Seven things to know about Nauru

From German colony to fattest country on the planet

Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

Legal experts question Russian-built project

Encana / Athlon: Permian allies

Energy group is betting that oil production will continue profitably

YPF and Petronas negotiating Pemex tie-up

Joint venture would be first to exploit Mexico’s energy reform

Encana to buy Athlon Energy in $7bn deal

Canadian group seeks to increase its output of oil

Sumitomo’s US shale oil foray turns sour

Writedowns associated with Texas project nearly wipe out year’s earnings

US to become largest petroleum producer

Output poised to exceed Saudi levels by this month or next

Rising shale output disrupts US gas prices

Pipeline owners scramble to keep up with shale gas drilling

London Mining facing financing crisis

Iron ore group struggling with drop in price of mineral

Japan renewables curb could boost nuclear

Two utilities will not accept new connections from green suppliers

Sirius faces trials to reap moors’ potash

Uphill battle awaits miner looking to grow in fertiliser market

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin’s nemesis?

One of the few Russians who has dared to challenge the president has returned to the political fray

Rosneft and Exxon strike oil in Arctic

In spite of western sanctions on Russia, oil project progresses

Oil companies eye Mexico’s ‘sweet shop’

The country is auctioning fields after years of state control

Mexico speeds up energy auctions

Reforms seek billions of dollars in oil and gas investment

US oil and gas: producers vs pipeliners

Exploration and production companies revenues squeezed

Vale in deal to expand large ore fleet

China Merchants Group to build 10 Valemax ships for miner

Banking on African growth

Bob Diamond’s new venture is worth backing

Iran urges Opec to halt oil price slide

Palmer steps up battle with Citic

Magnate’s company moves to terminate Chinese group’s mining rights


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