executive at one of the larger derivative brokerages about the amount of speculation and investor interest in the oil markets today. He made a number of good points, but one that wasn't so good was in comparing the oil market to stocks.

Want to Lower Gas Prices to $3.00, Now? Tax the Oil Speculators, Now

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Every time a Honda Civic owner fills his tank, he hands $7.30 to Wall Street. A Ford Explorer driver is even more "generous" -- she provides them with a cool $10.41.

Don't Know Much About Oil

Barry Levinson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Barry Levinson

Nothing fluctuates daily in price like oil. All other businesses have some kind of sale celebrations going on periodically. Not when it comes to oil. And for whatever reason, we have accepted it.

William Alden

Oil Prices Collapse In Record Sell-Off | William Alden | Posted 07.05.2011 | Business

This post has been updated. NEW YORK -- Oil prices took a nosedive Thursday in a historic selloff, erasing weeks of gains and indicating that the m...

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...

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

Energy Lessons for Europe and the U.S. from the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo

Charles D. Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charles D. Ferguson

While feeling angry is justified in a crisis, the governments would be best advised not to get mad at Russia but to get more secure in energy supplies and smarter in energy usage.

Behind Skyrocketing Oil Prices

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

Market manipulation may be contributing to the recent oil price spike -- though even in the worst case, it is only part of the story.