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Gas Prices Keep Soaring As U.S. Fuels Other Countries’ Growth

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Gas Prices Keep Soaring As U.S. Fuels Other Countries’ Growth

California-based nonprofit, Consumer Watchdog, recently provided a clue to where the "missing" gasoline may have gone. Recently, Judy Dugan, a petroleum market commentator for Consumer Watchdog, noted that the shares of oil refiners jumped in price last month "on bets that Japan would soon have to import a lot more heating oil and gasoline because of refinery fires and quake/ tsunami damage."

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Japan Meltdown: Human Error Starts in the Boardroom

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Japan Meltdown: Human Error Starts in the Boardroom

I remember days and nights spent at a rewrite desk in Washington 25 years ago, taking in and editing nearly unbelievable information from reporters in Russia and Western Europe. Where was this place, Chernobyl? Was the meltdown first, or the explosion? Was radiation really spreading across Europe? Do we have a stringer in Norway? How [...]

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As Japan Fears Catastrophe, U.S. Energy Chief Says ‘Don’t Worry’

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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As Japan Fears Catastrophe, U.S. Energy Chief Says ‘Don’t Worry’

The U.S. is fiddling on nuclear reactor safety while Japan burns. The worst threat in Japan now comes from spent nuclear fuel stored in poorly protected water pools--just like in the United States.

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