Mar 11, 2014 — Prime Minister Ali Zeidan lost a vote of confidence triggered in part by the showdown over a North Korean-flagged tanker that purchased oil from separatists forces.
Nov 27, 2013 — The country began pumping natural gas from its first major offshore field earlier this year. There are also hopes that Israel may have significant oil reserves, though there are hurdles, both technical and political.
Oct 16, 2013 — The embargo led to long gas lines and shaped U.S. foreign policy to this day. However, the world energy market has changed dramatically over the past four decades, and the U.S. now gets less than 10 percent of its oil from the Middle East.
Sep 12, 2013 — Libya's oil sector survived the country's 2011 civil war and was seen as a success story. But production has fallen sharply and exports have all but stopped in a country hugely dependent on oil.
Sep 1, 2013 — Jiang Jeimin, who oversees China's state-run companies, is being investigated for a "serious violation of discipline."
Oct 15, 2012 — Commentator Sheril Kirshenbaum says national energy strategies don't fit so neatly into red or blue compartments. The boundaries are blurry, motivated by more than a candidate's platform. Energy policies often cross party lines and she says we must open our eyes to when and where they do.
Jun 7, 2012 — Soybeans came to the U.S. as a cheap source of oil, and they've never been able to overcome that past. They just don't have the rock star status of corn, even though they're the nation's number two crop.
May 10, 2012 — No matter how much oil the U.S. produces domestically, we'll still be vulnerable to huge swings in the price of gasoline. That's because there's a single, global price for oil.
Apr 29, 2012 — By ending a historic gas contract with Israel, is Egypt laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift between the two countries?
Apr 19, 2012 — The country says it wants to invest in the oil business. But where will the money come from?