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Bill O'Reilly's Confused Approach to Solving High Gas Prices

Mar 01, 2012 at 17:45 | Robert Rapier

Last week I was interviewed by Alan Colmes from Fox News Radio on the topic of gas prices. During the interview, he mentioned an idea that Bill O'Reilly has…

Politics, Pandering and Petroleum Prices

Feb 26, 2012 at 17:10 | Daniel J. Graeber

Oil prices were up more than $1 per barrel by Friday after the IAEA proclaimed that Iran was ramping up its enrichment activity, continuing a rally that began more…

Natural Gas Analysis for the Week of February 27, 2012

Feb 26, 2012 at 16:50 | FX Empire

April natural gas continued to consolidate last week, but the weak close could mean another test of the support. Last week, the market sold off sharply after testing downtrending resistance…

Peak Oil's Affect on Gasoline Prices in 2012

Jan 11, 2012 at 17:27 | Post Carbon

In recent days there has been much discussion in the press about what might happen to gasoline prices in the coming year. Cognizant of the fact that retail gasoline is…

New Report Shows Motorists How to Spend Less Money on Gasoline

Sep 12, 2011 at 07:39 | Brian Westenhaus

For many the idea that operating a motor vehicle can be much cheaper is a non-starting idea.  Their real world experience won’t support the facts because their situation is most…

Bachmann's $2 Gas Price Promise - Naive or Dishonest?

Aug 25, 2011 at 08:22 | Robert Rapier

Like many of you, I am often unhappy with our political leaders. One thing that annoys me the most is that many will say or do just about anything to…

Oil Price Drop offering No Relief for Motorists as Gas Prices Remain Unchanged

May 14, 2011 at 19:07 | Dian L. Chu

The Reuters Jefferies CRB Index is down 8% so far in May with almost every single commodity in the index registering red. Even the ongoing geopolitical tension in the Middle…

Rising Gas Prices and Political Scapegoats

Apr 26, 2011 at 09:19 | Robert Rapier

Summer is approaching, and that typically means rising gas prices. And when gas prices rise, our political leaders generally start looking around for someone to blame. Over the past few…

Gasoline Prices and the Oil Supply Problem

Apr 15, 2011 at 09:09 | Dave Summers

I paid $50 to fill my tank at a gas station in Maine this morning, at a cost of almost $4 a gallon. When the Actress muttered some comment of…

Pinched By $4 Gasoline? Blame The Big Banks

Apr 07, 2011 at 07:05 | Dian L. Chu

Yes, that's right!  The same Big Banks that taxpayers bailed out during the financial crisis are now jacking up oil and gasoline prices (Fig. 1), thus making consumers pay yet…

What is Really Driving Gas Prices up? And What Can be Done About it?

Mar 31, 2011 at 05:05 | Robert Rapier

This past week I had an article published in the Washington Post called Five Myths about Gas Prices. I will discuss each particular myth in detail below, but the…

Floating Crude and Shipping Rates Could Trigger $4 Gas

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:28 | Bruce Krasting

Is $4 Gas in the Next few Months a Foregone Conclusion For years there has been a large supply of crude floating on big oil tankers. A significant portion of…

Gas Prices Hit Record Levels for February

Feb 15, 2011 at 08:02 | Business Insider

U.S. gasoline prices have jumped to the highest levels ever for the middle of February. The national average hit $3.127 per gallon on Friday, about 50 cents above a year…

How much are gasoline prices weighing on consumers?

Jan 19, 2011 at 12:37 | James Hamilton

On Friday Reuters reported: Rising gasoline prices beat down U.S. consumer sentiment in early January, overshadowing an improved job outlook and passage of temporary federal tax breaks, a survey…

Why Qatar is a Threat to Natural Gas Prices

Nov 25, 2010 at 11:32 | Dave Forest

The world is seeing an unprecedented build-out in liquified natural gas (LNG) capacity. Look at the chart below, from energy advisors Point Carbon. In 2009, worldwide LNG export capacity rose…

Gas Producers Go to the Dark Side

Apr 06, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

It's finally happening. Gas producers are starting to crack. With the natural gas to oil price ratio running at a nearly-unprecedented 21-to-1 ($86.80 per barrel for crude versus $4.12 per…

Shell's China Connection Grows Stronger with Another New Gas Venture

Mar 25, 2010 at 15:27 | Darrell Delamaide

Royal Dutch Shell further intensified its relationship with China in a new 30-year accord to appraise and develop tight gas reserves in the Sichuan basin. The new project in the…

Shell, PetroChina bid for Australian coal gas producer as Asia seeks energy resources

Mar 10, 2010 at 02:08 | Darrell Delamaide

PetroChina joined with Royal Dutch Shell in a bid for Australian coal-seam gas producer Arrow Energy as Asian countries scramble for a stake in the vast energy resources at their…

Chevron to Seek Shale Gas in Poland as Europe Focuses on Unconventional Reserves

Mar 08, 2010 at 22:01 | Darrell Delamaide

Chevron has acquired exploration rights for four shale gas concessions in southeastern Poland, the U.S. oil giant said in a recent SEC filing, joining other international companies in the hunt…

Gazprom Finally Accepts that Shale Gas Has Changed the World

Mar 03, 2010 at 17:46 | Dave Forest

The Russian gas giant this week said it will allow up to 15% of its gas sales to Europe to be sold at spot gas prices on the continent. This…

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