Global energy beyond the here and now

Themes over next 20 years will be fast rising demand, natural gas and falling emissions, writes BP chief economist Spencer Dale

Oil bulls’ misplaced optimism

Crude market could remain heavily oversupplied this year, making recovery in prices unlikely

Oil producers retool for lower prices

Deep industry cutbacks have long-term implications

Supply chain scrutiny on battery makers

Child labour concerns centre on cobalt production in Congo

Miners still digging for victory

Low energy and financing costs keep mines running despite low prices

Libya stands at critical juncture

After oil exporter’s descent into violence, hopes are pinned on prospect of a new government

Rio Tinto set for $4bn Mongolia financing

Miner aims to expand Oyu Tolgoi project in face of downturn

Rifts test Opec’s co-operative worth

Iran and Saudi Arabia at odds over output as oil prices collapse

The folly of the break-even oil price

Oil’s drop shows methodology does not determine price floor

Metal prices rebound on output cut hopes

Aluminium and nickel producers are already lowering production

Cargill boss stamps his mark

Management change brings new generation of leaders to the top table and adds gender diversity

Israel woos foreign energy groups for gas exploration

Red tape and political wrangling may deter overseas investors

Sell focus shifts to Anglo American

Market attention change due to debt reduction issues and iron ore plunge

UK steel can thrive with level field

Carbon tax, energy prices and VAT make UK producers uncompetitive

‘Keep on going’, urges Freeport chief

Copper miner CEO says tough decisions needed as low prices reign

China at the forefront at LME Week

Delegates ponder what the world’s largest consumer’s ‘new normal’ means for metal market

LME Week: More output cuts to come?

Base metal producers see longer period of lower prices

Lessons from US shale reshape oil market

New production and financing structures to have lasting impact

Trafigura reveals more on Dauphin career

Commodity trader believed in staying nimble, liquid and hungry

Diesel glut set to weigh on crude prices

Rise in output of middle distillates is outpacing demand