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    1. August 18, 2016

      Premier Oil profits lifted by decline in sterling

      Premier Oil returned to profit in the first six months of the year, boosted by the decline in sterling following the EU...

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      August 18, 2016

      Premier Oil earnings fall on commodity slump

      Underlying earnings at Premier Oil, one of the UK’s largest independent oil producers, slid during the first half of...

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    1. July 18, 2016

      EnQuest plans stake sale in North Sea field

      Plans by EnQuest to sell a stake in one of the biggest development projects in the North Sea show how independent oil...

    2. July 12, 2016

      Premier Oil reports boost from weak sterling

      The crash in the value of sterling following Britain’s vote to leave the EU has boosted the fortunes of one of the...

    3. July 1, 2016

      Premier Oil lenders agree to waive debt covenants

      Lenders to Premier Oil, one of the biggest independent oil companies in the UK North Sea, has agreed to waive its...

    4. Fast FT

      July 1, 2016

      Premier Oil makes progress on renegotiating lending terms

      Premier Oil’s attempt to renegotiate banking terms with its lenders is “progressing well” after banks said the...

    5. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Premier Oil cost cutting and production tops forecasts

      Premier Oil has managed to slash operating costs below expectations, while maintaining production levels above forecast...

    6. April 18, 2016

      Oil and markets: do ha, ha

      It is not often that labour trumps capital. Opec ministers, together handling the taps for a third of the world’s oil...

    7. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      UK Budget: FTSE 100 lifted by Osborne's (sugar-free) goodies

      The FTSE 100 has bounced 0.6 per cent as stocks are lifted by new measures unveiled in George Osborne’s Budget...

    8. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Oil breaks $39 for first time in 2016; oil stocks rocket

      Brent crude has broken above $39 per barrel for the first time this year, as the oil rally rolls into another week....

    9. March 6, 2016

      North Sea explorers in talks to merge operations

      North Sea oil producers are in talks to put aside their commercial rivalries and collaborate on an unprecedented scale...

    10. February 25, 2016

      Premier Oil considers renegotiating lending terms

      Premier Oil is considering attempting to renegotiate its banking terms with its lenders in the coming weeks as it seeks...

    11. Fast FT

      February 12, 2016

      Premier Oil stops work at one Falklands well

      Premier Oil, the UK listed company that has been drilling for oil at various sites near the Falkland Islands, is ending...

    12. February 5, 2016

      Small-cap Week, February 6

      A profit warning less than a year after its flotation left Lakehouse among the week’s sharpest fallers. The group,...

    13. February 5, 2016

      North Sea oil companies in danger amid debt spillage

      The tumbling oil price has led to a collapse in profits for British oil companies in the North Sea, where losses for...

    14. February 1, 2016

      Premier Oil urges action to maintain North Sea fields

      Ministers should give regulators the power to force oil and gas companies to invest in ageing North Sea infrastructure,...

    15. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Premier Oil shares surge 115%

      Shares in Premier Oil have gapped higher, opening more than 100 per cent stronger this morning after resuming trading...

    16. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Premier Oil shares heading back to market

      Shares in Premier Oil will be available for trading again today after they were suspended when the company said it had...

    17. January 22, 2016

      Desperate sellers of energy assets are roaming the City

      Anyone who has visited London lately will have a hard time believing that it has the lowest-cost supplies of anything....

    18. January 15, 2016

      Small-cap Week, January 16

      Mears avoided the wider market sell-off this week after the property-maintenance specialist announced a record year for...

    19. January 13, 2016

      Home truths expose superficial justification for Sainsbury’s move

      J Sainsbury boss Mike Coupe has justified plans to buy Argos by referring to a daughter who uses her phone “like a...

    20. January 13, 2016

      Premier Oil to buy all of Eon’s North Sea assets

      Premier Oil has agreed to buy all of the North Sea oil and gasfields owned by Eon, the German utility, in a deal worth...

    21. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Premier Oil acquires Eon North Sea assets

      Premier Oil says it has “historically been able to capture long term value through acquisitions in low oil price...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 13th January, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 13 Jan 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    23. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Premier Oil in talks to buy Eon's UK North Sea assets

      Premier Oil is in advanced talks to acquire the UK North Sea assets owned by German utility Eon, the Financial Times...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Sainsbury has served a pleasing slice of Christmas trading cake, the bosses of DMGT and John Menzies are stepping down,...

    25. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      Premier Oil yanks shares pending possible acquisitions

      Premier Oil shares have been suspended from the LSE “pending an announcement of a potential acquisition of assets by...

    26. January 10, 2016

      Small UK energy groups covered in red ink

      Nine out of 10 small London-listed oil and gas companies are making losses, according to new data highlighting the full...

    27. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Commodities and miners feel festive cheer

      Mining stocks are getting into the festive spirit, racking up some hefty pre-Christmas gains as commodity prices climb...

    28. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Premier Oil flogs Norwegian assets for $120m

      Bracing itself to deal with the impact of low oil prices, Premier Oil has cut its exposure to the North Sea by flogging...

    29. December 15, 2015

      Crude price slide fuels shift in North Sea project funding

      Paying for gas four years before a company has produced any does not seem like the best investment. But that is exactly...

    30. December 12, 2015

      FTSE oil explorers hit by tumbling crude prices

      Growing fears about a wave of cash calls meant oil explorers dragged the London market to its second-worst week of the...

    31. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Everything oily on the slide; currencies to corporate bonds

      Brent crude just dropped to a new seven-year low and the impact is helping to grease some hefty slides for everything...

    32. December 9, 2015

      International E&P: story time

      In hard times, cash flow is everything, and hope goes for cheap. These are undoubtedly hard times for oil producers....

    33. November 16, 2015

      Premier Oil cuts debt with Norwegian asset sale

      Premier Oil has cut its exposure to the North Sea with a deal to sell Norwegian assets for $120m, just days after its...

    34. November 5, 2015

      Premier Oil slides on balance sheet fears

      Premier Oil was among the casualties on Thursday on growing worries about its balance sheet strength. Ahead of a...

    35. October 18, 2015

      North Sea oil producers face a perfect storm

      Tove Stuhr Sjoblom stood in front of 300 oil industry insiders in Aberdeen, slipped into the local Scottish dialect and...

    36. October 18, 2015

      Oil explorers predict 10,000 more job losses in North Sea sector

      Two of the biggest independent oil explorers in the North Sea have predicted a further 10,000 jobs will be lost from...

    37. August 20, 2015

      Premier falls to a loss on North Sea writedown

      Premier Oil said it was on track to bring its $1.85bn Solan field in the North Sea on stream by the end of the year as...

    38. August 12, 2015

      UK E&Ps: crude combinations

      Winter is coming for the oil markets. Explorers should huddle together. Brent crude has dropped below $50 again, down a...

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