Topic: Independent Petroleum Association of America

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  • Fuel subsidies get scrutiny at Doha talks

    Nations spend more than $500 billion to keep fossil fuel prices low, which is popular with voters but harms the climate. Removing fossil-fuel subsidies would lower carbon emissions by more than 10 percent by 2050, the OECD calculates. 

  • Mitt Romney's energy plan: What does it promise? (+video)

    Mitt Romney unveiled his energy plan Thursday, saying that it would bring energy independence to the US within a decade. But some experts were skeptical of the claims.

  • 'Fracking': Did Energy Department report clear up controversy?

    According to the US panel, 'fracking' to release gas deposits in shale can be done in an environmentally responsible way. The industry hailed the report as refuting shrill critics, but environmentalists decried 'advocacy-based science' by a panel tilted toward the industry.

  • Why is Obama tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, really?

    Why is Obama tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, really?

    The administration's decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is pure politics, say some. The White House says it's trying to offset a drop in Libyan light sweet crude – needed for gasoline – at the height of the summer driving season.

  • Russian oil rigs just 45 miles from Florida?

    Cuba will allow Russia to look for oil and gas in its territorial waters. Environmentalists cringe, but the industry says its time for the US to look for more oil in the Gulf of Mexico, too.