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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Off Message

    April 9, 2014

    If this is the case for Brexit, I worry for eurosceptics

    Iain Mansfield has won the “Brexit” prize, a competition run by the Institute of Economic Affairs think-tank to find the...

  20. March 31, 2014

    Exxon warns global warming targets ‘unlikely’ to be met

    ExxonMobil, the US oil group, said it was “highly unlikely” that the world would cut greenhouse gas emissions sufficiently...

  21. March 23, 2014

    Europe needs to play the long game on sanctions

    I have not been the biggest supporter of the European Council in the past few years, particularly over its calamitous...

  22. March 20, 2014

    Russia looks to sell energy beyond Europe

    As European politicians considered strategies for reducing their energy dependence on Russia this week, Moscow’s most...

  23. March 18, 2014

    Crude oil rebounds from six-week low

    Oil prices bounced back from a six-week low as traders took advantage of a sharp drop in the previous session to open fresh...

  24. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Bourses hit by China and Ukraine fears | Asian markets lost momentum amid heightened uncertainty over...

  25. March 14, 2014

    IEA says supply surge led by Iraq will ease oil tensions

    The International Energy Agency expects the pressure on global oil markets to ease, in spite of rising geopolitical...

  26. 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...

  27. February 13, 2014

    International Energy Agency urges Opec to sustain oil production

    Opec will need to sustain production at its current level of almost 30m barrels a day if badly depleted oil inventories in...

  28. February 6, 2014

    Claims of high EU energy prices ‘overblown’

    Claims that high energy prices are making European industry less competitive are overblown according to new research showing...

  29. January 29, 2014

    Energy price gap with the US to hurt Europe for ‘at least 20 years’

    High gas and electricity prices will continue to plague Europe for at least 20 years, damaging the competitiveness of...

  30. January 22, 2014

    America returns to gas-guzzling oil demand

    America’s appetite for oil is growing so fast it is now hard for those charged with measuring it to keep track. In November...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 21, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Chris Blattman grades the annual Bill and Melinda Gates letter on poverty and aid predictions. -...

  32. January 21, 2014

    US oil demand growth outstrips China in 2013, says IEA

    US demand for oil grew by more than China’s last year for the first time since 1999, according to the International Energy...

  33. beyondbrics

    January 19, 2014

    The week ahead: Jan 20-25

    It’s a week of high-level meetings, with Davos, the African Union and LatAm summits all taking place; FMCG-giants Unliver...

  34. January 17, 2014

    Methane hydrates could be energy of the future

    Forget the shale gas revolution that has transformed North America’s energy landscape. The energy of the future could lie...

  35. January 15, 2014

    Russia and LatAm to be next shale oil stars

    BP, one of the world’s biggest oil companies, believes shale production will take off in Russia and Latin America within two...

  36. January 1, 2014

    Opec supply risk divides oil strategists

    For a third year, international oil prices have gone nowhere. Brent, the global marker, has averaged more than $108 a barrel...

  37. December 12, 2013

    Exxon forecasts natural gas to be world’s second most-used fuel

    Natural gas will overtake coal as a global energy source in the middle of the next decade, in part because of the...

  38. December 11, 2013

    IEA lifts forecast for 2013 and 2014 global oil demand

    The International Energy Agency has raised its forecasts for global oil consumption amid the strongest US demand growth in a...

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