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  • Does Keystone XL make sense as oil prices fall?

    The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project crossed a major hurdle when the Senate passed legislation approving its construction Monday. With the bill now well on its way to becoming law, the real question arises: with oil prices so low, is a pipeline needed anymore? 

  • Obama targets methane. What is it? Why does it matter?

    To combat climate change, the Obama administration is targeting methane – a greenhouse gas that's less prevalent but more potent than carbon dioxide. The oil and gas industry is already trying to stop leaks, though, and argues more regulation would be cumbersome.

  • With spotlight on Keystone XL, Congress quietly eyes US oil exports

    Keystone XL may nab the headlines, but underneath the push to approve the pipeline is an energy policy overhaul with even greater significance: overturning the ban on US oil exports.

  • Falling oil prices: Why the oil bust is here to stay

    Falling oil prices are just one part of a broader commodity super cycle that appears to be ending, but the oil bust has captured the attention of the world in ways crashing coal and copper prices have not. And, for now, it looks like falling oil prices are here to stay.

January 27, 2015

Photos of the day 01/27

Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Tuesday.

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