Delegates bearish at commodities forum

Mining machinery works at "pre-stripping" in the future open pit area of the Pascua-Lama mine straddling the Chile-Argentina border at about 5,000 metres above sea level in this January 21, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters July 27, 2012. Pre-stripping is the act of removing waste rock material in advance of mining the ore-bearing rock underneath. Barrick's share price has fallen more than 20 percent this year, mainly because of massive cost overruns at its Pascua-Lama gold mine on the Chile-Argentia border, August 16, 2012. The project, pegged to cost $1.5 billion back in 2004, is now expected to cost $8 billion. REUTERS/Barrick/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTR372DT

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Brent crude at lowest since July 2012

Traders point to excess supply and end-of-quarter activity

Surge in M&A deals in 2014

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Exxon finds itself in Arctic quandary

Rosneft’s discovery raises questions about impact of sanctions

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Row deepens over Finland’s nuclear plant

Legal experts question Russian-built project

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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

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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

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