Articles by Pierre Bertrand
A drilling rig in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas

Natural Gas Industry To Create 1.5M Jobs By 2015: IHS

The U.S. natural gas industry will create 1.5 million jobs by 2015, in large part because of the surge in production from unconventional shale beds that require hydraulic fracturing, according to an IHS study released Wednesday.

Churning Oil And Coal, Essar Group's Growth Mirrors Indian Economy

What started as a family construction firm in the 1960s, Essar Group, based in Mumbai India, now is a behemoth of a company. It is fully integrated in steel production, oil and gas production and refining, electric generation and shipping on five continents with revenue of more than $27 billion.
World Crude Oil

OPEC Meeting Preview - Five Things You Should Know

Leaders of the world's 12-member crude oil cartel gather this week in Vienna to discuss and perhaps set a production ceiling for the group in what is expected to rubber stamp the current state of affairs. It is also expected to feature a fierce tug-of-war between Saudi Arabia, the cartel's dominant producer, and Iran.

Gold Prices Fall, Ending Six-Day Rally

The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by more than 2 percent on Thursday, ending six days of consecutive price increases so far this month.
Best Buy

Best Buy Founder And Chairman Richard Schulze Resigns

Richard Schulze, the founder and largest shareholder of Best Buy Co. (NYSE: BBY), the biggest U.S. electronics chain store, told the company's board Thursday he is resigning, effectively immediately. A reason for the abrupt departure was not publicly disclosed.

North Carolina Considers Fracking Bill

The North Carolina Senate could begin debating that state's first piece of legislation to allow hydraulic fracturing in oil-and-gas drilling next week.



Thanksgiving History: Where Did It All Begin?

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated annually to remember the alliance between the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag people in 1621. Today, Americans view Thanksgiving as a day to...