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    1. July 7, 2016

      Transcript: Claudio Descalzi, Eni

      The Financial Times spoke to Claudio Descalzi, Eni CEO, twice in the past two months. One was a brief telephone...

    2. July 7, 2016

      Eni receives ‘informal’ interest for stake in Egypt gasfield

      Eni, the Italian energy company, has received several expressions of interest in buying a stake in Zohr, the large...

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    1. July 7, 2016

      Eni: A pipeline to profit

      On June 4, Claudio Descalzi, the chief executive of Eni, Italy’s largest oil and gas company, took a short drive in an...

    2. June 21, 2016

      General counsel cashing in on compliance

      At an early gathering of the Innovative GC Club in 2013, a forum for general counsel ranked in the FT Innovative Lawyer...

    3. May 15, 2016

      Research cutbacks hit oil groups’ ability to invest

      Most of the world’s largest oil companies have cut research spending sharply since 2013 as they strived to save money...

    4. May 8, 2016

      Oil discoveries slump to 60-year low

      Discoveries of new oil reserves have dropped to their lowest level for more than 60 years, pointing to potential supply...

    5. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Eni: Fundamentals of oil market 'remain weak'

      Italian energy major Eni is not getting carried away with a recent improvement in oil prices, warning the fundamentals...

    6. April 21, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Emma Marcegaglia, BusinessEurope president

      Emma Marcegaglia’s desk is about 6 metres long and covered with piles of paper. It is also surrounded by a group of her...

    7. Brussels Blog

      April 15, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Italy's anti-populist referendum

      Welcome to Friday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Italy oil referendum a vote that Matteo Renzi does not want

      The Dutch had their say on the EU trade deal with Ukraine last week — sending shudders down the spines of EU...

    9. March 30, 2016

      Shell headquarters visited by corruption investigators

      Dutch investigators have visited Shell’s headquarters in The Hague as part of a multinational corruption probe relating...

    10. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      Eni CEO: Cut costs, but don't fire 'competent people'

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas company, is planning to boost production by 3 per cent through 2019 even as it cuts costs...

    11. February 26, 2016

      Eni: suits you

      How do you like the cut of your oil company? Do you see yourself in BP’s sturdy British double-vented affair — or a...

    12. February 26, 2016

      Eni confident of profit in $50 oil despite posting losses in 2015

      Claudio Descalzi, chief executive of Italian energy group Eni, has said his company could be profitable even with oil...

    13. February 14, 2016

      Oil majors’ business model under increasing pressure

      Gorgon, a massive liquefied natural gas project off the north-west coast of Australia, is one of the wonders of the...

    14. February 12, 2016

      Saipem rights issue leaves banks holding stock

      The investment banks which helped Saipem raise €3.5bn from shareholders this week have been forced to stump up more...

    15. January 31, 2016

      Boneheaded aphorisms from Davos’s windy summit

      You can always go faster than you think you can. Those are not my words. They are the words of Meg Whitman,...

    16. January 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Iranian president’s overseas mission

      For the first time in more than a decade, an Iranian president is going to visit two European states this week, which...

    17. January 20, 2016

      BG Group’s overseas assets shine amid oil gloom

      A cursory look at Wednesday’s trading updates by Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group — outlining how the oil price crash is...

    18. January 19, 2016

      Libyan factions announce national unity government

      Rival Libyan factions meeting in Tunisia announced the formation of a national unity government on Tuesday aimed at...

    19. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      Everything oily enjoys a bounce

      It’s been a rough year for oil-related currencies, which have plunged to multi-year lows hand-in-hand with the black...

    20. December 7, 2015

      Anadarko Petroleum to take Africa decision in 2016

      Anadarko Petroleum is planning to make a final decision next year on how it will develop vast gas discoveries that the...

    21. November 23, 2015

      Mozambique strives to get liquefied natural gas projects online

      The slightly scruffy, nondescript building in downtown Maputo that serves as the headquarters of Empresa Nacional de...

    22. November 11, 2015

      Israel woos foreign energy groups for gas exploration

      Israel is dusting off the welcome mat for investors, flagging its large, and mostly untapped, offshore oil and gas...

    23. November 1, 2015

      Iran prepares to open up to foreign oil companies

      It is customary in Iran to refuse an offer several times before agreeing to take it, whether it be an invitation to tea...

    24. October 29, 2015

      Shell swings to $7.4bn loss on oil price slump and axed projects

      Royal Dutch Shell has taken a huge $8bn hit from the plunge in crude prices and its decisions to pull out of Alaska and...

    25. October 28, 2015

      Saipem: leaving home

      In Italy, a good son sticks around, living at his parents’ house until the time is right to move out. Saipem, the...

    26. October 28, 2015

      Eni to pare down Saipem stake in attempt to reduce debt by €5.1bn

      Eni, the Italian oil and gas group, has reached a deal to pare down its stake in Saipem, the pipeline and services...

    27. October 27, 2015

      BP: beyond payouts

      The good ship BP has plotted its course using $60 oil as its North Star. At $60, that is, it can generate enough cash...

    28. October 11, 2015

      Italy to launch biggest privatisation in more than a decade

      Italy will this week launch its biggest privatisation in more than a decade with the partial sale of Poste Italiane —...

    29. October 11, 2015

      Western oil groups warn against Nigerian contracts overhaul

      Western oil executives have warned Nigeria against sweeping changes to commercial contracts that could lead to the...

    30. October 11, 2015

      Renzi revives Italy’s €410bn wealth fund

      The latest outpost of Matteo Renzi’s revolution is a smart conference room in Milan where two of Italy’s best-known...

    31. September 30, 2015

      Mexico oil auction eases memory of previous sale flop

      Despite the plunge in oil prices, Mexico banished the bitter memory of its oil tender flop by awarding more blocks than...

    32. September 27, 2015

      Arctic oil to start flowing from €5.6bn polar platform

      In an industry where everything is big, Goliat will take some beating. Designed to weather the worst Arctic storms and...

    33. September 20, 2015

      French companies fear losing Iran trade

      French companies are warning that their government’s tough stance in the Iranian nuclear negotiations could be hurting...

    34. Nick Butler

      September 20, 2015

      Will politics block development of the eastern Med?

      Eni’s announcement that it has made a world-scale gas discovery off the Egyptian coast is undoubtedly good news both...

    35. September 15, 2015

      Cash-strapped Nigeria to renegotiate contracts with oil majors

      Nigeria’s state oil company plans to renegotiate its production-sharing agreements with oil majors as Africa’s top...

    36. September 6, 2015

      Gas find promises sea change in the Med

      It is rare to find an oil or gasfield so big it can transform an economy. Last week Eni, the Italian energy group, did...

    37. August 31, 2015

      Israeli gas companies hit by Egypt find

      Shares in Israeli gas companies plunged on Monday as the discovery of a “supergiant” natural gasfield in the waters off...

    38. August 30, 2015

      Eni discovers ‘supergiant’ gasfield near Egypt

      Italian energy group Eni has discovered what it says is a “supergiant” gasfield off the coast of Egypt, the largest...

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