North Dakota

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Politics

Pipeline Troubles

Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about an oil spill that may have big consequences for a plan to pump oil from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, and play into the fight over the Keystone oil pipeline in the US.

Business, Finance & Economics

The decline in oil prices will put the squeeze on Iran and Russia — and give a jolt to American consumers

The price of a barrel of oil has fallen to its lowest level in more than half a decade — and it's still falling. That's put a major dent in the economies of some of the world's largest oil producers, like Iran and Russia. But in the US, it's cause for celebration, as falling oil prices are translating into plummeting prices at the pump.

Politics

Pipeline Troubles

Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about an oil spill that may have big consequences for a plan to pump oil from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, and play into the fight over the Keystone oil pipeline in the US.

Politics

Economic strategy in North Dakota

North Dakota has fared relatively well in the economic downturn. Some farmers and agriculture businesses there are trying to position themselves to be less vulnerable to the swings of the economy next time trouble arises. On PRI's The World.