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  • Newest Challenge for Oil Rigs: Getting Financing Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:54 PM ET
    off shore oil rig

    Billion-dollar oil rigs are starting to see a tremendous amount of financial strain due to the enormous amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Not Just for Horses: Hay Could Soak Up Gulf Oil Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 3:34 PM ET
    Daryl Carpenter demonstrates how ordinary hay can be used to remove oil from water.

    A Florida contractor demonstrates how hay could be an effective way of soaking up some of the oil from the BP well spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Is BP’s Hayward Doing Enough? Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 8:43 AM ET
    Tony Hayward, BP Group Chief Executive

    BP's CEO Tony Hayward is trying to put the best spin on the spill, targeting the American public and investors. Is Hawyard doing enough to fix the problem? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Fury at BP Turns Into Protests and Vandalism Friday, 4 Jun 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
    Simulated oil splatter on a BP gas station sign in Manhattan, New York.

    Anger over the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is spilling into streets as protests are organized at BP’s offices and gas stations around the country.

  • BP Will Survive: Securities Lawyer Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:38 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    In spite of theories that BP may not survive the financial after-effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill,  a securities attorney told CNBC Thursday  he believes the oil giant has the fiscal resources to do so.

  • How Product Could 'Eat the Oil' Polluting Gulf Coast Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    A microbial product called HTP, derived from peat moss, could  "literally eat the oil" in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CEO of a company that sells it.

  • Do Tech Gadgets in Autos Make Us Safer? Thursday, 3 Jun 2010 | 9:16 AM ET

    There are more tech gadgets available than ever before, and many of them are going into your car's dashboard. Should they? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Nuclear Option on Gulf Oil Spill? No Way, US Says Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 10:39 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP ferry oil soaked waste to a pickup point as other workers use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    The chatter began weeks ago as armchair engineers brainstormed for ways to stop the torrent of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: What about nuking the well?  The NYT reports.

  • Natural Gas Prices Rising Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 5:01 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Since the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by BP  caught fire and sank on April 20, natural gas prices have gone up, and gone down and now seem headed north again.

  • President Barack Obama

    Seizing on a disastrous oil spill to advance his agenda, President Barack Obama on Wednesday called on Congress to roll back billions of dollars in tax breaks for oil and send him a clean-energy bill that would help the nation end its "fossil fuel addiction" for good.

  • Market Over-reacting to Gulf Oil Spill? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 7:32 PM ET

    Cramer thinks the spill is serious, but has hope for oil service plays.

  • Could 'Sham Wow' for Oil Help Gulf Clean Up? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 7:07 PM ET
    Contract workers from BP use skimmers to clean oil from a marsh near Pass a Loutre on June 1, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Earlier in the day, U.S. President Barack Obama called the Deepwater Horizon accident the 'greatest environmental disaster of its kind in our history.'

    A Washington, DC company called First Line Technology has developed a product that could help in the clean up of the Gulf oil spill. It's just one of several ideas from private entrepreneurs hoping to assist in the effort.

  • Changes Coming to Avert Future Spills: President Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 12:29 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama says an independent commission investigating the Gulf oil spill will thoroughly examine the disaster and its causes to ensure that the nation never faces such a catastrophe again.

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    Gas prices could climb higher than $5 a gallon by 2012 and oil companies could move exploration to other countries if the Obama administration’s suspension of offshore drilling continues for six months, John Hofmeister, a BP consultant and former Shell executive told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Brad Pitt

    These industry, government, and Hollywood heavyweights have created the Green Products Innovation Institute, a new non-profit think tank that will help manufacturers find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in their products.

  • Where Will BP Stand in One Year? Tuesday, 1 Jun 2010 | 9:06 AM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    As effort after effort to stop the giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico fail, we want to know where you think BP will stand one year from now. Share your opinion in our poll.

  • BP Resumes Work to Plug Oil Leak After Facing Setback Sunday, 30 May 2010 | 11:39 PM ET
    Video still of oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

    BP resumed pumping drilling fluid into a stricken oil well after stopping late Wednesday when engineers saw that too much of the fluid was escaping along with the leaking crude oil, the NYT reports.

  • What Happens When a Hurricane Meets an Oil Spill? Friday, 28 May 2010 | 3:21 PM ET

    As the Gulf Coast battles the worst oil spill in U.S. history, residents are also bracing for what forecasters predict will be the most active hurricane season in recent years.

  • Community Solar Projects Sprout Up Across US Friday, 28 May 2010 | 3:04 PM ET
    Anya Schoolman and the other founders of the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop.

    Widely thought of as something a household does on its own, installing solar panels is becoming a group project in some communities across the US.  Neighbors can share information, vet installers together, and in some cases, drive down the retail cost of solar installations.

  • Lift Six-Month Shallow Water Drilling Ban: Congressman Friday, 28 May 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Rep. Charles Boustany

    Republican Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana says the Obama administration move is a" knee-jerk" reaction to the BP oil spill disaster.