US Coal Sector Faces Tougher 2015
February 12 2015 1:16 PM EST
Alpha Natural Resources Inc., a top U.S. coal producer, told investors it will make significant cost cuts in 2015 in light of tough market conditions.
Tesla To Unveil New Battery To Power Homes: Elon Musk
February 12 2015 2:17 AM EST
Elon Musk said that the design of the battery is complete, and production would begin in about six months.
Congress Sends Keystone XL Bill To White House
February 11 2015 5:18 PM EST
Obama is expected to veto the measure, which could hasten his final decision on the Canada-to-Texas pipeline.
US Oil Boom More Like A Whisper
February 11 2015 10:53 AM EST
U.S. oil companies drilled 28 percent fewer wells in January compared with last June, according to an analysis released Wednesday.
Can Venezuela's Discount Oil Program Survive?
February 11 2015 8:16 AM EST
The program offers Venezuelan oil to Caribbean countries at bargain prices. But Venezuela's economic woes are putting its future in doubt.
Europe Adds 12 Nuclear Reactors' Worth Of Wind
February 10 2015 10:17 AM EST
Wind projects in 2015 could soar even higher as companies chase government incentives and countries address climate change.
Crude-Oil Price Skid Isn’t Lubricated Solely By Supply And Demand
February 08 2015 10:00 AM EST
Debt in the crude-oil industry may be a major factor in the collapse of the commodity’s pricing, the Bank for International Settlements says.
India-US Nuclear Deal A Step Closer To Fruition?
February 08 2015 4:03 AM EST
India releases details of a breakthrough agreement reached during Obama's visit, but U.S. diplomats say there are issues still to be resolved.
Oil Refinery Strike Widens To 11 Plants
February 07 2015 10:25 PM EST
The United Steelworkers union indicated it would likely widen its refinery strike to facilities in Indiana and Ohio.
'Carbon Capture' In Limbo After Feds Scrap $1.7B Plant
February 06 2015 12:22 PM EST
The technology is considered crucial for allowing the world to use fossil fuels in a lower-carbon future, but interest and investments are drying up.
Siemens To Cut Nearly 8,000 Jobs Worldwide, Save $1.15B
February 06 2015 7:49 AM EST
The company currently has over 300,000 employees, of whom 115,000 are based in Germany.
Japan Plans To Reboot One Of Its Nuclear Reactors By June
February 06 2015 6:16 AM EST
The country shut down all 48 of its nuclear power stations following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Union Rejects Sixth Refinery Offer From Shell; Talks Next Week
February 06 2015 3:59 AM EST
The United Steelworkers union (USW), which represents workers at 63 U.S. refineries, had recommended that locals reject the proposal.
The Art And Science Of Predicting Oil Prices
February 05 2015 3:29 PM EST
Energy analysts say forecasts for oil prices are based on "imprecise" assumptions about global supply and demand.
Brazil’s Economic Future Dims Amid Petrobras Scandal
February 04 2015 4:10 PM EST
When the state oil company has problems, Brazil has problems.
Federal Energy Use Hits Record Low
February 04 2015 3:22 PM EST
Federally run buildings and vehicles are becoming more efficient, thanks largely to a Bush-era energy policy.
Coal's Last Hurrah
February 04 2015 12:43 PM EST
Cleaner energy sources are surging in the United States, but high-carbon coal power isn’t on the outs just yet.
Embattled Petrobras CEO Is Officially Out
February 04 2015 9:44 AM EST
The head of Brazil's scandal-ridden oil giant had offered her resignation several times. This week, President Dilma Rousseff finally accepted it.
Nationwide Refinery Strike Rolls On
February 03 2015 12:50 PM EST
With talks between the United Steelworkers and Royal Dutch Shell at a standstill, the refinery strike goes on -- and it could grow.
Oil Prices Jump As BP Cuts Capital Expenditure
February 03 2015 7:13 AM EST
Analysts say the announcements of capital expenditure cuts by major oil companies are helping support prices.