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    1. December 9, 2014

      Oil futures: sonic screwdrivers

      “Do what I do, hold tight and pretend it’s a plan.” So says Doctor Who. He peers into the future and the past at the same...

    2. October 30, 2014

      Chinese oil companies report falling earnings in third quarter

      Chinese oil majors reported falling earnings in the third quarter, because of declining oil prices, but for the time being...

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    1. Oil & Gas 2012

      An increase in opportunities has galvanised the energy world...
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    1. October 30, 2014

      China oil groups: waiting for reckoning

      Denial is not a stockpicking strategy. Last year’s pastime, watching gold prices fall, has given way to watching oil prices...

    2. October 22, 2014

      British Columbia cuts tax in LNG push

      British Columbia has lowered its tax rate for liquefied natural gas sales, following extensive negotiations with oil and gas...

    3. October 12, 2014

      China’s state sector leaders embrace pay cuts of up to 60%

      The corporate reporting season for China’s largest state-owned enterprises, which concluded last month, featured an unusual...

    4. July 10, 2014

      Argentina looks to China and Russia for support

      After Argentina’s defeat in the US courts in its decade-long dispute with hedge funds, President Cristina Fernández will...

    5. June 17, 2014

      China trade deals at centre of Li Keqiang visit to UK

      BP and Royal Dutch Shell will sign deals with Chinese state energy giant Cnooc on Tuesday as the centrepiece of trade...

    6. April 23, 2014

      Post-Easter bond market sales heat up

      Bankers are gearing up for a busy post-Easter bond issuance splurge from companies eager to lock in cheap, longer-term...

    7. November 4, 2013

      UPB signs accord over oil platforms

      A Scottish technology company has announced a major step towards the mass production of small unmanned oil platforms, which...

    8. August 22, 2013

      PetroChina / Cnooc

      Once upon a time, PetroChina was the world’s most valuable company, clocking in at $1,000bn in November 2007. Those days are...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 4, 2013

      A GKP spoof

      We assume someone must have breached the RNS statement submission security system to do this, but nevertheless there’s a...

    10. July 3, 2013

      Tullow tests raise confidence for Kenya fields output

      Tullow Oil has moved a step closer to declaring its fields in Kenya commercially viable as it accelerates test drilling in...

    11. June 9, 2013

      Cnooc teams up with Icelandic group in its play for Arctic oil

      Cnooc has become the first Chinese oil company to make a play for oil in the Arctic after teaming up with an Icelandic...

    12. May 1, 2013

      North Sea: Up from the depths

      Even in the middle of summer, Shetland can be forbidding. In July 2011, when visiting dignitaries gathered to celebrate...

    13. April 4, 2013

      Heritage Oil plays down partial defeat

      Heritage Oil played down the impact of a partial defeat in arbitration proceedings in London over the tax treatment of an...

    14. March 24, 2013

      China’s foreign oil drive set to continue

      China’s state-owned oil companies reported falling net profits last year due to the economic slowdown and state-controlled...

    15. March 19, 2013

      Chinese seek change as continuity rules

      Conversation in the coffee shops of Palo Alto is starting to sound more like the talk in the milk tea shops of Hong Kong. It...

    16. February 19, 2013

      China’s foreign oil output surges

      China is on track to produce enough crude oil outside its borders to rival Opec members such as Kuwait and the United Arab...

    17. beyondbrics

      February 19, 2013

      Rosneft looks east for new partners

      Photo: Bloomberg Rosneft teamed up with western oil majors to explore in the Russian Arctic last year and is now turning...

    18. February 13, 2013

      Tullow Oil commits $2bn to capex

      Tullow Oil, the FTSE oil explorer, committed itself to edging up capital expenditure to $2bn this year as revenues from...

    19. February 12, 2013

      US approves $18bn Cnooc bid for Nexen

      Cnooc’s $18bn bid for Canada’s Nexen won approval from US officials, paving the way for the completion of China’s largest...

    20. December 14, 2012

      Tullow keeps the ball rolling in Africa

      Few people would recognise FTSE 100 explorer Tullow Oil as sponsor of an English Premier League football club. But, as...

    21. December 14, 2012

      PetroChina in $2.2bn Canada gas deal

      Chinese oil group PetroChina is buying a stake in a big Canadian shale gasfield for $2.2bn, highlighting Chinese energy...

    22. December 7, 2012

      Cnooc / Nexen – wider reach

      The suspense is over. Canada has cleared the way for Cnooc, the state-controlled oil and gas producer, to buy Nexen, in a...

    23. December 7, 2012

      Canada approves $18bn Nexen deal

      Canada has approved the $18bn acquisition of Nexen, the Calgary-based oil company, by Cnooc Limited of China, but promised...

    24. December 7, 2012

      Chinese groups await Cnooc-Nexen verdict

      Chinese resources companies are awaiting the outcome of a Canadian regulatory decision on an $18bn deal that could determine...

    25. December 6, 2012

      BG eyes Australian asset sales

      BG Group is exploring selling more assets linked to its $20bn natural gas development in Australia, in yet another move to...

    26. November 26, 2012

      Head of China’s Rongsheng steps down

      Zhang Zhirong, one of China’s richest men, has abruptly resigned from his post at the helm of shipbuilding empire Rongsheng...

    27. November 19, 2012

      Australia looks to mine profit after boom

      Australia’s resource boom might be cooling, but in the port town of Gladstone on Queensland’s central coast it does not feel...

    28. October 23, 2012

      Canada’s Petronas rejection raises Cnooc fears

      Canada has blocked Petronas of Malaysia’s $5.3bn bid for gas producer Progress Energy Resources, a move that raises the...

    29. October 20, 2012

      Canada blocks Petronas bid for Progress

      Canada intends to block the planned $5.3bn acquisition of Calgary-based Progress Energy Resources by Petronas of Malaysia,...

    30. October 9, 2012

      Huawei hullabaloo hides Chinese minnows

      At about the same time that a US congressional committee ruled that Huawei and ZTE, the Chinese telecoms companies, posed a...

    31. October 8, 2012

      NOCs: Need for energy is driving force behind global thirst for assets

      For decades criticised as overstaffed, uncompetitive and politically driven, national oil companies have long been...

    32. October 1, 2012

      US move raises Chinese investment fears

      When Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company on grounds of national security from developing wind farms in Oregon,...

    33. The World

      September 25, 2012

      US election round-up

      Welcome to a new round-up of US coverage of the 2012 presidential election. With just 41 days of campaigning left – and no...

    34. September 24, 2012

      Romney’s China holdings criticised

      Mitt Romney’s trust invested in Cnooc at a time when the US was growing concerned about the Chinese oil company’s...

    35. September 11, 2012

      Oil tie-up is test for US deal-watchers

      The most closely watched deal in the US energy industry this year is the takeover of one company based in Calgary by another...

    36. September 11, 2012

      China shale gas – no revolution yet

      The earliest known oil wells were drilled almost 2,000 years ago in China. That makes the country’s limp into shale gas look...

    37. beyondbrics

      August 10, 2012

      Argentina: no Chinese tourists please

      China’s burgeoning moneyed elite provides just the kind of international tourists many countries long to have – just look at...

    38. July 28, 2012

      Insider trading alleged in Cnooc deal

      A US court has frozen $38m held at brokerage accounts in Hong Kong and Singapore on allegations traders illegally bought...

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