natural gas
  • Taking on an issue he knows got short shrift over past four years and ensures continued friction with congressional GOP.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 21, 2013, 6:55 PM EST
  •  Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, speaks at the South Stream welding ceremony in Anapa, Russia.

    The Russian energy giant is spending billions to expand, but it will have to tread carefully at a time when global natural gas supplies are surging and prices are falling.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 14, 2013, 5:46 AM EST
  • ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Friends of coal are certain they know the enemy.

    They fault President Barack Obama and his Environmental Protection Agency for new clean air rules they deride as a devastating blow to a multibillion-dollar industry that has been the lifeblood of Appalachia for generations. The agency standards imposed earlier this year tightened limits on existing coal powered-plant emissions while guidelines on restricting greenhouse gases could affect new plants as early as 2013.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST