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  • Rising Gas Prices May Limit Payroll-Tax Cut Savings Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Gas Pump

    Rising gasoline prices could bite into any savings from the expected extension of the payroll tax cut, but for now the higher costs could be somewhat offset by lower winter heating bills.

  • Chesapeake Spurs Nat Gas Rally Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

    Traders are bidding up natural gas prices after an executive from Chesapeake Energy spacer reiterated that low prices may force the company to significantly cut gas production.

  • Saudis Aren't Keeping Lid on $100 Oil Price Everywhere Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 11:16 AM ET

    Despite pronouncements by Saudi royalty and oil officials that that country will not let the price of oil go above $100 a barrel, Brent crude prices now appear poised to breach $120 a barrel.

  • After US Oil Snub, Canada Focuses on China Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 9:58 PM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Canada will focus on exporting oil and other goods to China and other booming Asian economies even if Washington overturns its decision to block a pipeline that would have sent more Canadian crude to the United States.     

  • Weak Demand Keeps Lid on US Oil Prices Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 3:39 PM ET
    View of Iran's oil industry installations in Mahshahr, Khuzestan province, southern Iran.

    The weaker demand picture is keeping a lid on U.S. oil prices, even as geopolitical risk increases.

  • To Frack or Not To Frack: N. Dakota's Dilemma Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 12:10 PM ET

    There is a huge operating cost to drill down two miles and then two more miles laterally to find oil. The process of fracking — or hydraulic fracturing — is both costly and controversial.

  • Silver Big Mover, Inventory Data Hits Energy Complex Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hasn't said anything to change the trend that's been in place for precious metals since start of new year, so the buying continues.

  • Commentary: Reform Key to Growth in Russia Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:25 AM ET
    Vladamir Putin

    The Russia Forum, held in Moscow each February, brings together politicians and business leaders to discuss investing in this vast resource-rich country.

  • Macro Trader Finds Opportunity in Super Bowl XLVI Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 10:08 AM ET
    New England Patriots fans wait in line to pick up their Super Bowl tickets at Gillette Stadium.

    John Netto is putting his own wager on the Big Game, and taking wagers too through his sports-odds making company called Quantitative Sports Strategies run out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • The Downside of N. Dakota's Oil Boom Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 10:50 AM ET

    The money is still flowing in Williston, N.D., but the problems surrounding it are growing as well.

  • Commodity Trader Finds Opportunity in Real Estate Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Sold sign

    Neglia runs Volpe Realty, specializing in commercial and residential sales, rentals and land purchases. He and his wife bought the business in 2007, months before the financial crisis. Neglia says, though, "it was a calculated risk."

  • Energy Trader Finds Opportunity In Tech Startup Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 6:37 PM ET
    Venuing App

    Professional traders, unabashed risk-takers, are always looking for the next hot opportunity not only to trade, but to own. Many are entrepreneurs in other businesses outside of investing and financial services — they're in varied fields from sports betting to mobile apps to commercial real estate.

  • Oil Prices Top $100 on EU Optimism, Risk Premium Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 11:21 AM ET
    An explosion set on fire a crude oil pipeline feeding a Syrian oil refinery in the city of Homs.

    Oil prices rallied on renewed optimism over debt problems in the European Union and concerns over energy security in the Middle East after an explosion of a crude oil pipeline in Syria.

  • Gold

    Gold priced in euros broke above of key trend line Monday morning, as safe-haven buying and upward technical momentum continue to help the precious metal rally.

  • Fear of Refining Issues Light Up Gasoline Futures Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 4:52 PM ET
    An oil refinery in Elizabeth, N.J. is shown in this aerial photo of Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007. Oil prices extended their rise above $78 a barrel Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 after finishing at a record close the previous session as a production increase from OPEC failed to calm market concerns about the availability of supplies for winter in the Northern Hemisphere. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Concerns about shrinking refining industry capacity put a fire under gasoline futures Friday, after news reports that a major east coast refinery shut down for repairs.

  • Shell CEO: Asia to Drive Natural Gas Demand Over Oil Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:09 AM ET

    Despite natural gas prices falling to near 10-year lows last week, Shell's CEO Peter Voser says demand for gas will be much higher than oil in the long term with the Asia-Pacific region driving the sector's growth.

  • Gold Soars After Fed Decision Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 2:17 PM ET
    Gold

    Gold prices surged $50 to settle above $1700 an ounce in the final hour of the open outcry session at the NYMEX, after the Federal Reserve said it will not raise rates until late 2014.

  • Production Shut-Ins Fuel Nat Gas Spike Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 12:59 PM ET
    A hydraulic fracturing site

    Natural gas futures surged 8 percent after Conoco Phillips spacer said Wednesday its shutting down 100 million cubic feet per day of production in 2012 due to lower prices.

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  • Schlumberger's Chairman Drilling for Profits     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer discusses the poor performance of oil services companies and drillers, and the outlook for the sector, with Andrew Gould, Schlumberger chairman.

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