BP and Total rely on refining for profit

Pouyanné lauds the virtues of integrated business

Refining helps Total limit profit decline

French oil and gas major beats analysts’ expectations

BP profit slides 20% as oil prices plunge

Energy group remains on track to divest a further $10bn of assets

China oil groups rebuff merger rumours

CNPC and Sinopec deny they are in talks on petroleum monopoly

Singapore rig builders hurt by oil slide

Many existing contracts may be renegotiated as crude price falls

BP investors need protecting from Cameron

Shareholders have paid for the right to determine group’s future

Shell and Total delay Africa projects

Groups plan to use postponements to cut contractors’ costs

Oil groups have new vigour for cost cuts

Drive to cut suppliers’ bills and get better tax deals

Gulf states feel pinch as prices stay low

Governments across the region have begun to trim spending

Oil E&Ps: spring sales

European explorer/producers look cheap, and oil groups are looking for deals

Oil plunge continues to chill Centrica

British Gas owner fails to benefit from 10% rise in consumption

UK warns BP over potential takeover

Downing St wants oil group to remain British industrial champion

UK ministers make Gallic gesture over BP

AstraZeneca case was catalyst for foreign investment rethink

Russia seeks friends in Latin America

Putin pushes in the region to limit his global isolation

Commodity chiefs upbeat at FT conference

Oil markets, transparency, regulation and Chinese growth in focus at annual gathering

Tribunal blocks Ghana oil and gas drilling

Tullow assessing impact on its Ten fields project

Rallies point to commodities turnround

Iron ore rose 12% this week while Brent oil hit 2015 high

Petrobras puts CEO’s pragmatism to test

Bendine completes important step in group’s clean-up

Commodity markets need better regulation

Governments must ensure best price for consumers, says BP’s Paul Reed

BP offloads North Sea pipeline stake

Oil major to raise $453m through 36% stake sale in gas pipeline network to buyout group Antin


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