Dr. Strange-oil

Four slightly insane -- but not entirely unrealistic -- ways that Vladimir Putin could spike the price of oil to save Russia's economy.


Three Maps Show the Immense Damage Rising Sea Levels Could Do in China

Bye-bye, Shanghai. Three maps show the immense damage rising sea levels could do.


Chill Out, Arctic Oil Is Still a Long Way Off

Obama's decision to open Alaskan waters to oil drilling infuriated environmental groups, but low prices and high costs could push back operations for years.


China Tops U.S. as Biggest Oil Importer

But Beijing’s big and growing reliance on energy from the Middle East leaves China vulnerable to regional strife and worries over sea lane security.

Observation Deck

Inside Turkey's Reckless Gas Game with Russia

Europe hoped Turkey could help the continent wean itself off Russian fuel. But Ankara might have other plans.


Russia’s Stumbling Pivot to Asia

Moscow and Beijing are trying to cement closer ties, but delays in high-profile energy deals highlight lingering tensions between the two American rivals.


Follow the Roads, Railways, and PIpelines on China's New Silk Road

Beijing's multi-billion dollar integration project aims to connect China to Europe with a network of roads, railways, pipelines.


Why Cheap Oil Is Bad News for U.S. Gas-Export Hopes

Plentiful supplies of crude, fueled in part by the U.S. boom, undermine the case for shipping liquefied natural gas overseas.

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