ZURICH, Sept 3- A ship built by the CIA for a secret Cold War mission in 1974 to raise a sunken Soviet sub is heading to the scrap yard, a victim of the slide in oil prices. Christened the Hughes Glomar Explorer, after billionaire Howard Hughes was brought in on the CIA's deception, the 619- foot vessel eventually became part of the fleet of ships used by Swiss company...» Read More
A transformation in our oil and gas production is leading to a sea change that will put the U.S. at the head of the line in global oil production by the end of the decade.
Tom Bergin, reporter for Reuters, explains to CNBC the implications of an IEA report that states the U.S. will become the world's largest oil producer by the end of the decade.
The national average for retail gasoline fell slightly below $3.50 a gallon Friday for the first time since March 6, according to OPIS and AAA.
Gasoline futures continued to trade higher in the electronic session Thursday as the latest track of Hurricane Sandy looked headed straight for the heart of the East Coast refining industry.
Apple earnings and a Microsoft product launch keeps technology names at the forefront Thursday in a market that has been mostly punishing the sector for the last month.
Oil prices have plunged near a three-month low amid poor growth prospects, but U.S. drivers may be the biggest winners of the recent selloff.
John Kingston, Global Director Of News, Platts says that U.S. sanctions on Iran have worked far better than most people think.
The natural gas market didn't attract buying after nearing a 10-month high this morning, and futures fell sharply through some key support levels.
Hayden Bairstow, Head of Australian Resources Research at CLSA says that miners are upping their investments to expand capacity. This means that volume growth will help offset weak metal prices.
A dramatic spiral for gasoline prices in some key battleground states comes just three weeks before the U.S. presidential elections.
The incredible prosperity in North Dakota has happened during the Obama administration. However, the fear is that things might change in the next four years, especially when it comes to fracking.
WTI oil futures fell below $90 a barrel on concerns about slowing global demand amid strong U.S. production and robust supplies.
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission is expected to grant a delay on a rule set to take effect Friday that would impact clearing of energy swaps at the CME Group, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Double, double toil and trouble. All the elements for a larger regional conflict are slowly falling into place, just as the witches’ ingredients in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as the fateful day, November 6th, or Election Day approaches. Oilprice.com reports.
What does our worlds energy future look like? To help us look into the future we spoke with Gail Tverberg, a well-known independent researcher and commentator on energy issues and author of the popular blog, Our Finite World.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst, BBY says that the QE boost to commodity prices does not reflect demand concerns and that base metals prices could be trading lower by end-December.
US natural gas production is rising despite fewer rigs in operation, but far more reserves could be unleashed by fracking. Exports are one answer to overabundance, so what's the holdup? Oilprice.com reports.
"It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says one energy analyst.
The U.S. designated certain areas around its coast for the safe dumping of explosives, but the records of where these munitions were dumped are incomplete. Now those forgotten payloads have become a real hazard for oil ocmpanies that drill deep sea wells.
On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.