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    1. June 24, 2015

      European oil majors hold Tehran talks

      Executives from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have met Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss investing in the country’s energy...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Shell warns of trade threat posed by tax uncertainty

      One of Europe’s largest companies has warned that tensions over a planned crackdown on corporate tax avoidance pose a threat...

    3. June 11, 2015

      Shell to withdraw from shale gas exploration in eastern Ukraine

      Royal Dutch Shell has notified Ukraine that it will pull out of a shale gas exploration project in the east of the country,...

    4. June 5, 2015

      Shell is dull — and that pays dividends

      The market is having one of its periodic anxiety attacks about Big Oil. In the past five years, the FTSE 100 index has risen...

    5. June 1, 2015

      Carbon tax: the dirty war

      It was certainly a counterintuitive move. A group of major oil and gas producers including BP and Shell said on Monday that...

    6. May 31, 2015

      The US is right to allow Arctic oil exploration

      There is nowhere in the world where it is particularly easy to look for oil these days, but the Arctic is often seen as...

    7. May 31, 2015

      European energy groups seek UN backing for carbon pricing system

      Six of Europe’s largest oil and gas companies have banded together for the first time to ask the UN to let them help devise...

    8. May 28, 2015

      Chinese ‘black box’ regulator poses hurdle for Shell-BG deal

      Royal Dutch Shell’s £55bn bid for BG Group faces any number of hurdles, including volatile oil prices and the risk of a...

    9. May 27, 2015

      Climate campaign wins over more senior executives

      He calls carbon dioxide “the enemy”. He thinks global warming is one of the century’s biggest challenges and he wants the...

    10. May 26, 2015

      Nigeria: The big oil fix

      As petroleum minister during the 1970s oil boom, Muhammadu Buhari set up the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. It is...

    11. May 25, 2015

      Shell ready to seize its Arctic drilling chance

      Shell prepares Pioneer expedition Its yellow legs gleaming in the spring sunshine, the Polar Pioneer mobile offshore...

    12. May 25, 2015

      Shell’s Arctic extraction to take more than a decade

      Oil reserves that Royal Dutch Shell hopes to find in the Arctic are unlikely to be brought into production before the 2030s...

    13. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    14. May 19, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell chief says fossil fuel critics ‘ignore reality’

      The chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell told environmental campaigners on Tuesday that their calls for investors to dump...

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      May 19, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The oil price plunge will curb output for years to come – global energy groups...

    16. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    17. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed, postponed...

    18. May 14, 2015

      Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

      As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching...

    19. May 11, 2015

      Shell secures conditional approval for Arctic drilling plan

      Royal Dutch Shell has moved a significant step closer to be able to drill in the Arctic seas north of Alaska this summer,...

    20. May 8, 2015

      Helge Lund urges Shell to integrate BG employees based on merit

      Helge Lund, chief executive of BG Group, has urged Royal Dutch Shell to adopt a “merit-based” selection process in...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Jorge Montepeque, architect of oil-pricing system, to leave Platts

      The architect of the system that underpins oil pricing around the world has announced he is leaving Platts after a shake up...

    22. May 6, 2015

      Shell faces huge task in crafting an enlarged oil group with BG

      One is seen as a sprawling behemoth, the other a nimble buccaneer. For fans of a “small is beautiful” approach to oil and...

    23. May 5, 2015

      BG investors protest over Helge Lund’s pay

      Investors in BG Group, the UK-based oil and gas producer, have rebelled against a multimillion pound pay deal for Helge...

    24. May 1, 2015

      Petronas offers C$1bn to native community to approve gas project

      A Petronas-led natural gas partnership in British Columbia is offering a Canadian aboriginal community C$1bn to approve a...

    25. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering from...

    26. April 30, 2015

      Energy earnings run dry in Americas

      The slump in oil and natural gas prices since last summer has driven the American production operations of the world’s...

    27. April 30, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell: the ugly American

      Oil majors are a nervous bunch. Not for them the earnings volatility that the pure explorers happily endure. They like...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Arria shares plunge as Shell cancels deal

      Shares in Arria NLG fell nearly 75 per cent in morning trading, after the Scottish “big data” business said it had lost its...

    29. April 30, 2015

      Shell’s first-quarter profits plunge 56% to $3.2bn

      Royal Dutch Shell suffered a near 60 per cent slide in first-quarter profits, hit by plunging crude prices, but beat...

    30. April 27, 2015

      Shell and Total delay west Africa projects after oil price rout

      Royal Dutch Shell and France’s Total have delayed multibillion-dollar offshore oil projects in west Africa as part of...

    31. April 27, 2015

      Oil E&Ps: spring sales

      Sometimes low prices do not attract shoppers. A catalyst is needed: clever marketing, word of mouth, something to give...

    32. April 21, 2015

      BP declares no taste for megamerger

      BP’s Bob Dudley has signalled he has no appetite for a megamerger, moving to cool speculation that Royal Dutch Shell’s £55bn...

    33. April 21, 2015

      Russia’s Lukoil eyes return to Iran once sanctions are lifted

      The head of Lukoil said on Monday that the Russian energy group wanted to return to Iran as soon as sanctions on Tehran are...

    34. April 19, 2015

      David Cameron steps into Tullow Oil’s row with Gabon government

      David Cameron has intervened in an escalating row between UK oil companies and the government of Gabon after the petroleum...

    35. April 17, 2015

      Megamergers rarely mean megabucks for shareholders

      The strategic megamerger is back. In the past couple of weeks, consumer group Heinz announced plans to buy Kraft Foods,...

    36. April 17, 2015

      Week in Review, April 18

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. India on collision course with...

    37. April 17, 2015

      Activist investors score victory at BP annual meeting

      Activist investors this week scored a major victory after persuading most shareholders to back a resolution obliging BP to...

    38. April 15, 2015

      Fossil fuel campaigners play charades

      Like previous student-led boycotts of tobacco companies and banks with operations in South Africa, the global fossil fuel...

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