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Energy Drillers: Water Pollution Info Is Our Secret

18. May 2011

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Energy Drillers: Water Pollution Info Is Our Secret

The surge in energy company drilling for deep-rock natural gas has generated a matching surge in complaints of water contamination, including faucets pouring out so much methane gas that you can light it (video) with a match. The drillers, which include Exxon and other major energy operators, long denied the contamination had anything to do [...]

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Gasoline Pump Prices Line Refiners’ Pockets

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17. May 2011

Gasoline Pump Prices Line Refiners’ Pockets

The financial news today is that oil prices are down below $90 a barrel from over $100, and futures market prices for gasoline are down 5% to below $3.00 a gallon. Will that translate to big savings at the pump? Don’t bet on it, at least not for long. OilWatchdog has watched for years as [...]

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$4 Gasoline and the Price of Silver: Yeah, There’s a Connection

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3. May 2011

$4 Gasoline and the Price of Silver: Yeah, There’s a Connection

U.S. gas prices have hit their highest level ever for springtime, at $3.96 a gallon for regular on average. Yep, higher even than the record surge in 2008, as oil companies reap near-record profits. So what does that have to do with the price of silver? The speculative price of silver is dropping, maybe crashing, [...]

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