Oil set for biggest monthly rise in 6 years

Prices lifted by upbeat demand and supply disruptions

Noble blames attack on ex-employee

CEO responds to accusations as group reports quarterly loss

26 July, 2006 - PIC: JACK ATLEY/ BLOOMBERG NEWS - STORY: RIO TINTO MINE - PIC SHOWS: A heavy earth moving truck is seen inside the Tom Price Iron Ore mine, operated by Rio Tinto, in north Western Australia, Australia, Wednesday 26 July, 2006. Photographer: Jack Atley/Bloomberg News.

Rio and Glencore push ahead with cost cuts

Commodity price slump prompts miners to restructure businesses

Backton Lee Tunnel

Consortiums named for London super sewer

Winning groups provisionally confirmed for £4.2bn project

Rig idling near 20-year high, say drillers

Offshore operators warn of two-year slowdown in oil industry

Iberdrola/UIL: rebound relationship

Utilities should enjoy the wedding, but they will need to work at the marriage

Green auction sets stage for cheap power

UK awards subsidies of £315m a year to renewable power schemes

Petropavlovsk’s restructuring approved

Miner to proceed with deeply discounted $235m rights issue

US shale town ‘hurting bad’ in oil slump

Producers retrench after near halving of prices since summer

Ghana reaches $1bn deal with IMF

Ghana’s commodity predicament seen as warning sign for others

Iron ore price fall weighs on Vale profit

Brazilian mining group misses forecast as problems mount

Bond issuers increasingly turn to hybrids

Asset class is tax efficient with little impact on credit ratings

GDF Suez hit by oil price plunge

Company plans short-term cost cutting measures

BHP highlights shale productivity gains

Improved efficiency means companies can do more with less

Repsol weathers crude price plunge

Profits treble in fourth quarter thanks to strong refinery operations

Iberdrola lifts US presence with UIL deal

Spanish utility to combine US unit with Connecticut-based energy group

Moody’s cuts Transocean to junk

Rating agency acts as oil price slump puts pressure on drilling contractor

Petroceltic challenged on investor vote

Worldview questions process over failed motion to remove chief

Morrison’s new bruise brother

Combo aims to hit the right notes for troubled supermarket

Weir under pressure from low oil price

Shares fall 10% after Scottish engineer feels the impact of slowdown in mining and oil and gas


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