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Low gas prices great for consumers but not necessarily for the economy

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Low gas prices great for consumers but not necessarily for the economy

At close to $33 per barrel, crude oil has dropped more than 60 percent since June 2014 — which is great for our economy because it significantly reduces the average price of gas and heating oil. Regular gasoline now averages $2 per gallon nationally. This translates to cheaper costs to transport goods and run your Read More →

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Oxnard peaker plant should be approved

By   /  Friday, July 17th, 2015  /  Editorials, Energy, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Oxnard peaker plant should be approved

The California Public Utilities Commission held a relatively rare session in Oxnard on July 15 to weigh the pros and cons of replacing aging power stations at Mandalay Beach with a new peaker plant to be operated by NRG. This has been a contentious issue. The city of Oxnard doesn’t like it, the social justice Read More →

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Op/ed: Don’t fall for the scary headlines about falling oil prices

By   /  Friday, January 9th, 2015  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Don’t fall for the scary headlines about falling oil prices

If oil were to disappear completely from our economy, it would just about offset our estimated one percent increase in GDP benefit of lower oil prices.

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Op/ed: Putting oil on the road to nowhere

By   /  Friday, December 12th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Putting oil on the road to nowhere

Oil as a transportation fuel will be around for a few more decades. But oil as a hazardous monopoly fuel is now merely one of multiple options.

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Amid falling energy prices, Venoco slims down

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Amid falling energy prices, Venoco slims down

With revenue sagging and pressure mounting to reduce its debt load, Venoco agreed to sell the Oxnard field for $200 million to an unnamed buyer.

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A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

By   /  Monday, December 27th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on A renewable market: Giant machines generating green energy

Mafi-Trench Co. is building turboexpanders for the renewable energy sector

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