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Biofuel producers hope to rebound after tough year

January 14, 2009
Cellulosic ethanol, the next big hope for a biofuels industry hampered during the past year by volatile commodity price swings and shrinking profit margins, is continuing its slow march toward
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Job cuts reach into oil sector

January 12, 2009
According to the Associated Press, job cuts that have afflicted almost every sector of the economy have finally reached into the oil industry. Some of the biggest oilfield service providers
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Renewable energy may be job boon for Kansas

January 12, 2009
The Associated Press reports that Sedgwick and Saline are among the Kansas counties that could potentially gain thousands of jobs from alternative energy business, according to a report from the
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Don''t get used to cheap oil

January 7, 2009
All that money you''re saving these days at the gas pump? You might want to put it in the bank. The same cheap oil that''s providing relief to drivers
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BP''s Texas plant returns to 100 percent capacity

January 5, 2009
After three years of post-Hurricane Rita restoration work, BP''s Texas City refinery began operating at full capacity, meeting its own end of 2008 deadline, according to the Associated Press.
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In dark economic times, Arkansas drilling brings light

December 29, 2008
Arkansas'' natural gas reserves helped keep the state economy afloat in 2008 while huge job losses and budget deficits were recorded elsewhere in the country and the federal government shelled
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Amazon pollution case could cost Chevron billions

December 22, 2008
A Rhode Island-sized expanse of what was once pristine Amazon rainforest is crisscrossed with oil wells and pipeline grids built by Texaco Inc. a generation ago. For the past 15
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Hunt for gas lead drillers to NYC watershed

December 15, 2008
The hunt for the natural gas fields that could help make the U.S. more energy independent has brought developers to the edge of the watershed for one of the world''s
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Iraq appeals to oil companies for investment

December 8, 2008
The Iraqi oil minister said his country is now safe for business and desperately needs help in rebuilding its devastated oil infrastructure, as reported by the Associated Press. Billions of dollars
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Jury acquits Chevron in Nigeria case

December 2, 2008 reports that Chevron Corp. has been acquitted in a human rights case involving Nigerian militants and protestors. The case, Bowoto v. Chevron, concerned allegations of human rights abuses by
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