Canadians are stunned that Alberta voted out Conservatives in favor of the NDP, a left-wing party. The switch could have a profound impact on Canada's energy industry.
Kiev says that rebels have blocked rescue workers from reaching the mine, where dozens are feared dead.
President Michelle Bachelet recently announced her 2014-18 energy program, pledging to expand a liquefied natural gas port and support renewable energy sources.
If any European country could have a US-like fracking boom, it's Poland. But optimism has waned.
When Chevron tried to start exploratory drilling, local farmers moved quickly to stop them.
Official information on the Pemex blast last week is still scant, but the explosion may have shifted perceptions on whether the state-owned oil company should open up to private investment.