The oil industry is being shaped by one of the most dramatic price movements of recent times that has changed the corporate landscape for oil companies, created a windfall of lower energy costs for oil consumers and has huge implications for the economies of oil exporters.

Oil on the backfoot as confusion swirls

Iran agrees to meeting but insists its production cannot be capped

Oil recovers as Iran confirms Opec attendance

Fuelling speculation of co-ordinated action to prop up prices in the face of persistent oversupply

Iran oil minister to attend Algeria Opec meeting

Bijan Zanganeh will attend gathering of ministers in Algeria in September

Oil slump hits SNP case for independence

Economists warn figures show breakaway nation would face huge fiscal challenges

Maersk must find way back to sales growth

Danish conglomerate may break up to weather ‘perfect storm’

Oil sector shares jump on Iran-Opec hopes

US equities near record levels, within one point of fresh peak

Bank of Montreal shrugs off oil price drop

Lender’s profits rise augurs well for nation’s banking sector

Nigeria’s economic woes hit mass weddings

Doomed bids to set up mass nuptials reflect pressures on nation

Oil industry dynamics spur crude optimism

Energy prices could be heading to a higher and more sustainable trading range

Marathon Oil slips on broad sector fall

US stocks make little progress at start of the week

Oil price struggles to sustain impetus

Analysts warn that much of the impetus for the rebound has faded

A worker is seen working at Cairn Energy Plc's Mangala processing terminal in Rajasthan, India, in this undated handout photograph, released to the media on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. Vedanta Resources Plc is in talks to purchase assets or take a multibillion-dollar equity stake in Cairn Energy Plc, a U.K. oil and gas exploration company, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Source: Cairn Energy via Bloomberg EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITORIAL USE ONLY NO SALES.

Soco, Cairn reported over climate complaint

ClientEarth says financial risks of climate change not fully disclosed

Buhari returns to war against indiscipline

Nigeria president seeks to revive fortunes with unpopular scheme

Oil company dividends: flare-up ahead

Major players cannot afford their payouts

When is a rally irrational exuberance?

Also in questions for the week — hiking in Jackson Hole

Dollar stabilises after volatile week

Equities unsettled by crude oil pullback

Brent crude climbs on output freeze hopes

Many traders and analysts are sceptical a deal will be reached

An undated handout photograph shows the Santos Ltd. coal seam methane gas project in Fairview, Queensland, Australia, provided to the media on Thursday, April 23, 2009. Santos Ltd., Australia's third-biggest oil and gas producer, said first-quarter sales dropped 15 percent after oil prices and output slumped. Photographer: Robert Garvey/Santos Ltd. via Bloomberg News EDITOR'S NOTE: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVING.

Profits elusive for Australia’s oil groups

Woodside profits halve and Santos posts loss on low crude prices

Oil swings back into bull market

Brent crude rises above $50 a barrel

Energy stocks a bright spot for investors

Cyclicals are favoured over defensive shares

Dollar struggles in wake of Fed minutes

Wall St edges higher as Brent regains $50

Venezuela’s problems cannot be ignored

Its multiple crises are increasingly becoming international issues

Saudi oil exports rise despite glut

Kingdom steps up its push to win more foreign buyers

Investors grapple with great energy shift

Picking the companies that will be successful can be treacherous

Saudi oil exports rise as kingdom courts foreign buyers

Saudia Arabia directs more oil to export market

Premier Oil. Natuna Field. Indonesia 2011

Sterling decline lifts Premier Oil

Producer boosted by North Sea oil and gas acquisition

If oil demand peaks globally

It was assumed oil would be more valuable in the future but all bets are off if demand falls

Oslo ruffles feathers as it taps oil fund

First withdrawal in decades stirs debate over fund’s future and how much level of risk it should take on

Saudi Arabia learns from central banking

Kingdom offers reminder that well-chosen words can move oil market

BHP targets recovery after record loss

Commodity price falls may be over for now

Santos: train wreck

Australian oil and gas explorer needs to prove it can deliver on its targets

Iraq finally appoints new oil minister

Jabar Ali al-Luaibi move signals progress for reform

Oil bulls eye potential production freeze

Opec’s informal meeting in Algeria looms

Jonathan Faiman founder of Ocado and now of Neos. Photographed at the Lanesborough, London - BIZ LIFE
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Jonathan Faiman — from groceries to oil

Co-founder of Ocado hopes company can disrupt onshore exploration

Oil enjoys best week since April

Brent finishes week up 5% helped by Saudi comments

Saudi minister says Kingdom could help rebalance oil market

Emailed comments from the energy minister spurs crude rally

Saudis hint at effort to balance crude

Producers expected to discuss co-ordinated action in September

Saudi oil production hits record in July

Seasonal demand peak comes amid kingdom’s fight for market share

Oil sell-off accelerates after inventory data

Increase in commercial crude stocks pushes price lower

Four clear themes are influencing investors: Brexit, the price of oil, pressure on wages and US consumer spending
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Four themes from the US earnings season

Investors give their verdict after five quarters of lower profits


A new series about the far-reaching implications of the protracted slump in oil prices

Offshore rig operators reel from oil price rout
Seadrill, Ensco and others report losses as producers curtail costly projects

Corporate winners and losers amid the oil price crash
Airlines are beneficiaries of cheap fuel, but consumer goods groups are not getting a big boost

Oil price: ‘Shot in the arm’ misses economic target
A lacklustre global economy is yet to reap the benefit of consumers spending less at the pump

US oil and gas sector reboots to survive
Groups have cut costs to the bone but some with large debts risk bankruptcy

Saudi Arabia loses oil market share to rivals in key nations
World’s largest oil exporter suffers setback amid low prices

Rosneft runs to stand still amid oil crash
Russian oil sector needs to invest to maintain output

Get the data: Energy debt
See the funds exposed to junk energy debt

Oil and gas: Debt fears flare up
The $3tn debt mountain following the sector’s borrowing binge threatens further destabilisation

Bondholders suffer $150bn oil price hit
Rising default fears cut $2.3tn from energy groups’ market value