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The report found that blocking or approving the Keystone XL pipeline was unlikely to have a "significant" impact on climate change emissions.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 31, 2014
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An economist offers a counterintuitive way to think about oil and trade.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 27, 2014
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The U.S. now produces more oil than it imports. So what does that mean for the rest of the world?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 16, 2014
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A primer on the next big energy debate in Congress.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jan 8, 2014
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A new paper finds that Western counties that become too dependent on oil and gas development can end up worse off over the long run. Is that relevant today?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 12, 2013
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Oil prices have fallen slightly, but there are reasons to think the drop won't be huge — from skeptical members of Congress to the intricacies of sanctions.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 25, 2013
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Large pension funds are now pressing oil, gas, and coal companies to explain how the prospect of carbon regulations might hurt their business.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 25, 2013
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It's been 40 years since the first OPEC crisis crushed the U.S. economy. Here's a look at whether it could happen again.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 15, 2013
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The world's oil markets are losing their capacity to adjust to even minor disruptions. That's not a good sign.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 9, 2013
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It isn't just Syria driving upward the price of oil. It is the risk of more Syrias.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 30, 2013
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Over the past three decades, the U.S. and Europe have pared back their oil use, but the world as a whole keeps using more.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 26, 2013
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Ecuador wanted $3.6 billion from the rest of the world to protect its rain forests and refrain from drilling for oil. The money never materialized.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 16, 2013
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Energy experts have begun discussing the notion that the world's appetite for oil may soon be reaching a peak. Is that plausible?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 9, 2013
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On Tuesday, the EPA said that it would look into ways to adjust the nation's biofuels targets in the years ahead.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 7, 2013
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From pipelines to rail shipping, America's energy infrastructure has yet to catch up with the recent boom in oil and gas drilling.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 18, 2013
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By one estimate, the U.S. has spent as much as $8 trillion since 1976 to ensure that oil passes safely though a key choke point in the Persian Gulf.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 8, 2013
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A closer look at how the ongoing oil and gas boom could affect everything from U.S. foreign policy to the future of transportation.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 5, 2013
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Yes, the United States and Canada are producing a lot of oil these days. But Chinese oil demand is rising even faster.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 29, 2013
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The U.S. economy has expanded 7.6 percent since 2009. But for all the hype, oil and gas has played a relatively modest role in that growth. At least so far.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 23, 2013
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Thanks to new oil production in places like North Dakota and Canada, many analysts are declaring "peak oil" dead. Chris Nelder says they're wrong.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 13, 2013
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