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Tanks belonging to Syrian government forces are positioned near the Jazel oil field, near the ancient city of Palmyra in the east of Homs province after they retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on March 9, 2015. Recent US-led coalition air strikes have frequently targeted oil facilities run by the IS group jihadists, who according to some estimates earn more than $1 million per day from oil sales. AFP PHOTO/ STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

How ISIS steals oil to stay in power

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The Islamic State (ISIS) finances much of its military operation through the selling and siphoning off of oil in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading

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Why North Dakota’s oil fields are so dangerous

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO By Gabby Shacknai At least 74 people have died working in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields since 2006, while oil production has risen…read more

Oklahoma Youth Find New Career Prospects in Wind Energy

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While Oklahoma has long been associated with oil and natural gas production, some of the state’s young people are turning to its burgeoning wind turbine…read more

Obama Visits Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia

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President Barack Obama began his trip to the Middle East Wednesday with a visit to Saudi Arabia, an important oil-producing country that was also home…read more

Is Corn Ethanol Good or Bad?

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While some politicians and environmentalists believe that “biofuels” like corn ethanol could lower America’s dependence on foreign oil, others argue that ethanol actually costs energy…read more

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