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  • 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
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    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.

  • Nevada Denies Plea to Delay Coal Power Plants Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 12:35 PM ET

    The Nevada Environmental Commission Friday denied a request by environmental groups to delay approval of permits for three big coal-fired power plants, environmental groups and state officials said.

  • Asia-Pacific Leaders Gamble on Climate Change Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 12:00 PM ET

    The bargaining that produced a climate change agreement is only the beginning for Pacific Rim leaders if they want to stick to their declaration to chart a new international course on global warming.

  • U.S. Regulators Brace For Nuclear Power Growth Friday, 7 Sep 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    Federal regulators, girding for explosive growth in the nuclear power industry, say they are weeks away from an anticipated flood of license applications for new reactors not seen since the 1970s.

  • OPEC President Calls Oil Market Well Balanced Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 5:35 AM ET

    The oil market is well balanced with no shortage of supplies, OPEC's president said on Thursday, the latest comment by the producer group implying it will maintain output curbs at its meeting next week.

  • China's Hu Wants U.N. Framework on Climate Change Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 2:33 AM ET

    China's President Hu Jintao gave qualified support to an Australian initiative on climate change on Thursday as a rift opened at the APEC meeting over the "Sydney Declaration" and its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Mid-America Pipeline Pleads Guilty On Ammonia Release Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Mid-America Pipeline Company has pleaded guilty to negligently releasing about 200,000 gallons of ammonia into a Kansas creek.

  • Iranian Oil Minister Sees No Need to Boost Output Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 8:55 AM ET

    Acting Iranian Oil Minister Gholamhossein Nozari said on Wednesday there was no need for OPEC to increase its crude production, Iran's state broadcaster reported.

  • Bush Says Floating Yuan "Helpful" to Trade Balance Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 11:01 PM ET

    U.S. President George W. Bush said on Wednesday it would help to balance trade if China floated its currency, which has been allowed to appreciate gradually in the past two years but remains tightly managed.

  • Video Roundup: U.S. Auto Sales Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 5:07 PM ET

    After "months and months" of increasing auto sales, Toyota Motor threw analysts for a loop when it posted U.S. August results, says Phil LeBeau. The company reported a sales drop of 2.8 percent from the year-ago period -- a "bit of a head-scratcher" for Wall Street.

  • Coke Rolls Out Bottles That Use 5% Less Plastic Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 3:04 PM ET

    Coca-Cola said Tuesday it launched a new 20-ounce plastic bottle for its cola drinks that uses 5 percent less plastic, in a bid to please some critics of the beverage industry who claim its reliance on plastic aides global warming.

  • Chevron vs. Ecuador in Pollution Lawsuit Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 10:07 PM ET

    Chevron Corp., on trial here for allegedly failing to clean up billions of gallons of toxic wastewater in the Ecuadorean jungle, on Monday criticized the judge presiding over the case for creating "obstacles" to a fair trial.

  • Pacific Rim Nations Bicker Over Global Warming Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 9:55 PM ET

    Pacific Rim nations bickered Monday over a proposal to curb global warming, with host Australia saying a modest agreement on climate change would be a success.

  • Oil climbed further above $74 on Monday, within sight of its record high, as OPEC kept a lid on output in the run-up to its Sept. 11 ministerial meeting.

  • Exxon Valdez Plaintiffs Want $5B Penalty Restored Friday, 31 Aug 2007 | 7:36 AM ET
    Exxon Mobile

    Plaintiffs in the long-running case surrounding the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil disaster this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a $5 billion punitive fine against Exxon Mobil, a petition filed with highest U.S. court shows.

  • Real Estate: Blown Off In Florida Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 4:31 PM ET
    Debris litters the beach Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, in Pensacola, Fla., in an aerial photo taken by the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, spent most of the day assessing damage to ports, waterways, land and property.  (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans)

    Residents of Florida don’t need an anniversary to remember Katrina; they get a reminder every month in their homeowner’s insurance bill.  The devastating hurricane season of 2005 caused and is still causing many insurers to either raise rates or drop coverage entirely.

  • Shell, Dow in Talks on Iraq Chemical Plant Wednesday, 29 Aug 2007 | 1:36 PM ET
    Shell

    Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Dow Chemical are in talks with the Iraqi government to renovate and expand a chemical plant in southern Iraq at a cost of up to $2.1 billion, the Iraqi industry minister said.

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