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ENERGY:: Chevron halts Brazil production after new leak | Reuters

By at March 15, 2012 | 4:35 pm

ENERGY:: Chevron halts Brazil production after new leak | Reuters

(Reuters) - Chevron filed to temporarily halt production operations in Brazil on Thursday after it detected a "small new seep" of oil in the same offshore field where it suffered a high-profile leak in November. The U.S. oil company said it was taking the step as a precautionary measure to study its "reservoir management plans" in Brazil, where it has spent over $2 ... Go To Article

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VIDEO:: SEN. COBURN on OBAMA energy policy: ‘Keep all the green incentives, but let’s take care of our own oil’

By at March 15, 2012 | 3:05 pm

VIDEO:: SEN. COBURN on OBAMA energy policy: ‘Keep all the green incentives, but let’s take care of our own oil’

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ENERGY:: Obama in Full Crisis-Control Mode on Gas Prices – NatlJournal

By at March 15, 2012 | 11:20 am

ENERGY:: Obama in Full Crisis-Control Mode on Gas Prices – NatlJournal

By Coral Davenport President Obama defends his energy policies on Thursday at President Obama is in full crisis-control mode as gasoline prices continue to rise. On Thursday morning at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md., he gave his third speech on energy in two weeks, reiterating the same points he has tried to hammer home to voters since his State ... Go To Article

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SEN. DICK LUGAR:: High gas prices threaten recovery – POLITICO

By at March 15, 2012 | 11:19 am

SEN. DICK LUGAR:: High gas prices threaten recovery – POLITICO

By SEN. DICK LUGAR The dangers of high oil prices may be only beginning. Global oil markets are hanging on by the slimmest margin, leaving every American motorist — and our economic recovery — vulnerable to hostile governments, terrorist strikes on infrastructure, extreme weather or other shocks. Oil prices are again above $100 a barrel and likely to increase. ... Go To Article

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BIG GOVERNMENT:: Global warming greed – WaTimes

By at March 15, 2012 | 11:16 am

BIG GOVERNMENT:: Global warming greed – WaTimes

It’s only now becoming clear how many people have become rich thanks to the global-warming scare. Politicians from both parties have been so afraid of being labeled a “denier” that they’ll vote for any piece of legislation bearing the trendy green label. The numbers are adding up fast. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted a whopping 641 programs ... Go To Article

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OIL RELEASE:: EXCLUSIVE: U.S., Britain to agree emergency oil stocks release – Reuters

By at March 15, 2012 | 11:13 am

OIL RELEASE:: EXCLUSIVE: U.S., Britain to agree emergency oil stocks release – Reuters

(Reuters) - Britain has decided to cooperate with the United States in a bilateral agreement to release strategic oil stocks, two British sources said, in an effort to prevent high fuel prices derailing economic growth in a U.S. election year. A formal request from the United States to the UK to join forces in a release of oil from government-controlled reserves is ... Go To Article

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STEVE FORBES:: Know-Nothing Senator – Forbes

By at March 14, 2012 | 4:18 pm

STEVE FORBES:: Know-Nothing Senator – Forbes

Chuck Schumer (Democrat–New York), the headline-loving U.S. senator who hasn’t disguised his ambition to succeed Harry Reid as the Senate Majority Leader, garnered some press attention the other day by calling on Saudi Arabia to boost its oil production in order to help suppress a politically intolerable rise in the price of gasoline in the U.S. Such chutzpah, even ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: Review & Outlook: Big Oil, Bigger Taxes – WSJ

By at March 14, 2012 | 12:59 am

ENERGY:: Review & Outlook: Big Oil, Bigger Taxes – WSJ

President Obama says he wants to end subsidies for what he calls "the fuel of the past," but lucky for him oil and gas will be the fuels of the future too. His budget-deficit blowout would be so much worse without Big Oil, because the truth is that this industry is subsidizing the government. Much, much worse, actually. The federal Energy Information Administration ... Go To Article

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ENERGY:: OBAMA in Your Tank – New York Sun

By at March 14, 2012 | 12:17 am

ENERGY:: OBAMA in Your Tank – New York Sun

Editorial of The New York Sun | March 12, 2012 “Obama Defends Energy Policies” is the headline over a Reuters dispatch in respect of gasoline prices. It reports on the president’s launch of what the British wire service characterizes as “the most comprehensive defense to date of his energy policies.” It says the president is “pushing back against ... Go To Article

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PETHOKOUKIS:: The entire Obama presidency, in one anecdote « The Enterprise Blog

By at March 13, 2012 | 10:33 am

PETHOKOUKIS:: The entire Obama presidency, in one anecdote « The Enterprise Blog

By James Pethokoukis, March 13, 2012, 8:29 am One of my favorite moments from the new book The Escape Artists: How Obama’s Team Fumbled the Recovery: Energy was a particular obsession of the president-elect’s, and therefore a particular source of frustration. Week after week, [White House economic adviser Christina] Romer would march in with an estimate of the ... Go To Article

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