Nov 9, 2012
Gas rationing is back in New York City and parts of Long Island. And -- like in the 1970s oil crisis -- cars that end in an even number fill up on even days, and odd plates on odd days.
Nov 8, 2012
Odd numbered license plates get to buy gas on odd numbered dates; evens on evens.
Nov 6, 2012
New York's state attorney general investigates price gouging as Craigslist ads sell gas for $20 a gallon.
Oct 5, 2012
California discovers how close it lives to a tipping point when refinery problems combine to create a sudden gas shortage and a spike in prices.
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 26, 2012
The United States has the most crude oil stashed away and ready-to-go of any nation on earth in its Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But you can't see the oil. It's underground in salt domes.
Jul 20, 2012
A faster-cooking kitchen range is the incentive for one family to switch to natural gas. But if you hope to save money, that's just the start.
Jul 9, 2012
What did in the maker of the ubiquitous red containers? A failure to heed the warning printed on them.
Jul 2, 2012
There's news this morning that folks who do the ordering at factories are increasingly wary. The Markit U.S. Purchasing Managers Index was a disappointment, its worst showing since late 2010.