Storm’s Impact on Oil Industry Is Felt at Gasoline Pumps

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS August 31, 2017 HOUSTON — Ports along the Gulf of Mexico are closed to fuel barges. Part of the biggest pipeline between Texas and New York has stopped flowing. Refineries and gas stations are flooded. Drilling rigs in the biggest...

Harvey’s Toll on Energy Industry Shows a Texas Vulnerability

Supply disruptions and environmental damage raise questions about the concentration of refineries and chemical plants along the exposed Gulf Coast.

Hurricane Impact Upends Texas Economic Recovery

By CONOR DOUGHERTY August 28, 2017 The brutal storm pummeling the Houston area is putting the brakes, at least for a time, on the area’s recent economic upswing. And the impact is quite likely to be especially deep given the crucial role the region...

White House Raises Pressure on Venezuela With New Financial Sanctions

By CLIFFORD KRAUSS August 25, 2017 The Trump administration imposed new economic sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, modestly ratcheting up the pressure on the embattled government of President Nicolás Maduro for increasingly repressive policies. The...

Alaska Warily Eyes Change Bringing Suburbs and Amazon Boxes

Vast physical distances are becoming less limiting, bringing conveniences but perhaps eroding the state’s special identity.