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    1. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Energy sector shines as S&P 500 sputters

      The S&P 500 ended the week essentially unchanged, however, the US energy sector climbed almost 2 per cent as oil jumped...

    2. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Brent dips below $47 as US oil stocks rise

      US oil inventories rose by more than analysts expected last week, sending the price of Brent crude back below $47 a...

    1. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Rally over? Brent slips beneath $40

      The drop in oil is continuing today, with the Brent crude prices heading back below the $40 a barrel mark. Prices fell...

    2. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Inventory figures hit oil (again)

      Oil prices have once again followed their familiar pattern of moving south, after fresh data from the US signaled that...

    3. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      US stock futures slip as ECB awaited

      US stock-index futures fell in morning trading after a stomach-churning day for Wall Street on Wednesday as traders...

    4. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      US stocks rise as oil rallies

      After a tough start to 2016, the bulls seem to be inching their way back to Wall Street. US stocks rose on Wednesday as...

    5. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      US crude inventories post surprise drop

      US crude oil inventories fell sharply last week in a sign that low prices may finally be pushing energy companies to...

    6. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      US stocks climb as Nike races higher; Oil rises

      Wall Street was in a cheerful mood on Wednesday as Nike shares jumped and oil prices pushed higher. The S&P 500 climbed...

    7. October 19, 2015

      US energy sector falls as traders watch oil slide and China data

      US oil companies suffered across the board yesterday as crude prices declined. The energy sector was the worst...

    8. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2013

      Student lending vs the housing bubble

      The above chart is from another good note by Neal Soss of Credit Suisse, and here’s the main takeaway: We maintain...

    9. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2012

      SPR talk as QE3 expectation management

      Talk of an upcoming release from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve continues to obsess the oil market, despite the...

    10. July 9, 2012

      Iran’s oil output falls to a 20-year low

      Iran’s oil production has fallen to its lowest level since the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq war 20 years ago as western...

    11. July 4, 2012

      Swiss probe former Gunvor employee

      Swiss authorities have launched an investigation into the activities of a former employee of Gunvor, the Geneva-based...

    12. June 21, 2012

      Brent crude falls to 18-month low

      Crude oil prices fell on Thursday to a new 18-month low, fast approaching the $90-a-barrel mark, as investors dumped...

    13. June 19, 2012

      Shale gas byproducts fall to 10-year low

      Prices of crucial shale gas byproducts, such as ethane and propane, have tumbled to 10-year lows due to booming output,...

    14. June 18, 2012

      Miners hit by coal glut as prices tumble

      Edward Muller, chief executive of GenOn Energy, a Houston-based utility, took an unusual decision a few weeks ago: he...

    15. May 23, 2012

      Shale gas boom helps slash US emissions

      The shale gas boom has led to a big drop in US carbon emissions, as generators switch from coal to cheap gas. According...

    16. April 17, 2012

      Export of US LNG wins final approval

      The first project to export liquefied natural gas from the US in more than 40 years has been given its final approval...

    17. April 13, 2012

      Shale gas unlikely to reignite US economy

      One million British thermal units is a lot of energy. It can warm the average American home for almost three winter...

    18. April 4, 2012

      Big rise in US crude stocks deflates price

      The oil market is showing the first signs of easing after the biggest two-week rise in US crude stocks in more than 10...

    19. April 3, 2012

      Oil buyers ready emergency stocks action

      Talks between some of the world’s richest oil consuming nations over whether to release billions of barrels in...

    20. April 2, 2012

      End of downward spiral for thermal coal

      Thermal coal, the commodity used to fire power stations, has found a price floor. Coal is often overlooked in the...

    21. March 14, 2012

      Sanctions choke off Iran oil output

      Iran’s oil production has fallen to a 10-year low and could drop to levels last seen during the Iran-Iraq war in the...

    22. March 13, 2012

      US natural gas prices slide to 10-year low

      US natural gas prices slid to a fresh 10-year low on Tuesday, exacerbating pressure on drillers in spite of moves to...

    23. March 12, 2012

      US rush to gas depresses coal prices

      The share of electricity generated by burning coal in the US has fallen to near a 35-year low as utilities shift to...

    24. March 8, 2012

      Natural gas prices near 10-year low

      Moves by drillers to cut production have failed to stop US natural gas prices from sliding towards a 10-year low. Nymex...

    25. March 8, 2012

      Latin America’s rising oil star

      Brazil is strongly associated with rising oil production in Latin America, yet the region has another rising star...

    26. March 6, 2012

      Brent falls on news of Iran nuclear talks

      Oil prices fell back sharply on Tuesday following news that negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme would resume...

    27. March 1, 2012

      Israel to test improved missile system

      Israel is set to test an improved version of its anti-ballistic missile system “in the near future”, signalling the...

    28. February 15, 2012

      Iran signals readiness for nuclear ‘dialogue’

      Iran made its first concrete move in five months to restart nuclear talks with world powers on Wednesday, even as it...

    29. February 2, 2012

      S. Sudan raises prospect of new fighting

      South Sudan’s president has raised the prospect of renewed fighting with neighbouring Sudan after the recent collapse...

    30. January 24, 2012

      US agency cuts reserves estimate for key gas field

      The US Department of Energy has slashed its estimate for the recoverable reserves of natural gas in the Marcellus...

    31. January 19, 2012

      LNG exports will raise domestic prices, says US study

      Exporting large amounts of US natural gas will significantly increase energy prices for domestic consumers, government...

    32. January 13, 2012

      Natural gas prices fall on mild US winter

      US natural gas prices suffered their biggest week drop in two-and-a-half years, falling 12.7 per cent, amid forecasts...

    33. January 10, 2012

      US industry hits at LNG export plan

      US industrial companies have urged the federal government to scrutinise plans for new facilities for exporting natural...

    34. January 10, 2012

      Mild winter adds to pressure on US gas

      It is generally a bad idea to guess a market’s direction by counting the number of hatless people on the streets of...

    35. December 29, 2011

      Gas oil futures rise on refinery closing worries

      Prices of crude oil and key heating and motor fuels diverged as traders contemplated the possible shutdown of European...

    36. December 22, 2011

      Iraq bombs add to upward oil pressure

      Oil prices rallied for their fourth successive session on Thursday as a series of bomb blasts across Baghdad added to...

    37. December 21, 2011

      US oil prices rise as inventories fall

      Oil prices rose after US government data showed that the country’s crude oil inventories suffered their biggest...

    38. December 20, 2011

      Oil storage: Few rooms for workers but lots of room for oil

      On a gentle rise across a muddy road from a cattle ranch, Terry Maxwell has just opened a park to house trailers. The...

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