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Harvey puts the squeeze on end-of-summer travel budgets 02:18

With 25 percent of America's refining capacity shut in due to damages caused by Harvey, gas prices are spiking just as drivers prepare to hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Greener, not leaner: VW boosts US sales target 01:45

Volkswagen is launching a scrappage scheme for older diesel vehicles in Great Britain as it tries to lure buyers back post-dieselgate - while announcing ambitious new sales targets in the US. David Pollard reports.

Crude Oil

Factbox: Domestic industry backs China's shale gas push

China's fracking support industry has grown rapidly over the past decade and now makes everything from fracking trucks and pumps to proppants, while local service providers are learning to match global rivals like Schlumberger and Baker Hughes.

European Commissioner Canete holds a news conference on mobility and...

EU agrees 32 percent renewables target for 2030

EU negotiators agreed on Thursday to increase the share of renewables in the bloc's energy production to 32 percent by 2030, a higher target than in draft rules but short of the level sought by some governments and the European Parliament.

FILE PHOTO: Plastic and glass waste lies on the ground during the...

Plastics mines? Europe struggles as pollution piles up

Europe has sent just over half the plastic waste it used to ship to China to other parts of Asia since Beijing's environmental crackdown closed the world's biggest recycling market in January. The knotty problem is what to do with the rest.