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Fueling America

Is the oil industry headed toward more consolidation?

Big Oil is set to spend billions on new exploration in 2009, but in addition to ocean beds thousands of feet below the water's surface, major producers are surveying the balance sheets of vulnerable companies in the sector.

Archive: Natural gas

A look back to 1991 when the green trend was to convert vehicles to use compressed natural gas.

updated Fri Nov 21 2008 14:54:10

Is the oil industry headed toward more consolidation?

Big Oil is set to spend billions on new exploration in 2009, but in addition to ocean beds thousands of feet below the water's surface, major producers are surveying the balance sheets of vulnerable companies in the sector.

updated Thu Nov 20 2008 13:08:03

Archive: Natural gas

A look back to 1991 when the green trend was to convert vehicles to use compressed natural gas.

updated Wed Nov 12 2008 18:52:31

Study: Tap natural gas from Alaska's frozen areas

Today's technology could extract enough untapped natural gas, frozen in Alaska's North Slope, to heat millions of homes for years, federal officials announced Wednesday.

updated Tue Nov 11 2008 18:03:32

Fueling America: Holiday fares

Tom Parsons of Bestfares.com offers tips on how to find great travel deals this holiday season.

updated Tue Oct 28 2008 10:55:07

EPA, UPS join to launch eco-friendly hybrid trucks

Brown is going green.

updated Mon Oct 27 2008 11:41:11

Airlines hurt by fuel prices

You might think airlines would benefit from lower oil prices, but that's not always the case. Jim Boulden reports.

updated Sun Oct 26 2008 22:08:32

Gas prices drop record amount

A 53-cent drop in gas prices over the last two weeks has set another record, and the publisher of a national survey predicted Sunday that prices will continue to decline -- but at a slower pace.

updated Fri Oct 24 2008 17:13:02

Factors in the retail price of gas

updated Mon Oct 20 2008 17:25:24

Charging stations for electric cars growing in number

Owning an electric vehicle requires more than global-cooling ambitions. It takes guile, planning, sharp vision, a silver tongue -- and a 50-foot extension cord.

updated Wed Oct 01 2008 10:47:53

NASCAR, meet the electric Chevy Volt

Imagine a sun-swept Texas afternoon in 2015. After the roar of a ceremonial flyover, a Texas Motor Speedway crowd of 200,000 rises to its feet in anticipation of NASCAR's signature moment.

updated Fri Sep 26 2008 15:58:20

Gas shortage leads to fights, threatens college football in South

Gas shortages are afflicting drivers across the Southeast. Some of the problems were caused by Hurricane Ike affecting oil production and refining along the Gulf Coast, but empty gas pumps also are being blamed on the consumers themselves.

updated Mon Sep 22 2008 20:55:44

Atlanta gas crunch: 'We've got no gas here'

Mohammed Hussain got 3,000 gallons of gas delivered to his Chevron station in suburban Atlanta on Saturday. By Sunday morning, all of the gas, priced at $4.39 per gallon for regular unleaded, was gone.

updated Fri Sep 19 2008 15:23:17

Stripper wells try to get more oil from ground

Hundreds of thousands of small oil wells in the United Sates, called "stripper wells," are being touted as part of the solution to dependency on foreign oil.

updated Tue Sep 16 2008 10:27:56

Experts: 'Irrational' behavior drives gas prices more than Ike

Gas prices across the Southeast and Midwest soared over the weekend, and while many would blame Hurricane Ike, human nature may be a more likely scapegoat.

updated Mon Sep 15 2008 11:28:06

Hurricane's aftermath includes higher gas prices

updated Tue Sep 09 2008 12:58:26

Ford's 65 mpg not for U.S.?

Headline News' Jennifer Westhoven talks about the price of oil and the 65 mpg car that you won't see on U.S. streets.

updated Tue Sep 02 2008 17:56:23

Long-distance drivers feeling the pain of costly commute

Soaring gas prices, nearing a national average of $4 per gallon, are causing long-distance commuters to burn holes in their wallets along with the fuel in their gas tanks.

updated Thu Aug 28 2008 16:41:44

Bless you and here's some gas

Carol Umsted got more than the word of God during services this summer at the Congregational United Church of Christ of Valley City.

updated Wed Aug 20 2008 11:28:54

Urban drilling bonanza pits neighbor against neighbor

Bishop Kenneth Spears always thought gifts from God came from above. He never imagined that the gifts would be hiding under his church in Fort Worth, Texas.

updated Fri Aug 15 2008 10:12:31

Electric bikes provide greener commute

When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city.

updated Thu Aug 14 2008 14:30:02

Converting gas-powered cars to electric

Larry Horsley loves that he doesn't buy much gas, even though he drives his '95 Chevy S-10 back and forth to work each day.

updated Wed Aug 13 2008 14:55:18

Hybrids: Pros and cons

CNNMoney.com's Poppy Harlow discusses hybrids with Transportation Deputy Secretary Thomas Barrett.

updated Wed Aug 13 2008 11:27:54

Lab makes renewable diesel fuel from E. coli poop

Fossil fuels that keep our planet running -- oil, natural gas and coal -- were created from the decomposition of plants, plankton and other organic material over millions of years.

updated Wed Aug 13 2008 10:23:50

Save money, make friends on the road

Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings.

updated Mon Aug 11 2008 10:15:38

Farmer turns to fruit tree to power tractors

Bryan Beer, a citrus grower in southwestern Florida, sees himself as a bit of a pioneer. He's not digging for gold. It's more like he's planting for oil.

updated Fri Aug 08 2008 16:22:47

106 mpg 'air car' creates buzz, questions

You've heard of hybrids, electric cars and vehicles that can run on vegetable oil. But of all the contenders in the quest to produce the ultimate fuel-efficient car, this could be the first one to let you say, "fill it up with air."

updated Thu Aug 07 2008 20:31:05

For some, energy prices are threatening lives

A gallon of unleaded gasoline: $10. Heating fuel: $9.10 a gallon. Electricity: $1.17 per kilowatt hour -- 11 times the national average.

updated Thu Aug 07 2008 13:21:13

For some, energy prices are threatening lives

A gallon of unleaded gasoline: $10. Heating fuel: $9.10 a gallon. Electricity: $1.17 per kilowatt hour -- 11 times the national average.

updated Wed Aug 06 2008 14:29:32

North Dakota's real-life Jed Clampett

Herb Geving unleashes a broad smile in his 11,000-square-foot mansion. The former cattleman, farmer and owner of a North Dakota garbage business is now retired, able to count the dollar signs brought in by three oil wells.

updated Wed Aug 06 2008 13:17:49

Oil boomtown

CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports on a North Dakota town booming because of one of the largest oil finds ever in the U.S.

updated Wed Aug 06 2008 09:24:22

Map of U.S. gas prices

updated Fri Aug 01 2008 13:40:47

Find out how much gas prices are costing you

updated Thu Jul 31 2008 09:24:55

Batteries run classic Porsche

Jimmy Sarmiento is creating a buzz with his newly modified Porsche. KOVR's Steve Large reports.

updated Tue Jul 29 2008 09:19:11

Hummer owners still love to play dirty

They rumble in on treads called Super Swampers, wearing their hearts on their license plates.

updated Thu Jul 24 2008 16:23:32

America's need for oil like an 'addiction,' expert says

You've no doubt heard the language by now -- that Americans are plagued by an oil addiction.

updated Tue Jul 22 2008 21:19:44

Decision at the pump: Cash vs. credit

Gas stations across the country are increasingly offering discounts for fuel purchases made with cash as high oil prices eat into their profits.

updated Tue Jul 22 2008 11:12:15

What you risk by using debit card at the pump

QUESTION: When I use my debit card to buy gas at the pump, I've noticed that a hold gets put on funds in my account for a few days -- sometimes for more than what I purchased. What gives? Is there any way to avoid this?

updated Tue Jul 22 2008 11:01:17

Pickens talks about alternative energy

Earlier this month, legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens unveiled a new energy plan he says will decrease the United States' dependency on foreign oil by more than one-third and help shift American energy production toward renewable natural resources.

updated Mon Jul 21 2008 10:52:38

Gas costs more with credit

Gas station owners accuse credit card companies of driving up fuel costs. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

updated Fri Jul 18 2008 10:43:48

The Gulf's black gold

CNN's John Zarrella looks at whether more oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will ease your pain at the pump.

updated Fri Jul 18 2008 09:22:14

Town uses wind power

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on a Missouri town that, on a breezy day, can be powered by wind.

updated Fri Jul 18 2008 08:39:16

Electricity costs soar

CNN's Carol Costello reports on why electricity costs are rising sharply.

updated Thu Jul 17 2008 23:56:02

Pilots say they feel pressure to cut back on fuel

U.S. Airways is pressuring pilots to use less fuel, undermining their authority and possibly compromising safety, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association.

updated Wed Jul 16 2008 14:10:56

Archive: Oil (1991)

CNN's Tony Clark takes a look back at the oil situation after the first Gulf War.

updated Wed Jul 16 2008 13:41:38

U.S. cities scrambling to meet rising mass transit demands

U.S. cities are racing to cope with ever-increasing demand on public transportation as gas prices remain at record levels.

updated Wed Jul 16 2008 10:01:30

Mass transit an afterthought?

Atlanta's mayor and transit CEO discuss the impact of rising fuel costs and the future of mass transit.

updated Wed Jul 16 2008 05:21:36

Farmers fight plans for new oil refinery

Farmland stretches as far as the eye can see -- row upon row of corn stalks waving in the breeze. It's an unlikely place to watch America debate its energy crisis but a battle is raging in this corner of South Dakota over what could be the nation's first new oil refinery in 30 years.

updated Wed Jul 09 2008 13:53:47

Rising crude oil prices: A decade-long trend

updated Wed Jul 09 2008 12:10:13

Sales of gas-saving gadgets rise with gas prices

With fuel prices soaring, sales of products designed to boost gas mileage are also rising -- even though the government says they're not worth the money.

updated Tue Jul 08 2008 16:53:21

Oil billionaire Pickens puts his money on wind power

Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is putting his clout behind renewable energy sources like wind power.

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