Latest National Energy Program Stories

2009-05-11 10:50:44

Prices of new homes in Canada fell 0.5 percent from the previous month and 2.4 percent from the same month a year earlier, the government said Monday. The March decline was the new housing price index's sixth straight month-over-month drop and the third straight month for year-over-year declines, Statistics Canada said. The index measures new house and land prices in 21 metropolitan areas. The biggest annual index drops were in Edmonton, Alberta, at 12.3 percent; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at...

2008-07-13 15:00:24

By JOHN E MULLIGAN; Red Caveney Home from Congress for the holiday, lawmakers are inundated with complaints about high oil prices. WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jack Reed heard it on the Fourth of July parade routes and other members of the local congressional delegation have detected a similar message from Rhode Island constituents worried about the soaring price of gasoline and other oil products: "Drill. Drill. Drill." The legislators have a simple answer that echoes the line emerging from...

2008-07-09 21:00:28

By GRAEME SMITH and MICHAEL SETTLE THE political battle over oil and gas revenue has reignited after the industry revealed that on the back of high prices it is set to pour GBP6bn more than expected in tax into Treasury coffers - doubling last year's overall tax-take. The news sparked renewed calls from First Minister Alex Salmond for Scotland to get a significant share of the North Sea windfall, a subject that today is likely to dominate political argument in the increasingly heated...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.