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LOOK: Major Gas Shortage Bring Insane 1970s-Style Lines At The Pump

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.09.2012 | Business

In our nation's Northeast, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas the 1970s oil crisis. Thanks to the back-to-back struggles of Hurricane San...

Obsequiousness to Power -- the IMF's to OPEC

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Perhaps we should take Mme. Lagarde's effusiveness before OPEC to heart and learn from her standards. If one of the world's most prestigious international institutions can render such homage to brazen price conspirators, we should act accordingly.

The Charade of the Iranian Oil Embargo

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The U.S. should at long last recognize that in being the world's most important consumer of fossil fuels our market is as important to oil producers as they have been in supplying our needs.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #31, Fuel Standards Doubling

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

The Natural Resources Defense Council, a leading environmental group, predicts drivers will save an aggregate of $69 billion a year in fuel costs by 2030 because of new gas mileage standards in cars, or $1.7 trillion at the pump during the life of the program.

NOPEC ('No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act'): A Presidential Issue and a Test of Political Integrity

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Is the Obama administration as pathetically submissive to OPEC and oil industry pressures as the Bush administration? How would they deal with this issue if they were given "four more years." And not to be left out, how would a Romney administration handle this hot potato?

In Unsettling Development for Washington, Venezuela Ramps Up China Oil Exports

John C.K. Daly | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
John C.K. Daly

So, where does Washington go from here? If it wants to preserve its increasingly tenuous foothold in a nation with the world's largest oil reserves, it might begin by engaging in some honest diplomacy.

Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?

Greg Muttitt | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Greg Muttitt

Iraq recently reclaimed the number two position in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, overtaking oil-sanctioned Iran. Now, there's talk of a new world petroleum glut. So is this finally mission accomplished?

America's Increased Reliance on Saudi Oil Manifests the Bankruptcy of Obama's Energy Policies

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

After nearly four years in office, that the United States is even more dependent on Middle East oil is shocking testimony to the failure of the Obama Administration's energy policies.

The Great Drought: Agriculture, a Harbinger of America's Future

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clearly, a disaster in the making. A disaster not only for food prices in the American market, but portending a food crisis worldwide. It is an act of nature that has unsheathed a fact of fundamental significance, but barely touched upon in either political nor civil discourse.

'Green News Report' - June 21, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.21.2012 | 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: Good news an...

'Green News Report' - June 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.19.2012 | 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: A nuclear r...

Has The Energy Department Gone Completely Off The Rails?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

During the course of the Obama Administration under Energy Secretary Steven Chu, the Department of Energy has almost totally abdicated its responsibility to the day-today consumers of energy. But the latest news of its flubs goes even beyond that.

T. Boone Pickens Dances the Saudi Oil Polka

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil prices were headed up, said Pickens, and then explained, well, the Saudis are maxed out. They can't produce more. And in one fell swoop, he gave the Saudis a free pass on the current oil price distortions and turned them from the OPEC cabal's malevolent gorgon into our heroic good guys.

This Might Be The Most Effective Way To Kill Iran's Nuclear Program

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

* Few alternatives to Western ship insurance market * Asia govts mull sovereign guarantees for ship insurers * Chinese t...

Of Oil Prices and Elephants

David Burwell | Posted 06.16.2012 | Green
David Burwell

The debate over gas prices is a parlor game played out in Washington at the start of the driving season every spring. Let's see if we can parse the arguments made by the proponents of the various "truths" about gasoline prices.

Energy Secretary Chu And The Price You Are Paying For Gasoline

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 06.16.2012 | Home
Raymond J. Learsy

The price we are all paying at the pump or for heating oil was too mundane to be touched upon by Dr. Chu. A bit like leaving the aerie of the ivy covered halls of academe and getting your hands dirty on an oil rig.

The Price of Oil: Saudi Hypocrisy, Our Gullibility

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

One is compelled to pull out that old chestnut, "There he goes again." The personage of a Saudi oil spokesman entertaining us to one of his seminal dissertations, expounding on Saudi Arabia's concerns for the well being of all mankind.

Obama Fulminates Over China's Export Restrictions on Rare-Earths While Silent On OPEC's Collusion

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

OPEC continues to practice its restraint of trade scot-free, with nary a word of condemnation given the influence of oil interests, the commodity exchanges, and our incredibly oblivious courts.

U.S., U.K. Making Big Move On Oil Prices

Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

By Richard Mably LONDON--Britain has decided to cooperate with the United States in a bilateral agreement to release strategic oil stocks, two Brit...

With Iran, How Hard Do Sanctions Really Bite?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

Planned oil embargoes by the European Union could be seen as largely symbolic moves by opponents of the Islamic republic, though it's the pressure on Tehran's finances that appear to be striking the biggest blow.

Oil vs. Morning in America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Brent Budowsky

Do not underestimate the potential political and economic power of the recovery that has begun. The economy still faces challenges, but the signs of recovery are real, growing and widening in scope.

The New York Times Continues to Pump Up the Price of Oil to the Oil Industry's Joy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 04.12.2012 | Media
Raymond J. Learsy

The New York Times has become an important contributor to the public's baleful acceptance of having its pockets picked by oil interests.

Green. Peace. The Netherlands Take the LEED.

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

There is much to be learned from the Dutch, who have found a way, through public and private partnerships, cultural indoctrination and political will to make green peace a part of daily life.

The Climate Post: Surprise Deal Emerges at United Nations Climate Talks

Mason Inman | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Mason Inman

In a surprise turnaround, the UN climate talks produced a new deal to eventually curb global emissions moving forward.

The Cowboys in Congress

Paul Heroux | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Heroux

What are the options for dealing with Iran's nuclear program? We can do nothing; but doing nothing isn't a real option. We can use our military to target Iran's nuclear sites, but this is bound to have unforeseen consequences. Or we can sanction Iran.