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  • Gingrich, Thompson, Clinton: Key Political Notes Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 11:21 AM ET
    Newt Gingrich

    Here are notes of interest from the political front. The first one on Newt Gingrich is from a breakfast meeting I attended this week with other journalists. The former Speaker sees a bleak Republican outlook but keeps a potential 2008 candidacy alive.

  • EU Clashes with U.S. Over Airline Emissions Trade Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    The European Union will press ahead with plans to include aviation in its emissions trading system despite United States' efforts through a U.N. body to discourage it, a spokeswoman for the EU executive said on Friday.

  • BP Says Alaska Oil Production Problems Inflated Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    Oil major BP has complained to Alaska state officials about the description of at least two oil production disruptions posted on an official state website, a BP spokesman said Wednesday night.

  • Sakhalin-2's Winter Crude Exports Delayed Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 9:14 AM ET

    Russian Sakhalin-2's first year-round exports of Vityaz crude will be pushed back to next year due to delays in pipeline commissioning, sources said on Wednesday.

  • Ascent Solar, Hydro Building to Develop Product Line Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 1:18 PM ET

    Ascent Solar shares surge more than 19% on news of deal with Hydro Building Systems, a division of Norsk Hydro.

  • OPEC Would Discuss Output Hike if $80 Oil Lasts Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 5:38 AM ET
    Oil Refinery

    OPEC would likely hold consultations about boosting supply again if the price of oil stayed above $80 a barrel for more than 15-20 days, an OPEC source said on Tuesday.

  • Energy System Needs Overhaul: Former Exxon CEO Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 3:53 PM ET

    America's aging energy infrastructure will require massive investment in order to make much needed efficiency improvements, former Exxon Mobil Chief Executive Lee Raymond said on Monday.

  • If you want to fly with Warren Buffett's private-jet company in Europe, you're going to have to fly 'green.' NetJets Europe, a Berskhire Hathaway subsidiary, has announced that it will be charging customers $5500 a year to pay for carbon-offsets.

  • Shipping Must Do More to Protect Environment Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 9:04 AM ET

    Aviation has borne the brunt of environmentalists' ire for causing climate change but the global maritime industry could face similar pressure if it can't agree to curbs in greenhouse gases, industry experts warn.

  • OPEC Daily Basket Price Reaches New Historic High Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 7:18 AM ET

    The price of the OPEC basket of twelve crudes reached a new record Wednesday, hitting $74.21 a barrel, compared with $73.13 on Tuesday, OPEC said today in a statement.

  • Alaska to Probe Recent Fires at BP Oil Fields Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 10:38 AM ET

    Alaska officials said Tuesday they were investigating BP Plc's local unit due to a spate of fires at oil-field facilities, which come after two years of scrutiny over safety at BP's U.S. operations.

  • VW Takes on Toyota Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 4:23 AM ET

    CNBC Europe's Dan Scott reports from the Frankfurt Motor Show and VW's plans to become the world's biggest carmaker.

  • OPEC Agrees to Modest Boost In Crude Output Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 4:07 PM ET
    Oil Refinery

    Saudi Arabia persuaded OPEC to raise oil output by 500,000 barrels per day on Tuesday in a gesture to consumer nations worried by the economic impact of $77 oil and rapidly diminishing fuel stocks.

  • The OPEC Scrum and What the Ministers Think Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 6:48 AM ET

    Twickenham, Stade de France and now the OPEC Secretariat. All venues for some of the greatest rugby scrums of the Twenty First Century.

  • Fear in the Air Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 5:35 AM ET
  • CNBC Europe's Dan Scott reports from the Frankfurt Motor Show and marvels at Porsche's decision to make a hybrid SUV.

  • Most OPEC Members Oppose Output Increase Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 11:09 AM ET

    Most OPEC oil ministers held the line on Sunday that current output is sufficient to meet demand, but the world's biggest exporter Saudi Arabia was silent ahead of a Sept. 11 meeting to chart production policy.

  • OPEC Likely to Keep Oil Quota Unchanged Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 8:39 AM ET
    Oil Pump

    The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will likely keep its official flow of oil steady when its meets Sept. 11 in Vienna, despite concerns that already high prices will spike when winter demand increases.

  • A COOL Reception for OPEC Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 8:01 AM ET

    CNBC Europe's Steve Sedgwick reports from the OPEC meeting in Vienna and has a new idea for making member delegates feel welcome.

  • Automakers Work to Lower Emissions Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 11:04 PM ET

    The world's automakers will make new efforts to win customers over with more environmentally friendly cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week as they tout new vehicles with hybrid propulsion and more advanced, cleaner engines.