Wrong time for a hike in gasoline taxes

The Desert Sun Oct. 20, 2014 By Piero Pierratoni Valley Voice The California Air Resources Board, an unelected regulatory body that includes former San Bernardino County Supervisor Barbara Riordan, is about to take Californians for a ride. Completely ignoring the obvious warning signs that struggling families are less than able to sacrifice more of their […]

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As Oil Prices Plummet, Saudi Arabia Faces a Test of Strategy

The New York Times Oct. 15, 2014 By Ben Hubbard and Clifford Krauss With global oil prices plunging at a pace not seen since the 2008 financial crisis, Saudi Arabia is emerging as a central player, accused by some of deliberately depressing the market to weaken rivals like Iran but looked to by others as […]

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OPEC Split as Oil Prices Fall Sharply

The New York Times Oct. 13, 2014 By Clifford Krauss Oil prices sank again on Monday, giving consumers more of a break and causing a split among OPEC leaders about what action should be taken, if any, to halt the slide. The price drop has led to a near free fall in gasoline prices in […]

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EPA sends ozone regulation for White House review

The Hill Oct. 8, 2014 By Timothy Cama The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent potential changes to the standard for ground-level ozone to the White House Office of Management and Budget onn Wednesday. The EPA has not said whether it will try to lower the Bush administration’s maximum limit of 75 parts per billion; it […]

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Shipbuilders, Oil Refiners Spar Over Cost of U.S. Ships

The Hill By Tom Curry Oct. 8, 2014 The Jones Act, which requires that ships carrying cargo between U.S. ports be built in the United States and crewed by American citizens, has been on the books for nearly 100 years. It seems to have good “genes” for survival. But taking nothing for granted, American shipbuilders, […]

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US should reexamine Jones Act, Tesoro’s CEO recommends

Oil & Gas Journal Oct. 2, 2014 By Nick Snow Tesoro Corp. Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Goff called for a review of the Jones Act, a federal law dating from the 1920s that requires US-produced goods moving between US ports to do so aboard US-flagged vessels. “To move crude oil from the Gulf Coast […]

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