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  • What Investors Need to Know About Oil and Gas 'Juniors' Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    The oil and gas game can be a tricky one for "junior" companies, but if played right, the pay-off can be massive. One CEO explains.

  • China's Smog Becoming a Serious International Issue Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Beijing’s air pollution has soared past levels considered hazardous by the World Health Organization. And now it's not an issue that only the Chinese are worrying about, Oilprice.com says.

  • Egypt and Energy: It's No Time for Investors to Bail Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Egypt hunger for energy will play a role in the instability that has foreign investors asking whether they should quit the country before the other boot drops.

  • Crescent Petroleum: Most Stable Period for Oil Prices  Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 2:40 AM ET

    Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC that a general sense of instability post the Arab Spring has already been factored in to the oil price but there has been no direct impact from the Algerian hostage attack.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    The biggest mistake the energy industry makes is to ignore regional and geopolitical dynamics. It's complicated, and the corporate world doesn't have the patience for it.

  • Fighting Climate Change Could Come at a High Price Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 9:46 AM ET

    President Obama is making climate change a key issue in his second term, but the cost of cutting the nation's carbon footprint is likely to place a heavy burden on average Americans—and the U.S. economy.

  • Energy Bulls Drill for More in Noble Friday, 18 Jan 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    Offshore oil drilling platform

    Noble has performed well, and yesterday option traders were targeting the offshore-drilling contractor.

  • OPEC: US Oil Supply Growth Doesn't Mean Economic Growth Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:06 PM ET

    In its report for January, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries said the United States in 2013 may post the highest oil supply increase among non-member states.

  • Algerian Forces Launch Operation to Break Siege Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 8:37 AM ET
    In Amenas gas plant in Algeria.

    Twenty-five foreign hostages escaped and six were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces launched an operation to free them at a remote desert gas plant, Algerian sources said, as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades unfolded.

  • Chevron to Drill in South China Sea Despite Dry Holes Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 3:37 PM ET
    In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, CNOOC 981, the first deep-water drilling rig developed in China, is pictured at 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong in the South China Sea Monday, May 7, 2012. The China National Offshore Oil Corp's sixth-generation semi-submersible rig operates at a water depth of 1,500 meters (yards), Xinhua said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Liangkuai) NO SALES

    Chevron has signed production-sharing contracts with CNOOC for two exploration blocks in the South China Sea even after drilling three dry holes there last year.

  • North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Prostitutes, Boosts Crime Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 12:48 PM ET

    Authorities in Williston, N.D., say that crimes against women have increased in this area, where single men greatly outnumber single women. The New York Times reports.

  • BP Forecasts Boom in Alternative Energy  Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    Christof Ruhl, chief economist at BP, forecast strong growth in alternative energy sources like oil sands and bio fuel.

  • Venezuelan Oil and Hugo Chavez: a Tangled Tale Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 3:55 PM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    The rapid deterioration of Hugo Chavez's health raises the question of why Venezuela – and by extension Chavez – plays such an integral role in the global energy market.

  • Royal Dutch Shell's Kulluk rig

    Working in extreme Arctic conditions brings its own set of technical hazards, highlighted by the grounding of Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk rig on the rocks off Sitkalidak Island, after being battered by a northern Pacific gale. These problems may become more frequent.

  • Why Low 2013 Gas Prices Will Soon Evaporate Saturday, 5 Jan 2013 | 9:43 AM ET

    Gasoline prices are up 8 cents in the past two weeks and will likely continue climbing through April. Experts say the 2013 national average will likely top out at about $3.95 a gallon.

  • Fracking to Become Safe in New York?  Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Wayne D'Angelo, Kelley Drye special counsel, discusses a controversial study on the safety of fracking and whether it will become legal in the state of New York. "These environmental impacts are manageable and have been managed effectively by the states," D'Angelo added.

  • Oil rigs in the South China Sea.

    A Shell oil drilling rig grounded off an Alaska island since a New Years Eve storm has suffered damage from waves and flooding but has spilled none of the 155,000 gallons of fuel and other oil products aboard, officials managing the incident said on Thursday.

  • Drifting Shell Drilling Rig Grounds on Rocks Off Alaska Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 2:05 AM ET

    An oil drilling rig owned by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground in Alaska after drifting in stormy weather, highlighting the serious risks of working in an offshore region where some in the industry see huge potential.

  • If Chavez Dies, What's Next for the US and Venezuela? Friday, 21 Dec 2012 | 11:25 AM ET
    Hugo Chavez wins election.

    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.