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    1. December 23, 2014

      Chesapeake buyback cheers investors

      Chesapeake Energy stood out as a rare example among energy companies managing to cheer Wall Street on Tuesday. It announced...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Oracle on fire after success in the cloud

      Oracle shares soared to their highest level since 2000 — the year the dotcom bubble burst — after the Silicon Valley company...

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    1. December 9, 2014

      US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts

      Screw turns on US shale producers When Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries last month rejected calls for a production cut...

    2. November 13, 2014

      US set to export more oil condensate

      Exporting soaring volumes of ultralight US oil without getting the government’s direct assent will soon be the norm, an...

    3. November 12, 2014

      US shale pioneers circle the wagons

      If there is “price war” in the oil market, as Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s oil minister, has suggested, the US shale industry is...

    4. October 27, 2014

      BHP puts gas asset up for sale as it finetunes US shale business

      BHP Billiton has put part of its US shale interests up for sale while insisting that the remainder of its American fracking...

    5. October 16, 2014

      Chesapeake sells shale fields for $5.38bn

      Chesapeake Energy has sold a package of shale gasfields in the eastern US for about $5.38bn, at a price that was...

    6. July 2, 2014

      US oil and gas explorers impress

      While international exploration and production companies have been underperforming in recent years, some of their US...

    7. May 7, 2014

      Rising gas prices lift shale producers

      Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy, two of the largest US shale gas and oil producers, reported sharp increases in profits...

    8. April 23, 2014

      US natural gas: storing up problems

      He should know. Halliburton chairman Dave Lesar said this week that the cycle for the company’s North American...

    9. March 5, 2014

      US gas price at odds with low stocks

      The US natural gas market is sending out mixed messages. Supplies held in underground storage are at the lowest level in a...

    10. February 26, 2014

      Chesapeake sees slowdown in crude output

      Chesapeake Energy, the US gas and oil group, expects a sharp slowdown in the growth of its crude production this year, the...

    11. February 7, 2014

      The unicorn and the shifting price of gas

      The tremors of volatility in the cash and futures prices for US natural gas seem to be moderating with the promise of warmer...

    12. February 5, 2014

      US shale under fire over thirst for water

      Water shortages have put the US oil and gas industry on a “collision course” with other users because of the large volumes...

    13. Business Blog

      January 6, 2014

      Shale gas and the advantages of US risk-taking capitalism

      Ed Crooks’ column about the low returns to most investors in US shale gas is a reminder not only that things can go wrong in...

    14. December 14, 2013

      McClendon works with IPO to raise up to $2bn

      A partnership linked to Aubrey McClendon, one of the pioneers of the US shale gas revolution, is seeking to raise up to $2bn...

    15. December 10, 2013

      BHP steps up US shale output

      BHP Billiton is to invest $4bn a year to step up output from its US shale reserves and expects the business to generate $3bn...

    16. November 6, 2013

      Chesapeake: liquid diet

      When Chesapeake boss Doug Lawler took the helm in June, his mandate was clear: be the opposite of Aubrey McClendon....

    17. November 6, 2013

      Chesapeake and Devon rein in capital expenditure

      Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy, two of the largest US gas producers, have reported results showing cuts in capital...

    18. September 11, 2013

      Southeastern takes 11.9% stake in News Corp voting shares

      Southeastern Asset Management, which worked with Carl Icahn on his tilt at Dell, has become the largest voting shareholder...

    19. August 4, 2013

      Oil patch: mixed fortunes

      The mixed bag of earnings reports from big oil and gas producers this week – disappointment at Shell from shale gone bad,...

    20. July 7, 2013

      Smaller companies at vanguard of US shale oil revolution

      The US shale revolution has not been led by Chevron or other large international oil companies such as ExxonMobil and Royal...

    21. June 24, 2013

      Junk bond investors burnt in Fed retreat

      Those who followed the “close your eyes and buy” strategy that swept through junk bond markets since the start of the year...

    22. June 20, 2013

      Investors rush to sell US corporate debt

      Investors rushed to sell US corporate bonds on Thursday as Ben Bernanke’s comments that the Federal Reserve may start paring...

    23. June 20, 2013

      SandRidge terminates chief’s employment

      SandRidge Energy, the US independent oil and gas company, has confirmed the departure of its founder, chairman and chief...

    24. June 15, 2013

      Chesapeake investors fail to agree reforms

      Chesapeake Energy, the gas and oil company that has been subject to investor concerns about corporate governance for years,...

    25. June 11, 2013

      Encana hires former BP executive Suttles for chief’s job

      Canadian gas producer Encana said it had hired Doug Suttles, a former BP executive who led the company’s response to the...

    26. June 7, 2013

      Week in Review, June 8

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: NR...

    27. June 5, 2013

      McClendon targets $1bn funds for new group

      Aubrey McClendon, the controversial former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, is attempting to stage a comeback by trying...

    28. May 24, 2013

      Circus ringmaster of the investment world

      Bill Ackman, the activist hedge fund manager, aimed high when he trained his sights on Bob McDonald. The Procter & Gamble...

    29. May 24, 2013

      Chesapeake Energy to pay new chief Doug Lawler $22m package

      The new chief executive of Chesapeake Energy has been granted a pay package for his first year worth at least $22m, the...

    30. May 22, 2013

      Chesapeake Energy: balance sheet hell

      Chesapeake Energy, the US natural gas company, owns the naming rights to the arena where the National Basketball...

    31. May 20, 2013

      Chesapeake recruits Anadarko executive as chief

      Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest US gas producer, has found a new chief executive after a challenging search for a...

    32. May 1, 2013

      Weak economic data weigh on Wall Street

      US stocks fell from record levels as dreary US and global data cast a shadow over Wall Street, with the materials and energy...

    33. May 1, 2013

      Chesapeake earnings beat expectations in wake of shift to oil

      Chesapeake Energy, the second-largest producer of natural gas in the US, reported earnings well above analysts’ estimates...

    34. April 19, 2013

      Filing shows McClendon’s costs at Chesapeake

      Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy who stood down at the beginning of the month, has had to...

    35. April 16, 2013

      Gas to liquids: Launch pads proffered for small-scale GTL plants

      A process famed for keeping German tanks running during the second world war is set to revolutionise the fortunes of US...

    36. April 16, 2013

      LNG: Groups put pedal to the metal in dash to provide transport fuel

      China has made no secret of its ambition to grab a piece of the shale gas boom that has gripped North America. Several of...

    37. April 14, 2013

      On Monday: Rumblings in energy reflect investor shift

      US oil investors are revolting. In the past year, shareholder activism has hit half a dozen leading oil and gas companies,...

    38. April 5, 2013

      Gas price hints shale revolution fading

      The price of US natural gas reached an 18-month high on Friday as stocks continued to fall, and hopes intensified that the...

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