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  • April 21- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd said it reduced its global workforce by more than 18 percent since the end of 2014 as the slump in oil prices hurt drilling activity. Nabors said on Tuesday it cut its workforce by 41 percent in its U.S. drilling operations and 26 percent in Canada. The company's revenue fell 10.5 percent to $1.42 billion in the first...

  • BP CEO: Oil prices will stay 'lower for longer' Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET
    Bob Dudley, chief executive officer of BP, speaks during the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston.

    BP CEO Bob Dudley said oil companies need to adjust to new realities, including a cheap crude environment and tougher regulations.

  • 50% chance of lifting oil export ban this year: CEO Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:16 PM ET
    Robert "Bob" Dudley, chief executive officer of BP, right, speaks with Scott Sheffield, chairman and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, during the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston.

    Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield says he's optimistic the U.S. will lift an oil export ban after recent meetings with lawmakers.

  • The low oil price CEOs think will last for years Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:43 PM ET
    Gas prices

    Oil CEOs expect low oil prices to linger for at least a few years, due to a market flush with private financing and productive wells.

  • Oklahoma: From two 3.0 quakes a year—to two a day Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    Chad Devereaux examines bricks on Nov. 6, 2011, that fell from three sides of his in-laws' home in Sparks, Oklahoma, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours.

    Oklahoma's earthquakes are racking up millions of dollars in damages and unleashing a political and financial maelstrom.

  • The oil-price collapse changes everything: Yergin Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Idled oil well pump jacks sit in the yard at Wood Energy Inc. in Woodlawn, Ill, Jan. 20, 2015.

    The oil-price crash has upset the most fundamental assumptions in long-term plans to meet the world's energy needs, says the CERAWeek chair.

  • The BP oil spill: Five years later Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    The BP oil spill: Five years later

    Mitch Jurisich, the owner of Jurisich Oysters LLC, speaks to CNBC about how the oyster fishing business has fared five years following the BP oil spill.

  • How Iran is being used in US oil export arguments Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:19 PM ET
    An oil tanker ship is shown moored at the loading bay of an oil refinery in Houston.

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski plans to introduce legislation this year to end the ban on US oil exports, in place since the 1970s.

  • BP spill: 5 years later Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET
    BP spill: 5 years later

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports on recovery 5 years after the disastrous BP Gulf oil spill.

  • The world's most important oil producer is now ... Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    US oil companies have quickly become the new swing factor in the oil market. How they react to the crash will be key to future oil prices.

  • Crunch time for drillers Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Crunch time for drillers

    Energy companies are in talks with bank lenders about borrowing money, which is prompting some to dump out of their bank loans, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Are floodgates about to open for Australia M&A? Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:38 AM ET

    Shell's takeover bid for BG may be a harbinger of more deals for Australia's resources sector, which has taken a body blow from low commodity prices.

  • Shell gambles on rocky Brazil, Petrobras with BG bid Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 9:49 AM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    Shell’s $69 billion bid for BG Group could increase its exposure to Brazil at a time when the country appears to be destabilizing and stagnating.

  • Goldman: Oil prices must 'stay low for longer' Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 9:56 AM ET
    Pipelines and oil storage tanks in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    U.S. oil inventory and capex falls may boost prices modestly near term, but production growth is still too strong for substantial gains, Goldman said.

  • The other biggest loser in oil's slide: Angola Sunday, 29 Mar 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    New skyscrapers being built in the business district of Luanda, Angola

    Plunging oil has been a windfall for U.S. consumers, but energy-reliant countries like Angola, however, the effect has been far less beneficial.

  • March 27- Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators. Drillship operators face a more brutal hit to margins than they did after the oil-price crash of 2008 because of the huge cost of maintaining the more than $10...

  • March 27- Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators. Drillship operators face a more brutal hit to margins than they did after the oil-price crash of 2008 because of the huge cost of maintaining the more than $10...

  • Oil may be headed the way of dinosaurs: Insana Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 11:46 AM ET
    Dinosaur

    Is oil headed to $100? $30? It may not matter, says Ron Insana. It could be headed the way of the dinosaurs.

  • US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:17 AM ET
    Workers stand next to water service tanks at an Anadarko Petroleum hydraulic fracking site near Dacono, Colorado.

    OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas. Now they are fighting back.

  • Government unveils first set of fracking rules Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:27 PM ET
    File photo: Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing on the Marcellus shale rock formation in Pennsylvania.

    The federal government unveiled the first mandates for fracking operations on federal and Indian lands on Friday.