Halliburton says it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago. Halliburton sells services to companies that drill for oil and natural gas, including helping them with hydraulic fracturing, a method of breaking up underground shale rock formations to release trapped gas.» Read More
The implications of Hugo Chavez's illness are enormous, for Venezuela, for the world, and particularly for the U.S., which remains highly dependent on imports of Venezuelan crude.
Solar technology can use heat from the sun to extract heavy crude from aging fields — an idea that is gaining ground with Big Oil companies.
Russia's Gazprom will beat Exxon Mobil this year to become the most profitable company in the world, and yet its shares are down 18 percent. Why? The answer may lie with the priorities of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dr. Gary Ross, CEO at PIRA Energy Group, tells CNBC that the Shale revolution is a game changer and that people don't realize how huge the United States shale oil reserves are.
Despite pressure from the U.S. and others, several companies are still investing in the Iranian energy sector.
Federal and state authorities plan to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC on Tuesday, a major victory in the government's broad crackdown on money laundering at banks.
Energy security expert Michael Levi discusses how the oil and gas industry is heading toward transformation.
China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea, raising tension in protracted maritime territorial disputes with its neighbors.
America should embrace shipping its surplus natural gas abroad, according to a study released on Wednesday.
CNBC's David Faber has the latest details on Freeport-McMoRan's acquisition of Plains Exploration and McMoRan Exploration, in a deal that will create a natural resource giant.
Mark Lewis, director of Commodities Research at Deutsche Bank Securities, informs CNBC as to why the oil price remains so high when there is so much supply coming into the market.
Ukraine was about to sign a $1.1 billion dollar deal with Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa when it realized one teensy problem--the deal was a fake!
In December, the U.S. military will have only one aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf for the first time in two years. The Iranian navy said it was kicking off a military exercise in the region at that time. If talks scheduled between Tehran and the IAEA turn sour, there's potential for Iran to exploit the security vacuum for geopolitical gain.
Activism surrounding fracking has now migrated into the ranks of actual shareholders in the companies that perform fracking.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the oil boom which has resulted from fracking the Bakken shale in North Dakota.
Double, double toil and trouble. All the elements for a larger regional conflict are slowly falling into place, just as the witches’ ingredients in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as the fateful day, November 6th, or Election Day approaches. Oilprice.com reports.
What does our worlds energy future look like? To help us look into the future we spoke with Gail Tverberg, a well-known independent researcher and commentator on energy issues and author of the popular blog, Our Finite World.
US natural gas production is rising despite fewer rigs in operation, but far more reserves could be unleashed by fracking. Exports are one answer to overabundance, so what's the holdup? Oilprice.com reports.
The U.S. designated certain areas around its coast for the safe dumping of explosives, but the records of where these munitions were dumped are incomplete. Now those forgotten payloads have become a real hazard for oil ocmpanies that drill deep sea wells.
On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.