• US gas prices tumble on back of refinery cuts Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    Gas pumps are seen at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, California.

    The average U.S. price for gasoline is now about 10 cents lower than a year ago. The recent drop came despite a rise in global crude oil's price.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nervousness over economic data helped drive oil prices lower. Geopolitics has not been a factor. Nat gas was up slightly on the day. And gold was slightly lower, as well.

  • This surprising asset may become a new safe haven Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    A worker secures a section of drill pipe on a crude oil rig outside New Town, N.D.

    U.S. shale has put the country on the same terrain as Saudi Arabia and Russia. In the process, it may turn oil into a safe haven.

  • Iraq fights to block Kurd oil from entering Texas Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:05 PM ET
    The United Kalavryta.

    An oil tanker off the coast of Texas may struggle to unload controversial cargo destined for an unknown U.S. buyer.

  • Fire burns at huge Libyan oil depot amid clashes Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:13 AM ET
    A picture taken on July 28, 2014 shows smoke billowing from an oil depot where a huge blaze started following clashes around Tripoli airport, Libya.

    Libya appeals for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in Tripoli.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold seeks a catalyst     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy was lower on both sides of the Atlantic, nat gas was down again today, as temps remained mild across the country. And gold was flat on the day.

  • US oil ends under $102; hit by supply fears Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    Oil fell as weak demand in Europe and Asia and ample supply in the Atlantic basin outweighed political drama in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • Russia ordered to pay $50B to Yukos shareholders Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:10 AM ET
    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former  chairman of Yukos oil company.

    A Hague court ruled that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets.

  • Ukraine: What’s the next big disruption? Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 6:40 AM ET
    An emergency services worker photographs debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Grabovka, Ukraine.

    The uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical crisis centered on Ukraine is unlikely to go away any time soon.

  • Groundwater levels plunge as southwest slurps up Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Mineral-stained rocks on the upstream side of the Hoover Dam are seen at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Arizona.

    The data comes as policymakers wrestle over how to manage the use of groundwater, often farmers' last resort, NBC News reports.

  • UK looks to fracking - Will it work? Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:19 AM ET

    As the U.K. government pushes the case for fracking, Energy Future takes a look at the controversial technique's potential.

  • Frack off: How will UK benefit from shale?     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:55 AM ET

    Opposition to fracking in the U.K. is fierce, but politicians and businesses are trying to push forward with plans for shale gas. CNBC looks at how it could benefit the British economy.

  • Ukrainian prime minister resigns Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Arseny Yatseniuk

    The Ukrainian Prime Minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, after upbraiding fellow politicians.

  • US oil ends under $102; Brent rises on Ukraine Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells are seen in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom, March 23, 2014 near McKittrick, California.

    Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel, as fighting in Ukraine and chilly relations between Russia and the U.S. ignited new supply fears.

  • EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:20 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday, according to a proposal seen by the Financial Times.

  • How to invest in energy diversification     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Bruce Jenkyn-Jones, head of listed equities at Impax Asset Management, says geopolitical events have shown the need for energy diversification. He selects his top "green" picks.

  • UK and France in war of words over Russia Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 AM ET

    The U.K. is facing accusations of hypocrisy for attacking France for supplying Russia with a warship while sending its own military supplies.

  • 'Solid balance in the oil market': Pro     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd's List Intelligence, explains that oil demand is steadily rising, and says there is strong growth on the supply side to meet that demand.

  • Ukraine needs 'united' EU position: Foreign min     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Ukraine needs the EU to speak with one voice to stop the "continuous inflow of heavy weaponry" into Russia, says Pavlo Klimkin, Ukrainian foreign minister.

  • US oil ends near $102; supply offsets demand hopes Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Oil fell on Thursday, as unseasonably weak demand and plentiful supplies of crude and refined products offset strong Chinese factory data.

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