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    1. May 6, 2015

      Oil rebound tests its limits

      Oil hit a 2015 high on Wednesday and was fast approaching levels not seen since Opec’s historic decision in November to hold...

    2. March 20, 2015

      ETFs pour into top US oil contract

      Almost a third of the most active US oil futures contract is now controlled by exchange traded funds, turning smaller...

    1. March 16, 2015

      US regulator CFTC fines ICE $3m for data reporting violations

      Intercontinental Exchange reported erroneous trading data — including natural gas prices 1,000 times their actual level on...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Heating fuel jumps as US blizzards bite

      The price of heating fuels jumped as the US battled the coldest February since the 1970s, giving a temporary burst to energy...

    3. February 18, 2015

      Oil slips amid doubts over sustainable rally

      Oil failed to hold on to the previous session’s gains on Wednesday as market participants questioned the sustainability of...

    4. February 17, 2015

      Oil rally fades on oversupply fears

      Oil’s recent rally eased on Tuesday as Brent crude fell below $61 a barrel on fears of growing supply and a build up in...

    5. February 11, 2015

      Oil drops on increase in US stocks

      Oil prices fell on Wednesday following the publication of data that showed another increase in US crude stocks, which stand...

    6. February 5, 2015

      Oil stages sharp comeback from losses

      The price of oil rallied more than $3 a barrel on Thursday, rebounding from sharp losses in the previous session. In...

    7. January 7, 2015

      Brent crude falls under $50 a barrel

      Petroleum stocks have reached new highs in the US, testing the limits of refiners’ thirst for crude as it falls below $50 a...

    8. January 6, 2015

      Oil price rout takes Brent to fresh lows

      The oil price rout deepened on Tuesday with Brent, the international crude marker, and its US counterpart West Texas...

    9. January 5, 2015

      Brent oil falls below $53 for first time in over five years

      The sell-off resumed for oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic on Monday as concerns about a supply surplus and weak...

    10. December 29, 2014

      Brent crude closes at lowest since May 2009

      Oil surrendered early gains on Monday to close at a fresh five-and-half-year low on doubts that escalating violence in Libya...

    11. December 11, 2014

      US oil price below $60 a barrel

      US crude closed below $60 a barrel for the first time in five and a half years, sliding amid new concerns consumption will...

    12. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2014

      Chicago, the last refuge of light touch regulation?

      Friday, November 28th. It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US – possibly the lightest trading session of the year. And...

    13. November 11, 2014

      Fears of US cold snap trigger gas price swings

      Warnings of a sharp US cold snap – and below freezing temperatures on the country’s east coast – have led to big swings in...

    14. November 6, 2014

      Oil under pressure as supply concerns fade

      Oil prices came under renewed pressure on Thursday as concerns about potential supply disruptions in Libya and Saudi Arabia...

    15. October 27, 2014

      Oil price fall changes Mexican budget calculations

      Mexico is poised to redraft part of next year’s federal budget after a steep fall in oil prices upended the country’s...

    16. October 23, 2014

      Oil rises on claims of Saudi supply cut

      Oil prices moved higher on Thursday amid claims that Saudi Arabia, Opec’s largest producer, had cut the amount of crude oil...

    17. October 17, 2014

      Oil rallies sharply after near 4-year low

      After a torrid week that saw prices sink to their lowest level in nearly four years, crude oil recovered on Friday as...

    18. October 14, 2014

      Palladium stands out from commodities crowd

      “Palladium is the outlier in the metal space,” says Walter de Wet, commodities strategist at Standard Bank. Speculative...

    19. October 10, 2014

      Q&A: The rout in oil prices

      The price of oil has tumbled on Friday, falling to levels last seen in 2010 on expectations that slowing global growth means...

    20. October 9, 2014

      Global growth fears weigh on oil prices

      Oil prices sank to their lowest point in nearly four years on Friday, as traders feared that slowing economies around the...

    21. October 3, 2014

      Strong dollar and excess supplies sends oil to fresh lows

      The price of Brent crude fell to fresh multi-month lows on Friday as excess supplies and a strong US dollar weighed on the...

    22. October 2, 2014

      Brent oil retreats to 28-month low

      Brent crude hit a 28-month low on Thursday while benchmark US oil dropped below the $90 a barrel mark for the first time...

    23. September 16, 2014

      Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

      Brian Hunter, the natural gas trader whose large bets helped precipitate the $6bn collapse of Amaranth, the hedge fund, has...

    24. September 1, 2014

      Palladium advances to new multiyear high

      Palladium has continued its advance, with the precious metal trading above $900 a troy ounce and reaching a fresh...

    25. August 18, 2014

      Airlines take flight as crude oil prices ease

      Airline stocks took flight after crude oil futures dropped, providing relief for a sector reliant on fuels costs. Shares in...

    26. August 6, 2014

      Palladium weakens as bulls head for exit

      The top performing precious metal of 2014 is beginning to come under pressure. Since reaching its highest level in almost 14...

    27. July 23, 2014

      US crude prices gain on stocks reduction

      US oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after official data showed a further reduction in stocks at the country’s biggest...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Camp Alphaville reminder: Turing tests available upon request. (Details here) Markets: Escalating violence in Iraq drove...

    29. February 25, 2014

      US natural gas plunges 26% in two days

      US natural gas has plunged more than 20 per cent in the past two days as traders close out positions ahead of the final...

    30. February 10, 2014

      US oil price hits 2014 high above $100

      US oil continued its recent strong run, climbing above $100 a barrel on Monday and hitting its highest level so far in 2014....

    31. January 29, 2014

      Gas rise of 10.4% due to cold snap rivals hurricane rally

      This winter’s protracted cold now rivals strong hurricanes in its impact on the US natural gas market. Nymex February gas...

    32. January 29, 2014

      Differential between oil prices widens as US crude stocks rise

      The differential between US and international oil prices widened on Wednesday after government data revealed a larger than...

    33. January 24, 2014

      US natgas rises above $5 for the first time since 2010

      Benchmark US natural gas futures topped $5 per million British thermal units for the first time since August 2010, as...

    34. January 22, 2014

      Biting cold sends US natgas futures to highs

      US natural gas futures leapt to the highest level in two and a half years as biting cold returned to major cities. A...

    35. January 15, 2014

      Oil rises after EIA inventories report

      US oil moved higher on Wednesday in the wake of a government report that showed another large decline in crude stocks and a...

    36. January 3, 2014

      Oil slides on hopes over Libya output

      Oil prices slid over the quiet holiday week on talk that output may rebound in Libya, a leading exporter of high-quality...

    37. December 27, 2013

      US oil price tops $100 on stocks decline

      US oil rose above $100 a barrel for the first time since October in the wake of government figures that showed another large...

    38. December 20, 2013

      Cold snap sends US gas prices higher

      US natural gas prices has leapt to the highest level in nearly two and a half years after cold gripped much of the country,...

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