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  • Epperson: Gasoline's Steady Climb Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:30 AM ET
    Epperson: Gasoline's Steady Climb

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports that even though gas prices have pulled back, futures are up over where they were a year ago. For the past 33 days, retail gas prices have climbed, she reports, and the national average is $3.75/gallon.

  • What Investors Need to Know About Oil and Gas 'Juniors' Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The oil and gas game can be a tricky one for "junior" companies, but if played right, the pay-off can be massive. One CEO explains.

  • China's Smog Becoming a Serious International Issue Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Beijing’s air pollution has soared past levels considered hazardous by the World Health Organization. And now it's not an issue that only the Chinese are worrying about, Oilprice.com says.

  • Egypt and Energy: It's No Time for Investors to Bail Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Egypt hunger for energy will play a role in the instability that has foreign investors asking whether they should quit the country before the other boot drops.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.

  • Oil Company Launches Retail Bond Monday, 28 Jan 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Oil Company Launches Retail Bond

    Jonathan Swinney, CFO of EnQuest, tells CNBC how the oil company plans to use the capital from its retail bond issuance.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    The biggest mistake the energy industry makes is to ignore regional and geopolitical dynamics. It's complicated, and the corporate world doesn't have the patience for it.

  • OPEC: US Oil Supply Growth Doesn't Mean Economic Growth Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
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    In its report for January, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said the United States in 2013 may post the highest oil supply increase among non-member states.

  • Loews CEO: Expanding In Hotel & Offshore Drilling Businesses

    James Tisch, president and CEO of Loews Corporation, explains whether Washington can get its act together over the debt ceiling.

  • Chevron to Drill in South China Sea Despite Dry Holes Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, CNOOC 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea Monday, May 7, 2012. The China National Offshore Oil Corp's sixth-generation semi-submersible rig operates at a water depth of 1,500 meters (yards), Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Liangkuai) NO SALES

    Chevron has signed production-sharing contracts with CNOOC for two exploration blocks in the South China Sea even after drilling three dry holes there last year.

  • Director for international affairs Lars Christian Bacher addresses a press conference in Stavanger, Norway. A Norwegian man and a number of Americans, Irish and Japanese have been kidnapped at a gas plant in Algeria that was attacked by Islamist militants on Wednesday.

    A number of Americans have been seized by militants at an Algerian gas field, U.S officials said, in what the U.K. government described as an "ongoing terrorist incident." NBC News reports.

  • Venezuelan Oil and Hugo Chavez: a Tangled Tale Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    The rapid deterioration of Hugo Chavez's health raises the question of why Venezuela – and by extension Chavez – plays such an integral role in the global energy market.

  • Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk rig

    Working in extreme Arctic conditions brings its own set of technical hazards, highlighted by the grounding of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk rig on the rocks off Sitkalidak Island, after being battered by a northern Pacific gale. These problems may become more frequent.

  • Watch Out for Platinum Group Metals Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:40 PM ET
    PGMS to do Well This Year: Pro

    Dominic Schnider, Head of Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management says platinum, palladium and silver will do well this year amid loose monetary policies and a recovery in the global economy.

  • Why Low 2013 Gas Prices Will Soon Evaporate Saturday, 5 Jan 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

    Gasoline prices are up 8 cents in the past two weeks and will likely continue climbing through April. Experts say the 2013 national average will likely top out at about $3.95 a gallon.

  • Why Traders See Oceans of Upside in Transocean Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 11:11 AM ET
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    The latest chapter of the Deepwater Horizon saga has been written, and it could send shares of Transocean, the owner of the drilling rig that spawned the Gulf of Mexico spill, higher.

  • If Chavez Dies, What's Next for the US and Venezuela? Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    The implications of Hugo Chavez's illness are enormous, for Venezuela, for the world, and particularly for the U.S., which remains highly dependent on imports of Venezuelan crude.

  • Big Oil Goes Solar in Middle East Energy Search Monday, 17 Dec 2012 | 11:41 AM ET
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    Solar technology can use heat from the sun to extract heavy crude from aging fields — an idea that is gaining ground with Big Oil companies.

  • Natural Gas Is a Good Long Term Play: Pro Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 5:45 PM ET
    Nat Gas is a Good Long Term Play: Pro

    Karim Rahemtulla, Director of Resources, Oil & Energy Daily says that natural gas is a good long term play as Americans switch to the energy resource.

  • Gazprom Pays Price for Doing Putin's Bidding: Analysts Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 11:08 AM ET
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    Russia's Gazprom will beat Exxon Mobil this year to become the most profitable company in the world, and yet its shares are down 18 percent. Why? The answer may lie with the priorities of Russian President Vladimir Putin.