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Iraq: If Terrorists Hit Southern Iraq Oil Fields, $5-$7 a Gallon Gas?

Iraq’s former oil minister, Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, warned Thursday that the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization could hit the Iraqi oil fields in the south around Basra.

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Time to Challenge Obama on Gas Prices

Here we go again. A sudden surge in the price of gasoline and heating oil is followed by reported expressions of frustrated despair by hard-pressed consumers in the midst of silence from the oil companies and abdication of responsibility by the elected and appointed officials of federal and state governments.

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Big Oil Raked in Billions as Consumers Paid Record Gas Prices

While you were paying record prices at the pump in 2012, the cash was flowing to oil companies such as Exxon Mobil and Chevron, according to recently released earning reports.

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Energized Obama Takes Round 2 of Presidential Debates

Advisers to the president had promised that Barack Obama would be more aggressive and passionate in the second debate against Mitt Romney than he had been in the first. And he was. By miles.

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Why Have Gas Prices Skyrocketed in California?

Here’s some not-so-good news for motorists in the Golden State at the beginning of the workweek: Gas prices in California have soared to record levels, rising 50 cents in the span of seven days. But relief may soon be on the way.

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Four Reasons Why Romney Still Might Win

For the last several days I’ve been deluged with calls from my inside-the-beltway friends telling me “Romney’s dead.” Hold it. Rumors of Romney’s demise are premature for at least four reasons:

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Mitt as ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief,’ Cheaper Gas and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the buzz surrounding Romney’s latest VP candidate, the bill for Sheriff Arpaio’s birther investigation and a look at how much gas might cost around Election Day.

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A Tough-Oil World

The world still harbors large reserves of petroleum, but they are of the hard-to-reach, hard-to-refine, “tough oil” variety that will be more costly to extract, refine and buy at the pump.

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Higher Gas Prices: Problem or Solution?

Mitt Romney swipes Rick Santorum with his Senate record. President Obama proposes subsidizing energy innovators as gas shoots up 12 cents a gallon in one week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offers a show of support for Assad’s opponents, and Greece signs loan papers.

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Stock Market’s Wild Ride Continues

The stock market is revisiting last week’s extreme volatility, with the Dow Jones average plummeting 471 points in the first two hours of trading Thursday. (more) Update: At the closing bell, the Dow was down about 419 points, 3.7 percent, to roughly 10,990.

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Bernie Sanders Goes After the Oil Industry

Our favorite senator has had enough of “Wall Street speculators” jacking up oil prices. Here he tells radio host Ian Masters about his legislative attack plan.

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Boehner Pays Lip Service to Cutting Government Oil Subsidies

With gas prices still rising, House Speaker John Boehner has broken from traditional GOP rhetoric to voice his support for ending tax breaks to the oil industry.

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Salazar Shelves Bush’s Offshore Drilling Plans

Just before he skedaddled out of the White House, President Bush worked out a scheme to make millions of acres of the American coast available for offshore drilling, but on Tuesday, President Obama’s interior secretary, Ken Salazar, brought those plans to a halt, at least for the next six months.

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R.I.P. Offshore Drilling Ban

Congressional Democrats seemed to have turned in their spine—yet again—Tuesday when they announced they would allow the 26-year-old ban on offshore drilling to expire, a resounding sellout to the rhetoric of the McCain campaign and a reactionary move aimed at accommodating the crisis-ridden financial markets.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008 READ MORE


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McCain Ad Blames Obama for Gas Prices

“Who can you thank for rising prices at the pump?” asks an ominous narrator as a distant crowd chants “Obama! Obama! Obama!” and a gas pump is juxtaposed with Sen. Barack Obama’s picture. Onion parody? YouTube mash-up? No, this is the latest television ad from the McCain campaign, and it has host and guest on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” cracking up.

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Starbucks Going From Venti to Grande

Fine, so the headline was a bit much, but this was one time we didn’t mind saying venti instead of large: Turns out that even the top bananas at Starbucks finally realized that they’ve overextended themselves, and due to the sagging economy, they’re closing 600 U.S. retail locations. Great—so that means there’ll be only eight Starbucks stores on every block instead of nine.

Posted on Jul 1, 2008 READ MORE


Exxon Mobil Posts Record Profit

The oil company notched an annual profit of $39.5 billion, the largest ever by a U.S. company. You can leave your Ph.D. at home when connecting the dots between this and the Iraq war.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


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Bartlett Busted on Gas Prices

Chris Matthews nails the White House communications director on his claim that no one in the administration promised that gas prices would go down after the invasion of Iraq.
Meanwhile, crude prices are holding above $72—a record high.

Posted on Apr 19, 2006 READ MORE


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Exxon Paid Its Ex-Chairman $686 million

As gas prices soar across the nation, Exxon’s board paid its recently-retired chairman, Lee R. Raymond, over $686 million since 1993—with $400 million of that coming in his final year with the company.
A compensation payout like that got N.Y. Stock Exchange Chairman Richard Grasso sued.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE


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