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  • It's time to export 'abundance' of US oil: Senator Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R.-Alaska

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is asking the Department of Energy to analyze the economic impact of selling U.S. crude abroad.

  • New fed safety rules for crude-oil rail shipments Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    Energy industry leaders at CERAWeek are sizing up new federal safety guidelines for rail shippers to figure out if they are on track.

  • The great US oil debate: To export or not export Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    The Port of Albany has become a hub for the U.S. oil business, taking shipments from North Dakota's Bakken Shale daily by mile-long trains and shipping it in tankers down the Hudson River to refineries.

    As the energy industry gathers for CERAWeek in Houston, the issue of exporting the nation's burgeoning supply of oil will top the global agenda.

  • OSLO, Feb 28- The current slowdown in offshore oil and gas drilling will last 12 to 18 months, and the market for rigs will rebound in 2015, Maersk Drilling said, providing a more optimistic forecast than other drilling firms. Activity in the deep waters off West Africa and Brazil will suffer the most, he said. "

  • Gold: A timeless insurance policy?     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities makes a case for investing in gold even as yellow metal trade relatively lower from its lofty highs.

  • Nat gas prices may hit you in the electric bill Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline in North Dakota.

    A surge in natural gas prices is playing out in consumers' utility bills this winter.

  • US goes easier on nat gas than pipelines Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline in North Dakota.

    Regulators lay a lighter hand on natural gas than they do on the Keystone pipeline. There's little agreement on why.

  • Interns for the win: Top 10 corporate internships Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Will you learn something? Will you make connections? Will they PAY you? See Glassdoor's advice on the best place to secure an internship.

  • Don't expect US oil boom to push down prices: RBC Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 3:39 PM ET
    Oil tanker at the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

    RBC analysts said U.S. production will be absorbed by the rest of the world "with only modest price impact" over the next year.

  • Kudlow: A 'free market triumph'     Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 7:33 PM ET

    Harold Hamm, Continental Resources Inc. CEO, discusses advances in the energy business, and the evolution of the Keystone Pipeline.

  • Cramer: 6 key stock sectors to watch Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 8:04 AM ET

    In his new book, "Get Rich Carefully," CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells how to find value stocks in hot industry, tech and service sectors.

  • Big Oil sings the blues as US gushes oil, gas Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    The world's largest consumer of energy is producing oil and gas hand over fist. Judging by some of Big Oil's earnings results, you couldn't tell.

  • Exxon profit misses estimates as production falls Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it failed to offset declining production with fresh reserves.

  • US, Canada team up to avoid deadly train wrecks Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Firefighters battle blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, on July 6, 2013.

    US and Canadian officials are seeking for more stringent measures to prevent "a major loss of life" from oil train wrecks.

  • BP bid to stop 'fictitious' oil spill claims fails Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    One of BP's attempts to curb payouts for what it says are "absurd" claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has failed.

  • BP alleges fraud in Gulf oil spill claims Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 11:59 AM ET
    Workers shuck oysters at Crystal Seas Oysters April 15, 2011, in Pass Christian, Miss. The oyster industry was crippled by the BP oil spill.

    BP accused a Texas lawyer of fraudulently driving up its settlement costs in the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill by representing "phantom" clients. The New York Times reports.

  • US oil, gas juggernaut on course through 2016: EIA Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 12:44 PM ET
    A natural gas well at a fracking site in Washington Township, Pa.

    The U.S. economy will continue to produce copious amounts of oil and natural gas through at least 2016.

  • Supreme Court rejects oil spill contempt case Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 11:22 AM ET
    Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed by businesses affected by a moratorium on deep sea drilling that the government imposed in May 2010.

  • Iran's oil export ambitions     Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 2:30 AM ET

    Richard Mallinson, geopolitical analyst at Energy Aspects, and Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, debate whether Iran could increase oil production as soon as sanctions are lifted next year.

  • Norse Energy to sue NY over fracking report     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    Thomas West, attorney for Norse Energy, discusses why the company will sue New York State if the environmental impact report on fracking is not released soon. He says he's sure fracking can be done safely.