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Do It Yourself: 9 Steps To Deconstruct Your Oil And Gas Investments


For most people, oil and gas investments represent between 5 and 10 percent of their retirement. But every fund is different, and its investment blend is changing constantly. Here’s how to dig into your retirement account to find out which oil and gas companies are getting your money and how much they are getting. Continue Reading →

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Who Owns Oil And Gas?

Here are the companies in a sample T. Rowe Price retirement account that represent more than 0.05% of the account's investments. The size each word is proportional to how much of the account's money is invested in that company. Oil and gas companies (not including utilities) are highlighted in orange.

Oil prices are slipping to levels not seen in years. It’s bad for oil companies, but it has to be good for consumers, right?
Well, yes, though, it’s more complicated than that. That’s because almost all of us with retirement accounts are invested in oil and gas companies. Continue Reading →

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Inside the Boom: Sleeping In My Car

Getting ready to go to sleep in the back seat of my Honda Civic during gale-force winds in North Dakota.

I was up on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota last week doing some reporting on how the oil boom is influencing the election for tribal chairman there. I was kind of winging it and didn't have a plan of where to stay that night. I knew it might be hard to find a hotel room, but figured there'd probably be space in the tribally-owned casino. Wrong. Every single hotel in New Town was full. Continue Reading →

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“STIM” Center Attempts To Lower Fracking Impact

Oil and gas companies are working on new techniques to lower their on the ground impact. They hope this will help the public feel more at ease as drilling continues to move closer to homes and communities. Inside Energy Reporter Dan Boyce examines one new strategy for consolidating fracking operations. Continue Reading →

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