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The US Oil Bonanza and High Gasoline Prices
April 2, 2013 | Business Week

Even though oil production rates in the United States are climbing and the amount of gasoline being used by drivers is falling the price of gasoline remains high. An article in Bloomberg Businessweek explains why.

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Why Are Gasoline Prices Rising?
February 26, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"The average U.S. retail price for regular motor gasoline is up about 45 cents per gallon since the start of 2013, reaching $3.75 per gallon on February 18. The rise in gasoline prices is partly due to higher crude oil prices. However, most of the increase in the pump price of gasoline reflects an increase in the gasoline crack spread, the difference between the wholesale price of gasoline and the price of crude oil." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.

The Demand for Emeralds is Rising
December 3, 2013 | CNN
"The price for high-quality emeralds has increased by a factor of 10 since 2009, and the price of Colombian emeralds is set to increase by at least 25% this year alone." Quoted from the CNN article.

Future of the Haynesville Shale?
April 13, 2014 |
Natural gas drilling activity in the Haynesville Shale was booming in 2010 but has fallen significantly since then. The fall occurred as natural gas prices fell from $12 down to $2. Companies started drilling there with a high income assumption. After the price fall, drillers could make more money drilling liquid and oil-rich plays because the revenue there was greater. They Haynesville still holds lots of gas and drilling will increase when prices increase.

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