A dramatic plunge in gas prices, combined with better gas mileage, has helped boost sales of larger vehicles in the US. But a decision to buy an SUV or truck based on low gas prices may be a shortsighted one.
High levels of oil output come at a time when the world is already oversupplied, which is making oil prices tumble. That, in turn, is forcing down the share prices of several of the oil majors.
Oil prices briefly dropped below $50 a barrel Monday for the first time in five and a half years. What's driving the oil prices plunge, and how long will it last?
Oil prices plunged by half in just six months in 2014, and the big question now is what will happen to markets in 2015. Here are the top five factors that will determine the trajectory of oil prices in 2015.
In an industry as unpredictable as energy, it's best to prepare for the unexpected. Here Kurt Cobb offers five possible surprises for energy in 2015.
What does global energy look like after the oil crash? Recharge takes a peek at the future of oil, renewables, and nuclear power.
US oil and gas production have boomed, but the country still lacks a coherent energy strategy, according to an International Energy Agency review. The report credits the US for reducing greenhouse emissions, and encourages further investment in electricity infrastructure.
The last six months of plunging oil prices has given many developing countries a window of opportunity to scrap fuel subsidies. This move has attracted opposition from consumers but it could have significant benefits over the long-term.
Kenya is planning to build the largest wind project on the continent of Africa. If the project delivers as promised, it would allow the country to spend less in fuel costs each year and allow its population more access to electricity.
President Obama has made Alaska's Bristol Bay off limits to oil and gas drilling. Green groups applauded the move, but the oil and gas industry's response was muted. A sign of compromise? Sort of.
Plummeting oil prices and tightening sanctions are taking their toll on the Russian economy, combining to push the Russian ruble off a cliff. Moscow's move to prop up state-owned oil company Rosneft has only exacerbated the currency crisis in Russia.