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  • Oil Tops $100 & Other Planet Plays  Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011 | 5:21 PM ET

    Rich Ilczyszyn, independent commodities trader, has the bullish play on oil's rally, and the Fast Money traders take a look at the nuclear bidding war for uranium developer, Hathor Exploration.

  • Mega-Mergers Send Middle Market Scrambling Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 4:07 PM ET

    This week's mega-mergers have suddenly forced mid-sized players to reexamine their strategies.

  • Oil Stocks on Fire & Aluminum is Cheap  Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 5:37 PM ET

    Paul Sankey, Deutsche Bank lead oil analyst with the play on oil refiner stocks, and the trade on metals, especially aluminum, which is cheap relative to other base metals, says Dan Dicker, Mercbloc president.

  • Job Promise Fuels Oil Drilling  Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on the oil industry from Larose, Louisiana, where the promise of paying jobs is fueling the call for expanded drilling.

  • World’s Most Polluted Countries Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 12:50 AM ET
    Emerging nations around the world are often heralded for their fast growth, but we don’t often hear about the downsides of that rapid development.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries. Almost all the worst offenders are either major oil and gas producers, or emerging economies that are growing rapidly.The WHO study looked at air quality in 91 countries, measured by t

    The World Health Organization recently released a report on air quality in countries around the globe, on which we based a list of the ten most polluted countries.

  • Time to Sell the Refiners?  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:28 PM ET

    Money is flowing back into crude oil with futures near ninety dollars a barrel. Dan Dicker, MercBloc, LLC weighs in on what it means for refiners and how to trade it.

  • Fast Money: Trading the Hurricane Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 2:46 PM ET
    Stormy Weather - A CNBC Special Report

    The "Fast Money" traders discuss possible ways to trade this massive storm.

  • Refiners Prepare for Irene  Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    The hurricane is posing a threat to the eight oil refineries on the East Coast, with Charles Drevna, National Petrochemical and Refiners Association.

  • As the price of crude oil has surged in the last year, several big oil stocks have followed suit. The next quarter will likely deliver good news again for these stocks, said one analyst—but another suggested examining how companies react to oil's rise before investing in them.

  • Opec Breakdown Points to Power Shift in Cartel Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 10:35 PM ET

    The “old” politics of Opec, which split the cartel and marred its influence in the oil market of the 1990s, have made an unexpected return after a decade-long absence. The FT reports.

  • Saudis Raise Oil Production to Curb Prices Monday, 6 Jun 2011 | 9:11 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia has been quietly increasing its crude oil production ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the Opec oil cartel, in a sign that Riyadh is trying to bring oil prices down to more comfortable levels for consumers in the US, Europe and China. The FT reports.

  • Gas at $3.50/Gallon or Lower by July 4: Gulf CEO Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The price at the gas pump will fall from the current $3.80 per gallon national average to $3.50 or lower by July 4, Gulf Oil Chief Executive Joe Petrowski told CNBC Thursday.

  • Flooding Impact on Oil Refiners  Monday, 16 May 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Insight on what flooding means for oil and refiners, with Pavel Molchanov, Raymond James, and Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage.

  • Oil Barrels

    The commodities market witnessed a volatile five days last week with silver a major loser. Some analysts were predicting the losses for silver would lead losses in other commodities like oil, which saw the WTI contract drop below $100 a barrel.

  • Refinery Squeeze  Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells with a look at the unusually low gasoline inventories and what it means for prices at the pump during the summer driving season.

  • Oil Risk Premium Will End: Analyst Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 2:50 AM ET
    Oil Barrels

    Oil prices are heading back towards the $80 - $100 a barrel sweet spot which will boost oil stocks and take pressure off the global economy, according to Jens Zimmermann, a senior equity analyst at ABN AMRO Private Banking in Zurich.

  • World Bank Chief: Citizens Need Voice in Arab World Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 12:41 AM ET
    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - FEBRUARY 25: Libyans protest demanding the removal of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following Friday prayers on February 25, 2011 in Benghazi, Libya. Benghazi residents mourned more victims of the violence as fighting continued around the capitol Tripoli.

    Middle East governments moving away from dictatorship must deliver quick wins through job creation to meet immediate hopes of street protesters but longer-term reforms need to ensure a more inclusive society, the head of the World Bank said on Wednesday.

  • Libyan Rebels Set for First Oil Exports Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:33 PM ET
    A rebel militiaman stands guard at a Libyan oil refinery in rebel-held territory on February 27, 2011 in Al Brega, Libya. The opposition leadership has stressed that oil faciities in areas under its control are safe, despite the conflict roiling the country.

    Libyan rebels are set for their first oil export as soon as Tuesday as they seek funding to sustain their uprising against Muammer Gaddafi's 41-year rule of the north African nation, the Financial Times reports.

  • Before President Obama leaves for Rio, he'll be reading a letter signed by 20 Governors calling on the President for more energy options.

  • Now's the Time to Put Money in Russia: Strategist Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 5:23 AM ET
    Residential homes sit in front of the coal fueled Ferrybridge power station as it generates electricity in Ferrybridge, United Kingdom.

    As governments around the world rethink nuclear power, with fears rife about leaking radiation at Japan’s earthquake-damaged plants, Steen Jacobsen, chief investment officer at Saxo Bank, recommends investors focus on Russia to benefit from its energy potential.