Spring break in northwestern North Dakota’s oil-producing region isn’t much fun for students who are living in campers and hotel rooms.
With gas prices rising some lawmakers are talking about increasing domestic production of oil as a possible solution. Those of us in Minnesota are looking at the success of oil exploration efforts in North Dakota and asking: What’s happening to all of North Dakota’s oil?
Just how often do you get the oil changed in your ride? California is trying to get car owners to change their oil less often, saying the 3,000-mile interval is wasting oil.
At this time last year, crude oil was around $80 a barrel and gasoline prices were around $2.80 a gallon. On Tuesday, crude oil is close to $80 and gas is around $3.40. So, why aren’t gas prices that low now?
Leaves aren’t the only thing dropping this fall, you may have noticed prices at the pump falling too.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Sunday that she would consider oil and natural gas drilling in the Everglades if it can be done without harming the environment.
Maybe you switch your light bulbs to save energy or drive a more efficient car to save fuel. Yet, 6,000 miles from Minnesota, China’s energy use is exploding. How much control does the United States really have over the costs from energy use?
When gasoline prices go up, oil company executives go to Washington to get a beat-down from Congress. But this time, the questions were about subsidies, as some estimate the oil companies get $4 billion in tax breaks. So, what kind of subsidies do oil companies get, and why?
How high will local gas prices go? A veteran dealer says it’s getting harder to predict.
Tom Friedman of the New York Times wrote an excellent Op/Ed piece about the need for America to end its dependence on foreign oil. We’ve got the link.
Is Global Warming just a bunch of hooey? That’s what retired physicist Leo Johnson believes. The author of Understanding the Global Warming Hoax sends Mischke into a tizzy. After that, Dan Frantzen, author of the […]