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Nissan Motor Co.'s gas-engine NV200 vehicle is displayed at the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Nissan EVs tested in New York amid standard debate

Nissan is supplying New York City with fuel-efficient cabs, including six electric cars for testing, but acknowledged uncertainties Tuesday about an ongoing “debate” over charging standards for electric vehicles.
Categories: General
2012 Fisker Karma. (Photo: Fisker Automotive)

Fisker’s luxury plug-in car revenue exceeds $100 million

Fisker Automotive Inc., a maker of luxury plug-in cars working to overcome battery problems, said its rechargeable Karma sedans generated revenue of more than $100 million in the first four months of this year.
Categories: General
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Investors lose on Texas electric utility stakes

The company now called Energy Future Holdings is making multimillion-dollar retention bonus payments to executives and cash payments to private equity holders, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Categories: Finance/Earnings

BLM rejects permit for methane bacteria project

Federal land managers have rejected an application by a Colorado company to use bacteria to produce methane from northeast Wyoming coal beds.
(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Cuba’s oil dreams yet to materialize

After the first attempt in nearly a decade to find Cuba’s hoped-for undersea oil bonanza has come up dry, the island’s leaders and their partners must regroup and hope they have better luck – quickly.
TNK-BP headquarters in Moscow (AP file photo/Misha Japaridze)

CEO of TNK-BP unexpectedly quits

Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman on Monday unexpectedly announced his resignation as chief executive of TNK-BP, a sign of rising tensions between shareholders at the Russian venture of British company BP.

Categories: General
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

Driving season begins, as does griping about gas

It’s Memorial Day weekend and our national obsession with the price of gasoline is in focus once again.
Categories: General
Carl Icahn (AP file photo/Mark Lennihan)

Icahn reveals Chesapeake stake

Activist investor Carl Icahn has taken a sizable stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp. and is calling for at least four of company’s directors to be replaced.
An oil pump works in the Persian Gulf desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Oil holds near 2012 low

Both crude varieties have tumbled this month on forecasts of weaker world demand and higher supplies.
Categories: Crude oil
(Brett Clanton/Houston Chronicle)

Drilling foes want to buy Wyoming Range leases

Opponents of natural gas drilling in the Wyoming Range want to buy an energy company’s drilling leases, but both sides appear to be waiting for the other to make the first move.
Categories: Crude oil, Natural gas