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As Egypt's Economy Stalls, Energy Sector Booms

The Egyptian economy has taken some big hits since the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. But the energy sector is flourishing as the government continues to sign production agreements with international oil and gas firms. But in the new Egypt, more and more questions are being raised about the nature of those agreements.
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What Iraq's Oil Boom Means For The Global Market

In a remarkable shift, Iraq's oil exports jumped by 20 percent since January, and the country exported more oil in April than in any month since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Energy expert Daniel Yergin discusses how Iraq's oil wealth is driving the Iraqi economy and reshaping the global oil market.
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Pepco Says Outages Were Down Last Year

Pepco's record on outages in 2011 was a serious improvement over the previous year, but it's not clear whether or not it can be attributed to relatively mild weather or improved service.

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Falling Oil Prices: A Blip Or A Hint Of The Future?

It may seem like oil prices are always on a one-way escalator up. But analysts say there are reasons to be optimistic about America's energy future.
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Environmental Groups To Protest Dominion's 15-Year Plan

Environmental groups plan to protest a meeting of the State Corporation Commission in Richmond Tuesday, calling out Dominion Virginia Power for their lack of support for wind and solar power.

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Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Cash-strapped states are embracing the millions of dollars in new tax revenue coming from shale oil and gas development. But there aren't enough inspectors to make sure the sites aren't polluting. The problem seems especially apparent in Colorado, which now has more than 47,000 active oil and gas wells but the state employs just 17 inspectors.
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Dominion To Offer Energy Efficiency Programs

Dominion Virginia Power has been given the green light to move forward with several energy-efficiency and demand-reduction programs, which will help customers save money over time.

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