Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

June 23 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails reviewed by Reuters. The Biden … Read more

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and … Read more

Exclusive: India’s Reliance to acquire dozens of brands in $6.5 billion consumer goods play

Exclusive: India's Reliance to acquire dozens of brands in $6.5 billion consumer goods play

Customers buy grocery items inside a superstore of Reliance Industries Ltd, in Mumbai, India, October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register India retail giant plans big push in consumer goods business Reliance in late-stage talks with 30 brands for deals-source Indian firm is hiring distributors, executives for … Read more

Russia’s Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties

Russia's Gazprom exits German business amid crisis in energy ties

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of Gazprom logo in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Friday it was quitting its business in Germany at a moment of crisis in the vital … Read more

Biden administration weighs largest ever draw from emergency oil reserve- sources

Biden administration weighs largest ever draw from emergency oil reserve- sources

A US postal worker puts his seatbelt on after filing up his vehicle at a gas station in Garden Grove, California, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is considering releasing up to 180 million barrels of oil over … Read more

Oil drops on positive signals from Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Oil drops on positive signals from Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Storage tanks are seen at Marathon Petroleum’s Los Angeles Refinery, which processes domestic & imported crude oil into California Air Resources Board (CARB), gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum products, in Carson, California, US, March 11, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Bing Guan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine-Russia continues … Read more

S&P 500 little changed as banks, energy offset Tesla gain

S&P 500 little changed as banks, energy offset Tesla gain

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, March 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Tesla rises on stock-split plans Oil prices tumble on concerns of weaker Chinese demand Dow down 0.39%, S&P 500 up 0.03%, Nasdaq up 0.49% … Read more

China’s Sinopec plans its biggest capital expenditure in history

China's Sinopec plans its biggest capital expenditure in history

A pumpjack is seen at the Sinopec-operated Shengli oil field in Dongying, Shandong province, China January 12, 2017. Picture taken January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chen Aizhu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, March 27 (Reuters) – China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (600028.SS), better known as Sinopec, is planning its highest capital … Read more

Exclusive: China’s Sinopec pauses Russia projects, Beijing wary of sanctions

Exclusive: China's Sinopec pauses Russia projects, Beijing wary of sanctions

March 25 (Reuters) – China’s state-run Sinopec Group has suspended talks for a major petrochemical investment and a gas marketing venture in Russia, sources told Reuters, heeding a government call for caution as sanctions mount over the invasion of Ukraine. The move by Asia’s biggest oil refiner to hit the brakes on a potentially half-billion-dollar … Read more

Inside China’s electric drive for swappable car batteries

Inside China's electric drive for swappable car batteries

DETROIT/BEIJING, March 25 (Reuters) – A year ago Tesla dismissed the alternative path of electric car battery swapping as “riddled with problems and not suitable for widescale use”. It seems Beijing disagrees. In fact, China is pushing hard for swappable batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) as a supplement to regular vehicle charging, with the government … Read more