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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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....

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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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      July 16, 2015

      Mexico’s Oil Auction: short-term disappointment v long-term progress

      On Wednesday July 15, Juan Carlos Zepeda, the president of Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), announced...

    27. April 17, 2015

      Argentina launches legal action against UK oil groups in the Falklands

      Argentina has launched a lawsuit against British companies exploring for oil and gas in disputed waters around the...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Explorers hold high hopes for oil prospects off Falkland Islands

      Argentina began issuing 50 peso notes this month featuring a map of the Falkland Islands. Through mass circulation,...

    29. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Winners and losers

      Winners North Sea oil and gas industry The decision to cut the petroleum revenue tax from 50 per cent to 35 per cent...

    30. January 23, 2015

      Oil issues provide test for retail bonds

      An interesting reader observation followed a recent Serious Money column on the retail bond market. Bonds yielding 6...

    31. January 15, 2015

      UK orders urgent review into North Sea oil

      UK ministers have ordered an urgent review into the state of the North Sea oil industry, after a collapse in prices...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Sign up here to receive the email every day. Oil companies have scrapped or suspended billions of dollars of spending...

    33. January 14, 2015

      Premier Oil warns Falklands field in doubt due to oil price

      Premier Oil is to delay development of new fields including its contentious $2bn Sea Lion project off the Falkland...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Sharpest sell-off in oil sector in three years on Opec decision

      Oil explorers suffered their sharpest sell-off in three years on Thursday in response to Opec’s decision not to cut...

    35. November 13, 2014

      Sluggish oil price prompts Premier to scale back Falklands project

      Weakening oil prices have prompted Premier Oil to scale back plans to pump oil from disputed waters around the Falkland...

    36. November 13, 2014

      Exploration companies: specific gravity

      Oil is lighter than water, but just now it is a lot heavier than cash. As crude prices have dropped in recent months...

    37. October 27, 2014

      Salamander Energy shares jump on bid news

      Shares in Salamander Energy jumped on Monday as the southeast Asia-focused oil and gas producer set the clock ticking...

    38. August 21, 2014

      Premier Oil production boosted by UK fields

      Premier Oil, the UK oil and gas explorer, said production in the first half of the year rose 11 per cent but cautioned...

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