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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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