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Ohio Governor Hoping to Amend “Outrageous” Drilling Tax

With U.S. midterm elections just days away, one Republican state governor is coasting to re-election despite promising to aggressively push for higher taxes on the oil and gas industry.

OPEC Chief Warns Against Oil Price Panic

OPEC Secretary-General Abdalla Salem el-Badri says he doesn’t expect demand for the cartel’s oil or its production levels to change in the coming year, and he is urging member states not to be alarmed by oil’s current low prices.

The 5 Worst Climate Villains Among World Leaders

See who ranks near the bottom of the world’s worst climate villains based on the 2014 Climate Change Performance Index.

The End of an Era: Is the US Petrodollar Under Threat?

Recent trade deals and high-level cooperation between Russia and China have set off alarm bells in the West as policymakers and oil and gas executives watch the balance of power in global energy markets shift to the East.

Why Oil Prices Are About to Settle

Whether you are benefiting from low oil prices or worried about your energy investments, there is one obvious question: ”How low can it go?”

Despite Strong Gains, Electric Vehicles Still Far From Mainstream

Sales of electric vehicles continue to rise but low gasoline prices are threatening to stall progress.

Boeing Begins New Biofuel Project Using Cooking Oil

Boeing and the Chinese airplane manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. (COMAC) are working together on a biofuel project that would turn China’s rivers of used cooking fat, known as “gutter oil,” into nearly 2 billion liters of jet fuel a year.

Big Oil and Renewables: Not So Strange Bedfellows

Big oil companies have never shunned renewable energy in their mix of business operations, and only recently have pulled back investments in solar and wind. But the reasons for that have less to do with conspiracies to rule the world through a fossil-fuel economy than plain old economics.

Statoil Hits North Sea Oil Bonanza in Abandoned Field

Norway’s energy giant says it’s found more than 30 million barrels of crude.

New Catalyst Could Mean Cheaper Biofuels Production

Biofuels are renewable and clean alternatives to fossil fuels, but they can be difficult to produce.

U.S. Utilities Facing Fuel Shortage Problems as Winter Approaches

American utility companies are facing lower-than-average fuel supplies as they begin to stockpile for the winter.

3D-Printed Car From Start to Finish in Less Than Two Days

If Jay Rogers had his way, car buyers would be able to order a vehicle at a dealership, choose the design and accessories, and have it manufactured to their personal specifications pretty much on the spot.

Buy This Stock to Take Advantage of Both Oil and Equity Weakness

As stock markets and oil prices tumble in tandem, savvy investors will be aware that such a situation creates some opportunities.

Can Gold Come Back From the Brink?

After tripling in value between 2000 and 2011, commodity prices continue to crumble.

5 Reasons Oil Prices Are Dropping

As oil prices continue to fall, analysts and producers are trying to wrap their heads around the reasons.

Dropping Oil Prices Send Shockwaves Through Energy Sector

A weakening global economy, a surplus in oil supplies and a strengthening U.S. dollar have combined to send oil prices lower in recent weeks.

The Role of Oil Prices in Global Financial Markets

Whether we like it or not, oil is still the principal source of the world’s energy, and pricing of the two next largest sources, coal and natural gas, are heavily influenced by the price of the black stuff.

Islamic State Battles Kurds Over Border Town to Maintain Oil Trade

A victory by IS in Kobani, better known in the Arab world as Ain al Arab, would be a setback for the U.S.-Saudi-led alliance fighting the world’s most dangerous and most powerful terrorist organization.

Low Oil Prices Raise the Risk of Recession in Russia

Falling oil prices are inflicting deeper economic pain on Russia’s economy, which is already reeling from EU and U.S. sanctions.

The Latest Hybrid: A Solar Cell That’s Also a Battery

A team of researchers at Ohio State University has devised a hybrid solar battery that not only can capture solar energy but store virtually all the energy it collects.