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  • Obama's Energy Policies At A Glance Wednesday, 5 Nov 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    Energy was a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign after high gasoline prices added to consumer woes this year and candidates pledged to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. Here is a look at the energy plan of President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Lower Gas Prices May Help Lift Holiday Retail Sales Tuesday, 4 Nov 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Lower gas prices could provide a lift to what are otherwise predicted to be dismal U.S. holiday sales, but experts say it will take some time for consumers to feel confident enough about the troubled economy to resume spending.

  • Oil Demand in August Revised Down 4.8 Percent Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 3:48 PM ET

    U.S. oil demand in August was 975,000 barrels per day less than previously estimated and down 1.758 million bpd from a year earlier, with petroleum consumption at the lowest level for any month since December 2001, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday.

  • Oil's Plunge Unlikely to Slow Push for 'Green' Energy Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 11:51 AM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    The green revolution has ground to a halt with the collapse in oil prices, right? Don't bet on it.

  • Tishman: How Construction Is Dealing With Crisis Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 10:58 AM ET

    Daniel Tishman, Tishman Construction chairman and CEO, shared his outlook for the industry on CNBC's Squawk Box this morning.

  • Beutel: Crude Could Hit $20 A Barrel Monday, 27 Oct 2008 | 8:13 AM ET

    A fast and furious as the crude oil market selloff has been, it's far from over, says one expert.

  • Drillers Try to Cut Pollution in Western Wyoming Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 4:36 PM ET
    Oil Pump

    Oil and gas companies are retrofitting drilling rigs with pollution controls and taking other steps in an effort to avoid violating federal air pollution standards in southwest Wyoming this coming winter.

  • Green Policies in California Generated Jobs Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 11:22 AM ET

    California’s energy-efficiency policies created nearly 1.5 million jobs from 1977 to 2007, while eliminating fewer than 25,000, according to a study.

  • Natural Gas Prices Climb off 1-Year Lows Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 4:52 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    Most U.S. spot natural gas rose Thursday for the first time in five trading days, with gas at benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana climbing from Thursday's lowest level in nearly a year amid stronger gas futures and concerns about continued shut in Gulf of Mexico production.

  • Congress Considers Auto Bailout Tuesday, 23 Sep 2008 | 6:33 AM ET

    A proposal to fund $25 billion in low interest loans to the auto industry was included on Monday in draft legislation that could be considered by the U.S. Congress later this week.

  • At Least 49 Oil Platforms Destroyed by Ike Friday, 19 Sep 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    At least 49 offshore oil platforms, all with production of less than 1,000 barrels a day, were destroyed by Hurricane Ike as it raced across the Gulf of Mexico, and some may not be rebuilt, the Interior Department said Thursday.

  • Oil Prices Likely to Keep Falling Despite Big Drop Monday, 15 Sep 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    Oil prices, which plunged nearly $6 on Monday as the Wall Street crisis rattled investors, is likely to continue falling even more, experts say.

  • Two Oil Rigs Break Loose after Ike Saturday, 13 Sep 2008 | 8:43 PM ET

    Two oil rigs broke loose from their moorings in the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Ike, CNBC has learned Saturday.

  • Russian Oil Giants Battle High Taxes, Lower Output Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 6:51 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    Home to abundant oil reserves, Russia rarely worried about where the next barrel would come from—until now.

  • Car Delivery: GM Thinking Green Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    General Motors Corp. said Friday it delivered a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of a market test for the technology.

  • US Oil and Gas Field Deaths Rising Sharply Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Deaths among those working the nation's oil and gas fields have risen at an alarming rate, The Associated Press has found.

  • OPEC Output Cut Won't Stop Oil Prices From Falling Wednesday, 10 Sep 2008 | 11:34 AM ET

    OPEC's decision to for a modest cut in production isn't likely to stop crude prices from heading lower in the coming months, analysts said.

  • Gustav Causes Little Damage to US Refiners Tuesday, 2 Sep 2008 | 3:16 AM ET

    Several major U.S. refiners said early checks on Monday showed their facilities were unharmed by Hurricane Gustav, but at least two others were said to be considering dipping into the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to keep operations going after the storm shut down key waterways.

  • OPEC Output Up for 4th Month in Aug: Survey Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 10:05 AM ET

    OPEC oil supply rose for a fourth consecutive month in August, mainly due to higher output from Iran and smaller increases in Nigeria and Angola, a Reuters survey showed on Monday.

  • Hurricane Gustav Weakens To a Category One Storm Monday, 1 Sep 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    Gustav weakened to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached the Louisiana cities of New Iberia and Lafayette with maximum wind speeds of 90 mph.