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'Moccasins on the Ground' Aims to Shield People from 'Black Venom' of Keystone XL

Tom Weis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Oyate Wahacanka ("Shield the People"), a project of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, has erected tipi spirit camps along the northern route of Keystone XL to "stop progress along the pipeline right-of-way."

The New Normal?

Erich Pica | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

General Motors has been called in for a congressional hearing for a safety recall, but why has the fossil fuels industry received a relatively free pass?

U.S. Oil Boom Makes Gas Cheaper, But Not by Much

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Crude oil sourced in the United States is cheaper and therefore means less pain at the pump for American drivers. When adjusted for inflation, however, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is still high because of international dynamics, AAA said Monday.

Oil Train Accidents Spur Worry About Shipping Crude By Rail

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantitie...

Kate Sheppard

Exploding Trains Spark Debate Over Safety Of Shipping Crude Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The agency that oversees pipeline and hazardous material safety in the United States issued a warning late Thursday that oil extracted f...

Rural Louisiana and Mississippi brace for accelerated Tuscaloosa drilling

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 9, 2013 edition.) North of New Orleans, ambitious drilling plans in the Tuscaloosa ...

Moving Crude Oil-by-Rail: Impacts to Spokane and Beyond

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.

Are Canadian Energy Stocks Set for a Rebound?

James Stafford | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
James Stafford

As Canadian energy stocks are finally seeing a bit of a push, and demand for Canadian commodities looks set to rise, juniors are confident that economics will ensure that Canadian oil--the cheapest in the world--will find its way to more markets, with or without Washington's approval of Keystone XL.

Wall Street Makes Huge Twitter Mistake

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

By Jeanine Prezioso NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped more than $2 to their highest in a month on Thursday on growing hope for a deal ...

Quantitative Easing: Is it the Solution to all Our Economic Problems?

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The Fed has been trusted with the responsibility of keeping inflation and unemployment low. Because of the inverse relationship between the two, policy makers have not always found it easy to carry out both assignments.

No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector

James Burgess | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
James Burgess

The fact remains that current systems and technologies only detect 50 percent of leaks. We need new solutions if we want to avoid another Arkansas, or another Kalamazoo.

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Louisiana's Pointe-au-Chien Tribe Struggles to Preserve Its Way of Life

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 17, 2013 edition.) Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebon...

Is Tunisia the New Hot Spot for Energy Investors? Interview with John Nelson

James Burgess | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
James Burgess

Until recently Tunisia was considered to be a minor league and relatively underexplored venue in Africa's rapidly expanding oil & gas scene. This situation has quickly changed with new bid rounds and forced relinquishments creating an opportunity for new companies to come in.

The Crude Oil Guessing Game: What's Really Driving Gasoline Prices Up?

Drew Hendricks | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Drew Hendricks

Many cite the U.S. economy and the decreasing value of the dollar as being reasons for the recent rise in gas prices. While this can influence the amount charged for gas in the long-term, this factor does little to explain the constant peaks and troughs.

How Long Will the LNG Train Keep-a Rollin'?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.29.2013 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

By 2010, trade in LNG grew to represent nearly 10 percent of the total global demand for natural gas. The expansion in liquefaction capacity has been dramatic, but will it last?

Let's Rethink the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

It's been almost five years since we set out to get America the energy plan it deserves. One thing hasn't changed: the need for aggressive and effective energy leadership in Washington. Long story short -- we have no national energy plan.

Halliburton Officers, Others Testify In 2010 Gulf Spill Trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 18, 2013 edition.) Week three of the Gulf oil spill trial under Judge Carl Barbier...

Independence -- From Rational Analysis?

Daniel Davis | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Daniel Davis

It is well beyond time when we must stop deluding ourselves with claims that all is well with our energy security and begin to take serious steps to address the likely looming problems.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Lynne Peeples

Arthur Kill Oil Spill: Diesel Cleanup Continues, 'Luckily' It's Not Crude

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

During the peak of superstorm Sandy, a storm surge and full-moon high tide coincided to cause waters to rise an unprecedented 13 feet in some parts of...

Lynne Peeples

A Crude Reminder: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Hurricane Isaac Aftermath

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

Oil is washing up on beaches across the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, and evidence suggests that at least some of the slicks, sheens and ...