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State Budgets To Be Hit By Slide In Oil Prices

In North Dakota, falling oil prices have barely caused a ripple. In Alaska, lawmakers are calling it a "fiscal apocalypse." Wyoming is neither panicking nor ignoring the decline in prices.
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The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.
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Planning Through Oil Booms Helps Independent Drillers Weather The Busts

Oil's price slump is hitting some companies hard. But longtime producers, like small Texas driller Tracy Perryman, have been through downturns before — and have learned how to survive lean times.
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Proposed Cut To Gas Tax Is About 'Transparency,' Hogan Says

Indexing the state's gasoline tax to inflation results in increases that lawmakers don't actually vote on, Hogan argues.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada, Alberta Premier Says

David Greene talks with Alberta Premier Jim Prentice, who is in Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress and the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Hard To Clean Up Wastewater Spills From Oil Wells Into N.D. Stream

Wastewater is arguably worse for the environment than oil, killing vegetation and leaving farmland sterile for generations. Some say the state isn't doing enough to get its spill problem controlled.
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Demanding Higher Wages, Refinery Workers Strike Shell Oil

United Steelworkers members are on strike at refineries and chemical plants that process 10 percent of the nation's gasoline, diesel, heating oil and jet fuel.
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Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

Alberta's leader is in Washington to lobby Congress and the administration to push ahead with the controversial pipeline.
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Looking For Even Cheaper Gas? Go Generic At An Indie Station

The prices that gas stations charge for fuel can vary widely. Smaller, independent stations are able to sell the cheapest gas because they undercut competitors by buying unbranded gasoline.
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With Oil Prices So Low, What's That Fuel Surcharge For, Exactly?

Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.

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