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    1. July 31, 2015

      Coal gasification presents burning issue in Scotland

      An entrepreneur seeking to produce gas by burning coal reserves in Scotland has called for “commonsense to prevail” as...

    2. July 19, 2015

      Ineos chief makes case for UK to leave European Union

      Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, has predicted that the UK would thrive outside...

    1. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    2. July 14, 2015

      Ineos close to deal on Sinopec dispute

      Ineos, the European refining and petrochemicals company, is close to reaching a settlement with Sinopec, after...

    3. June 30, 2015

      Plastics companies stretched by rising prices

      For any industry, it would be a spectacular windfall: a near 50 per cent fall in the cost of its major input. That is...

    4. April 24, 2015

      Barometer: Lime Wood, Hampshire

      In the heart of the New Forest, past feral ponies chewing yellow gorse, a discreet signpost directs you to the Lime...

    5. March 17, 2015

      Ineos seeks to convince Scots over shale gas fracking

      A charm offensive has been launched to convince Scots of the benefits of shale gas “fracking”, with chemicals group...

    6. March 10, 2015

      Ineos to embark on ‘fracking’ in northwest England

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals group, is to embark on an ambitious “fracking” campaign in northwest England, with...

    7. February 10, 2015

      Grangemouth threatened by fracking moratorium, says Ineos

      The Grangemouth petrochemicals plant, Scotland’s most important industrial complex, is unlikely to survive in the long...

    8. January 26, 2015

      Ministers impose curbs on fracking

      Ministers have imposed a series of Labour demands on the UK’s fracking industry, in a last-minute move to avert a House...

    9. November 20, 2014

      Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

      The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal. The...

    10. November 20, 2014

      Scotland’s opportunity to build a shale industry

      Few would hold up UK energy policy as a model of strategic clarity. But the government’s enthusiasm for shale gas has...

    11. November 20, 2014

      Grangemouth victor prepares for next fight

      The jury may be out over whether there are meaningful shale gas resources in Britain that could merit widescale...

    12. November 20, 2014

      Ineos announces $1bn push into quest for UK shale gas

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals company, has entered the race to develop UK reserves of shale gas, unveiling ambitious...

    13. October 13, 2014

      Ineos extends interest in Scottish shale with second licence

      Ineos has bought a majority stake in a second shale gas exploration licence in Scotland, extending its interests in the...

    14. October 9, 2014

      America’s economy is cooking on shale

      This winter Jim Ratcliffe, the British billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, is trying to spark a local...

    15. August 18, 2014

      Ineos licence purchase from BG in move into shale exploration

      Ineos has made a first move into shale gas exploration by purchasing part of a licence in Scotland covering the area...

    16. July 17, 2014

      JR stars for Grangemouth but industry drama drags on

      It was counterintuitive for Timothy Dexter, the 18th-century entrepreneur, to carry coals to Newcastle. But his cargo...

    17. July 17, 2014

      Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

      Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

    18. June 30, 2014

      Ineos to buy out BASF stake in Styrolution

      Ineos has agreed to buy out rival German chemical group BASF’s 50 per cent stake in its styrene plastics joint venture...

    19. March 29, 2014

      Terms unveiled for review into union dispute tactics

      Ministers have announced revised terms for a much-delayed and heavily diluted inquiry into alleged union intimidation...

    20. March 20, 2014

      Ineos pits itself against Sinopec in intellectual property claim

      Ineos has set itself on a collision course with Sinopec by claiming that the state-controlled Chinese petrochemicals...

    21. March 20, 2014

      Ineos caught in Chinese intellectual property web

      British petrochemicals group Ineos will have an uphill battle attempting to enforce its intellectual property rights...

    22. March 20, 2014

      Ratcliffe’s Chinese IPR fight betokens a rapprochement

      Towering chemicals tycoon Jim Ratcliffe cannot be accused of picking fights with littler adversaries. His latest beef...

    23. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2014

      What has happened to David Cameron’s review into “trade union tactics”?

      The massive industrial dispute at Grangemouth refinery in Scotland last autumn prompted David Cameron to launch an...

    24. February 12, 2014

      Osborne set to freeze tax on fossil fuels

      George Osborne is preparing to freeze a tax on fossil fuels used to generate electricity for up to four years in...

    25. February 7, 2014

      Jim Ratcliffe

      A cup of coffee at the favourite café of Britain’s most successful postwar industrialist will set you back only SFr2.70...

    26. December 9, 2013

      US shale revolution puts squeeze on European chemicals groups

      The US shale gas revolution is forcing a redoubling of efforts by European chemical producers to move away from...

    27. December 2, 2013

      Shale gas to transform Grangemouth’s fortunes

      The Grangemouth petrochemical plant – scene of a bitter dispute between owner Ineos and the Unite union – will be...

    28. December 1, 2013

      Industry near ‘crisis point’ over green taxes

      British industry has warned that green taxes are pushing it to “crisis point” even as George Osborne prepares to cut...

    29. November 17, 2013

      Blacklist groups in £100,000 payouts

      Thousands of construction workers on an industry blacklist have been offered compensation payouts of up to £100,000...

    30. November 13, 2013

      Moody’s warns Ineos over financial exposure to Grangemouth

      Ineos has been warned over its continuing financial exposure to the lossmaking Grangemouth petrochemical plant, despite...

    31. November 5, 2013

      Brussels to probe Ineos-Solvay deal

      Brussels is launching an full antitrust probe into a joint venture between Solvay and Ineos, two of Europe’s biggest...

    32. November 4, 2013

      Britain’s half-love for German model

      Few things better illustrate Britain’s deep yet frustrated admiration for the German way than the dispute at...

    33. October 31, 2013

      Unite leader says union ‘not cowed’ by Grangemouth defeat

      The leader of Britain’s biggest union has warned it would not be “cowed” by its defeat at the Grangemouth...

    34. October 28, 2013

      Expect calls for bigger pay rises if recovery picks up, says TUC

      Workers will demand higher pay rises if the recovery gathers pace the Trades Union Congress warned, as union leaders...

    35. October 28, 2013

      Grangemouth union official resigns

      The Labour party and union official at the centre of this month’s Grangemouth industrial dispute has resigned from his...

    36. October 28, 2013

      A €15,000 bathtub? Hair shirts fit better

      There was something familiar about reports that a German cleric dubbed “the bishop of bling” had spent €15,000 on a...

    37. October 27, 2013

      Grangemouth clash leaves cracks in the foundation of a community

      With its sprawling hectares of brightly twinkling crackers, cooling towers and chimneys, the Grangemouth refinery and...

    38. October 25, 2013

      Grangemouth chief calls for industrial policy overhaul

      Fresh from a crushing victory over the Unite union at Scotland’s largest industrial complex, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman...

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