Big oil wields ultra deep influence

By Laura Peterson

Legislators push for energy industry tax breaks, regulatory changes to hunt for oil at the bottom of the sea

Excerpts from this story referencing "House":

"… spring of 2001, at a cocktail party on Capitol Hill, a staff member of the House Committee on Science brought up a subject of great interest to a lobbyist …"

"… dits, and matching research dollars."Unconventional SolutionWhen the White House asked congressional committees to construct a comprehensive energy bill in …"

"… committees to construct a comprehensive energy bill in 2003, Hall and the House science committee submitted H.R. 238, which would provide billions to deve …"

"… e DOE energy technologies. The ultra-deep program found a powerful ally in House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who, staffers say, saw an added benef …"

FACT CHECK: Bogus oil claims by Crossroads GPS

By FactCheck.Org

Nonprofit group Crossroads GPS gets Obama administration energy policy facts wrong

Excerpts from this story referencing "author":

"… reason prices are soaring is “mainly geopolitical,” according to noted authority Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and …"

"… ty Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of several books on world oil markets. He wrote in a March 15 op-ed i …"

Fact Watch: Playing politics with gasoline prices; both parties make questionable claims

By FactCheck.Org

Democrats and Republicans both demagogue the gasoline price issue

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… repealing tax breaks would raise prices at the pump, as Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky claimed in his May 17 floor speech before the vote. Paul, May 17: We …"

K Street lobbyists carry water for OPEC

By Kevin Bogardus

Disclosure filings indicate massive spending on lobbying by oil-rich countries

Did taxpayers lose on deal for oil field?

By Josey Ballenger, Nathaniel Heller and Knut Royce

WASHINGTON, October 27, 2000 — "For the last eight years, I have had the challenge of running the streamlining program called 'Reinventing

Excerpts from this story referencing "Occidental Petroleum Corp.":

"… as the oil field is more commonly known due to its prevalence of Tule elk. Occidental Petroleum Corp. made the highest bid, at $3.65 billion. But from the start, the sale - the …"