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    1. October 23, 2014

      Europe gas demand to stay weak until mid-2030, says IEA economist

      Natural gas demand in Europe is likely to remain weak for almost two decades, according to the chief economist at the...

    2. October 22, 2014

      Simple solutions lead to a greener future

      More energy, cheaper energy. From reliable sources. And cleaner, too, if possible. Questions about how to achieve these...

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    1. October 20, 2014

      Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

      As oil prices have tumbled, one question has reverberated around the market: what is Saudi Arabia up to? Little restraint...

    2. October 16, 2014

      US crude price falls under $80 to 2-year low

      US benchmark crude oil fell below $80 a barrel on Thursday for the first time since June 2012 amid renewed concerns over...

    3. October 15, 2014

      US crude prices approach $80

      US oil prices approached $80 a barrel on Wednesday, as investors continued to fret about weakening demand and plentiful...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The risks of cheap water. - In defence of Cosplay and in search of lost satire. - Why are...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      When the cartel bursts, Brent edition

      When you look at things hard enough you realise almost everything in society can be reduced to a cartel, monopoly or perfect...

    6. October 14, 2014

      IEA cuts oil demand forecast

      The price of oil tumbled nearly three dollars a barrel on Tuesday after the west’s energy watchdog cut its forecast for oil...

    7. October 8, 2014

      Oil retreats after US inventories rise

      Concerns about weak demand amid lower economic growth weighed on oil prices with a rise in US inventories adding to the...

    8. October 8, 2014

      Global energy saving market worth at least $310bn a year

      A surge in LED lighting, cleaner car engines and smarter fridges round the world has helped create an energy saving market...

    9. October 2, 2014

      Weak demand in focus at Asia oil event

      At first sight supply looks like the main reason for oil prices falling below $100 a barrel. But a deeper look in the world...

    10. September 29, 2014

      US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer

      The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming...

    11. Nick Butler

      September 21, 2014

      China: the world's energy superpower

      A wind turbine complex on the Zhemo Mountain in the outskirts of Dali, in China's southwestern province of Yunnan © LIU...

    12. September 12, 2014

      Chart that tells a story . . . oil shares

      What does this show? The oil price, expressed in sterling rather than dollars, and the FTSE 350 oil and gas index, which...

    13. September 11, 2014

      International Energy Agency notes ‘remarkable’ oil demand growth fall

      The world’s appetite for crude oil slowed at a “remarkable” pace during the second quarter because of weak economic growth...

    14. FT Alphaville

      September 8, 2014

      The avoided energy factor

      BoAML follow in the footsteps of UBS with a whopper report on the smartening up of the world’s energy markets. It’s a mighty...

    15. 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,...

    16. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The inside is getting out: Citi take a look at purchases by directors, as they try to...

    17. August 12, 2014

      IEA says sanctions have low impact on Russian oil

      US and EU sanctions on Russia’s oil sector are unlikely to have a major effect on production, the International Energy...

    18. August 7, 2014

      China natural gas growth faces hurdles

      Rising incomes, rapid urbanisation and concerns over the toxic smog that enshrouds many of China’s cities is driving the...

    19. July 11, 2014

      Iraq and Libya biggest risks to oil supply

      Demand for oil is set to accelerate next year as the global economy gains momentum and will be met by rising supplies from...

    20. June 23, 2014

      Brent slips as Iraq fears discounted

      Oil fell back from a nine-month high as investors locked in profits and analysts said concerns about potential disruptions...

    21. June 20, 2014

      Iraq violence lights fuse to oil price spike

      It is difficult to overstate the importance of Iraq for the global oil industry. It is the world’s seventh largest producer,...

    22. June 18, 2014

      Oil volatility returns as Iraq fears grow

      Volatility has returned with vigour to the oil markets, as fears over crude supplies from Iraq send futures trading volumes...

    23. June 18, 2014

      Beware the hype over the shale boom

      The shale boom is set to go global. That is what the International Energy Agency has said, but is this promise of a burst of...

    24. June 17, 2014

      IEA warns on Opec oil production risks

      The sectarian strife in Iraq has put growth of Opec crude oil production capacity over the next five years at risk,...

    25. June 13, 2014

      Oil set for largest weekly gain since July 2013

      The price of Brent crude was set for its largest weekly gain since July on concerns surrounding the escalating violence in...

    26. June 12, 2014

      Oil prices jump on Iraq violence fears

      The price of Brent oil has risen to its highest level in six months on fears the escalating violence in Iraq could hit...

    27. Nick Butler

      June 12, 2014

      Re-engage with Iraq, do not retreat

      By common agreement the situation in Iraq is dangerous and deteriorating. By similar common agreement there is no appetite...

    28. June 11, 2014

      Opec prepared to ‘take steps’ on supply

      Opec has left its output target of 30m barrels a day unchanged, but the oil-producing cartel said it was prepared to “take...

    29. June 11, 2014

      Prospect of Iran’s return poses problem for Opec

      In the days before an Opec meeting the financial press pack descends on Vienna. The media fan out across the city hoping to...

    30. June 10, 2014

      Industrialised countries manage demand to prevent blackouts

      While the energy market is global, consumption is a national matter. Prices vary widely but all industrialised countries try...

    31. June 10, 2014

      China gas demand to double on smog concerns

      Chinese demand for natural gas is expected to almost double in the next five years as the country aims to use cleaner fuels...

    32. June 9, 2014

      Sound of silence sweeps across asset classes

      “The Sound of Silence” is not just an old Simon & Garfunkel hit; it has become the theme tune of a global financial market...

    33. June 5, 2014

      Opec focus switches to supply challenge

      When Opec last met six months ago the discussion in and around its secretariat building in central Vienna centred on how the...

    34. June 2, 2014

      Energy watchdog in investment warning

      The west’s energy watchdog has said the costs of meeting the world’s energy needs will rise to $2tn a year by 2035, warning...

    35. Nick Butler

      June 1, 2014

      Indian power: Narendra Modi must centralise it

      Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images Imagine being elected prime minister of a country with one and a quarter billion...

    36. May 15, 2014

      IEA says Opec oil supply could fall short

      Opec, the oil-producing cartel, will need to increase production significantly in the second half of the year in order to...

    37. May 4, 2014

      ‘Theft and sabotage’ lead Nigeria into an oil crisis

      Nigeria is facing its worst oil crisis in five years, with output dropping below the key 2m barrels a day mark for six...

    38. April 11, 2014

      Iran likely exporting higher crude oil volumes than allowed, says IEA

      Iran is likely to have exported oil at higher levels than allowed under western sanctions in March for a fifth straight...

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