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  • End US oil ban to blunt Russia: Continental CEO Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 8:10 AM ET
    An oil-well site outside Williston, N.D.

    Lifting the ban on U.S. oil exports is the fastest way the drilling boom can counter Russia, Continental Resources' CEO will tell Congress.

  • WASHINGTON, March 26- Lifting the 40- year ban on U.S. crude exports is the fastest way the American drilling boom could be used to bolster energy security in Europe and Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, the CEO of the biggest operator in North Dakota's vast oil fields will tell lawmakers on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, March 25- The West Coast of the United States, long a battle ground for industrial and environmental interests, is set for another round of disputes as the region attracts key energy projects. As this happens, the West Coast, from California to Washington, has become a major focus for energy developers.

  • What happens if Keystone XL pipeline isn't built Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Students protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on March 2, 2014.

    If the pipeline isn't built, some experts say, "the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet" will still find its way to the surface. NBC News reports.

  • Long-term jobless face a dark future in U.S. -study Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    Alan Krueger, a respected labor market economist who led President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said those unemployed long term tended to put less effort into their job hunts than others and were often viewed by employers as undesirable.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- The number of Americans who believe U.S. oil should be kept on U.S. soil to lower gasoline prices rose in the last four months, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll.

  • From cranes to chemists, investors weigh UK shale bets Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    LONDON, March 20- From trucks and cranes to chemists and trains, the supply chain winners from the U.S. shale boom have often been surprisingly simple. Now investors and executives are eyeing businesses that might benefit from a boom in Britain.

  • Mercuria's purchase of JPMorgan's physical commodities business marks the culmination of a 10- year journey for Swiss traders Marco Dunand and Daniel Jaeggi, two men who transformed a small trading house into an operation to rival the biggest in the natural resources business.

  • NEW YORK, March 17- In mid-February, a group of current and former Pimco employees were invited to a private farewell party for Mohamed El-Erian on March 10, to mark his impending departure as chief executive of the world's largest bond fund.

  • TOKYO, March 17- U.S. crude oil rose further on Monday, gaining for a third session in a row, as rising geopolitical tensions between the West and Russia over a referendum in Crimea supported the benchmark contract in early trade.

  • Rippe saw TransCanada Corp- the company that hopes to build the 1,200- mile Keystone XL segment as part of a network of pipelines that move oil from Canada to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast- lay another section of the Keystone line nearby four years ago.

  • SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude held steady above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although heightened tension in Ukraine is causing renewed worry over Russian oil supplies.

  • SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude rose towards $108 a barrel on Friday as heightened tensions in Ukraine stoked worries over Russian oil supplies, but the contract remained on track for a third weekly loss amid concerns over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles.

  • Rippe saw TransCanada Corp- the company that hopes to build the 1,200- mile Keystone XL segment as part of a network of pipelines that move oil from Canada to refineries on Texas's Gulf Coast- lay another section of the Keystone line nearby four years ago.

  • Brent steady above $107; all eyes on Ukraine Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:14 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, March 14- Brent crude held steady above $107 a barrel on Friday, on track for a third weekly loss amid worries over Chinese economic growth and rising U.S. stockpiles, although heightened tension in Ukraine is causing renewed worry over Russian oil supplies.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- A rare U.S. test of its strategic oil reserves may be just coincidentally timed with the most serious stand-off with Russia in decades, but the underlying message of the move announced on Wednesday left little doubt: Prepare for the rise of a new global energy superpower.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- New York's Albany County on Wednesday issued a moratorium on the expansion of crude oil processing in the Port of Albany, pending a public health investigation.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The United States will hold the first test sale of crude from its emergency oil stockpile since 1990, offering a modest 5 million barrels in what some observers saw as a subtle message to Russia from the Obama administration.

  • NEW YORK, March 12- New York's Albany County on Wednesday issued a moratorium on the expansion of crude oil processing in the Port of Albany, pending a public health investigation by the county's health department. The moratorium would affect an oil-processing expansion project proposed by Global Partners LP, Albany County said in its statement.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Copper tumbled 4 percent to a seven-month low on Friday while silver and aluminum lost more than 1 percent each after the first bond default by top metals buyer China sparked global growth concerns.

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