After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s debate statement that he would “transition” the country away from oil gave President Trump an opening and thrust climate change center stage.
There is heartbreak almost everywhere you look, our columnist says, but the stock market usually rises anyway.
Two new books, David H. Rundell’s “Vision or Mirage” and Bradley Hope and Justin Scheck’s “Blood and Oil,” offer insights into an enigmatic country.
The oil giant’s takeover of Noble Energy gives it a foothold in an emerging energy hot spot: the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Venezuela’s oil reserves, the world’s largest, transformed the country and the global energy market. Now its oil sector is grinding to a halt — perhaps never to recover.
Taxes on gasoline and diesel increased by 9.3 cents a gallon on Thursday in a state once known for bargain fuel. The increase came a month after tolls on major roadways also went up.
The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.
A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.
Daniel Yergin’s “The New Map” is a comprehensive look at the world of energy, its past, present and future.
President Trump traveled to Florida to declare himself “a great environmentalist,” extending a moratorium on offshore oil drilling that his administration had moved to end.
The liquid levitates, and a boat floats along its bottom side.
Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.
It’s time to listen to Germany and take a step back.
We survived Hurricane Laura, but the Gulf Coast needs better surge protections for the next one.
The hurricane rolled over a coast studded with oil, gas and chemical plants. Other storms have caused the release of toxic substances, often affecting minority communities.
Conflict over drilling rights to massive natural-gas deposits in the eastern Mediterranean is becoming increasingly militarized, risking a conflict between two NATO members.
The United States needs allies. Punishing Berlin over a Russian gas pipeline is a needless provocation.
A reader calls the former vice president our best hope to right the wrongs of the last four years. Also: Oil leasing in the Arctic refuge; Lori Loughlin’s jail sentence; prisoner firefighters; Trump donors.
Damaging storms on converging tracks threaten to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast in quick succession after plowing through the Caribbean.
The next president can undo some of the recent efforts to weaken environmental protections. But it’ll take work.
The candidates were the first ones elected through a petition campaign since 1989, when anti-apartheid activists put Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the panel.
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s visit to the White House is largely focused on negotiations, which started in May, on resetting the United States military mission in Iraq.
The decision sets up a fierce legal battle over the fate of a vast, remote area that is home to polar bears, caribou and the promise of oil wealth.
Islanders have joined together in an effort to contain an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel oil that leaked into the waters surrounding the picturesque nation off Africa’s eastern coast.
Under pressure from governments and investors, industry leaders like BP and Shell are accelerating their production of cleaner energy.
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
Delta’s foray into oil refining illustrates some of the reasons the business was in trouble even before the pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic took a major toll on the oil giant’s earnings, but Aramco will maintain its hefty dividend for shareholders.
The European oil giant has plans for a future with more electrical generation.
Some energy executives are pleased that the former vice president is not calling for a fracking ban and said they could work with him.
Expectant mothers who lived near flaring sites had higher odds of giving birth prematurely than those who did not, researchers found. The adverse outcomes fell entirely on Hispanic women.
The messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.
With a $5 billion play for Noble Energy, the oil giant is set to acquire properties around the world for a relative bargain. Other companies might make similar moves.
A great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, he steered one of his family’s philanthropies to a feisty stance on the oil giant’s role in climate change.
Burning Gas and Poisoning the Air
Scientists expect emissions, driven by fossil fuels and agriculture, to continue rising rapidly.
Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.
As lockdowns ease, the Saudis and their allies see room to increase their output. But the spread of the virus “is casting a shadow” over their plans.
But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation.
The ruling, a victory for the Native American and environmentalist groups who oppose the pipeline, said that it must be emptied of oil by Aug. 5.
The company helped turn the United States into a gas exporter but became known for an illegal scheme to suppress the price of oil and gas leases.
Businesses were reopening in recent weeks and oil prices had climbed north of $40 a barrel before coronavirus infections accelerated in the state.
The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
The energy giant said its oil and gas assets were worth less, a move reflecting broad changes in the industry.
The loss of income caused by the pandemic could increase the number of people suffering acute hunger to more than quarter a billion by December.
Trying to cut spending as the pandemic reduces tax revenue, governments are finding it easier to lift restraints on what consumers pay for fuel.
A diesel fuel spill in Russia’s far north has released about half as much petroleum into the environment as the Exxon Valdez tanker accident in Alaska. The fuel is flowing toward the Arctic Ocean.