Opec leader vows not to cut oil output

Ali al-Naimi says even if prices hit $20 a barrel production will not drop

Oil price slump to boost growth, says IMF

Fall represents a ‘shot in the arm’ for global economy

Northam eyes place among top mining ranks

South African miner pins hope on consolidation opportunities

Nigerian oil & gas: crude challenges

The US snub shows dangers of a petro-economy

Seplat and Afren in talks over oil merger

A deal would create a £1.8bn Nigeria-focused energy group

Scotland, UK --- Flaring a well signals huge success for Amerada Hess in this discovery well that produced at the rate of 10,000 barrels of oil per day. It was the biggest find in the Scottish sector of the North Sea in over a decade. On exploration wells there is no way to contain out-flowing gas and oil without risking an explosion, so hydrocarbons are shot out into the atmosphere and ignited. A test burn like this will last several hours to be sure the rate of flow is sustainable before a company will invest millions to lay an underwater pipeline and bring in a production platform. --- Image by © George Steinmetz/Corbis
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Oil rout undermines Scots’ Yes finances

Study shows North Sea revenue would be fifth of Holyrood forecast

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Billionaire fails to gag mine deal critic

Steinmetz loses key UK privacy law case against Global Witness

GM stands by fuel-efficient small cars

Electric cars are an ‘important’ part of carmaker’s strategy

Non-Opec producers blamed for oil slide

Saudi and UAE vow to maintain output targets at 30m barrels a day

Forget Opec

The third act of the oil industry drama is over, but the play is not finished

Colombia braced for effects of oil’s fall

Finance minister confident despite potential impact on public finances

Small-cap Week, December 20

MySale, Real Good Food, Fortune Oil, and Beacon Hill featured

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19

£1bn deal guarantees supplies to the national grid

The Kremlin is struggling to restore calm

Moscow is facing its biggest economic crisis since 1998

Oil’s slide is good for the world economy

Fears that cheaper crude creates yet more deflation are misplaced

Boardroom trades December 20

Latest directors deals at Countrywide, Bowleven, Genel and EnQuest

Oil surplus offers storage profit hope

Gap between forward and spot price likely to spur interest

Morgan Stanley-Rosneft deal faces clock

Sale of oil unit set to fall through amid political change

Khodorkovsky’s ‘crisis manager’ offer

Former oligarch seeks real democracy for Russia

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