BP's CEO outlines the issues surrounding the oil and gas industry

Oct 1, 2018
Bob Dudley on a volatile market, trade tensions and greener alternatives.
British energy giant BP CEO Bob Dudley addresses a keynote speech during the World Gas Conference in Paris on June 2, 2015. 
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Why high prices mean good news for U.S. oil

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Sep 25, 2018
Tight supply and healthy demand help, too.

Airlines seek to balance competitive fares and rising fuel prices

Jul 3, 2018
If you’re wondering why airfares are relatively low at the moment, the answer is that there are a lot of inexpensive seats being offered by what’s called “ultra-low cost carriers.” Those fares from airlines like Frontier and Spirit are keeping the market competitive for bigger airlines, and passengers are benefiting. But with rising oil (and, […]

Here’s one reason you pay more for gas in the summer

Jun 25, 2018
The gasoline you’re putting in your car now is different than the gasoline you bought a few months ago. The gas that’s fueling your summer vacation is the “summer blend,” which uses a different mix of ingredients and it’s more expensive to produce. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Thanks, OPEC! Gas prices may be falling just in time for your vacay roadtrip

Jun 21, 2018
OPEC meetings are underway in Vienna, and for now, indications are that oil-producing countries will agree to lift some of the production limits they set 18 months ago. We look into how any changes out of the OPEC summit could ripple through the global economy. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

OPEC poised to shift oil agreements

Jun 21, 2018
Representatives from oil producing nations are in Vienna for the biannual OPEC summit. The organization’s most recent agreement capped production. But demand is soaring, so some significant changes could come out of this round of meetings. That’s because of varying goals among oil producing countries. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Rising gas prices could drive some to change travel plans

Jun 14, 2018
Gas prices are on the rise just in time for summer travel. But will that give drivers second thoughts about hitting the road during the summer vacation season? Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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How the energy boom shaped a small town in rural America

Jun 12, 2018
About a decade ago, some in this country saw fracking as the solution to decades of economic decline. But others were determined to stop it.
A Consol Energy horizontal gas drilling rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, in 2012.
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Gas prices head north before holiday

May 23, 2018
We’re only a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, one of the busiest travel days of the year. More than 41 million Americans are expected to hit the road. You know where you’re going? Are you going to drive there? Well, you might be paying more for that gasoline than you have in a […]

U.S. automakers could be headed down a rocky road

Apr 25, 2018
For years, low gas prices fueled sales of SUVs and pickup trucks, and low interest rates made it easier for car buyers to trade up every time some shiny new technology came along. But with gas prices and interest rates rising, and tariffs on imported aluminum and steel driving up costs, automakers are facing an […]