Hurricane Harvey has forced a number of refineries in Texas and Louisiana to slow or stop operation, resulting in increased gas prices across the nation.
The president-elect has promised to 'bring the coal industry back 100 percent.' Market forces suggest differently.
Once OPEC nations wielded price-shaping clout. But a US fracking boom, the return of Iran to world markets, and global urgency about carbon emissions changed the mind-set for OPEC titan Saudi Arabia.