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    1. April 16, 2015

      Oil demand seen lagging boom era growth

      Factories and cars in fast-developing countries guzzled up the world’s growing oil supply at a swift rate in recent years....

    2. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    1. March 16, 2015

      US oil falls to six-year low on rising stocks

      US oil prices fell to a six-year low on Monday as the market reacted to data showing a further increase in domestic crude...

    2. March 13, 2015

      IEA warns of further oil price volatility

      The rebalancing of the oil market triggered by the collapse in prices has yet to run its course and it would be a mistake to...

    3. March 11, 2015

      Saudi’s oil market strategy makes sense

      In December Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi posed an interesting question: “Is there a black swan out there that we...

    4. March 6, 2015

      Oil retreats as prospects rise for Iran’s return

      Brent crude oil futures were heading for a weekly loss of 4 per cent as the recent rebound in prices stuttered. The...

    5. February 23, 2015

      Oil fall may trigger Opec emergency meeting

      Members of Opec have discussed holding an emergency meeting if crude continues to slide, according to Nigeria’s oil...

    6. February 19, 2015

      Opec has ceded to the US its power over oil price

      Normal diplomacy probably could not have achieved the geopolitical outcomes that have been produced in the past year by...

    7. February 17, 2015

      BP report predicts Opec comeback

      The boom in US oil output that has sent prices tumbling and put America on course to self-sufficiency by the 2030s will slow...

    8. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin takes aim at Opec

      Igor Sechin, the president of Russian state-controlled energy company Rosneft, lashed out at Opec on Tuesday saying the...

    9. February 9, 2015

      Crude prices rally as Opec predicts rise in demand for its oil

      Crude prices rallied after Opec forecast a rise in demand for its own oil this year amid a slowdown in US output, in a sign...

    10. January 26, 2015

      Opec chief says oil prices could soon rebound

      Oil prices may have hit a floor and could soon rebound, said the secretary-general of Opec, the oil producing cartel, on...

    11. January 19, 2015

      As oil prices plunge the politics are pivotal

      The oil price collapse has taught us a lesson about the dangers of overestimating the influence of political machinations on...

    12. January 15, 2015

      Non-Opec oil output growth to slow in 2015 amid price rout

      Oil production growth from countries outside Opec will be lower than expected this year as the price rout hits North...

    13. January 13, 2015

      US oil production to rise

      US oil production will increase both this year and next despite the 60 per cent slide in oil prices since mid-June and an...

    14. 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...

    15. December 30, 2014

      Why Saudi Arabia is still in charge

      The oil price collapse that started in October 2014 has yet to run its course but this much is already clear: it will be...

    16. December 23, 2014

      Opec: the year of cartelling dangerously

      “Oh, and one more thing — price of a brick is going up.” Baltimore druglord Marlo Stanfield delivers a strong signal to the...

    17. December 21, 2014

      Saudi Arabia and UAE blame oil rout on countries outside Opec

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday blamed the oil price rout on producers outside Opec and reaffirmed their...

    18. December 19, 2014

      A falling oil price is good for the world economy

      Lower oil prices are not a good thing for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president: that much is clear. But what about for...

    19. December 18, 2014

      Opec takes a big bet by holding output

      Robert Mabro, the veteran oil market observer, once said Opec should change its logo to a teabag “because it only works when...

    20. December 17, 2014

      Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant

      When the Saudis, the leaders of Opec, decided at the cartel’s recent meeting in Vienna to maintain their oil production...

    21. December 15, 2014

      Oil retreats despite Libyan troubles

      Oil retreated in afternoon trading back towards five and a half year lows after Libyan supply disruptions provided only a...

    22. 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...

    23. December 10, 2014

      Airlines on course for record profits fuelled by low oil prices

      The global airline industry will report record profits in 2015 as falling oil prices and economic growth push up earnings,...

    24. December 10, 2014

      Oil price falls below $65 for first time in 5 years

      The price of internationally traded oil fell below $65 for the first time in more than five years on Wednesday after Opec...

    25. December 9, 2014

      Oil prices: boom, bust and boom again

      The next few months are likely to be chaotic for the global energy industry. We expect investment in future capacity, both...

    26. December 3, 2014

      Cheaper oil’s knock-on effect on asset prices

      Some effects of cheaper oil are obvious. Energy stocks are as appealing as an oil slick on a beach, underperforming global...

    27. November 28, 2014

      After Opec: quantitative greasing

      FedEx shares? Yes. Venezuelan sovereign bonds? No. Back up the truck on an airline (so to speak)? Why not. Nigerian naira...

    28. November 28, 2014

      Prices, not Opec, to balance oil supply

      The energy minister of one of Opec’s largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations...

    29. November 27, 2014

      Oil plunges as Opec tests the mettle of US shale industry

      Opec threw down the gauntlet to US shale oil producers by deciding not to cut its production, in a move that sent the oil...

    30. November 27, 2014

      Oil deal on supply cut seen unlikely

      The price of Brent crude fell as the chances of Opec members reaching agreement on output cuts in Thursday’s meeting looked...

    31. November 26, 2014

      Opec: the prisoner of Vienna

      Arthur C Clarke liked to say that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Well, any...

    32. November 26, 2014

      Opec Gulf members reach ‘consensus’

      Saudi Arabia – the leader of Opec and its largest producer – said it had “reached a consensus” with fellow Gulf producers...

    33. November 25, 2014

      Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

      The price of oil fell by more than $1 a barrel after a meeting between some of the world’s largest oil-producing nations...

    34. November 23, 2014

      Oil markets: A new chapter for Opec?

      The top table: Six Opec power brokers At the last meeting of Opec nations Ali al-Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, dashed in...

    35. November 18, 2014

      No easy options for Opec over oil slide

      The tension has been palpable in the lead-up to next week’s Opec gathering in Vienna. As the oil price has languished at...

    36. November 14, 2014

      Russia braced for ‘catastrophic’ oil plunge

      President Vladimir Putin said Russia is bracing itself for a “catastrophic” slump in oil prices. as the world’s leading...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Analysts sceptical Opec will halt fall in oil prices

      Oil prices will continue to fall even if Opec countries agree to cut production later this month, according to one of the...

    38. November 7, 2014

      A timely reminder that markets can surprise

      So often in investment the unexpected comes along and changes the outlook. In recent weeks the oil price has fallen sharply....

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