BASF cuts forecast amid China slowdown

Chemical group revises sales projection in face of uncertainty

Obama hopes all politics is local for KXL

The North American pipeline is very important on the global energy chessboard, says John Dizard

Week in Review

Week in Review, October 25

Total chief killed in crash; also news on Yahoo, Libor and Tesco

Joe Cummings illustration

Patrick Pouyanné, the Total package

French oil company’s new chief is a forceful presence and tough boss

BP and Chevron report promising oil find

Gulf of Mexico discovery could deliver ‘significant’ pay

Oil Search buoyed by PNG gas project

Australian group earmarks up to half of net profits for dividends

Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

Progress towards establishing whether the continent can follow in North America’s footsteps is at a snail’s pace

Russia's President Vladimir Putin signs on the first segment of pipeline during a ceremony marking the start of construction of 'Power of Siberia' pipeline at the village of Us Khatyn, September 1, 2014
©Ria Novosti/Reuters

Pipeline politics flow both ways

President Putin faces a dilemma: his country would be badly hurt by turning off supplies to Europe

Pipelines stand in front of electricity pylons near OAO Gazprom's new Bovanenkovo deposit, a natural gas field near Bovanenkovskoye on the Yamal Peninsula in Russia, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
©Alexander Zemlianichenko/Bloomberg

EU seeks alternative suppliers

As Europe’s biggest supplier of oil, coal and natural gas, Moscow has flexed its political and economic muscle. The continent is now learning to fight back

The Leiv Eiriksson off the coast of Greenland
©Steve Morgan/Greenpeace

The great ‘cold rush’ may bring prosperity – but at what price?

The ice may be melting fast, but Greenland’s Arctic waters remain some of the most hostile and inaccessible anywhere

Pouyanné ticks the boxes for Total

New chief brings political experience as well as 17-year career at the company

Falling oil price to cut shale costs

US production expenses are a critical question for investors

Israeli gas: landing the Leviathan

The Leviathan and Tamar fields offer potential, and challenges

Total picks Pouyanné as chief executive

Desmarest returns as chairman to help with transition

Tajikistan eyes China as Russia dries up

Planned $6bn investment latest sign of Beijing’s expansion into central Asia

British Columbia cuts tax in LNG push

Lower rate key to Canada’s efforts to entice Asian buyers

‘Business is held hostage by politics’

The last speech by Christophe de Margerie, given shortly before his death

Total: After de Margerie

Broad diversity of production will mark chief executive’s legacy

Uganda looks to China for investment

President praises lack of interference in internal affairs and ‘big money’

Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, French oil group head, killed on take-off

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