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    1. FT Photo Diary

      October 10, 2014

      Oil change

      Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Tesoro’s Los Angeles oil refinery is seen through a fence in Los Angeles, California on Friday. Oil...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2014

      It's a super market price war! (in oil)

      That Saudi Arabia and the Opec cartel were going to be “disrupted” by North Dakota millionaires was hardly difficult to...

    1. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2014

      Sierra Oil to invest in Mexico energy block

      There’s a new kid on the block as Mexico’s energy reform gets rolling. Backed by Mexican pension funds and private equity...

    2. FT Alphaville

      September 16, 2014

      Brent weakness is now a thing

      This little chart is becoming a major headache for the world’s biggest oil producers: So much so, in fact, there’s a bit of...

    3. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2014

      What would an oil price shock mean for EM?

      Although the violence in Iraq has so far had a muted impact on global oil markets, if prices continue to rise there could be...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2014

      A supply-side face-off in oil

      As we alluded to earlier, there is a battle taking place in the oil markets at the moment. On one side there are...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2014

      Energy is gradually decoupling from economic growth

      According to BP’s Energy Outlook, which was released this week, global energy demand will continue to grow until 2013, but...

    6. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2013

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - From the mouth of Vaclav Smil. - Cinda, squaring the triangle. - The new litmus test for...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2013

      Iran and the oil markets

      Here to explain why refiners in Asia aren’t getting giddy about the Iran deal are some analysts accompanied by an angry...

    8. 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....

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2013

      Liborising oil-price reporting, encore

      Hooray, the final version of the Iosco ‘Principles for Financial Benchmarks’ is out. It’s dull. At least given the stakes:...

    10. beyondbrics

      June 6, 2013

      No joke. Venezuela to launch investor roadshow

      How Venezuela has changed since Hugo Chavez died. What would the raucously anti-imperialist leader have made, for example,...

    11. FT Alphaville

      May 28, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Kuroding yields: The daily attempts of Bank of Japan and Japanese government officials...

    12. beyondbrics

      May 22, 2013

      Ecuador: we want more mining

      Ecuador, the smallest of the OPEC members, is working hard to diversify away from a dependence on oil exports. So now the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      May 9, 2013

      Welcome to Saudi America

      WTI crude prices are on the rise, but only at the expense of Brent’s premium. The spread between the two crude grades shrank...

    14. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2013

      The decline of the oil spot market?

      According to the EIA, the definition of “spot market” is: The price for a one-time open market transaction for immediate...

    15. Nick Butler

      April 6, 2013

      Oil prices - have the Saudis lost control ?

      The Brent oil price fell by more than six dollars last week and at $ 104 is now 20 per cent below its recent peak in the...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2013

      Is the end of the oil era nigh?

      Okay. This is weird. Perhaps the analysts in Citi’s commodities team headed by Seth Kleinman (which includes the inimitable...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2013

      Is the commodity sell-off overdone?

      The latest commodity advice from Goldman Sachs suggests the current sell-off may be overdone. Here are the key points from...

    18. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2013

      Is Saudi Arabia starting to panic?

      Some excellent market commentary from Olivier Jakob at Petromatrix on Friday morning regarding the current state of oil...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2012

      Week ahead, December 10-14

      This week Russia’s president delivers his ‘state of the nation’ address in parliament, Tajikistan joins the World Trade...

    20. beyondbrics

      November 30, 2012

      Venezuela’s topsy-turvy economy

      It has been pointed out before that Father Christmas and Hugo Chávez share a thing or two in common. Venezuela’s populist...

    21. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2012

      Venezuela: lean times ahead

      If Venezuela’s finance minister Jorge Giordani is to be taken at his word, the OPEC country has entered a “new phase” of...

    22. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2012

      US shale oil abundance: Bernstein vs the IEA

      When the International Energy Agency’s big annual report came out last week there was a big top line story picked up nearly...

    23. beyondbrics

      September 26, 2012

      New York headlines

      * AngloGold halts South Africa operations * Total warns against oil drilling in Arctic * Bumi considers cutting Indonesian...

    24. FT Alphaville

      August 9, 2012

      'The biggest overproduction for any quarter since 1998'

      Did anyone notice how the Brent slump seemed to come to a dramatic halt around June? More to the point, how since the first...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2012

      Chart of the week: Iranian oil sanctions - whose problem is it?

      The last few days have seen a fresh wave of US sanctions against Iran, in an attempt to put the brakes on its nuclear...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 7, 2012

      Ecuador: going from bad to worse?

      It’s been a week to forget for Ecuador. On Monday, the Andean country startled investors by posting its weakest quarterly...

    27. beyondbrics

      July 5, 2012

      Venezuela: oil gloom over Caracas

      As Hugo Chávez leads yet another lavish parade celebrating Venezuela’s freedom from the Spanish empire – Thursday is the...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Moody’s downgrade: The rating agency repositioned the ratings of 15 banks and...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2012

      The collective good of demand needs YOU!

      From HSBC’s Global Macro Economics team on Thursday: Matters are being made worse because the world’s savers would rather...

    30. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2012

      Opec compromised; Saudi Arabia becomes lone player

      JBC Energy sums up the thrust of Thursday’s Opec meeting in one handy paragraph: As expected, OPEC members decided to keep...

    31. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2012

      Oil wealth no cure for Venezuela's fiscal woes

      So BP is the latest to recognise officially that Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, something that...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2012

      Marginal oil production costs are heading towards $100/barrel

      Bernstein’s energy analysts have looked at the upstream costs for the 50 biggest listed oil producers and found that —...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 27, 2012

      Venezuelan oil: bring it on to Asia

      It’s no secret that the Chinese are after Venezuela’s oil. If it wasn’t proof enough that China has lent Caracas $32bn in...

    34. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2012

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Michael Pettis vs The Economist. Fight, fight, fight, fight! - The aftermath of Bernanke’s aftermath...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2012

      Saudi supply and swooning demand

      The latest movement in Brent and WTI crude… … following the mild retreat after the Saudi oil minister Ali Naimi said on...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2012

      The Saudi oil sales enigma

      Something of a strange one this. Every analyst and his dog has for the longest while been preaching that demand for crude...

    37. beyondbrics

      February 27, 2012

      Rmb: of limited use?

      Scarcely a month goes by without an international brokerage making yet another daring prediction about when the renminbi...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 9, 2012

      PDVSA: big talk but can it deliver?

      Although the exact level of Venezuela’s oil production has been shrouded in mystery for almost a decade now, there is no...

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