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Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism: Much Too Little, Much Too Late

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Has Washington continued be lulled into silence by the millions of Saudi contributions to myriad Beltway think tanks and their lobbying influence, or for those fund strapped 'American Presidential Libraries' who have been the recipients of millions of Saudi largesse?

'NYT' Op-Ed Militates for Higher Oil Prices and Fewer American Jobs

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Mr. Steven Rattner demonstrates that he lives in an oil industry induced fantasy whose preachments have seduced the public, our government, our press in the misguided belief that the price we are paying for oil is a market derived price reflective of actual supply and demand. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Bad News From Iraq Is Getting Worse

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Now people are calling for us to step in again to protect Iraq -- to spend more money and risk more of our soldiers lives... for what?

Does Obama's Iraq "All Options on the Table" Include The Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The most direct way of defusing the political and interventionist pressures of the current mayhem in Iraq would be to release significant volumes from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve which currently harbors in excess of 700,000,000 bbls of oil.

It's About Time, Again

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

For those who judge their financial interests or ideological blindness to be more reliable than evidence, American energy policy has been a success. For the rest of us, it has been clear for decades that the policy is an abject failure.

Should U.S. Lift Limits on Oil Exports? Depends Who You Ask

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Depending on whose talking, lifting the longstanding limits on U.S. crude exports would be a boon to the economy and a benefit to U.S. drivers, or it would increase U.S. reliance on imported oil and weaken America's foreign policy strategy.

Iran Says OPEC Needs to Make Room for Its Oil

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iran is serious about achieving a position on the international stage that's reflective of its reserve potential, the country's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, told an international energy summit in Moscow.

The New Monetary Standard

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Aurelia Condrat

Without any doubt in this moment we can not talk about the dollar but about the "energo dollar" or "petrodollar," currencies that are not within reach of the common people which ultimately bring prosperity.

Iran Expanding Presence on International Oil Stage

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said oil production from the Islamic republic could increase even with harsh economic sanctions in place. In late December, Tehran said it would pump as much oil as it could if sanctions are lifted. Now, it seems, OPEC is taking notice.

Let's Use Domestic Fuels to Our Benefit!

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Oil, gasoline, natural gas -- we've got the cheapest energy in the world. Let's use all of these domestic fuels to our benefit!

U.S. Taking on More Saudi Oil Despite Shale Glut

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Daniel J. Graeber

The U.S. Energy Department said imports from OPEC increased year-on-year, with Saudi Arabia accounting for the bulk of additional oil. While oil production from the United States has increased, the data show the global market is still interconnected.

Surrey Regional Economic Summit

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Canada and discuss our energy policy here in the U.S. The truth is I ended up talking about America's lack of an energy plan. That's been the story out of Washington since President Nixon first promised to get us off foreign oil in 1973.

OPEC Crisis

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Shortly after the nuclear deal was reached between p5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iranian authorities have become more assertive and authoritative in increasing their influence in regional and international arenas.

Pact With Iran -- Now That the Dust Settled

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Iran is working independently to achieve its own goals of once again becoming the most significant player in the Middle East and one of the "go-to" countries in the world. To that end, it tried a significant move at the recent OPEC meeting.

High Oil Prices Taxing American Families--But There's A Solution

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Ken Blackwell

New transportation technologies will delink our economy and security from the global oil market, helping offer relief from the high gas bills straining family budgets. It's time to get serious about embracing these solutions.

'Green News Report' - October 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

40 Years After the OPEC Oil Embargo, We're Still Dependent

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Normally, the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 would not be a favorite topic of mine. But last week it definitely was, thanks to SAFE's OPEC Oil Embargo + 40 ...

'Green News Report' - October 17, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

40 Years of OPEC Manipulation

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

We cannot idly sit by as OPEC continues to rig the global oil market to our detriment. American fiscal and national security demands that we finally get serious about producing more and consuming less.

Redeem: Strengthening a Bridge to Our Renewable Energy Future

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
T. Boone Pickens

What no one is willing to admit is that one of the chief underlying reasons why Syria was catapulted into a front burner issue in this country is because it sits smack in the middle of a region that produces a significant share of the world's oil.

What About the Other Shoe?

Carl Pope | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The new team at the Department of Energy, under Secretary Ernie Moniz, is going to be faced with these realities - which the Beltway has been in deep denial of in the face of a very sophisticated oil industry propaganda campaign.

Breaking Oil's Monopoly: Easier Done than Said

Carl Pope | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple arithmetic of oil reserves and markets places these options within our grasp - but only if we reach for them, ideally in partnership with other oil importers. OPEC and big oil companies want expensive oil; the rest of us ought to want affordable fuels.

Energy Exports Are Good! But!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Unlimited exports of U.S. natural gas without restoring honest supply-and-demand-based markets worldwide will permit us to kiss goodbye to the jobs that would have been created, as gas prices will be pumped to artificially determined world levels, much to the glee of the 'oil patch.'

The Geopolitics of Climate

Carl Pope | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The shared sacrifice view was good economics twenty years ago in Rio; it was good economics at Kyoto; but it was no longer good economics by the time climate negotiations crashed and burned in Copenhagen. It's terrible economics today.