Oct 2, 2012 The U.S. can become less dependent on foreign oil, but it's still a part of the global oil market --and that means no insulation from oil price shocks.
Oct 1, 2012 The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was established to protect the economy from an embargo. But just the threat of releasing oil into the market can rein in speculation in oil futures, too.
Sep 24, 2012 As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.
Sep 18, 2012 Mid-day yesterday oil prices dropped three dollars in about a minute -- and they have kept falling ever since.
Sep 18, 2012 Federal regulators are looking into something strange that happened yesterday in the oil markets: Prices plunged more than $3 a barrel in less than a minute.
Sep 18, 2012 An oil well may seem pretty useless when the light sweet crude stops flowing. In Texas, researchers and entrepreneurs see a chance to recycle old wells and create geothermal power.
Aug 29, 2012 Despite, or perhaps because of, the historic drought in the Midwest, farmers are making big profits. Isaac shuts down Louisiana's ports. And all those smartphones come with a cost: more than ever, we're tethered to our jobs.
Aug 29, 2012 Hurricane Isaac is battering the Gulf, which means a huge chunk of American oil drilling and refining is off line. There’s talk of America tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Aug 28, 2012 Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane, though it won't be nearly as powerful as Katrina. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf.