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Energy Crisis : Analysis
Employees of Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

Is America on the verge of becoming the world's biggest oil producer?

A fracking revolution may pave the way for U.S. energy independence

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
Under Team Obama's ambitious new fuel-efficiency standards, car owners would save some $8,000 in gas costs over the lifetime of a vehicle purchased in 2025.

Obama's 54-mile-per-gallon fuel standards: Extreme?

Environmentalists are hailing new auto rules as a key step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions — but Mitt Romney says the regulations go way too far

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a White House press conference April 2: Spurned by Obama, Harper appears to be cozying up to China.

Did Obama push Canada into China's arms by rejecting the Keystone Pipeline?

China is in the process of acquiring a stake in Canada's valuable Alberta oil sands, months after Obama suspended a plan to invest in the region

 
Energy Crisis : Energy
Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon watches the Oklahoma City Thunder play: The billionaire owns 19 percent of the NBA franchise and got his company to sign a $36 million sponsorship deal for the team.

The trials and tribulations of America's natural gas king: A guide

Aubrey McClendon turned Chesapeake Energy into the country's second-largest producer of natural gas, but his alleged reckless greed has landed him in big trouble

 
Energy Crisis : Energy
Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Penn.

Can natural gas drive the U.S. economy?

New drilling technologies like fracking could turn the U.S. into the Middle East of natural gas, fueling economic growth for years to come

 
Energy Crisis : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: Why you're wrong about gas prices and politics

Think gas station owners are raking it in? Think Republicans loathe renewable energy? Think again

 
Energy Crisis : Energy
A coal-fired power plant in Tampa, Fla.: New EPA rules could make it nearly impossible to build new coal power plants.

Did Obama's EPA kill coal power?

The environmental agency limits emissions for coal plants, a possible death knell for the industry

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
President Obama speaks at Keystone XL pipeline site in the south Thursday: Trying to have it both ways?

Obama's Keystone Pipeline turnaround: A 'publicity stunt'?

The president says he's committed to an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, but some wonder how he can support clean energy while championing more oil drilling

 
Energy Crisis : Forecast
Workers clean up a massive oil spill in Michigan in July 2010: Some researchers say a similar spill would be all but inevitable for Keystone XL.

The Keystone XL pipeline: Would a catastrophic oil spill be inevitable?

A new study argues that the damage from spills would likely destroy more jobs than the controversial pipeline could ever create

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
Philips won the U.S. Department of Energy's L Prize with an LED bulb that is cost-efficient in the long run but destined to cause some sticker shock.

Obama's $50 light bulb: 'Too pricey'?

The winner of a $10 million government contest to develop a super-efficient light bulb is here. But will anybody want it?

 
Energy Crisis : Analysis
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: Are the Feds' easy money policies pushing up fuel prices?

High gas prices: Blame the Fed?

The central bank's easy-money policies are coming under fire as prices rise at the pump

 
Energy Crisis : The Bullpen
Paul Brandus

Paul Brandus: 5 myths about gas prices, Big Oil, and the presidency

Our national discussion on uncomfortably high gas prices is filled with exaggerations and distortions. It's time we wised up

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
America has roughly 275 million gallons of oil in its strategic reserve, and some Democrats are urging President Obama to tap that supply.

Should Obama tap America's emergency oil supply?

With gas prices climbing worryingly high, the president is under pressure from all sides to do something before rising costs derail the recovery

 
Energy Crisis : Winners and Losers
On Wednesday, President Obama announced that he wouldn't approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian oil to the Texas Gulf Coast.

Obama's rejection of the Keystone pipeline: Winners and losers

Republicans all but dared the president to say no to a big Canada-to-Texas pipeline project, and Obama took the bait. A look at the fallout

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
Iranian Navy conducts war-games in the Strait of Hormuz: Military tensions combined with the threat to shut the strategically important passage could drive oil prices up further.

Will Iran's oil threat lead to $5 gas?

Tensions over Tehran's nuclear program have upset the already volatile oil market, and analysts worry that Iran will keep pushing up prices at the pump

 
Energy Crisis : Opinion Brief
Ground corn in a grain truck at an ethanol production plant: A federal tax credit that encouraged domestic production of ethanol ended as 2012 began.

Will ethanol survive without government subsidies?

After more than three decades, a once-sacrosanct tax credit dies a quiet death, putting the future of a controversial alternative fuel in doubt

 
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