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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. December 10, 2013

    US oil rallies on expectations of lower stocks

    US oil prices rallied on expectations of lower inventories in the Oklahoma hub of Cushing, pushing its discount to the...

  14. December 6, 2013

    WTI crude oil climbs on strong US data

    US oil continued its recent good run, rising for a sixth consecutive session on the back of strong jobs data from the...

  15. November 27, 2013

    Rise in US oil stocks sends price lower

    US oil dropped to its lowest level since June after government data showed crude stockpiles in America had increased for a...

  16. November 20, 2013

    US crude rallies from near five-month low

    US oil rallied from a near five-month low after official data revealed a smaller than expected increase in crude stockpiles....

  17. November 14, 2013

    Oil benchmark price gap widens on stockpile increase

    The gap between US and global oil prices widened to the most in nine months on Thursday after government data showed a...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 13, 2013

    Recollecting the false messiah of peak oil

    Oil prices continue to decline, with WTI currently leading the charge: So where are the oil bulls of 2008 now? Hard to say....

  19. November 5, 2013

    Cotton prices hang by a thread amid talk of China stockpile sale

    Cotton prices have hit a 10-month low as expectations that China is gearing up to release a massive stockpile that has...

  20. November 1, 2013

    US oil sinks to four-month low

    US oil tumbled to a four-month low as refinery and pipeline maintenance led to an inventory build-up at a key delivery point...

  21. October 30, 2013

    US crude tumbles on sharp rise in stocks

    US oil prices fell to near $96 a barrel for the first time since June following a sharp increase in stockpiles. Nymex...

  22. October 23, 2013

    US oil falls to three-month low

    US oil fell to its lowest level since July after official data revealed a larger than expected increase in stockpiles caused...

  23. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Brad DeLong on the “Commissars-Turned-Capitalists of Shanghai” - Why the TV industry is...

  24. October 21, 2013

    US oil dips below $100 as stocks pile up

    US oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since July as oil stockpiles climbed rapidly in the second week of...

  25. October 17, 2013

    US crude falls close to $100 as refineries slow demand

    US crude fell to within a whisker of the $100 per barrel level, the lowest in more than three months, as refineries slowed...

  26. October 8, 2013

    CME takes on LME with aluminium contract

    CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, will launch an aluminium contract to challenge the London Metal Exchange’s...

  27. October 4, 2013

    Energy prices gain on tropical storm Karen

    Energy prices firmed as tropical storm Karen moved into the Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations and the closure of oil and...

  28. October 3, 2013

    ICE and NYSE Euronext go where other exchanges have struggled

    IntercontinentalExchange’s purchase of NYSE Euronext has moved one step closer after passing a key European regulatory...

  29. September 20, 2013

    Oil steadies after steep weekly loss

    Oil held firm on Friday, supported by concerns about supply disruptions and the US Federal Reserve’s surprise decision not...

  30. July 31, 2013

    US oil prices rally on strong demand data

    US oil prices rallied as government data showed further strong demand for oil products, with demand from US summer drivers...

  31. July 24, 2013

    Oil slides on weak China manufacturing

    Oil prices fell on Wednesday as investors weighed contrasting signals from the world’s two biggest consumers. Strong demand...

  32. July 1, 2013

    Time to bet on bigger oil price swings

    Oil prices have mostly resisted the commodity sector sell-off sparked by China economy concerns and chatter over reduced...

  33. June 25, 2013

    Canadian floods narrow US crude discount to Brent

    US crude oil’s discount to Brent has narrowed to its lowest in a year and a half as floods in Canada and higher demand from...

  34. May 8, 2013

    CFTC sues broker over client disclosure breaches

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday sued Ron Eibschutz, a commodity broker, with aiding and abetting two...

  35. April 10, 2013

    Shale boom sees WTI lose crown

    The US shale boom has spurred another revolution – this time ending three decades of supremacy for West Texas Intermediate...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks down for the second day in a row. The S&P 500 fell 0.6 per cent, closing at 1,502.42, after poor data...

  37. February 21, 2013

    CFTC sues Nymex over information leaks

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is suing the New York Mercantile Exchange, a unit of CME Group, and two former...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 15, 2013

    A Rosneft hedge distortion?

    This is a follow up to Thursday’s post about Rosneft’s 500 million barrel collateralised financing (to raise money for its...

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