The shale gas revolution will be "very painful for many parts of the world," with the U.S. potentially the new swing producer, the head of BP told CNBC.» Read More
Sometimes, though, Washington leaves us no choice.
This stock actually finished up despite a horrible day in the markets. But that's not the only reason to love FMC.
The US Government has been trying to find ways to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil in a number of ways.
The reports below offer analysis and research on different parts of the energy industry, such as the potential for wind energy, higher energy efficiency for low-income neighborhoods and the affects of biofuels on the economy.
These energy industry events and conferences listed below bring together corporate executives, investors, lawmakers and regular folks looking to learn more about a particular industry.
As big as it is, the energy industry has a wealth of organizations to promote its interests and educate the public. Here's a sampling.
Not long ago, it was hard for retail investors to play the oil patch. Not anymore. As the energy bull market rages on, investors looking for a piece of the gains in oil and gas (and alternative energy) need only select from the dozens of energy-oriented Exchange Traded Funds (ETFSs) that are cropping up to meet demand.
Even with erratic federal and state subsidies, wind capacity in the US has blossomed since 2000, and there is now enough to serve 5 million homes. The Energy Dept. estimates wind could fulfill 20 percent of our electricity needs by 2020 if the right infrastructure is put in place.
Geothermal power has not only been getting investor attention recently, but it can lay claim to being perhaps the oldest of renewable energy sources. It is also genuinely renewable. Estimates vary considerably, but all say the potential is vast compared to what exists today.
With the proliferation of energy-oriented mutual funds over the last ten years, getting a piece of this supercharged, if highly volatile, sector has never been easier. But energy funds have been notoriously hot and cold over the years, so investors should allocate no more than 5 percent of their total portfolio to this sector.
Saudi Arabia is hosting a global oil summit to address high prices, and CNBC asked the experts what impact, if any, this summit could have.
Don't think a plateau in oil stocks means the end of an energy run.
A little research proved this stock to be much more than a sleepy dividend play.
Go with land operators like Halliburton or Nabors instead, he says.
Anadarko Petroleum said natural gas production from a deep-water Gulf of Mexico project has been ramped up to a gross rate of about 900 million cubic feet (25.49 million cubic meters) a day — roughly 2 percent of U.S. natural gas output.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is planning to increase its output next month by about a half-million barrels a day, The New York Times reports.
Thursday night two different callers stumped Cramer with stocks he didn't know well enough to recommend. Well, he's done his homework and he's back with an answer.
Cramer's Zen-like willingness to say "I don't know" is part of what makes Mad Money so great.
And that's just a part of this oil-and-gas driller's business.
This oil-and-gas driller is way too cheap considering its growth potential, Cramer says.