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Oil prices tumble on Saudi discount move

LONDON — Oil prices slumped to multi-year lows on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia discounted supplies to the U.S., a move that is shaking an already volatile market but will likely give the world economy an unexpected stimulus. The 25 percent or so slide in oil prices since the summer could boost consumer spending and business investment in many economies around ...

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Natural gas, coal have defined Pittsburgh’s history


Anya Litvak | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette If the current tug and pull between coal and natural gas rings familiar, it’s because it was born in Pittsburgh and has defined the region’s energy scene more than any other force, according to Joel Tarr. “The most significant aspects of Pittsburgh’s energy history are those involving transitions between coal and natural gas,” Tarr, professor ...

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Divers stop oil leaking from sunken World War II ship, but threat still looms

Jonathan Black | The News & Observer RALEIGH, N.C. The W.E. Hutton is one of hundreds of wrecks off the North Carolina coast, known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, where treacherous currents, shifting sands and strong storms have feasted on ships for centuries. Earlier this month, the Coast Guard received a call from a fishing boat reporting a small amount ...

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