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  • China Makes Energy Push Into Mexico and Canada Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:53 PM ET
    Oil storage tanks in Mexico.

    While China's interest in Canadian energy assets has been relatively well documented, at least in the Canadian press, Beijing is also courting Mexico, and receiving a warm welcome.

  • Latest US Boom Helps With Old US Problem Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 2:37 PM ET
    Container ships are positioned under cranes at the Port of Oakland

    The revolution sweeping U.S. energy production is helping to chip away at the country's yawning trade imbalance.

  • To help cut through the claims and counterclaims, here are a few of the issues debated in the scientific discussion about fracking.

  • The environmental impact of "fracking," the drilling technology largely responsible for America's boom in oil and gas production, are hotly contested. Consequences like water contamination have been established, but often it is not clear if they were directly caused by fracking or the result of sloppy drilling practices.

  • GE to Buy Oil & Gas Giant Lufkin for $3.38 Billion Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.

  • Pipeline Spills Stir New Criticism of Keystone Plan Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    A weld inspector during construction of the Gulf Coast pipeline in Prague, Okla.

    Two pipeline spills have prompted new criticism from opponents of the proposed Keystone XL project, while raising questions about whether the government is adequately monitoring U.S. pipelines. The NYT reports.

  • An Israeli navy vessel enters the southern port of Ashdod.

    As reassurance to foreign firms investing in the development of NatGas reserves, the Israeli government has said it will invest in its navy.

  • How US Boom Could Rattle Global Order Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 11:28 AM ET

    A dramatic shift in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world could lead to far-reaching changes in the geopolitical order.

  • Three Stocks Positioned to Deliver: Expert Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Three Stocks Positioned to Deliver:  Expert

    David Darst, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, explains why he is positive on Johnson & Johnson, Schlumberger, and Microsoft.

  • Energy Boom Ripples Through US Economy Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.

  • Cyprus' Bailout Hopes All About Petrodollars Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 1:05 PM ET
    A sign on a Cyprus gas station limits customers to 30 euros to purchase gas.

    Cyprus has found itself right in the middle of a geopolitical game in which its gas potential is a tool in a showdown between Russia and the European Union.

  • US Doesn't Need an Oil Reserve--Get Rid of It: Pickens Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 3:49 PM ET
    Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management

    "Tell me the case where you need it?," T. Boone Pickens said of the US's strategic petroleum reserve. Getting rid of it would save the country "one heck of a lot of money," he said.

  • Neighbors 'Happy' With Iranian Warship? Not So Much Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET
    Iran launches its new Jamaran-2 guided missile destroyer.

    Not everyone shared the same optimistic sentiments of safety that Iranian President felt after the deployment of a new warship into the Caspian Sea.

  • Power Shift: Energy Boom Dawning in America Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | 11:28 AM ET
    Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site on January 18, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania.

    NBC News and CNBC look at the implications US energy independence would have for the economy, other types of energy, foreign policy and the environment.

  • The Delay of China's 'Shale Gas Revolution' Sunday, 17 Mar 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    China's 'Shale Gas Revolution': A Next Decade Event?

    Scott Darling, Head of Oil & Gas Sector Research at Barclays gives his top picks in China's oil & gas sector and warns that the nation's shale gas revolution might be running late by almost a decade.

  • Commentary: N. Korea May Have Reason to Be Scared Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    Americans may believe North Korea has threatened to attack without provocation, but the U.S. and its allies have been doing some offensive posturing, Jen Alic writes in Oilprice.com.

  • China's Dream of US-Style Shale Gas Boom in Trouble Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    China's plans to unlock what could be the world's biggest shale gas reserves risk running further off track after 16 firms recently awarded exploration rights lacked one core skill - not one has drilled a gas well before.

  • Why US Gas Exports Will Shake Up Global Market Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:32 AM ET
    Men work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

    Despite objections, the U.S. is heading down the road to export natural gas, and that could ultimately help shake up world energy markets.

  • Berkshire's BNSF Railroad Tests Switch to Natural Gas Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 6:08 AM ET
    A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train sits idle at the Port of Oakland.

    Rail company BNSF Railway expects to be moving a million barrels of oil a day in the not too distant future, and it would like to move it with natural gas powered locomotives.

  • Burlington North Santa Fe

    Rail company BNSF expects to be moving a million barrels of oil a day in the not too distant future, and it would like to move it with natural gas powered engines.