US oil independents raise record amount

Equity issuance of $10.8bn hits new quarterly high

European payouts rise by more than 10%

Banks lead the way as dividends from companies hit €187bn

Vale chief set to be Petrobras chairman

Move to appoint Ferreira should reassure capital markets

Nigeria nears end of divisive election

Delays have raised the tension in Lagos

China’s Cnooc shelves shale project

Latest sign nation cannot mimic US energy revolution

A Caltex petrol station is seen in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, January 22, 2008. Photographer: Jack Atley/Bloomberg News

Chevron to offload Caltex Australia stake

Block trade worth A$4.6bn is largest in country’s history

Centrica discloses chief’s pay

Iain Conn could earn up to £6.3m a year in salary and bonuses

New Petrobras chairman is government ally

Appointment is set to further enrage investors

PetroChina looks to ‘swap’ Canada assets

Chinese oil major seeks to staunch losses on high-cost deposits

Oil price rises as Saudis strike in Yemen

Houthi rebels hit back as fears grow of regional war

Shell cuts more North Sea jobs

Unions fight plan for a three-weeks on, three-weeks off work rota

Petrobras scandal prompts builder collapse

Galvão Engenharia breaks under strain of related corruption probe

Schlumberger admits breaking US sanctions

Facilitating trade with Iran and Sudan brings $233m DoJ penalty

An oligarch brought to heel

Kiev acts on fears that Igor Kolomoisky amassed too much power

Traders target return of $100 US crude

Hedge fund said to have bought the options for end-2018 alongside bearish bets for this year

Brazil oil industry knocked by Petrobras

Corruption allegations damp enthusiasm for pre-salt drilling

Guessing game that’s hardly child’s play

Which sector trades at highest multiple of estimated earnings?

Iran talks put oil traders on edge

Concerns centre on impact of supplies released by nuclear deal on market struggling with overhang

Low returns drag down US shale industry

Oil price drop puts pressure on groups to show profits

North Sea oilfields deals back on stream

Buyers are emerging for assets being put up for sale

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