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Oil Prices Continue to Contract as OPEC Maintains Production Levels

Sheldon Filger | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Sheldon Filger

Since mid-June the price per barrel of petroleum has collapsed by a staggering 37 percent. This almost perfectly mirrors -- in reverse -- the steep rise in oil prices in mid-2008, which was followed by an equally sharp contraction when the Great Recession -- the onset of the global economic and financial crisis -- struck with full fury.

'Green News Report' -- December 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: UN climate summit underway to map the future of global warming; Califo...

Unmasking Poor Data, Fracking's Real Impact on Global Warming

James Grundvig | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
James Grundvig

Baseline estimates, such as calculating the maximum load on trucks, ships or planes are critical for engineers to model cause and effect. The Korean f...

Shell Abandons Multimillion Dollar Oil Project

AP | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has become the latest company to abandon efforts to turn Western Slope oil-shale into oil, joining a l...

Will Israel Become an Oil Giant?

Daniel Fink | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Daniel Fink

Is Israel poised to become the next energy superpower, a Saudi Arabia of the Levant? The short answer is no, and followers of this story must calibrate their expectations with reality.

Is Saudi Arabia's Trojan Horse Spiking Gasoline Prices Americans Are Paying at the Pump?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

If the nation is benefiting so handsomely from its newly developed riches in natural gas, why have similar developments in the spectrum of oil production not resulted in a comparable impact?

The Keystone Hypodermic: One Last Fix?

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Eliot Daley

The Keystone pipeline is like a gigantic hypodermic needle stuck into America. Its promoters know we are addicted to the wrong drug -- fossil fuels -- but they know we do not have the willpower to kick the habit as long as the pushers find new ways to slip us one more fix.

Matt Damon: Star Power

Edward Flattau | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Edward Flattau

What is the right wing really worried about? Perhaps they fear they won't prevail when these films pose a choice between industrial exploitation of the environment for maximum profit, regardless of the consequences, versus protecting the Earth's natural resources in perpetuity.

Poland To Begin Fracking

AP | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's treasury minister said Thursday that the country may start producing shale gas for commercial use in 2014, a move tha...

A New Approach to Hydraulic Fracturing Safety

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.05.2012 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

The recent boom in domestic oil and gas development, spurred by new technologies in geologic interpretation, horizontal drilling, completion techniqu...

Salazar Gets It Right, Boehner and Lamborn Get It Wrong On Oil Shale

Bill Eikenberry | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill Eikenberry

Lamborn's bill actually creates a new taxpayer-funded subsidy for companies like Shell by allowing cuts to royalties and shifting basic infrastructure and services costs onto the backs of struggling local governments.

New Oil Shale Plan Would Limit Western Research Land

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

DENVER (AP) — The federal government's new plan for oil shale development on public lands would keep activity off thousands of acres of environmenta...

King Abdullah, Why Isn't the OPEC Cabal Responding?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Your Highness, just in case you have not been doing Your sums consider the following: where natural gas and crude oil were traditionally priced in tandem almost step by step, with the vast new supplies of natural gas here, that relationship has now changed dramatically.

Jordan Howard

Fracking: Weighing The Pros And Cons

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its final research plan to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing on dr...

The 5 Worst 'Alternative' Energy Sources

The Daily Green | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green

From The Daily Green: Everyone agrees we're in an energy crisis, and everyone agrees we have to wean ourselves from foreign oil. General Motors sen...

'Green News Report' - September 6, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Texas is ...

Responsible Debt Reduction Should Start With Cuts to Wasteful Subsidies

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Frances Beinecke

Instead of subsidizing industries that anchor us in the past, we should be investing in the kinds of clean energy solutions that prepare us for the future.

WATCH: Colbert Satirizes Frack-Friendly Coloring Book

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.12.2011 | Denver

There's no question many of us doubt the oil and gas industry's assurances that 'fracking,' the method used to extract oil deposits from shale, is a 1...

Why We Need a Nationwide Moratorium on Fracking

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

While a fracking safety panel might seem a step in the right direction, it falls short of what is truly needed right now: a nationwide moratorium on until thorough scientific studies are conducted to assess the risks posed by fracking.

Oil Shale's Legacy of Failure Haunts the West

Bill Eikenberry | Posted 07.04.2011 | Green
Bill Eikenberry

For more than 100 years, oil boosters have promised that pulling oil out of rock-solid kerogen formations in the West would be easy, and the region would be awash in jobs and eternal economic prosperity if we only tapped it.

BLM Will Give Oil Shale Development In The West A Fresh Look

Posted 06.13.2011 | Denver

The federal Bureau of Land Management announced on Wednesday that it is prepared to begin a process to take a fresh look at commercial oil shale devel...

Green News Report: April 12, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One month...

To Halliburton or Not to Halliburton

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

While the mere mention of Halliburton may provoke a lot of ranting, we really need to see why it's so successful. The reason is pretty simple: We're just not moving fast enough towards other sources of energy.

GAO Report On Oil Shale Predicts Conflicts With Downstream Water Demands

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's likely that the nation's oil shale states have enough water to start an energy industry based on the rock, but it would soon have to compete wi...

Report Predicts Oil Shale Contributing To Colorado's Pending Water Shortage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Eyebrows were raised over the weekend when Colorado's Statewide Water Supply Initiative released a report that predicted the state will have difficult...