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    1. July 26, 2016

      Dismal delivery puts big oil and gas energy projects at risk

      Oil companies have tens of thousands of employees, tens of billions of dollars in reserves, and decades of experience...

    2. July 26, 2016

      A world map of subsidies for renewable energy and fossil fuels

      The extent to which fossil fuels and renewable energy sources enjoy public support through subsidy has become a highly...

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    1. Modern Energy

      Emerging stories suggest there are momentous changes under way in the global energy sy...
    2. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      There is economic and military turmoil across the Arab world with the global downturn,...
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    1. July 26, 2016

      Tough times generate energy efficiency

      When energy innovations catch public attention, they generally involve alternatives to fossil fuels: a wind turbine...

    2. July 18, 2016

      US exports gas to the Middle East

      For the US to sell gas to the energy-rich Middle East might seem like sending coal to Newcastle, but it has started to...

    3. July 17, 2016

      Ineos targets British test wells to kick-start shale gas market

      Ineos, the $50bn petrochemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, aims to accelerate shale gas...

    4. July 13, 2016

      US shale is lowest-cost oil prospect

      US shale reserves are the lowest-cost option for future oil production and are likely to attract more investment than...

    5. July 10, 2016

      Sinking deeper into our addiction to oil

      In his State of the Union address in January 2006, President George W Bush warned of the dangers of being “addicted to...

    6. July 7, 2016

      Fracking threatens UK’s climate change targets, says report

      A booming British shale gas fracking industry will blow a hole in the UK’s climate change targets unless it is tightly...

    7. July 4, 2016

      US oil and gas groups face financing constraints

      Bond sales by US independent oil and gas companies have fallen to their slowest rate for more than a decade, in a...

    8. July 4, 2016

      US oil reserves surpass those of Saudi Arabia and Russia

      The US holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia, the first time it has surpassed those held by the world’s...

    9. July 1, 2016

      US natural gas: time for a change

      Southwestern Energy, a big US natural gas driller, has nice timing. Good thing; companies wrestling with big debt need...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2016

      Markets Live: Thursday, 23rd June, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:03 on 23 Jun 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    11. June 22, 2016

      Judge strikes down Obama attempt to tighten fracking rules

      President Barack Obama’s efforts to leave a robust legacy of environmental protection have suffered another blow as a...

    12. June 21, 2016

      Uncompleted wells could hold back oil price rebound

      As oil trades at about $50 a barrel, everyone in the US industry is looking at DUCs. Wells that are Drilled but...

    13. June 2, 2016

      Opec is not dead — it is adapting

      Oil ministers of some of the world’s largest oil producers have converged in Vienna this week for Opec’s 169th meeting....

    14. May 27, 2016

      UK gas: fracking up

      The idea of the undead fascinates people. An average of 20 zombie films are released every year. The idea of fracking...

    15. May 24, 2016

      Fracking has a long way to go despite Yorkshire planning victory

      David Cameron once told a gathering of business leaders in New York: “Frankly I am pretty jealous of your fracking...

    16. May 24, 2016

      A landmark decision for fracking in Britain

      North Yorkshire is renowned as one of the most idyllic parts of England, with countryside that evokes scenes from...

    17. May 24, 2016

      North Yorkshire approves UK’s first fracking tests in 5 years

      The UK shale gas industry has received a big boost with approval of the first fracking application for five years....

    18. Fast FT

      May 24, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: fracking permit raises the heat

      The UK has just approved its first shale gas fracking application in five years. Councillors in North Yorkshire voted...

    19. May 20, 2016

      The British Museum should take BP’s cash

      Many public bodies in Britain have faced acute funding pressure in the years since the financial crisis. The UK’s...

    20. May 18, 2016

      Five things to watch for as oil nears $50 a barrel

      As the price of crude oil nears $50 a barrel for the first time this year, traders are split over whether the near 80...

    21. May 17, 2016

      Fracking will provide a buffer for consumers as oil price rises

      Oil producers in the US have already ridden to the rescue of consumers once this decade. Soon they may have a chance to...

    22. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Range Resources to buy shale gas producer for $4.4bn

      Range Resources, a North American shale gas producer, has said it will buy smaller rival Memorial Resource Development...

    23. May 16, 2016

      Earthquake surge rattles Oklahoma’s fracking industry

      Oklahomans are no strangers to natural disasters. The Midwestern state stretches across Tornado Alley — one of the most...

    24. May 13, 2016

      France warns on ‘colossal’ cost of building Hinkley Point plant

      France’s energy minister has warned of the “colossal” cost of the £18bn flagship Hinkley Point nuclear project to EDF,...

    25. May 13, 2016

      Fracking set to restart in UK after 5-year hiatus

      Fracking is set to resume in the UK after a five-year hiatus with planning officers recommending the controversial...

    26. May 12, 2016

      US imposes rules on fracking emissions

      The Obama administration is imposing controls on the US shale industry by unveiling rules demanding that oil and gas...

    27. May 2, 2016

      US gas fireball fuels shale critics and agitates energy markets

      A towering fireball from a ruptured pipeline linking the most prolific shale gas region of the US to New York has...

    28. April 25, 2016

      A bold bid to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy

      With a pledge to end Saudi Arabia’s reliance on oil in a mere four years, Mohammed bin Salman, the 30-year-old deputy...

    29. April 25, 2016

      Will Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform programme work?

      Saudi Arabia has unveiled the most far-reaching reform programme in the kingdom’s history, in its latest attempt to...

    30. April 25, 2016

      US shale gas producers bet Mexico is next bonanza

      Donald Trump wants a wall along Mexico’s northern border. Energy companies are perforating it with pipelines.  They are...

    31. April 24, 2016

      Offshore rig operators reel from oil price rout

      In the depths of the ocean off the coast of Uruguay, more than two miles below sea level, the oil industry is...

    32. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2016

      Bringing balance to the commodity force, not leaving it in surplus

      Commodity curve purists insist that long-term futures prices must not be confused with market forecasts. People who do...

    33. April 18, 2016

      Oil bulls will be the losers as technology upends demand

      The crude oil market is likely to remain volatile for the foreseeable future, pushed and pulled by a myriad of large...

    34. Nick Butler

      April 18, 2016

      Will China transform the world's energy market?

        Could China become an energy exporter? The thought is certainly counter intuitive. Because China is one of the...

    35. April 15, 2016

      Opec’s weakening grip on the world’s oil supply

      Even a flicker of life in the oil market is enough, it seems, to revive optimism among commodity traders. Hopes of a...

    36. Nick Butler

      April 14, 2016

      Too soon to declare the end of the oil downturn

      The prospect of a partial freeze on oil production at current levels. Some upbeat numbers from China. A couple of days...

    37. April 13, 2016

      Chill winds still blow through the oil market

      Spring is coming in the oil market. That was the message from the heads of the world’s largest trading houses at the...

    38. April 5, 2016

      The five main drivers of oil prices

      Oil’s volatile start to 2016 has continued with prices falling back below $40 as the second quarter begins. The...

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