Gasoline prices at the pump have fallen about 15 cents a gallon in the last month, far less than the price of oil to the refineries, the Star Tribune says. They’re pocketing the savings. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting the pipeline, fearing it could destroy the tribe’s water. The pipeline was rerouted from north of Bismarck because of environmental concerns there. The tribe says the construction will destroy sacred ground.
We’re hard pressed to imagine anyone in Minnesota has the commute that Ian Bearce of Minneapolis has. Read more →
What kind of weird economy do we have when we have to start rooting for higher oil prices? Read more →
Crude rules the rails right now. Oil deliveries are trumping food right now, so forget Amtrak passengers. Read more →
The huge increase in oil production in North Dakota and Montana has brought an equally huge jump in oil and chemical spills tied to drilling. Read more →
China is pouring money and workers into Iraq to get control of most of the oil the country is producing. Read more →