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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...

End Game for Hugo Chavez, What Next for Venezuela?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

The biggest question in the event of President Chavez being incapacitated or killed by his cancer is the country's political future, and of all the government's branches the military is best positioned for the potential role of kingmaker.

Lucia Graves

Romney Economists Back Away From Romney Gas Price Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney on the campaign trail has chided President Barack Obama for failing to curb prices at the pump, even as prominent economists...

Looking For Cheap Gas? Drive To These States

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St: A record 50 percent of Americans strongly disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, a recent Washington Pos...

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.

Let's All Panic!

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Thing One: Let's All Panic About Oil: The oil market is as jittery as Rick Santorum in a sex toy shop. Case in point: Yesterday a sketchy "news" repor...

Time to Call Iran's Bluff on Oil?

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian lawmakers this week expressed support for a measure that would beat the EU to the punch by cutting off oil exports before the summer. This amounts to a statement of economic warfare

BP Spill Workers Seek Care as Health Study Progresses

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A multi-million-dollar study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, gauging impacts of the BP spill on cleanup workers, has so far enrolled 5,500 individuals -- mostly from Gulf states.

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be "the Beginning of the End" of the Oil Cartel

Mason Inman | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

"Everybody in OPEC is cheating and everyone knows that," an oil analyst told the New York Times.

Janell Ross

Mighty Mississippi Moves Oil Prices | Janell Ross | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

Fears that flooding along the lower Mississippi would disrupt gasoline production at the region's refineries were eased Wednesday, but highlighted the...

Oil Prices Soar Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(AP) Oil prices climbed to near $106 a barrel Monday as intense fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels appeared to be turning into a civ...

Oil Prices Climb As Libyan Violence Intensifies

Reuters | Claire Milhench | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Crude oil rose on Friday, with Brent pushing toward $116 a barrel, as Libyan security forces began a violent crackdown on protesters in ...

Crazy Oil Prices Driven by Perceptions, Not Realities

Daniel Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Dicker

Someone explain to me how the risk of a real supply shortage, at least several months away, needs to be represented in $110 crude prices being delivered today.

Libya Chaos Could Leave 'Lasting Scars' On Area's Oil Production

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By By Joshua Schneyer) - Regardless of what comes next in Libya's lethal political standoff, the OPEC country's oil sector is nearly ce...

Libya Chaos Could Leave 'Lasting Scars' On Area's Oil Production

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By By Joshua Schneyer) - Regardless of what comes next in Libya's lethal political standoff, the OPEC country's oil sector is nearly ce...

Oil Prices Soar On Libya Unrest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON -- Oil prices charged to fresh 2-1/2 year highs on Monday as traders reacted to increasing violence in major producer Libya, which fed invest...

Egypt Unrest May Cause Big Rise In Oil Prices: Kuwait Official

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Global oil prices could exceed $110 a barrel if political unrest in Egypt continues, a member of Kuwait's Supreme Petroleum Council said on Sunday. ...

Crude Oil Trades Near 26-Month High On Bets Fed Stimulus Will Spur Demand

Bloomberg | Grant Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oil traded near its highest in 26 months on speculation the U.S. may extend stimulus measures, bolstering demand in the world's largest consumer of cr...

Will There Be Crude Justice or True Justice For Oil Spill Victims?

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

This week marked the opening of the new Supreme Court term, with John Roberts at the helm, the conservative majority champing at the bit, and the newe...

Oil Prices Surge After Pipeline Shutdown

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oil prices surged Friday after a pipeline that delivered oil to Midwest refineries was shut down, raising questions about how long the supply may be d...

Big Oil Has Replaced Big Tobacco in the Bulls Eye of America's Vitriol

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | Business
Michael Martin

Despite giant pay packages, I wouldn't want to be a CEO of an oil firm if my life depended on it. Everyone hates you. You have to deal with some of th...

As It Meets, Time to Make OPEC Understand Access To Our Market Can No Longer Be Taken For Granted

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The US market for oil should no longer be available to all suppliers irrespective of their adversarial policies and their pricing strategies.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010: No End In Sight for Eco-Disaster

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It may be time to stop referring to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico as an oil spill. A spill sounds like something temporary,...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Was Oil Named 'Crude' Because of the Way Oil Companies Do Business?

Norman Lear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Norman Lear

Setting another high standard for crude behavior in the oil business is Chevron. Who would have guessed that Chevron would find a sympathetic ear in U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Kaplan?