May 2, 2013
President Obama visits Mexico today and will hold talks with President Enrique Pena de Nieto. Among the likely topics: Mexico's vast oil and gas reserves. Production could increase with foreign funding, but that is a touchy move in Mexico.
Apr 18, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.
Apr 4, 2013
The latest oil spill in Arkansas has environmentalists up in arms over how Big Oil transports their product.
Mar 22, 2013
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.
Mar 15, 2013
The surge in oil and natural gas production in the U.S. offers real economic opportunities. How much are royalties from offshore drilling growing, and what could be gained by taking some of that money to help fund alternative energies?
Mar 12, 2013
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Mar 5, 2013
Taking power in 1999, Hugo Chavez almost single-handedly transformed Venezuelan society, wielding the country's oil wealth as a weapon. Can a strongman economy continue after his death?
Mar 4, 2013
A study commissioned by the State Department concludes that building the Keystone XL pipeline won't contribute to global warming, because Canadian tar sands oil will get to market with or without the pipeline.
Mar 4, 2013
The Obama administration is not expected to decide whether to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline until this summer, but a new report gives clues about the White House's pipeline strategy.
Feb 8, 2013
The transportation system for fuel in the U.S. is inadequate, though, so some oil always has to be imported to where it's needed.