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U.S. oil boom could slip in 2015, feds forecast

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The shale-oil boom that has lifted economies and made millionaires in Texas and North Dakota will slow next year for the first time since it began in 2011, a new federal forecast shows. U.S. oil producers are slated to increase their output by about 750,000 barrels per day in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s first projections about ...

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Oil price falls below $98 as dollar strengthens


The price of oil fell below $98 a barrel Thursday amid reduced trading volumes and the impact of a strengthening dollar. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for February delivery was down 72 cents to $97.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, the Nymex contract fell 87 cents to close the year at $98.42. Markets were closed ...

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Why North Dakota’s Oil Future Just Got Brighter


By Daniel J. Graeber | Sun, 22 December 2013 00:00 U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, bipartisan leaders from North Dakota, said the oil boom in their state just got louder with the passage of the Bureau of Land Management Streamlining Act. “There are currently about 525 permits awaiting approval,” Hoeven said in a statement. “This [act] will help ...

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Study: US drops royalty hike plan for some drilling; taxpayers hit


WASHINGTON – U.S. taxpayers will forgo more than $1 billion in revenue in the next decade now that officials have dropped plans to increase royalty rates for drilling on federal land, a report released on Tuesday concluded. Officials have for years considered boosting the royalty rate for onshore oil and gas development as a way to protect taxpayers’ stake in ...

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