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  • A general view of the Eshkol power station, the first in Israel to produce electricity from natural gas, in the coastal city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. The discovery of massive natural gas reserves off Israel's Mediterranean Coast arrived like manna from heaven for this notoriously resource-poor nation. But what could potentially go a long way toward solving Israel's energy needs for generations, perhaps even make it an exporter, has provoked a contentious trade battle with the U.S. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    For embattled Israel, a Leviathan Massive gas find could transform economy

    The headlines in Israel are focused elsewhere, but the country's long-term prospects may be determined not in Gaza but in the western Mediterranean waters beyond the Palestinian enclave.

  • Signs like this one in Bradshaw, Nebraska, express local resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, which would run through Bradshaw. (associated press)

    Crude oil will head north of the border to Canada

    While Congress and the White House have been fighting over whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline so the U.S. can import more oil from Canada, U.S. energy companies have quietly turned that debate on its head and are now exporting growing amounts of oil to Canada.

  • FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, a train hauls coal north out of downtown Seattle from the Rockies toward British Columbia. Regulators have received an unprecedented number of public comments on the disputed proposal to export millions of tons of coal to Asia from a facility along the Columbia River in Washington. Officials are preparing to sift through more than 163,000 comments to decide which environmental effects should be reviewed. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    Obama pleas to China, India to forgo use of coal falls on deaf ears

    Coal may have played an integral role in turning the U.S. into the world's top economic superpower, but President Obama is actively pushing China, India and other emerging economies to ignore the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution and instead embrace renewable sources favored by those on the political left.

  • Oil refineries are key to turning crude into petroleum products that can be exported. Exports of gasoline, diesel, distillate, propane and other petroleum products soared to a record 4.3 million barrels a day in December, more than twice the 2.1 million barrels a day of petroleum products that the U.S. imported on average last year, according to the Energy Information Administration. (Associated Press)

    U.S. energy giants use crude oil loophole to post record petroleum exports

    Even as big U.S. oil companies call for an end to a 1970s-era law banning exports of crude, they are exploiting a loophole that last year enabled them to export record amounts of gasoline and other petroleum products.

  • Illustration Wind Power by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    TAYLOR AND TANTON: Blow off wind-production tax credit

    Wind-energy advocates claim that with just one more extension of the 20-year-old "temporary" wind-production tax credit, wind generation finally could become competitive with conventional sources of electricity.

  • Declining gas prices are reflected at a filling station in Wilmington, N.C., last week. (Associated Press)

    Summer gas prices seen edging down

    Gasoline prices likely won't set any records this summer, thanks to a recent drop in the price of oil.

  • **FILE** Rep. Doc Hastings, Washington Republican (Associated Press)

    Government data undercut Obama's energy claims

    Countering President Obama's claim that he's doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office.

  • **FILE** Gasoline prices are displayed Feb. 21, 2012, as a man rides his bicycle past them at a station in Oakland, Calif. (Associated Press)

    Gasoline over $4 a gallon in 4 states, D.C.

    Gasoline is now over $4 per gallon in four states and Washington, D.C., as a three-month surge in pump prices continues.

  • LORIS: Gas costs too much; here's why

    Gasoline is in plentiful supply. Demand is falling. So why are prices at the pump going through the roof — up nearly 30 cents a gallon in the past month alone?

  • Illustration: Drilling jobs by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NOE: How to produce energy and jobs without all the waste

    As news continues to break about the bankruptcy of the government-backed solar- panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC, much commentary has focused on who said what inside the ad- ministration prior to the company's collapse. But the implosion of a company once touted as a symbol of the booming job creation that would accompany America's energy future brings larger lessons about our country's energy and economic needs.

  • Illustration: Ethanol by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GLOZER: Corn-ethanol fiction

    Earlier this month, the Senate voted 73-27 on legislation that would terminate some of the federal subsidies granted to the domestic ethanol industry. Ethanol lobbyists and trade associations immediately went into overdrive to protect their taxpayer largesse.

  • **FILE** President Obama (Associated Press)

    Pump prices may put Obama in peril

    Consumers' pain at the gas pump will likely be shared by President Obama at the polls in 2012 and could cost him a second term unless energy prices take a drastic turn for the better in the next 18 months.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE In this Sept. 8, 2010 photograph, a Costco customer prepares to pump gasoline at a Costco in Redwood City, Calif.

    Gas prices rise, breaking pre-election pattern

    Gasoline prices haven't gotten much attention amid all the other bad economic news for Democrats heading into a final week of campaigning, but the price per gallon has climbed nearly 15 cents since Labor Day - a surprising jump, given that prices usually plummet before an election.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill requires doubling nuke use

    To satisfy House Democrats' low-cost solution to global warming, Americans would have to double their reliance on nuclear energy by 2030.

Lauren Grochmal (left), of Green Careers Center, answers questions about jobs from visitors Feb. 5 at the Green Jobs Expo in Washington, D.C.

    Government study: climate bill could cost jobs

    Despite President Obama's prediction that it will create new jobs, the global warming bill passed by the House of Representatives will mean fewer jobs by 2030 than if Congress did not act at all, according to the first comprehensive study of the measure by the federal government.

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