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  • Obama Seeks to Split Agency That Monitors Oil Drilling Wednesday, 12 May 2010 | 2:33 AM ET
    A dead turtle lies in the surf as concern continues that the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may harm animals in its path on May 3, 2010 in Bay St Louis, Mississippi.

    The Obama administration is proposing splitting the agency that oversees offshore drilling in response to the Gulf Coast oil spill. The New York Times reports.

  • Boeing: How Much Do You Know? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 3:04 PM ET
    Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook

    How much do you know about Boeing? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Poll: Are Apple's Best Days Behind It? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 9:55 AM ET
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    Innovative products. Bold leadership. Loyal customers. And a secretive culture. What trend will this company set next? Its competitors are as curious as anyone. But has Apple already reached it's pinnacle? Are it's best days behind it? Share your opinion.

  • Natural Gas Fastest Growing Fuel: Tillerson Monday, 10 May 2010 | 6:02 PM ET
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    CEO and Chairman of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson told CNBC Monday that he expects natural gas to be the fastest growing fuel choice.

  • BP Struggles With List of Ways to Plug Gulf Gusher Monday, 10 May 2010 | 11:46 AM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    Top hats and junk shots are on the list of possible next steps as BP, casting about after a 100-ton containment box failed, settles in for a long fight to stop its uncontrolled oil gusher a mile under the Gulf of Mexico.

  • ExxonMobil CEO Supports Halt in Offshore Leasing Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:57 PM ET
    Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson says President Obama made the right call in putting a moratorium on new Gulf of Mexico oil leasing in the wake of the BP disaster.

  • Expedition to Contain Oil Leak Begins in Gulf Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:01 AM ET
    A safety officer watches as the Pollution Control Dome is built by steelworkers at the Martin Terminal worksite in Port Fourchon, as BP rushes to cap the source of the oil slick from the BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster in Louisiana.

    A 100-ton concrete-and-steel contraption designed to siphon off the oil fouling the Gulf of Mexico was being hauled to the spot in the sea where a blown-out well is spewing hundreds of thousands of gallons of petroleum a day.

  • Banking on Fuel-Sweating Flora Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Detail of the Joule Heliocoulture Technology

    A start-up company has broken ground on a Texas pilot plant that is supposed to produce ethanol and diesel in a radical new way: with an organism that sweats fuel.

  • Oil Executives Ponder the Future Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 5:42 PM ET
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    Talk about timing. As a massive oil spill spreads in the Gulf of Mexico, 70,000 oil industry professionals are gathering in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference.

  • Can the 'Big Dome' Stem the Gulf Leak? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
    A safety officer watches as the Pollution Control Dome is built by steelworkers at the Martin Terminal worksite in Port Fourchon, as BP rushes to cap the source of the oil slick from the BP Deepwater Horizon platform disaster in Louisiana.

    When a pipe bursts, your first response is to cup the leak. In the simplest terms, that’s the idea behind a massive structure the company Wild Well is building in Port Fourchon, La., to contain some of the spewing oil from the ongoing BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Gulf Oil Spill Is Bad, but How Bad? Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:39 AM ET
    Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad — no one would dispute it. But just how bad? The New York Times explains.

  • Spill Could Threaten Other Oil and Gas Rigs Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:43 PM ET
    A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The massive oil spill in the Guld of Mexicso is having ripple effects on U.S.  oil and natural gas production.  Two offshore natural gas platforms have already been shut down.

  • Spill May Cause Seafood Shortage Monday, 3 May 2010 | 6:04 PM ET
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    A fourth-generation oyster producer in Louisiana told CNBC Monday that the oil spill and its potential impact on his business is “scary.”

  • Spill Could Raise Shipping Rates Monday, 3 May 2010 | 5:35 PM ET
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    Shipping in and around the Gulf of Mexico is business  as usual, in spite of the oil spill, in this heavily trafficked area. But should the oil spill spread, higher shipping rates could result, an analyst told CNBC Monday.

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Famous Oyster Producer Feels Effects of Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    The owner of Lousiana's largest oyster producer,  Motivatit Seafood,  says he will have to raise prices if the water where he harvests oysters gets over-run by the coming tide of oil.

  • Let BP, Not Feds, Handle Spill: Expert Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    BP should be allowed to contain the massive oil spill and head the cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico, a leading energy expert told CNBC Monday.

  • Special Chemical Used to Contain Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    A chemical compound that breaks down oil into droplets so that bacteria can eat it may be part of the solution to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Tamminen: Lessons From The Gulf Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    While the BP oil spill costs $6 million a day, the wind, the sun, moving water, biomass, and geothermal resources don’t spill. Once the technology is in place to use them, the fuels cost nothing and therefore provide economic and geopolitical certainty.

  • Surface Area of Gulf Oil Spill Appears to Have Tripled Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 5:55 PM ET
    A clean-up worker laying booms beside a fragile wetlands near the town of Venice that is in the path of the oil spill that is creeping towards the coast of Louisiana.

    The surface area of a catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill quickly tripled in size amid growing fears among experts that the slick could become vastly more devastating than expected.