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    1. July 14, 2014

      Norway shows how to boost oil exploration

      Those tasked with overhauling Britain’s fiendishly complicated North Sea tax regime could do far worse than look at Norway....

    2. June 18, 2014

      Ireland to lift top tax rate for offshore oil groups to 55%

      The Irish government is to raise the maximum amount of tax levied on offshore oil and gas production to 55 per cent but has...

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    1. Energy in the Americas 2012

      Technological and political changes have combined to revive the sector...
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      An industry transformed by politics and science...
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    1. June 8, 2014

      Coal: Environmentalists predict ‘last gasp’ for a traditional industry

      Coal exports, a lifeline for the besieged US mining sector, are faltering. After hitting a record high in 2012, they...

    2. May 21, 2014

      Aluminium poised for price rise on Indonesia export ban

      Indonesia’s export ban on mineral ore has already sent one industrial metal into the stratosphere. The price of nickel, used...

    3. April 13, 2014

      Japan nuclear energy: let healing begin

      The shock is over. The healing can begin. Japan must inevitably return to nuclear power in the long run. Friday’s decision...

    4. March 19, 2014

      Snam: pipe dreams

      Carlo Malacarne, the chief executive of Snam, has a beautiful dream: to unite north and south Europe. Expanding the...

    5. January 21, 2014

      Iron ore tumbles as China stocks jump

      The calm before the storm? Last week iron ore, one of the best-performing commodities of last year, broke out of the narrow...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2014

      S Africa oil: time to look offshore?

      To date, South Africa has done little to explore its offshore oil. Geological data is old and out of date, existing...

    7. October 16, 2013

      Copper disruptions hit decade low

      Disruptions in the copper market are running at their lowest level in almost a decade, according to analysts. Rio Tinto...

    8. October 16, 2013

      US oil refiner exports hit Europe rivals

      America’s refiners are exporting a shale revolution. And, in doing so, they are about to transform oil trading and the...

    9. September 30, 2013

      Energy: The toll on coal

      For the world at large, Wyoming still means Buffalo Bill and cowboy boots. For global energy markets, the sparsely populated...

    10. September 8, 2013

      Oil security fears focus on Middle East

      When Antoine Halff, head of markets at the International Energy Agency, launched his organisation’s medium term review of...

    11. September 8, 2013

      China takes the lead in oil M&A activity

      When it comes to dealmaking in the global oil industry, all eyes are on the east. National oil companies – known as NOCs –...

    12. August 20, 2013

      China oil demand predicted to take off

      Wood Mackenzie, the energy consultant, has said China is on track to spend $500bn a year on crude oil imports by 2020, in...

    13. FT Alphaville

      June 12, 2013

      Copper, still in the pits

      This is copper’s recent performance: The 2011 low is well within sight, and the market is likely to be headed in that...

    14. May 15, 2013

      Transport: Virginia port shows transport pressures

      On the waterfront in the port of Lamberts Point, Virginia, the activity is more intense than for several years. Two...

    15. April 16, 2013

      East Africa: Risky business as billions invested in infant industries

      When Mozambique’s prime minister visited Rome last week, he called on the chief executive of Italian state-backed oil major...

    16. April 16, 2013

      Europe: Continental shift may aid competition

      The jury is still out on whether the US shale gas revolution can be replicated in Europe. But investors who took early...

    17. April 10, 2013

      Copper miners forecast years of surplus

      It is hard not to be impressed by Escondida’s scale. From one edge of the world’s largest copper mine, the huge trucks...

    18. April 7, 2013

      Copper price set to fall amid high output

      Copper production is rising at the fastest rate in a decade, prompting investors to bet on a price collapse. The price of...

    19. March 31, 2013

      ‘Red Lenin’ leads Russia’s oil revolution

      To find the cradle of Russia’s coming oil revolution, look no further than “Red Lenin”. This is the name of the oilfield in...

    20. March 18, 2013

      Statoil in fresh Tanzania gas find

      Norway’s Statoil said it was teaming up with BG Group of the UK to plan for a $14bn liquefied natural gas facility in...

    21. February 17, 2013

      Refinery blasted by perfect economic storm

      Coryton refinery in Essex shipped its final cargo of fuel last summer. Today, the steel pipes and distillation towers that...

    22. January 17, 2013

      Poor infrastructure holds back Mozambique

      Mozambique is one of the much-sought after ‘M3’ emerging markets trio, along with Myanmar and Mongolia, with significant...

    23. January 13, 2013

      Arctic exploration moves at glacial pace

      Royal Dutch Shell’s campaign to explore for oil in the Arctic is looking increasingly under threat. Last month, its drilling...

    24. Nick Butler

      January 4, 2013

      Could Wales be UK's next shale gas centre?

      Shale gas drilling rig near Blackpool, in north-west England . Getty Images I spent the holidays in Wales, dodging the odd...

    25. December 21, 2012

      ENI and Anadarko join forces in Mozambique

      Two oil companies that have made a series of massive natural gas discoveries off the coast of Mozambique have agreed to...

    26. October 29, 2012

      Chinese smelters eye copper exports

      Chinese smelters are in discussions to export copper under annual contracts for the first time, according to people familiar...

    27. October 29, 2012

      UK exposed to gas supply crunch

      A small group of wooden stumps just visible above the water are all that remains of the wharf that was Queen Victoria’s...

    28. October 16, 2012

      Copper – keeping up with demand

      China’s fascination with resource-rich Africa’s treasure knows no bounds. If the metal is red, so much the better: China is...

    29. October 14, 2012

      Big oil must rediscover exploration mojo

      It is rare that you hear a mea culpa from the head of a major oil company. The penitent in question is Christophe de...

    30. October 11, 2012

      Platts buys sugar consultancy Kingsman

      Platts, the price reporting agency owned by McGraw-Hill, has acquired Kingsman, a leading sugar data provider and...

    31. September 14, 2012

      Japan’s nuclear shift a boost for renewables

      Japan’s decision to phase out nuclear power has sent shockwaves through the energy industry, and could affect everything...

    32. September 12, 2012

      Malaysia steps up rivalry with Singapore

      Malaysia is challenging its neighbour Singapore’s dominance as Asia’s commodity trading hub, luring traders based in the...

    33. September 12, 2012

      Latin America: Tide of resource nationalism ebbs

      Politics, prices and prospects can prove a combustible combination for international oil companies eyeing Latin America. But...

    34. September 11, 2012

      No takers for BG’s LNG stake in Australia

      When BG Group put a stake in a big Australian LNG project on the block in March, many expected a quick sale. Analysts...

    35. August 29, 2012

      Shtokman exit shows a realistic Gazprom

      For Gazprom, the vast Shtokman gasfield in the Arctic was a flagship project intended to bring the Soviet-style behemoth...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 27, 2012

      Guest post: Nexen shows Cnooc's growing appetite for risk

      By Simon Flowers of Wood Mackenzie Cnooc Limited’s definitive agreement to acquire Nexen for $18.5bn marks a bold...

    37. July 10, 2012

      Fairfield builds North Sea war-chest

      Fairfield Energy, the independent oil and gas company, said it would use $350m raised from private equity firm Riverstone...

    38. July 3, 2012

      H&F acquires 63% stake in WoodMac

      Private equity group Hellman & Friedman is buying a majority stake in Wood Mackenzie, in a deal that values one of the...

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