As OPEC Meets, Sizing Up Its Power and Its Politics

An oilfield site near Epping, N.D. The United States has become a central player in global oil markets.CreditCreditJim Wilson/The New York Times VIENNA — On Thursday, over 200 oil industry representatives, financial analysts and journalists are expected to crowd into a basement auditorium at the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. It […]

What’s Happening to the Price of Oil?

Oil production in North Dakota. Prices have fallen to their lowest levels of the year with traders increasingly focused on trade tensions and rising interest rates.CreditCreditJim Wilson/The New York Times Oil prices have plummeted in recent days, months after surging to their highest point since 2014. After topping $75 a barrel in early October, the […]

California Utility Gets Reassurance on Wildfire Liability

Pacific Gas and Electric employees marking gas lines this week in a Northern California region devastated by a wildfire. Shares in the company had plunged over concerns that it could face insolvency over liability claims arising from the fires.CreditCreditTerray Sylvester/Reuters After its stock plummeted over its possible role in California’s deadly wildfires, the state’s largest […]

Tesla Faces a Challenger in the Home Solar Business

A Sunrun installer at a customer’s home in Carlsbad, Calif. Sunrun is chipping away at Tesla’s lead in the residential solar market.CreditCreditCollin Chappelle for The New York Times LOS ANGELES — Just four years after its founding in 2006, SolarCity had emerged as the nation’s leading rooftop solar power company. The company’s founders, with the […]