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Friday, October 17, 2014

Reposted articles on oil, renewables, fracking, and heating costs

All from The New York Times:

In the U.S., a Turning Point in the Flow of Oil 
BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS
Thanks to new techniques, an oil bounty is likely to make the United States a major exporter of oil again. Not everyone is cheering.

Oil’s Comeback Gives U.S. Global Leverage

BY DAVID WALLIS
While increased production has strengthened the country?s hand internationally, not all of its energy diplomacy concerns oil and gas

Warren Buffett’s Big Bet on Renewables in Nevada

BY FELICITY BARRINGER
An expanded market for geothermal, solar and wind electricity in the West has attracted the attention of the likes of Warren E. Buffett.

In Texas, a Fight Over Fracking

BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS
The possible success of a referendum to ban the gas-extraction process called hydraulic fracturing in Denton, Tex., has alarmed oil and gas companies.

As Trains Move Oil Bonanza, Delays Mount for Other Goods and Passengers

BY RON NIXON
Rail lines now move more than a million barrels of oil a day, causing major delays for Amtrak trains and holding up the transport of vital consumer and industrial goods.

Home Heating Costs Likely to Be Cheaper This Winter

BY CLIFFORD KRAUSS
The Energy Department says a warmer season is expected, saving natural gas customers 5 percent on their heating bill and propane customers 34 percent.

Oil Prices Continue Decline, Pressured by Saudi Action to Defend Market Share

BY STANLEY REED
The main international benchmark fell less than 1 percent, and the American equivalent dropped below $90 a barrel during the day, before recovering.

                                                  what better place to read these over the weekend

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