• NEW YORK, April 17- Steve Farris runs a $33 billion Texas oil and gas company and turns, for advice, to a bearded Vermont environmentalist. These draw representatives from mainstream investment firms like T. Rowe Price, Gabelli& Co and Morgan Stanley& Co..

  • LONDON, April 16- When U.S. firm ConocoPhillips spun off its refining assets in 2011 to focus on more profitable oil production, it seemed only a matter of time before one of the oil majors followed suit. Europe's oil refining guru, Marcel van Poecke, believes the move will be repeated one day. They say:' We can buy BP for upstream and Valero for downstream.

  • Is a US-style shale revolution coming for Australia? Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:07 PM ET
    Ancient geological strata of shale or mudstone revealed in weathered sandstone hills.

    Australia has several characteristics conducive for commercializing its shale-rich regions.

  • Ryan Lance, Conocophillips chairman and CEO, says the energy business has really drove a lot of the GDP growth the country has seen since the recession of 2009.

  • ConocoPhillips' future really bright: CEO     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips chairman and CEO, looks at production growth of the company and how shale innovations impact its business model.

  • ASTANA, April 7- Output at Kazakhstan's huge Kashagan oilfield may fail to restart this year if test results expected in May show cracks in the offshore part of its pipeline network, Kazakh Oil and Gas Minister Uzakbai Karabalin said on Monday.

  • Your first trade for Tuesday Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Solar's spike tied to oil prices? Don't bet on it Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Solar receivers and boilers on top of two towers are reflected in heliostats at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System on March 3, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada.

    The link between oil prices and solar energy stocks has broken down, and that may be a good thing for renewable firms.

  • ALMATY, March 27- A consortium developing Kazakhstan's $50 billion Kashagan oilfield said the result of a probe into a toxic gas leak there was now expected in the second quarter, extending the closure of one of the world's biggest oil finds.

  • ALMATY, March 27- A consortium developing Kazakhstan's huge Kashagan oilfield said on Thursday the results of a probe into an industrial accident there were now expected in the second quarter of 2014, and it was unclear when crude production can be restarted.

  • *After buying co-founder's stake, Tornqvist says trading mostly normal. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 21- Swiss commodity giant Gunvor was doing business with oil firms and U.S. banks on Friday after shock sanctions on Russian co-founder Gennady Timchenko rattled counterparties and threatened to disrupt its $250 million a day business.

  • *Tainted material to be removed in days- Imdex. *Imdex may have one other customer using tainted product. Origin said the supplier of some of its drilling fluids, Australian Mud Company, owned by Imdex Ltd, had found that its imported walnut-shell based product Nutplug contained asbestos.

  • World Bank panel rejects Venezuela's appeal over Conoco Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 11:08 PM ET

    CARACAS, March 12- A World Bank panel has rejected Venezuela's request for a new hearing to contest a 2013 partial ruling that it failed to act in good faith regarding negotiations to compensate U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips for expropriations. It also limited the scope of ConocoPhillips' claims by excluding future tax credits.

  • MELBOURNE, March 13- Origin Energy, in charge of coal seam gas drilling for the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project, said on Thursday it had stopped work at 12 sites in Queensland state as asbestos had been found in drilling fluids it was using.

  • MELBOURNE, March 13- Origin Energy, in charge of coal seam gas drilling for the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project, said on Thursday it had stopped work at 12 sites in Queensland state as asbestos had been found in drilling fluids it was using.

  • ASTANA, March 7- Kazakhstan is suing foreign oil majors developing its huge Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea, a tactic similar to those that secured the government large stakes in two of the three multinational energy projects on its territory.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- U.S. liquefied natural gas by the end of the decade is likely to challenge Russian gas for market share in Europe as the region becomes increasingly dependent on imports, ConocoPhillips' head of LNG trading said.

  • Scanning for profit: Drones invade the Arctic Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Companies are preparing to launch unmanned aircraft in the Arctic this summer to aid in energy exploration, climatology research and shipping.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 19- Lukoil, Russia's No.2 oil producer, posted worse-than-expected net profit in 2013, hit by write-offs at some major projects it once touted as the breakthrough finds to boost earnings.

  • Buffett's Berkshire trims some stock stakes Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    The company eliminated its holdings of Dish Network and GlaxoSmithKline, and trimmed its holdings in several other names.