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
Oil wealth used to hurt only those who had it. Now, it’s hurting everyone.
By Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe
Why Barack Obama’s energy-independence talk is just demagoguery.
By Prince Turki al-Faisal
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
Inside the European pipeline fantasy that became a real-life gas war with Russia.
By Daniel Freifeld
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
A guide to the coming green geopolitical crises.
By David J. Rothkopf