Jackie Northam http://www.kunc.org en Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find http://www.kunc.org/post/kurds-may-have-oil-export-buyers-are-harder-find Kurdish security forces, the peshmerga, have <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/11/330694928/kurds-seize-2-oil-fields-amid-rising-tensions-with-iraqi-government">taken over two major oil fields near Kirkuk</a>, in northern Iraq. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 58839 at http://www.kunc.org Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something http://www.kunc.org/post/once-us-russia-and-iran-actually-agree-something The ferocious charge across much of Iraq by militants now calling themselves the Islamic State has created something almost unheard of in the highly divisive Middle East: international consensus.<p>The U.S. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:18:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 58529 at http://www.kunc.org For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/militants-advance-iraq-agitates-oil-markets When Sunni militants began seizing broad swathes of territory across northern Iraq last week, global oil markets shrugged it off. After all, instability in Iraq is nothing new.<p>But that all changed on Wednesday, when the insurgents swept into the oil refinery town of Baiji, says Robert McNally, president of the Rapidan Group, an energy consulting firm. The price of oil climbed nearly 4 percent in just a few short days.<p>"This jaw-dropping blitz assault ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:38:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 57795 at http://www.kunc.org Militants' Advance In Iraq Agitates Oil Markets U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business http://www.kunc.org/post/us-coal-companies-ride-exports-booming-business Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block. The coal industry in this country has taken its share of hits over the past few years, in large part because of concerns about carbon pollution, also because of a glut of low-cost natural gas. You'd think the coal companies would be wobbling on their last legs but in fact some are doing a booming business. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 57737 at http://www.kunc.org Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets http://www.kunc.org/post/russia-china-natural-gas-deal-likely-reshape-energy-markets Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in New York.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene in Washington. Good morning. Let's look now at the shifting balance of power in East Asia. In a moment, we'll hear President Obama's view of a rising China. First we'll report on the implications of China's latest energy deal. China signed an agreement to buy Russian natural gas sent through a pipeline in Siberia. Thu, 29 May 2014 09:32:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 57116 at http://www.kunc.org