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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.
A dramatic spiral for gasoline prices in some key battleground states comes just three weeks before the U.S. presidential elections.
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.
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.
Dan Morgan, Global Commodities Analyst, UBS says that stimulus measures are driving the commodities market.
"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.
Oil prices slumped for a third-straight session Wednesday, as comments from Saudi Arabia raised expectations of increased supply and after weely data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed inventories climbed far more than projected.
U.S. oil prices retreated over $1 after topping $100 a barrel early Friday when the International Energy Agency's chief economist said high prices are now "unbearable for consumers" and traders anticipated an announcement of a release of emergency oil reserves could be imminent.
As Tropical Storm Isaac continues its path toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, gasoline futures have surged to a five-month high while oil fell slightly and natural gas prices sank.
US oil prices fell more than $1 on Monday after rising sharply overnight as Tropical Storm Isaac threatened the U.S. Gulf Coast and a deadly explosion shut down Venezuela's largest refinery.
Energy investors remain bullish on ExxonMobil, even though the outlook for oil prices remain uncertain, two analysts told CNBC.
The US wants China and Arab states to help foot the $3bn bill for a deal designed to unlock oil production and set Sudan and South Sudan back on the path to peace, the FT reports.
Gasoline and oil futures surged Tuesday to the highest prices since May, as traders predicted the damage from a fire at California's third largest refinery could take months to repair.
U.S. oil futures topped $91 a barrel for the first time in two weeks, surging over 4 percent to post the biggest one-day surge for oil prices since June 29. The September WTI crude contract closed the NYMEX floor trading session up $4.27 at $91.40 a barrel.
Oil prices are extending gains on better-than-expected U.S. non-farm payrolls data, a re-evaluation of Draghi's comments, and deepening concerns about escalating violence in Syria..
Natural gas futures plunged 8 percent Thursday as supplies grew more than expected last week and as hot temperatures were forecast to moderate by the middle of August.
Sliding gold coin sales show that retail demand for the actual metal is clearly fading, but dealers and analysts say it is not because investors are less concerned about the financial turmoil around the globe. There's just not the same fervor for the precious metal as in recent years.