Butanol, the gasoline substitute promoted by billionaire Richard Branson, is headed for its debut at U.S. pumps as soon as next year in a challenge to ethanol’s domination of the $26 billion renewable fuels market.
Dozens of BP Plc petrol stations in central London were shut down by members of environmental group Greenpeace, in a protest timed to coincide with the company’s appointment of a new chief executive officer.
Web users dismayed by the BP oil leak are using Facebook and Twitter to channel outrage, organize cleanups, and poke fun at the public relations crisis facing the company behind the largest-ever U.S. spill.
BP Plc , seeking to cover clean-up costs from its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is weighing the sale of some North Sea assets that may raise as much as $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Federal prosecutors in New York have been examining transactions by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., accused of fraud by U.S. securities regulators, to determine whether to pursue a criminal case, according to two people familiar with the matter.