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  1. September 4, 2014

    BP: Banana Peels

    Some companies just cannot get it right. In the oil sector, companies that consistently make mistakes on investment and/or...

  2. July 29, 2014

    Centrica names BP veteran Conn as chief executive

    Centrica has named Iain Conn, head of BP’s refining division, as its chief executive, one of the most politically sensitive...

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    A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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  1. June 27, 2014

    BP and Rosneft sign $1.5bn oil deal

    BP and Rosneft on Friday signed a $1.5bn oil supply deal that had been held up by the crisis in Ukraine, in the latest sign...

  2. May 29, 2014

    Centrica lines up replacement for Laidlaw as more executives quit

    Centrica is in advanced talks to appoint Iain Conn, head of refining at BP, as the successor to chief executive Sam Laidlaw,...

  3. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  4. April 1, 2014

    BP warns of regulatory hit to commodities prices

    The head of one of the world’s biggest energy trader has said some of the regulation being imposed on financial markets...

  5. December 18, 2013

    BP discovery offset by $1bn write-off after poor Brazil results

    BP has announced a “significant” oil discovery in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico – but also said that it is writing off...

  6. November 19, 2013

    BP’s recovery from Deepwater Horizon disaster gathers pace

    BP has a record number of drilling rigs operating in the US deepwater Gulf of Mexico, in a sign that its recovery from the...

  7. September 8, 2013

    Exploration: Rising cost of complex projects hits majors

    It is now three years since the devastating accident at BP’s Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, and it is business as usual...

  8. September 6, 2013

    BP disputes Deepwater Horizon spill estimates

    BP’s Macondo well leaked 2.45m barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, almost 2m...

  9. July 12, 2013

    Spill settlement papers leave BP in a bind

    BP: the sky’s the limit on damages It may turn out to be one of the most expensive legal slip-ups in corporate history. When...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 2, 2013

    The oil markets are in a flux

    … and it’s all because, the lady loves shale oil. Well, what we mean is that finally, the surplus stock of crude trapped in...

  11. June 14, 2013

    World energy: where it’s at

    If the centre of world energy moved out of the Middle East, there would be sighs of relief in many places. The headline...

  12. April 25, 2013

    Issues at heart of Deepwater Horizon

    The US judge hearing the civil trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster has given BP and the other parties involved in...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 12, 2013

    TNK-BP: more oil for China

    The $55bn sale of BP’s troubled Russian partnership, TNK-BP, to Russia’s Rosneft has created a new oil major – from size,...

  14. April 11, 2013

    Investor assault on BP pay awards

    A top-10 investor in BP launched a strong public assault on the company’s pay policies on Thursday, saying they allowed...

  15. March 25, 2013

    WTI-Brent spread tightest in six months

    The price difference between West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude tightened to its narrowest in six months, as an...

  16. February 26, 2013

    BP case told of ‘Swiss cheese’ theory

    At the heart of the dispute over whether or not BP acted with gross negligence and wilful misconduct in the 2010 Deepwater...

  17. February 19, 2013

    BP positive on Deepwater trial

    With the trial over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster less than a week away, BP has decided to come out fighting. After...

  18. February 5, 2013

    Claims may push BP’s spill bill to $90bn

    BP is facing damages demands of more than $34bn from US states and local government over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

  19. February 1, 2013

    Exploration costs eat into Rosneft profits

    Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company by production, posted disappointing fourth-quarter results as rising costs ate into...

  20. December 12, 2012

    Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

    Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

  21. November 9, 2012

    Boost for BP over Gulf damages

    BP’s settlement with people who suffered financial losses or health problems as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...

  22. November 1, 2012

    Moscow defends Rosneft move on TNK-BP

    Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s first deputy prime minister, has defended Rosneft’s acquisition of TNK-BP as helping to speed the...

  23. October 23, 2012

    Deals that turned wheel of fortune for Rosneft

    Just eight years ago, Rosneft was the runt of the Russian oil business, the eighth-biggest producer holding the remaining...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2012

    A Better Partnership

    Because the deal has been exclusively revealed repeatedly and over a number of weeks, few seemed too excited by news on...

  25. October 18, 2012

    Rosneft offers $28bn for stake in TNK-BP

    Rosneft has offered BP up to $28bn in cash and shares for its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP, in a deal that will turn the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 18, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Resources stocks boosted Asian markets on bets China has hit the bottom. Australian shares rose 1.1 per cent and the...

  27. October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP – high-octane stuff

    Sometimes, just sometimes, it must be the best job in the world being a relationship banker. And surely working closely on...

  28. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2012

    Guest post: Game plan for BP in Russia: do nothing.

    By Matthew Hulbert of European Energy Review BP’s saga in Russia has taken an interesting turn to its good. Its oligarch...

  29. FT Alphaville

    October 10, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    The euro crisis is threat number 1, says the IMF. In its Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF warned that capital...

  30. October 9, 2012

    Putin supports TNK-BP sale plan

    Russian president Vladimir Putin backs BP’s plan to sell its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP to the state oil group Rosneft and...

  31. October 9, 2012

    Sechin’s hard sell at western investors

    It is late evening in London and, laptop in hand, Igor Sechin is rattling through a line-up of senior new hires at Rosneft,...

  32. September 28, 2012

    BP sells Malaysian petrochemicals unit

    BP will sell its Malaysian petrochemicals interests to Reliance of India for $230m. The sale is part of a divestment...

  33. September 27, 2012

    TNK-BP – price check

    BP could be about to get lucky in Russia – for a change. A consortium of oligarchs is shaping up to buy out its 50 per cent...

  34. September 21, 2012

    BP said to want to reinvest in Russia

    BP told Vladimir Putin that it wanted to reinvest part of the proceeds from the sale of its 50 per cent stake in TNK-BP into...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2012

    Sechin woos Putin on Rosneft deal

    So Rosneft is showing that it is serious about buying a stake in TNK-BP, the Anglo-Russian joint venture, by seeking to...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2012

    New York headlines

    * China’s factory output remains subdued * Rosneft eyes BP cash and equity deal * Indians voice anger at reform plans *...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 20, 2012

    London headlines

    * Brussels sidesteps China trade dispute * Rosneft eyes BP cash and equity deal * Shell drawn by auction for $5 trillion of...

  38. August 26, 2012

    Movers & Shakers: August 27

    ● Investec Asset Management has appointed Michael Spinks of Schroders to head its UK-based multi-asset team. ● Ludgate...

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