Shale licences attacked as ‘reckless race’

Fracking planning permission
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Ministers say tougher rules will protect national parks

Ambani’s Reliance to buy Jaypee unit

Deal marks new expansion phase for Indian billionaire’s companies

Miners’ access to water a risk, says study

Threat cited as one of the industry’s 10 biggest problems

Miners: the hole truth

Cost-cutting remains central to the investment case. What costs, though?

Independence light – Scotland deserves better

As things stand it seems that Scottish voters are being offered nothing more than watered-down beer

French man jailed in Guinea mining case

Frederic Cilins guilty of obstruction of justice in US

Chiefs should tackle succession head on

Last-minute planning can mean high price for poor choices

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Ebola poses threat to African economies

Foreign investors in mining are increasingly concerned

Lonmin seeks to reassure investors

Ample bank facilities to cover costs of S African strikes

Statoil earnings down as gas output cut

State-controlled group moves production due to low gas prices

Anglo American eyes further asset sales

Chief Cutifani denies being in rush to dispose of businesses

Watchdog to investigate energy prices

CMA to look for evidence of ‘co-ordination’ by big six suppliers

Cairn India shares fall on loan news

Company reveals it lent $1.25bn to parent Vedanta

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

BP’s Conn in talks to lead Centrica

Head of downstream division quits oil major

Repsol eyes Canada as earnings double

Results helped by refining margins, Gas Natural and one-offs

Mines lift iron ore output as prices fall

Prices slip for a sixth consecutive session

China to put €2bn into Italian power grid

Deal reflects shift in attitude towards such investments

Ukraine gas deadlock poses threat to EU

Supply threatened as stalemate over price continues

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