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Thunderchild Band Members Protest Oil Drilling Plans

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August 9, 2013
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A fight is unfolding on a Saskatchewan First Nation where a group of protesters are trying to stop a drilling operation on their land.


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Global Oil Demand to Increase Next Year at Fastest Pace Since 2010

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TheStreet (July 11, 2014) — Global oil demand will rise at the fastest pace in five years in 2015, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA said that world oil consumption will increase next year by 1.4 million barrels a day to a record 94.1 million. Most of the increase in oil supply will be from nations outside of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Oil supply from non-OPEC countries will rise by 1.2 million barrels a day next year as North American production rises. The demand for oil will be driven in large part by China, which the agency said will see demand increase by more than 4% to about 10.8 million a day. Video provided by TheStreet
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The Netherlands: Shaken Up

The Netherlands: Shaken Up

Deutsche Welle (June 19, 2013) — No other land in Europe produces as much natural gas as the Netherlands. But this has come at a price for the people who live there. Drilling is causing more and more earthquakes - and stronger ones too.People in Groningen - a densely populated area in the northern Netherlands - live directly above Europe's biggest natural gas field. They've got used to the odd rumble or two, but this year alone 20 earthquakes have shaken the region. Now The Dutch Oil Company (NAM) has announced it wants to increase its rate of gas extraction. Thus far, the quakes have been relatively low in magnitude, but scientists warn this is likely to change. Angry homeowners, complaining of cracked walls and roofs, are demanding the plans be reconsidered.
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Nature Vs. Oil: Ecuador Raises Cash for Its Ecosystem

Nature Vs. Oil: Ecuador Raises Cash for Its Ecosystem

Deutsche Welle (Jan. 21, 2013) — The Yasuni National Park on Ecuador's northeastern border with Peru is said to host one of the richest biodiversities on Earth. But oil drilling and logging threaten the forest and its indigenous peoples. The state "Yasuni ITT" initiative has agreed to leave 846 million barrels (approx. 135 billion liters) of oil in the ground in return for cash donations from the world community. The Ecuadorean state has set up a United Nations-administered trust fund, parts of which are to go to develop tourism, education and renewable energy resources.
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