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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. April 5, 2013

    Wall St stocks hit by slowing jobs growth

    US stock indices recovered some of the early losses on Friday but recorded the steepest weekly declines this year after...

  33. April 1, 2013

    Chesapeake foresees higher gas prices

    Chesapeake Energy is locking in prices for next year’s gas sales at “well above” today’s levels, the US shale gas and oil...

  34. April 1, 2013

    Poor economic data weigh on Wall St

    Wall Street turned away from record levels on Monday as investors pulled back from the US equity market following worse than...

  35. March 29, 2013

    Chesapeake names interim chief executive

    Chesapeake Energy has appointed an interim chief executive to replace its founder Aubrey McClendon, after failing to find a...

  36. March 24, 2013

    Activists cast out sleepy executives

    Activist investors grew stronger in their attempts to replace chief executives and sleepy board members, ousting senior...

  37. March 22, 2013

    US junk bond dash belies eurozone fears

    Sales of junk bonds in the US debt markets jumped to their highest level in 2013 this week even as renewed worries over the...

  38. March 15, 2013

    Boards and CEOs: no one’s indispensable

    It has been a bad few weeks for the cult of the Supreme Leader. Pope Benedict quit in the Vatican. Kim Jong-eun ranted and...

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