Black skies: This is what happens when an oil refinery loses power
April 17, 2013, 2:36 p.m. by Shea Gunther
This is what the skies over Beaumont, Texas, look like whenever one of the local refineries loses power.
Impact of Keystone XL pipeline examined in new e-book
April 10, 2013, 3:12 p.m. by John Platt
Washington Post energy correspondent Steven Mufson traveled the 1,700-mile path of the controversial tar sands pipeline.
Crude oil prices have dropped, so why is gasoline still so expensive?
February 25, 2013, 2:51 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Consumers are paying an average of $3.78 per gallon, which is some kind of record for this time of year. If there's plenty of product on the market, and oil futures can go into a big sell-off, gas prices should be falling. Here's some likely reasons they aren't.
Imagine a world without oil: Infographic
February 6, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
Thanks to our oil addiction, such a world would include rolling blackouts, minimal transportation, dwindling food supplies and possibly war.
Explain it to me: High gas prices
May 6, 2011, 2:53 p.m.
Video: Are gas prices making you want to pull your hair out? CNN's Ali Velshi explains why we're to blame for high gas prices.
Oil spill could continue for 4 years, says former oilman
July 8, 2010, 12:28 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
Oilman-turned-solar entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett says there's only one shot to plug the well, and getting it wrong comes with a heavy price.
Broader view on oil spill's environmental damage
June 17, 2010, 4:33 p.m.
Video: Charles Wohlforth, author of 'The Fate of Nature,' tells MSNBC about the oil spill's likely long-term effects and what could exacerbate them.
The Gulf spill: Hitting bottom in our addiction to oil
June 16, 2010, 1:54 p.m. by Smarter Living
The oil spill drives home the consequences of our addiction.