Oil companies at the heart of the US shale oil boom are burning off enough gas to power all the homes in Chicago and Washington combined in a practice causing growing concern about the waste of resources and damage to the environment.
In an ominously near-accurate prediction, intelligence experts warned twice last year that the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria could be the target of an attack by Islamic militants.
Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, tells CNBC that a big problem for the Middle East is that they are consuming too much of their own energy, with consumption up 500% in the last thirty years.
Peter Voser, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, tells CNBC about a ten billion dollar shale gas deal signed with Ukraine.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and says the rebound in WTI was driven by a pipeline bottleneck and refinery issues.
Union Pacific's decline in coal shipments is being partially offset by the shale boom and price increases, CFO Rob Knight told CNBC.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at the market's developing interest in pipelines across the U.S.
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Michael Ward, CSX Corporation chairman & CEO, breaks down his company's mixed fourth quarter results, as slumping coal demand and low natural gas prices continue to weigh on the sector.
The Fast Money traders discuss news that Microsoft is in talks with Silver Lake to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion as part of a Dell leveraged buyout. Also, Sasol is going to build the first U.S. plant that will convert nat gas diesel and other liquid fuels, with Andre de Ruyter, Sasol Limited.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets as oil hits a four-month high. And Nebraska's governor approves a new route for the Keystone pipeline.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
Pro trader Jim Iuorio explains why the cold temperatures might push nat gas higher.
"Let's not forget this is an act of terror," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in commenting on the hostages held in Algeria. Americans are still being held hostage, among others, with Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation senior fellow.
Crosstex Energy CEO Barry Davis offers insight on the natural gas business and an outlook on his company for 2013.
The "awakening dragon" that is the growing Chinese economy will help boost oil demand in 2013, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday as it raised its 2013 demand forecast.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the chronology of the terrorist attack in Algeria and on the intervention by the Algerian government that has taken place already; saying as many as 7 U.S. citizens were involved in the situation.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson provides the latest inventory supply numbers on natural gas.
Islamic militants have taken as many as 41 hostages, including 3 U.S. citizens, in Algeria, and the White House is calling this a "terrorist attack," reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.