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  • Black Gold's run has been a wild one for investors, sparking oil analysts to recently raise their forecasts. While the U.S. economy and demand are not the drivers behind this rush, the momentum is there (for example as a currency hedge).

  • Natural Gas Boom Coming—But So Are Major Obstacles Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 4:36 PM ET

    The US may be entering a golden age of natural-gas use.  Yet despite its huge potential, there are two major obstacles facing the industry—low prices and a push by Washington toward renewable energy.

  • Who Made Money in 2010? Wednesday, 29 Dec 2010 | 3:41 PM ET

    How much do you know about the finances, facts and figures that made 2010 a year like no other?

  • Outrageous Predictions: Congress to Block Fed's QE3 Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:16 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Apple will buy Facebook, Congress will block a third round of quantitative easing and the S&P will reach a new all-time high. These are just some of the outrageous predictions for 2011 put forward by Saxo Bank in its annual "Black Swan Exercise."

  • ENERGY—Francis Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    A man working with oil barrels.

    Crude oil prices surge past $100 a barrel, the natural gas market sputters and the dollar sinks.

  • Pickens: Why the US Needs Natural Gas Now Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 8:47 AM ET

    Legendary oil and natural gas executive T. Boone Pickens outlines his energy plan,  which includes an expansion of renewables in power generation, and advancing the use of domestic fuels — most logically natural gas — for transportation , which  accounts for two-thirds of our oil use.

  • Geneva Set to Trump London in Oil Trading Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 | 7:13 AM ET
    Switzerland

    Geneva will leave London behind and become the world’s most important trading hub for physical energy commodities, including oil, as leading companies relocate dozens of traders to Switzerland, according to industry executives, reports the Financial Times.

  • Time Buy Range Resources Again? Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 | 7:49 PM ET

    Check out Cramer’s interview with the CEO.

  • Clean Energy CEO on Natural-Gas Bill Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 7:43 PM ET

    Andrew Littlefair gives us the latest on this Cramer-endorsed legislation.

  • What is the Fuel of the Future for the US? Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 2:42 PM ET

    On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to put the Pickens Plan for energy independence up before the Senate.

  • Warning for Investors: Natural Gas is Risky Trade Thursday, 11 Nov 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Natural gas has historically been one of the toughest trades in the commodities group and, once again, funds are losing big betting the wrong way.

  • Cost of Green Power Makes Projects Tougher Sell Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    Even as many politicians, environmentalists and consumers want renewable energy and reduced dependence on fossil fuels, a growing number of projects are being canceled or delayed because governments are unwilling to add even small amounts to consumers’ electricity bills. The New York Times reports.

  • Chesapeake Results Exceed Wall Street Expectations Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 5:40 PM ET
    Natural Gas

    The natural gas company reported results that surpassed what analysts expected Wednesday, despite lower natural gas prices for the quarter compared with a year prior.

  • Solyndra's headquarters in Fremont, Calif.

    Solyndra, the Silicon Valley company that won a federal grant to build a robotic factory, faces stiff price competition from Chinese manufacturers, the New York Times reports.

  • Riches May Not Help Papua New Guinea Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | 7:04 AM ET
    Papua New Guinea Warrior Holding Axe

    An expected flood of money in Papua New Guinea could throw a country already beset by corruption into further turmoil. The NYT reports.

  • T. Boone Pickens told CNBC Friday that he’s more conservative in his business dealings, thanks to mistakes, including a whopper—doling out dividends to shareholders, which were actually equity in the company.

  • Massey Directors Mulling Sale, Other Options: Report Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 1:29 AM ET
    Massey Energy

    The directors of coal producer Massey Energy Co are exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on its website on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Natural Gas

    According to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) bullish bets on nat gas from hedge funds fell to the lowest level this year. Here's why:

  • Goldman Reduces Coal Stocks to 'Neutral' Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 11:01 AM ET

    Coal stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 by 14 percent since July 1, but now may be time to cash in after Goldman Sachs reduced its rating on the sector to "neutral" Monday.

  • EPA Expected to OK More Ethanol in Gas Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:07 AM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to raise the maximum amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline for vehicles manufactured since 2007.