It's Still the One
Oil's very future is being seriously questioned, debated, and challenged. The author of an acclaimed history explains why, just as we need more oil than ever, it is changing faster than we can keep up with.
By Daniel Yergin
Subpriming the Pump
Oil wealth used to hurt only those who had it. Now, it’s hurting everyone.
By Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe
Don't Be Crude
Why Barack Obama's energy-independence talk is just demagoguery.
By Prince Turki al-Faisal
Scenes from the Violent Twilight of Oil
It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil—and the people and places that make it—was my obsession.
Article by Peter Maass
Plus: An FP Photo Essay
The Great Pipeline Opera
Inside the European pipeline fantasy that became a real-life gas war with Russia.
By Daniel Freifeld
Seven Myths About Alternative Energy
As the world looks around anxiously for an alternative to oil, energy sources such as biofuels, solar, and nuclear seem like they could be the magic ticket. They're not.
By Michael Grunwald
Is a Green World a Safer World?
A guide to the coming green geopolitical crises.
By David J. Rothkopf
The Devil's Excrement
Can oil-rich countries avoid the resource curse?
By Moisés Naím