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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Oil & Gas 2012

    An increase in opportunities has galvanised the energy world...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. July 27, 2012

    US senator challenges Cnooc-Nexen deal

    A top Democratic lawmaker has called for the US to “withhold approval” of Cnooc’s $15bn offer for Nexen , a Canadian oil...

  35. July 23, 2012

    China bids $15bn for Canada’s Nexen

    China’s Cnooc has agreed to buy a Canadian oil group for $15.1bn plus debt, the largest overseas acquisition by a Chinese...

  36. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2012

    New York headlines

    * China’s CNOOC says to buy Canada’s Nexen for $15.1 billion * US buyers turn to Brazil for cheap corn * China’s Stocks...

  37. April 27, 2012

    China issues $269m fine for oil spill

    China has issued its biggest fine for oil spill pollution, asking for Rmb1.7bn ($269m) from ConocoPhillips and Cnooc in...

  38. beyondbrics

    April 20, 2012

    YPF to Brazil: let's do business

    “No one in their right minds” will invest in Argentina now, after the government moved to nationalise YPF, expropriating 51...

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