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  • Russian Tatneft Mulls Joint Project with Chevron Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 4:08 AM ET

    Russian mid-sized oil firm Tatneft said on Tuesday it is considering a joint project with Chevron after the head of the U.S. oil major's Russian operations met the president of Tatarstan.

  • Kansas Coal Plants Still Caught in Standoff Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:50 PM ET

    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • Daimler CEO Sees Fuel Cell Use in Near Future Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 2:33 PM ET

    With summer driving season around the corner, and the cost of gasoline at record highs, pain at the pump has become an everyday reality. And that has some automakers shifting their focus to alternative fuels, like hydrogen cells.

  • Kansas Coal Plants Still Caught in Standoff Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 1:08 PM ET

    Supporters of two controversial coal power plants proposed for Western Kansas say they hope to pass new legislation this week that could override an expected veto by the governor and allow the $3.6 billion project to move ahead.

  • Oil Firms 'In Liquidation,' Says 'Peak Oil' Advocate Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 1:26 PM ET
    Matt Simmons

    Oil majors can't get ahead of production declines despite spending on unconventional sources, an energy sector investment banker says.

  • US Gas Prices Rise to Record $3.26 per Gallon Monday, 24 Mar 2008 | 4:40 AM ET

    The average price of a gallon of gas in the United States has risen to a record $3.26, and the cost of diesel fuel has soared to a record $4.06 a gallon, adding to pressure on consumers and the companies that deliver their goods.

  • The 'Peak Oil' Theory: Will Oil Reserves Run Dry? Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | 6:27 PM ET
    Matt Simmons

    The concept of "peak oil" could  be thrown out the window if vast offshore and unconventional sources can be developed. Two experts weigh in on the subject.

  • Salt could shake up world energy supply Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Salt power  is a tantalizing, if  still distant, alternative energy prospect as high oil prices make  more exotic alternatives  look more economical.

  • On the Line: Darling International CEO Randal Stuewe Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 7:27 PM ET

    Finally, a stock that touches on three key trends: animal feed, biofuel and the environment.

  • US Gasoline Prices Rise to New Record Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 11:39 AM ET
    Gas Pump

    The cost of filling up the family car jumped to a record high Tuesday, adding to the challenges consumers already face with falling home values and rising food prices.

  • Catastrophes Cost $70 Billion in '07: Swiss Re Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 9:18 AM ET

    Economic losses from natural and man-made catastrophes in 2007 were more than $70 billion, with insurers hit by claims amounting to $28 billion, according to research released on Tuesday by Swiss Re, the world's largest reinsurer.

  • Venezuela's Chavez Is Roiling Oil Markets Again Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 2:21 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Continued military tensions between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador--both OPEC members--are expected to keep upward pressure on oil prices. But analysts say it won't cause a significant spike in crude as long as armed conflict is avoided.

  • Geneva Motor Show: A Bevy of Beauties Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 11:26 AM ET

    It was all about beautiful cars and gorgeous girls as CNBC took to the ground for the 78th Geneva Motor Show, where automakers revealed their latest models, concept cars and technical and environmental innovations for 2008.

  • Gazprom Cuts Gas Supplies to Ukraine by 25% Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 1:33 PM ET

    Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom reduced supplies to Ukraine by a quarter on Monday, just hours after its chairman and Kremlin candidate Dmitry Medvedev won Russia's presidential election.

  • Ford to Cut Shifts, Lay Off Some 2,500 Workers Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 12:00 PM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor said Monday it would eliminate shifts at four U.S. plants and lay off some 2,500 workers -- or almost 5 percent of its remaining work force -- as part of an effort to cut costs and return to profitability next year.

  • Venezuela Wants OPEC to Study Exxon Fight Saturday, 1 Mar 2008 | 1:55 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez

    Venezuela wants next week's OPEC meeting to discuss its escalating legal battle with Exxon Mobil, a Venezuelan official was reported by Algeria's official APS news agency as saying on Saturday.

  • Look Out, Here Comes $4 A Gallon Gasoline Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    U.S. motorists may face gasoline prices as high as $4 a gallon this summer as crude oil costs smash records, painting a bleak picture for consumers already feeling the pinch of an economic slowdown.

  • Oil at $80 by June? Options Trading Bets It Will Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 3:13 PM ET
    Oil Barrels

    A big chunk of new speculative money that has poured into energy futures has gone into options, which can now play a bigger role in driving the ups and downs in the price of crude oil.

  • Ford to Make Fewer Cars in the First Quarter Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 4:52 AM ET
    Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor expects to produce 685,000 vehicles in North America during the first quarter of 2008, 55,000 fewer than the first three months of last year, the company said in a report filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • U.S. Throws Weight Behind EU's Nabucco Pipeline Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 11:41 AM ET
    Oil Pipeline

    The United States threw its full diplomatic weight on Friday behind the European Union's troubled Nabucco pipeline project to bring gas from the Caspian Basin to central Europe.