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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 @ 9:07PM

Boom in Energy Spurs Industry in the Rust Belt

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Waist-high weeds and a crumbling old Chevy mark the entrance to a rust-colored factory complex on the edge of town here, seemingly another monument to the passing of the golden age of American industry. But deep inside the 14-acre site, the thwack-thwack-thwack sound of metal on metal…

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 @ 12:15PM

On Energy, ‘All of the Above’ Is Working

It may come as a surprise, but the world leader in combined oil and natural gas production last year was not Saudi Arabia, despite its vast reserves. Nor was it Russia with its natural gas giant Gazprom. Rather, for the third year in a row, these countries were surpassed by…

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 @ 12:12PM

Lifting of Crude Export Ban Will Spur U.S. Economy, IHS Says

The U.S. will benefit from increased oil production and lower gasoline prices if the government lifts restrictions on crude exports, according to IHS Inc. (IHS) The world’s largest oil consumer may save an average of $67 billion a year from its import bill as domestic output may rise as much…

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Friday, March 28th, 2014 @ 6:57PM

White House Backs Gas Exports

The White House made its strongest statement yet Wednesday that it views U.S. natural-gas exports as one tool to curb Europe’s reliance on Russian energy and diversify supplies. From the joint U.S.-European Union statement issued alongside the U.S.-E.U. summit in Brussels: “The situation in Ukraine proves the need to reinforce…

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Monday, March 17th, 2014 @ 7:10PM

Energy Exports as Foreign-Policy Tool

By: Gerald F. Seib For a sagging president and a discredited Congress, the Ukraine crisis actually could be a blessing in disguise. It gives them a chance to do something big: Start a historically significant drive to transform’s America’s energy picture. Russia’s biggest leverage in its attempt to keep Ukraine…

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 6:06PM

U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin

WASHINGTON — The crisis in Crimea is heralding the rise of a new era of American energy diplomacy, as the Obama administration tries to deploy the vast new supply of natural gas in the United States as a weapon to undercut the influence of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin,…

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