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White River Energy Launches Private Capital Investment Firm

The firm is offering products such as intangible drilling cost deduction funds and insurance designated funds in the oil and gas industry. read more >

Retail Sales Rise 0.6% in August Largely Due to Higher Gas Prices

The surge in gas prices is coursing through the economy and could slow down shoppers' momentum heading into the critical holiday shopping season. read more >
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Energy / Government & Politics

Falling Natural Gas Prices to Benefit Arkansans, Summit Says

Residential customers can expect a 69.5 cent rate per cubic foot of natural gas, down 43% from last winter’s rate and down nearly 27% from last summer. read more >

Oil Producers’ Cuts Could Raise Gas Prices, Help Russia

The decision by oil producers, many of them in the OPEC oil cartel, to cut production by more than 1 million barrels a day comes after prices for international benchmark crude slumped amid a slowing global economy that needs less fuel for travel and industry. read more >
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Business Backlash Pushing GOP to Weaken Anti-ESG Proposals

Public pension funds are caught in the debate as big institutional investors. read more >
Energy / Manufacturing / Transportation

US Fuel Economy Flat, Emissions Down Slightly

In the 2021 model year, cars and station wagons, the most efficient vehicles, fell to 26% of U.S. new vehicle production. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Biden Spending $4.5B to Help Lower Home Heating Costs

The money will be provided to state, local and tribal governments to help more than 5 million families. read more >
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Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Murphy USA Reports Big Quarter, $6.2B in Revenue

Earnings per share more than doubled from the same quarter a year ago. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas Gets $5M for High-Priority Cleanup of Wells

The money is part of a larger federal initiative to deal with thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells across the nation. read more >
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Climate Bill’s Unlikely Beneficiary: US Oil and Gas Industry

While the Inflation Reduction Act concentrates on clean energy incentives that could drastically reduce overall U.S. emissions, it also buoys oil and gas interests by mandating leasing of vast areas of public lands and off the nation's coasts. read more >
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Sky-High Diesel Prices Squeeze Truckers, Farmers, Consumers

High gasoline prices have eased somewhat in recent weeks. But diesel has remained chronically high, with American refineries operating near capacity. read more >
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Energy / Government & Politics

Biden Vows ‘Strong’ Climate Action Despite Dual Setbacks

Biden did not specify what actions he will take on climate, but said they will create jobs, improve energy security, bolster domestic manufacturing and protect consumers from oil and gas price increases. "I will not back down,'' he promised. read more >
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Energy / Government & Politics

Biden Offshore Drilling Proposal Would Allow up to 11 Sales

The proposal brought immediate backlash from both environmentalists — who accused Biden of betraying the climate cause — and oil industry officials and allies, who said it would do little to help counter high energy prices. read more >
Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a meeting of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Dec. 1, 2021. 
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Fed Attacks Inflation With its Largest Rate Hike Since 1994

The Fed's three-quarter-point rate increase exceeds the half-point hike that Chair Jerome Powell had previously suggested was likely to be announced this week. read more >
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US Producer Prices Soar 10.8% in May as Energy Costs Spike

The figures indicate that rising prices will continue to erode Americans' paychecks and wreak havoc on household budgets in the coming months. read more >
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US Inflation Hit a New 40-Year High Last Month of 8.6%

Behind the surge is much higher prices for food, energy, rent, airline tickets and and new and used cars. read more >
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$50M Trash-to-Gas Plant in Works

The Chicot County project is set to be first of kind in South. read more >
High gas prices at a Shell station in Los Angeles on March 11, 2022
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US Economy Shrank by 1.4% in Q1 but Consumers Kept Spending

Most economists expect a rebound this quarter as solid hiring and wage gains sustain growth. read more >
Motorists drive past a Shell gas station in Los Angeles with prices over $7 per gallon in March 2022
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EXPLAINER: Why US Inflation is So High, and When It May Ease

Gasoline is up an average of 48% in the past year. Airline tickets are up 24%, men's suits nearly 15%, bacon 18%. read more >
Nashville, Tennessee / USA - October 22, 2020: US Election, Donald Trump, Joe Biden Presidential Debate on the Curb Event Center at Belmont University with Kristen Welker of NBC moderator
Government & Politics

Biden Waiving Ethanol Rule in Bid to Lower Gasoline Prices

Administration officials said the move will save drivers an average of 10 cents per gallon. read more >