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  1. July 9, 2013

    Rongsheng holed below waterline by industry overcapacity

    For years Rongsheng Heavy Industries seemed a symbol of China’s extraordinary success in shipbuilding: only founded in 2005,...

  2. June 14, 2013

    Heritage loses to Tullow Oil in tax dispute

    Heritage Oil has held out the prospect of an appeal after a court ruled in favour of its former partner Tullow Oil over the...

  1. June 9, 2013

    New Zealand gets serious about oil

    Anadarko Petroleum, the US independent oil company, will drill its first deepwater exploration well off the west coast of...

  2. March 14, 2013

    CNPC and Eni seal $4.2bn Mozambique deal

    China National Petroleum Corp, the country’s largest oil company by production, has planted its flag in Mozambique’s huge...

  3. February 17, 2013

    Conoco allowed to restart Penglai block

    The Chinese government has allowed ConocoPhillips to restart production at an oilfield off the country’s Northeastern coast...

  4. 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...

  5. December 29, 2012

    YPF signs $1.5bn shale field deal

    YPF, Argentina’s state-run energy group, has sealed a $1.5bn deal with Sino-Argentine group Bridas to ramp up development of...

  6. December 26, 2012

    LNG – great gas in Asia

    Japan and China want it and Australia has it. Bingo! Or perhaps not. What started out as a simple match of supply and demand...

  7. December 10, 2012

    Chinese groups step up M&A push

    What do oil reserves, aircraft leasing and electric cars have in common? There is little to link them in terms of substance....

  8. December 9, 2012

    YPF in shale partnership talks with Statoil

    YPF, the Argentine state-controlled energy company, is in talks with Norway’s Statoil about a potential partnership as part...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. November 9, 2012

    Gas finds give impetus to China sea claim

    The South China Sea could hold far greater reserves of crude oil and natural gas than previously thought, newly revealed...

  12. 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,...

  13. October 19, 2012

    Chinese group in insider trade settlement

    Well Advantage, a private company controlled by a Chinese billionaire, agreed to pay $14m to settle insider trading...

  14. September 30, 2012

    Chinese wind farm group to sue Obama

    A Chinese-owned company that has been blocked from building wind farms near a US navy test site in Oregon plans to sue...

  15. July 11, 2012

    China sale last hope for Hawker business jets

    Hawker Beechcraft is likely to cease production of business jets with the loss of thousands of jobs if it fails to conclude...

  16. June 27, 2012

    China-Vietnam row hits energy groups

    Some of the world’s biggest energy companies, including ExxonMobil and Gazprom, have been thrust into the deteriorating...

  17. March 1, 2012

    China reveals 25tn cu metres of shale gas

    China announced the results of its most extensive official appraisal of shale gas reserves on Thursday, having found...

  18. January 16, 2012

    China’s hunger for gas fuels hostile bid

    At first blush China Gas, a small company that distributes natural gas in Chinese cities, would seem unlikely to end up at...

  19. January 10, 2012

    Chinese premier to bolster Gulf energy ties

    China will this week launch its highest-level diplomatic visit to the Gulf for more than two years, seeking to bolster its...

  20. November 16, 2011

    Tullow Oil set to get Uganda stake sale nod

    Uganda is poised to give final approval to Tullow Oil’s $2.9bn sale of stakes in one of Africa’s most promising oil...

  21. November 7, 2011

    BP / Bridas: difficult partners

    Somebody up there doesn’t like BP. That is one explanation for the failure of its attempt to sell its Argentine business for...

  22. November 6, 2011

    BP’s $7bn Argentina disposal collapses

    BP’s $7.1bn deal to sell a majority stake in Argentina’s second-largest oil producer to Bridas has collapsed in acrimony....

  23. October 10, 2011

    Sinopec makes C$2.2bn bid for Canada’s Daylight

    China’s Sinopec has offered C$2.2bn (US$2.1bn) to buy Canadian oil and gas firm Daylight Energy, the latest in a series of...

  24. September 6, 2011

    Oil spill raises concerns for groups in China

    An oil spill off the coast of China at a field operated by ConocoPhillips has sparked concerns about discrimination against...

  25. September 5, 2011

    Export slowdown fear hits Asia

    Asian shares sank as a disappointing US job report fuelled concerns about the severity of the global slowdown, pounding...

  26. September 4, 2011

    China orders ConocoPhillips field shutdown

    Chinese regulators have ordered a shutdown at a troubled offshore oilfield operated by ConocoPhillips, a surprise escalation...

  27. August 28, 2011

    China’s oil groups ready for more deals

    Solid first-half profits at China’s state-owned oil companies have paved the way for further expansion overseas as the...

  28. August 26, 2011

    China poised to be next big buyer of US hard assets

    In June 2009, Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia announced it was selling a 70 per cent stake in its Canadian operations to...

  29. August 24, 2011

    Tullow Oil: entering the big league

    Tullow Oil is growing up fast. A 270 per cent increase in earnings per share for the half year to the end of June was...

  30. August 14, 2011

    Compelling reasons to increase engagement

    Multinational companies cannot afford to ignore emerging markets. Nor can they afford to ignore the difficulties involved....

  31. July 20, 2011

    Cnooc / Opti

    Six years after being rebuffed by Washington on its Unocal acquisition and shortly after fellow Chinese oil producer...

  32. June 28, 2011

    China enters shale gas era with tender offer

    China’s search for natural gas passed a milestone this week as Beijing launched its first tender offer for four shale gas...

  33. May 11, 2011

    Borders as the final frontier

    Multinational companies are used to pondering whether to shift their headquarters from one country to another. Rarely do...

  34. April 12, 2011

    Asia’s American oil venture could be costly

    Oil and gas producers in emerging Asia are piling into North America’s booming unconventional energy sector, making...

  35. April 12, 2011

    Chinese companies go on global bond spree

    Chinese companies have this year embarked on an unprecedented borrowing spree in international bond markets, a trend driven...

  36. April 5, 2011

    China lights a fire in global dealmaking

    On the rise: outbound Chinese dealmaking increased by 37 per cent last year to $55.4bn The might of the Chinese buyer has...

  37. April 1, 2011

    IEA courts China’s oil sector

    If you sit down to have tea with a Chinese oil executive in Beijing, you can guarantee that there is one thing they will be...

  38. March 28, 2011

    Chinese to drive energy M&A

    China’s oil and gas companies are set to continue their global mergers and acquisitions drive this year after the country’s...

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