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    1. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Oil traders prepare for new Saudi chief

      Oil prices are holding steady on Monday morning, rallying by as much as 2 per cent after Saudi Arabia shuffled out its...

    2. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Canada fires, Saudi Arabia reshuffle keep oil prices firm

      Oil prices were posting solid gains on Monday morning as wildfires continued to rage in Canada’s top oil-producing...

    1. Fast FT

      May 9, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets weigh payrolls, oil, China trade

      US jobs and oil are front of mind for traders this morning, after some weak US labour market figures prompted some...

    2. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Oil prices sliding again after hitting 2016 high

      Oil prices dipped on Wednesday after reaching the highest level of 2016 the prior day, as traders looked to this...

    3. Nick Butler

      March 7, 2016

      The Saudis are playing with fire

      The kingdom’s not for turning. There will be no production cuts. Oil will continue to be produced at unwanted levels...

    4. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Oil slide quickens after cuts ruled out

      Oil prices have given up all last week’s gains, skidding more than 8 per cent from last Thursday’s high after Saudi...

    5. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Sliding oil keeps markets on back foot

      European stocks are struggling for traction following a soft Asian session as markets remain in thrall to oil prices....

    6. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Weaker oil price keeps Asian markets under pressure

      Saudi Arabia’s decision to rule out a deal to cut oil output weighed on prices and spilled over into global...

    7. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Markets slump as oil falls, yen rises

      Asian indices slumped in morning trade, following Wall Street lower as the price of oil took a dive overnight. Oil...

    8. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      US crude extends losses as inventories rise

      Oil extended its losses in post-settlement trading after an industry report on Tuesday showed a large build in...

    9. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Oil sinks as al-Naimi dulls output cut hopes

      Crude oil prices came under heavy pressure on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia’s influential oil minister said the big oil...

    10. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Saudi's oil minister: 'not banking' on output cuts

      Saudi Arabia oil minister Ali al-Naimi is not seeking production cuts from Opec, instead outlining a gradual path to...

    11. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Opec's El-Badri: Production freeze a 'first step'

      A “freeze” on oil output tentatively agreed by four nations may be a “first step” that leads to others, a senior Opec...

    12. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      Big oil producing countries agree production freeze

      Qatar’s energy minister said the world’s big oil producer countries had reached a conditional agreement to freeze...

    13. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      Oil rallies 6% as Russia-Saudi meeting begins

      Oil prices have extended their gains with Brent crude rising more than 6 per cent, as expectation mounts that some Opec...

    14. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      Anglo American rising 6% as it looks to sell more assets

      So far so good. Shares in Anglo American have jumped more than 6 per cent at the open of equities trade in London on...

    15. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      Oil up 4% ahead of Russia - Saudi meeting

      Oil prices are up more than 4 per cent as Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Ali al-Naimi prepares to meet his Russian, Qatari...

    16. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Saudi oil minister to meet Russian counterpart

      Saudi Arabia’s powerful oil minister Ali al-Naimi will meet with his Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan counterparts in...

    17. MBA blog

      October 8, 2015

      On climate change

      One of the many reasons I chose HEC for an MBA was that the fact that the UN climate change conference, UN COP21, is...

    18. The World

      June 3, 2015

      Live: Opec seminar

      This Live Blog session closed at 09:58 on 3 Jun 2015.Ali al-Naimi, the Saudi oil minister (centre), Bob Dudley the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Opec ok with $20 oil, Santa bucks and Palestinian bagpipers We may never see $100 oil again. That’s according to Saudi...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      We may never see $100 oil again. That’s according to Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, who said Opec producers would not...

    21. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      Not everyone "deserves" oil market share according to Naimi

      For seasoned oil watchers the latest spew of “informed commentary” hitting the media waves is probably becoming...

    22. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blamed non-Opec countries for the oil rout and reiterated that they will not...

    23. Nick Butler

      December 15, 2014

      Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

      There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2014

      Venezuela and Saudi Arabia: friends will be friends

      Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister (pictured above on the right), and Rafael Ramírez, Venezuela’s foreign...

    25. July 7, 2013

      Saudi ramps up gas drilling to ease demand for oil

      Saudi Arabia has intensified drilling for gas as it seeks to reduce pressure on oil demand from domestic power...

    26. April 30, 2013

      Saudi oil capacity to remain constant

      Saudi Arabia does not plan to increase its oil production capacity in the next 30 years as new sources of supply, from...

    27. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2012

      EMs can handle lower commodity prices

      Capital Economics ponders whether falling commodities prices will harm the emerging economies that rely most on selling...

    28. September 10, 2012

      Saudis cool on G7 call for oil output rise

      Saudi Arabia has given a cool reception to a rare G7 request to increase oil production to bring down energy costs,...

    29. June 25, 2012

      Crude oils wheels of central banks

      Investors looking at ways to prop up growth may want to look at another kind of liquidity: the central bank of oil....

    30. June 13, 2012

      Opec to keep its output ceiling unchanged

      Opec looked set to keep its production ceiling unchanged at its meeting on Thursday, despite a sharp fall in oil prices...

    31. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2012

      While we wait for Opec

      Remember back in March, when oil prices were high and Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister, penned a letter to the FT...

    32. June 12, 2012

      Opec’s price hawks press Saudis on output

      A year ago, Opec delegates held what Ali Naimi, the veteran Saudi oil minister, described as “one of the worst meetings...

    33. June 1, 2012

      Crude oil prices slide below $100

      Crude oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time in seven months as weak Chinese and European economic data...

    34. April 12, 2012

      Oil price: the IEA weighs in

      How many oil industry authorities does it take to call the top of the market? Three, so far. Ali Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s...

    35. April 12, 2012

      Oil market pressures easing, says IEA

      The tide has turned in global oil markets, with the tightness seen over the past two years finally beginning to ease,...

    36. April 11, 2012

      Brent’s record run is what really matters

      The oil price is below the all-time high of almost $150 a barrel set in July 2008, but Brent crude is setting other...

    37. April 2, 2012

      More paper dollars will be required

      From Mr Charles J. Carignan. Sir, It may be well to remember that the price of oil in US dollars is also the price of...

    38. March 30, 2012

      Turkey cuts 20% of oil purchases from Iran

      Turkey is slashing its purchases of Iranian oil by 20 per cent, becoming Tehran’s last big energy client to fall into...

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