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American Oil's World Tour?
American Oil's World Tour?
Is Policy Lagging Behind the US Oil Boom?

The tandem technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well drilling haven’t just unlocked reserves of natural gas trapped in shale—they’ve also given America access to so-called “tight oil” trapped in shale as well. But the Economist argues that policy is lagging behind events, and makes the case for opening up America’s crude oil exports.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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