U.S. Department of Energy
Mar 21, 2013 08:46 EDT
Global crude oil prices turned lower on Thursday as traders banked profits despite strong Chinese manufacturing data.
Mar 15, 2013 13:33 EDT
Woe is Venezuela, sitting atop the world's largest oil reserves. Production is down and its top customer, the United States, is buying less.
Mar 04, 2013 14:32 EST
US President Barack Obama sought Monday to shield his ambitious second-term agenda from the poisoned political aftermath of a budget fight with Republicans that triggered an $85 billion austerity hit.
Mar 04, 2013 11:56 EST
US President Barack Obama on Monday added three new names to his second term cabinet, deciding on a budget chief, energy secretary and head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Feb 22, 2013 19:09 EST
At least six underground tanks containing nuclear waste in the northwestern US state of Washington are leaking, but there is no imminent threat to public health, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Feb 04, 2013 18:36 EST
The US Department of Energy on Monday confirmed it was the target of a cyber attack in January, which stole employee and contractor data, but said no classified data was compromised.
Feb 01, 2013 12:23 EST
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who has served under President Barack Obama since 2009, is stepping down, the White House said Friday.
Jan 25, 2013 13:23 EST
Brent crude oil struck a three-month peak Friday on the back of the weak dollar, upbeat German data and growing global economic optimism, but pulled lower in late afternoon deals as dealers took profits.
Jan 25, 2013 07:58 EST
Global oil prices advanced on Friday, buoyed by a weakening dollar, upbeat German economic data and gains on European stock markets, dealers said.
Jan 23, 2013 16:37 EST
US crude oil prices closed sharply lower Wednesday, dragged down by news that a key pipeline had cut capacity due to a bottleneck.
Jan 16, 2013 10:06 EST
US nuclear officials have held talks with their counterparts in Myanmar, weeks after the former pariah nation agreed new safeguards allowing inspections of suspected atomic sites, the US Embassy said Wednesday.
Jan 03, 2013 11:53 EST
US President Barack Obama has signed into law a $633 billion dollar defense bill despite warnings from rights campaigners that the measure will tie his hands on closing Guantanamo Bay.
Jan 03, 2013 03:05 EST
President Barack Obama has signed into law a $633 billion US defense spending bill that funds the war in Afghanistan and boosts security at US missions worldwide.
Dec 28, 2012 20:04 EST
Argentina's state-owned energy giant YPF said Friday it has signed an agreement with Bridas to exploit oil shale deposits with an initial investment of $1.5 billion over two years.
Dec 28, 2012 16:01 EST
Oil prices slipped slightly Friday as traders eyed an 11th-hour "fiscal cliff" meeting at the White House ahead of a New Year's Eve deadline.
Dec 22, 2012 00:45 EST
A major $633-billion defense spending bill was awaiting President Barack Obama's signature Saturday after the US Senate gave it its stamp of approval, tightening penalties on Iran, funding the war in Afghanistan and boosting security at US missions worldwide.
Dec 21, 2012 20:12 EST
The US Senate on Friday approved a $633 billion defense spending bill for next year that tightens penalties on Iran, funds the war in Afghanistan and boosts security at US missions worldwide.
Dec 19, 2012 16:39 EST
Oil prices rose Wednesday amid news of a decline in US petroleum inventories, suggesting a rise in demand in the world's biggest economy.
Dec 19, 2012 14:49 EST
Oil prices rallied on Wednesday as the United States revealed that its energy stockpiles had fallen last week, indicating increasing demand in the world's biggest economy.
Dec 14, 2012 14:26 EST
The United Nations warned Friday that nearly 55 million tonnes of radioactive waste from old Soviet-era uranian mines remain in unsecured sites in northern Tajikistan.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Department of Energy
|Seal of the Department of Energy|
|James Forrestal headquarters complex in Washington, D.C.|
|Formed||August 4, 1977|
|Preceding agencies||Energy Research and Development Administration|
Federal Energy Administration
|Employees||16,000 federal (2009)|
93,094 contract (2008)
|Annual budget||$24.1 billion (2009)|
|Agency executives||Steven Chu, Secretary|
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary.