In his penultimate State of the Union address – and first before a Republican-dominated Congress – President Barack Obama declared that the US is ready to “turn the page.” The economic and jobs’ data is promising and America is “ as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years,” he stated. Unfortunately, just what that next page holds – especially for the energy industry – was left, more or less, to the imagination. Still,...

New York TimesCiting Falling Oil Prices, Iraq Seeks Arms on Credit to Fight ISISNew York TimesLONDON — Battered by a sharp decline in oil prices, Iraq is asking Western allies to provide weapons on credit for its fight against the Islamic State until Baghdad is in a better position to pay. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq said on ...Iraqi PM warns falling oil price could hurt fight against Islamic StateIraqi PM: Lower oil prices could impede ISIS fightOil Price...

Key Issues and Updates on the Keystone XL Oil PipelineABC NewsTo build or not to build? That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The answer, and the fate of the $8 billion project, depends on what happens in Congress, the courts, the White House and with TransCanada, the ...Senate Republicans Unanimously Block Amendment To Keep Keystone Oil In ...

President Obama has been under intense scrutiny for what he would do about climate change ever since he was elected in 2008. Part of that scrutiny takes place during his State of the Union Speech, when renewable energy proponents search for key words about solar and wind energy and count how often he mentions "climate change."

The former U.S. secretary of state was to headline events in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in her first public speeches of 2015, a day after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.

Reason (blog)Obama: America is No. 1 producer of oil, gasPolitiFactThe United States is on top of the world in terms of energy production, President Barack Obama said during his sixth State of the Union. "We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet," he said during his Jan. 20 address.Obama Claims U.S. "Free from the Grip of Foreign Oil" - No Thanks to Him

New York TimesBehind Drop in Oil Prices, Washington's HandNew York TimesThe plummeting price of oil since Saudi Arabia decided last fall not to cut production to counter rising supply elsewhere has fueled intense speculation about a downfall of the infamous cartel, once feared for its power to bend oil prices to its will ...Oil falls again as IMF cuts forecast; Iran hints at $25 oilOil Falls as Record Iraqi Output Seen Compounding SurplusIran Says It's Strong Enough To Cope With...

Lobbyists are mobilizing to advance it. Environmentalists are mobilizing to stop it. The newly-elected Republican House has already voted to approve it. So has the newly elected Republican Senate. Obama has threatened a veto. The media are having a field day. What’s so important about Keystone XL?Well nothing, really. Keystone XL is basically just another pipeline; a little longer and larger than most, but not unusually so, and it goes nowhere pipelines don’t already go. All it does is increase...

CNNMoneyOil producers caught in a perfect stormCNNMoneyBack in January 2009, as Davos deliberated, President Obama was taking the oath of office, promising to reduce America's dependency on foreign crude oil. Fast forward to 2015 and U.S. shale producers are pumping nearly 4 million barrels a day, more oil ...

Plunging oil prices could kill electric and hyrbid carsRTGas-guzzling cars are gaining favor once again, as low oil prices are cheapening petrol, driving consumers away from more economic and expensive eco-friendly models. Both Brent and West Texas Intermediate crude have fallen below $50 per barrel, ...

Falling oil prices hit Venezuela, Iran and Russia hardWashington PostAs oil prices continued to plunge last week, it was instructive to watch the disparate reactions of three governments whose whopping losses are likely to produce some of the biggest international stories of 2015. There was the panicked scrambling of ...

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteriesEngadgetThe deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene ...