Obama's proposal to add $10 tax to crude oil raises the thorny question of whether the U.S. can continue to fund its highway infrastructure with a fuel tax that hasn't changed since 1993.
Low inflation gives the RBA scope to cut rates in coming months but a lot will turn on whether we continue to see persistently weak GDP growth.
When you pick apart the strange economics of global energy markets, it becomes clear how the incredible power of Riyadh can take other countries to the brink.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
While oil prices have halved over the past year, the number of mergers and acquisitions has most definitely not.
Producers keep pumping more oil, even as prices are falling to fresh 12-year lows every day. What's driving this?
The future does not bode well for global oil. This, however, is for reasons related to climate change, not because of tumbling prices.
With the economic dashboard flashing red, here's the route to safety.
Plastics are vital. Making them from anything other than oil is good; using waste products is even better.
The tale of the vengeful whale that took out the Essex, a whaling-ship, has now been adapted in true swashbuckling style.
Oil exporters have had a tough year ... but there is hope for economic reform via the Islamic bond market.
With drones and modern radar technology it's possible to target Islamic State's oil tankers – and strike at the heart of their income stream.
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
How should Nigeria weather yet another episode of oil price shock? This time it's likely to be worsened by two events of significant global effect.
A technology designed to reduce the effect of fossil fuels on the climate has received £1 bln in subsidies and has nothing to show for it.
Oil price developments over the past 40 years have been truly spectacular, but the recent fall in oil prices is likely to last, thanks to increasing production.
American consumers may welcome lower gas prices, but the drop in oil revenues could impact Arab Gulf states and Middle East security. A scholar examines the realities of decreased oil revenues.
What does Gazprom hope to achieve with its deep and generous relationship with football?
It's been done before but tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve – particularly when prices for oil are low – isn't the best way to fund the Highway Trust Fund.