Gas prices always seem to 'spring forward' in the spring. Here's what's behind the seasonal rise in gas prices.
Without Hugo Chávez's visible presence in Venezuela problems like declining infrastructure and economic stability are increasingly apparent.
Governments should encourage domestic drilling to meet our energy needs in the short-term, Rapier writes, while using the royalties and tax revenues to fund programs that reduce dependence on oil.
Globalization uses up finite resources like oil and coal more quickly, Tverberg writes. It also increases carbon dioxide emissions and acts to increase world oil prices, she adds.
Wages don’t rise at the same time as oil prices rise, Tverberg writes. The result is a mismatch between what citizens can afford, and the cost to manufacture and transport products.
The Keystone XL pipeline gains new endorsements as environmental opposition grows. Putting ecological implications aside for a moment, is the Keystone XL pipeline, and the tar sands production that goes with it, a good financial investment?
Shale gas and tight oil are giving the US its biggest, most rapid boost in energy production in history. But it will probably prove fleeting.
Gas prices will increase faster than expected in 2013, according to the US Department of Energy. The slight rise in gas prices is due partly to an increase in the price of crude oil, Ingram writes, and refinery outages in January both in the US and Europe.