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    1. September 22, 2014

      China’s war on graft leads to drop in outbound investment

      Chinese outbound investment has fallen sharply in the first half of the year, reversing nearly a decade of rising spending...

    2. September 7, 2014

      Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia

      If western governments are right, Russian troops are now fighting in Ukraine. Forty-five years ago, they were facing an...

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    1. Gas Industry 2013

      Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
    2. Oil Industry 2013

      A shift on the part of US independents, many of which have been under pressure from sh...
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    1. September 5, 2014

      European oil sanctions: promises

      In the early 18th century, Peter the Great fought a war to take control of the eastern Baltic sea from Sweden. The Swedes...

    2. Nick Butler

      August 17, 2014

      China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

      Happier days: China's Jiang Jemin, the chief executive of China National Petroleum Corporation, and BP's Tony Hayward,...

    3. August 1, 2014

      PetroChina: No ordinary Zhou

      It isn’t over until the ex-Politburo Standing Committee member sings. That said, it may not be over even then. The...

    4. July 30, 2014

      China corruption probe reaches western breakfast tables

      Never before have China’s domestic politics had such ramifications for global business. This week, the country’s ongoing...

    5. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes that African Minerals Dermot Coughlan has resigned. Just like he noted, on...

    6. July 16, 2014

      China finds signs of oil and gas in disputed waters

      China has concluded drilling in disputed waters near Vietnam with an announcement that it has discovered signs of oil and...

    7. July 2, 2014

      CNPC and Total in talks to transfer stake in joint venture

      China National Petroleum Corp and French oil major Total are in talks to transfer a stake in a joint venture oil refinery in...

    8. July 1, 2014

      China oil explosion highlights pipeline perils as cities expand

      Students and shopkeepers in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian had a lucky escape when a crude oil pipeline...

    9. June 18, 2014

      China hunkers down in Iraq despite Sunni militant onslaught

      China said it had no plans to evacuate its citizens from Iraq, where it is the country’s biggest investor, even as other...

    10. May 21, 2014

      Gas deal more important to Russia than China

      Chinese President Xi Jinping finally granted his Russian counterpart a long-awaited gas supply contract on Wednesday, ending...

    11. The World

      May 21, 2014

      Why Putin needs the Gazprom deal

      By Amie Tsang and Gavin Jackson After a decade of negotiations, Russia managed to wrangle out a gas deal with China – and...

    12. May 13, 2014

      PetroChina to spin off key gas pipelines

      China’s largest oil company has joined the ranks of state-owned companies offering up prized assets in order to raise funds...

    13. April 29, 2014

      China’s CNPC signs UAE oil deal

      A Chinese state-run oil company has signed an oil production deal with the capital of the United Arab Emirates in a further...

    14. April 13, 2014

      Economic weakness will force Putin to seek detente

      The confrontation between Russia and the west over Ukraine imperils the Russian economy, but the problem runs both ways....

    15. April 12, 2014

      Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

      Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

    16. March 31, 2014

      Zhou Yongkang: Downfall of a patron

      Zhou’s network Oil Politics Security Money Zhou Yongkang was one of China’s most powerful men, building up patronage...

    17. March 19, 2014

      Sinopec’s capital raising highlights paradox of China’s SOEs

      Sinopec typifies China’s state-owned industrial sector: it is huge, sprawling and needs cash. Should investors pay heed now...

    18. March 7, 2014

      Kazakhstan pushes for $737m in damages from Kashagan gas leak

      The government of Kazakhstan will seek $737m in damages from the consortium of international companies developing the...

    19. February 23, 2014

      Baghdad bureaucracy stymies BP’s ambitions

      BP has a lot of plans for Rumaila, a huge oilfield in southern Iraq. But bureaucracy in Baghdad could put paid to them. The...

    20. February 23, 2014

      China closes net around former security chief

      China has placed two high-ranking officials under investigation in moves that appear to close the net more tightly around...

    21. February 19, 2014

      Sinopec plans to open its China oil distribution networks

      China’s oil refining giant Sinopec plans to open its distribution networks to outside capital, in a move that could loosen...

    22. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2014

      Guest post: Russia-China gas deal - maybe later

      By Leslie Palti-Guzman of Eurasia Group and Tatiana Mitrova of the Russian Academy of Sciences As the global market for...

    23. January 7, 2014

      Oil and gas: A new frontier

      Last month, Weir Group held its first ever Christmas party for contacts in the Chinese oil and gas industry. It was not a...

    24. January 5, 2014

      Gazprom close to agreeing pricing deal on China gas supplies

      Investors in Gazprom seemed unconcerned about it missing another deadline to sign a massive deal for gas supplies to China...

    25. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2013

      Novatek finalises Yamal LNG project: Gazprom beware...

      Novatek has taken a final investment decision on the Yamal LNG project, paving the way for the launch of the pioneering...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Predictions that the Federal Reserve will defer any tapering decision to 2014 gave risk assets a boost in Asia....

    27. December 17, 2013

      China energy corruption probe widens

      The chief accountant for China National Petroleum Corp has been “taken into custody to assist in an investigation” into...

    28. beyondbrics

      November 22, 2013

      Russia frees up LNG exports: bad news for Gazprom?

      The Russian parliament dealt Gazprom a blow on Friday, passing legislation that will allow independent gas producers to...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2013

      Slowly but surely, Novatek is breaking Gazprom's gas monopoly

      As Russia moves to liberalise liquefied natural gas exports, foreign companies are getting serious about buying gas from the...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2013

      Rosneft-CNPC: getting cosy

      Rosneft has agreed to allow CNPC to help develop east Siberian oil resources in a move that underscores deepening energy...

    31. October 11, 2013

      Net closes on former China security chief

      As he strolled around the campus of the China University of Petroleum last week, Zhou Yongkang hardly looked like the loser...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Venezuela-China: petro-amigos

      Even after Venezuelan officials angrily denounced the US late Thursday for allegedly denying their president clearance to...

    33. beyondbrics

      September 10, 2013

      Further reading: big bets

      Tuesday’s treats from the BB team: real politics returns to Russia; never bet against the Fed; and Go-go investing. Plus:...

    34. September 8, 2013

      China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

      When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

    35. beyondbrics

      September 5, 2013

      Xi's gas diplomacy: good for China, less good for Gazprom

      Xi Jinping, China’s president, wound up a two-day official visit to Turkmenistan on Wednesday night by bagging a package of...

    36. September 3, 2013

      ENI sets sights on sale of 10% stake in Mozambique gas block

      Italian oil major ENI said it could sell another 10 per cent stake in its gas-rich licence block off the coast of...

    37. September 3, 2013

      Minister sacked as China corruption probe widens

      The minister in charge of China’s state-owned assets regulator has been removed from his post as an investigation widens...

    38. Business Blog

      September 2, 2013

      Will the US tackle corruption in China's oil industry?

      The corruption probe in China into high officials linked to the “petroleum faction” – a group linked to the New York-listed...

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