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    1. June 12, 2015

      Assessing Opec’s oil market strategy

      The oil ministers of Opec nations could hardly contain their satisfaction in Vienna last week, brimming with confidence...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Oil supply to grow quicker than demand, says IEA

      Global oil supplies are expected to grow robustly this year and will outstrip even surprisingly strong demand, the world’s...

    1. June 10, 2015

      Iran in Opec limelight as oil pump is primed

      At almost every Opec meeting for 20 years, Saudi Arabia’s oil chief Ali al-Naimi has garnered more attention from the press...

    2. June 5, 2015

      Opec agrees to keep oil output high in battle for market

      Opec has agreed to stick with its strategy of keeping the oil taps wide open to squeeze high-cost producers with the cartel...

    3. June 4, 2015

      India seeks oil discounts from Opec as it flexes import clout

      India is asking Opec members for long-term oil price concessions, its petroleum minister said on Thursday, as it tries to...

    4. June 4, 2015

      Saudi minister sees rise in demand as supply slows

      Saudi Arabia’s oil minister indicated on Thursday he sees supply slowing and demand growing ahead of Opec’s meeting...

    5. June 3, 2015

      Opec set to keep pumping as oil price stabilises

      Opec believes its strategy of letting prices fall to curb high-cost oil production is working, with the group set to keep...

    6. June 2, 2015

      Opec meets big oil in an altered landscape

      When the oil industry descends on Vienna this week it will survey a market transformed by Opec’s historic decision six...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Oil tankers: tanked up

      The world is sloshing with oil. Opec’s output is near a two-year high and non-Opec production is hitting records. Storage...

    8. May 15, 2015

      Hedge funds loom large in oil price moves

      Forget the interplay between supply and demand. When it comes to oil prices, hedge funds and speculators are exerting an...

    9. May 13, 2015

      Battle for oil market has only just started, says energy watchdog

      The world’s leading energy watchdog said the battle for market share between Opec and its high-cost rivals has “just...

    10. May 8, 2015

      Since you asked: a shale ‘fracklog’ may muffle the oil price boom

      “Oil rebound tests its limits” Financial Times, May 6 So crude oil is nearly back up to the price at which it was trading on...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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