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    1. 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 that the...

    2. 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 fact...

    1. 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...

    2. 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 oil...

    3. June 20, 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 to...

    7. 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 by the...

    8. 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 days or...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 emergency oil...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 1980s...

    13. 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 cut...

    14. 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 cheaper...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 shaping...

    17. 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 between...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 flexed...

    20. 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 of...

    21. 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 Shale, a...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 of...

    24. 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 gas...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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 one-week...

    29. 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...

    30. December 12, 2011

      Oil investors brace for rough ride

      One buzzword – “tail risk” – is dominating oil markets and could have big implications for prices for 2012. If this year was...

    31. December 8, 2011

      Syrian pipeline attack raises supply threat

      A Syrian oil pipeline has been blown up in the first significant rebel attack on the oil industry since the uprising started...

    32. December 7, 2011

      Refining: Domestic processing capacity is rising quickly

      Immaculately dressed with neatly cropped hair, Baz Karim gestures to the rows of vehicles lining up in the loading bay...

    33. December 7, 2011

      Refining: Domestic processing capacity is rising quickly

      Immaculately dressed with neatly cropped hair, Baz Karim gestures to the rows of vehicles lining up in the loading bay...

    34. November 29, 2011

      Oil prices surge ahead of EU embargo talks

      The price of oil grades similar to Iran’s have surged to unusually high premiums in the physical market against major...

    35. November 29, 2011

      Iran embargo talk buoys Russian crude

      It is not yet clear whether France will succeed in placing a European Union embargo on imports of Iranian oil. But the talk...

    36. November 23, 2011

      Oil prices slide despite low US stocks

      Oil prices tumbled on concerns about Chinese growth and eurozone debt worries, despite data showing US crude oil inventories...

    37. November 9, 2011

      China and India’s oil reserve problem

      The war of words between Washington and Iran about Tehran’s nuclear programme is boosting oil prices. The worry? That Israel...

    38. November 8, 2011

      Dynegy: hedge funds mine rich seam

      Owners of the equity and debt in Dynegy, which strategically placed certain units into bankruptcy, are at each other’s...

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