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  • GM Sales Rise in September, While Ford, Toyota Fall Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 3:28 PM ET

    General Motors said U.S. sales rose nearly 4% in September, boosted by incentives on its pickup trucks, while Ford Motor and Toyota Motor posted declines.

  • September Auto Sales Expected to Decline Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 4:20 PM ET
    2008 Honda Accord

    September auto sales are expected to be weak due to a credit crunch, high gas prices and the troubled housing market, reflecting an overall slowdown for the year but little effect from the brief strike against General Motors, industry analysts say.

  • Russia's resources ministry asked the new prime minister on Friday to approve its plan to make oil firms spend billions of dollars on cutting the amount of gas wastefully flared off during oil production.

  • Record Coal Prices Hammer Power Generators Friday, 28 Sep 2007 | 9:40 AM ET
    Coal Plant

    Record high coal prices and tight supply are piling the pressure on electricity generators already hit by soaring oil markets and high gas prices, industry players say.

  • World's Biggest Polluters Start Climate Talks Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 6:37 AM ET

    The world's biggest greenhouse gas polluters -- including the United States and China -- sent envoys to the U.S. State Department Thursday for discussions on climate change and what to do about it.

  • Kazakhstan Government Allowed to Break Oil Contracts Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Kazakh lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday allowing the government to unilaterally break contracts with foreign companies, potentially threatening an Italian-led consortium developing a giant oilfield.

  • Philips Plans to Raise Environment-Friendly Sales Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | 4:02 AM ET

    Philips Electronics said on Tuesday it plans to spend 1 billion euros ($1.41 billion) over the next five years to increase sales of environment-friendly products.

  • Wal-Mart to Look at Suppliers' Energy Efficiency Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 9:39 AM ET

    Wal-Mart Stores has formed a partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project to look for ways for its suppliers to better manage their energy efficiency, as part of its environmental push, the company said on Monday.

  • Oil Firms Boost Output from US Gulf after Storm Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 9:15 AM ET

    Oil companies increased oil and natural gas output from the offshore Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, recovering from a tropical depression that dealt the biggest blow to the region's energy production in two years.

  • 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.

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