On this installment of ST, we offer a discussion of how oil, coal, and other energy sources are influencing today's international geo-politics. Our guest is James Clad, a diversely experienced foreign-affairs and oil-policy expert who consults for various energy and investment firms worldwide. Clad is a senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Arlington, Virginia, as well as an advisor to IHS Jane's and Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). From 2002 to 2010, Clad served as U.S.

On this edition of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Mark Thurber of Stanford University, who will give a lecture this evening (Monday the 28th) at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the University of Tulsa campus. His address is presented as part of the TU Collins College of Business Energy Lecture Series; Dr. Thurber will be discussing state-run oil companies, which actually control most of the world's oil production. A well-respected expert whose scholarship has focused on the role of state-owned firms in the most crucial energy markets around the globe, Dr.

Oil output in the U.S. is poised to surpass that of Saudi Arabia within the next decade, as has been widely noted, but what about the serious if not alarming environmental costs associated with this surge in production? On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Dr. Brian Lutz of the Department of Biology and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He'll soon deliver a free-to-the-public address on "Hydraulic Fracturing vs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants.

The rule was issued in December. It's aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

The Obama administration calls the rule a sensible step to reduce pollution, but Republicans have denounced it as a part of a "war on coal." The rule could force hundreds of the nation's oldest and dirtiest power plants to clean up or shut down.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's treasurer says the state's economy continues to show positive signs, but that declining revenue from oil and natural gas production is slowing the state's economic growth.

Figures released on Thursday by Treasurer Ken Miller show gross collections of oil and gas production taxes in June dropped more than 42 percent compared to June 2011. It was the seventh consecutive month that gross production taxes fell compared to the same month of the last year.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Shares in Syntroleum Corporation have been trading for less than $1 for more than 30 days and the company is considering a reverse split to avoid being delisted by the Nasdaq exchange.

The company said Friday that shareholders approved a proposal to let the board consider the reverse split, which would reduce the number of outstanding shares and increase the share price.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report commissioned by Oklahoma's energy industry shows one out of six jobs in the state is generated by oil and gas production.

The report released Wednesday by economists at Oklahoma City University shows the state's economy continues to be driven by oil and gas production.