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    1. December 10, 2014

      BG Group: fair dinkum

      Lots of animals can kill you in Australia. Take the Drop Bear. This creature — rumour has it — jumps from trees to kill...

    2. December 10, 2014

      BG to sell liquefied natural gas pipeline for $5bn

      BG Group has sold a gas pipeline built as part of the company’s liquefied natural gas project in northern Australia for $5bn...

    1. December 1, 2014

      John Hood: man at the centre of BG pay row

      BG Group’s decision to slash the pay package awarded to incoming chief executive Helge Lund is a blow not only to Andrew...

    2. December 1, 2014

      Love more effective than rockets for City’s pro-Europe campaigners

      Hearts and minds campaigns are not inevitably doomed. Love bombing the Vietnamese with Hershey Kisses could have worked for...

    3. December 1, 2014

      BG backs down on pay package for Helge Lund

      BG Group has retreated in the face of a shareholder revolt over the pay package of incoming chief executive Helge Lund by...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Thomas Cook waves an ungrateful goodbye to Harriet Green

      “Let’s go!” was the marketing message for Thomas Cook introduced by chief executive Harriet Green. And now she has gone. But...

    5. November 26, 2014

      Top investors warn of revolt over new BG Group chief’s pay deal

      A multimillion-pound pay package that would make Helge Lund, incoming chief executive of BG Group, one of Europe’s best...

    6. October 29, 2014

      Statoil slumps to first quarterly loss since 2001 listing

      Statoil has reported its first quarterly loss since listing in 2001 as impairment charges and falling oil prices pushed the...

    7. October 28, 2014

      Lloyds: mechanisation is never mechanistic

      A push by Lloyds to invest £1bn in technology to cut costs by £400m a year brings to mind an old advertisement of NatWest’s....

    8. October 17, 2014

      Helge Lund looks forward to Norwegian skiing before moving to BG

      Helge Lund is looking forward to an “extremely good” winter full of snow in Norway. The 52-year-old, who BG Group poached...

    9. October 16, 2014

      Search is on for executives who can warm to Norway’s challenges

      Wanted: three executives for a trio of Norway’s biggest companies. Lovers of fjords, cross-country skiing, brown cheese and...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Statoil boss has challenges at BG

      When Helge Lund becomes chief executive of BG Group next March, he can expect to inherit an improving outlook at the former...

    11. October 15, 2014

      BG: axing for it

      In a historical reversal, the land of the Vikings has lost one of its leaders to invaders from the British Isles. BG Group...

    12. October 15, 2014

      BG Group poaches Statoil’s CEO

      Helge Lund will become one of Europe’s best paid oil bosses after BG Group poached him from the far larger Statoil to become...

    13. April 29, 2014

      Statoil boosted by US gas supply division

      A jump in demand and a recovery in prices at Statoil’s gas supply business in North America, in response to plunging winter...

    14. February 7, 2014

      Statoil pledges to curb spending plans

      Statoil became the latest of the western majors to promise greater capital discipline as it slashed its spending plans over...

    15. December 1, 2013

      Leadership amid a terrorist crisis

      On January 16 this year, terrorists attacked a gas plant at In Amenas in Algeria. During the four days of the hostage...

    16. October 30, 2013

      Statoil chief casts doubt on Arctic oil production potential

      Statoil’s chief executive played up the Norwegian oil company’s positions in what he called “the workable Arctic”, in Norway...

    17. May 2, 2013

      Statoil hit by low production and weak gas prices

      Statoil’s net income dropped by nearly a third in the first quarter as the Norwegian oil and gas group suffered from lower...

    18. February 7, 2013

      Statoil to boost spending by $1bn

      Statoil is to boost capital spending as the Norwegian oil major seeks to lift production 25 per cent by the end of the...

    19. January 23, 2013

      ConocoPhillips pushes to open up Arctic

      ConocoPhillips, the US oil and gas group, has urged Norway to open up more of its Arctic waters for development just months...

    20. January 19, 2013

      Algeria hostage death toll put at 23

      As many as 23 hostages and 32 terrorists died in the four-day siege at Algeria’s remote In Amenas natural gas facility,...

    21. January 17, 2013

      Algeria in bloody raid to free hostages

      Algerian security forces armed with attack helicopters and rockets on Thursday stormed the remote natural gas facility where...

    22. October 26, 2012

      Statoil downgrades output forecast

      Statoil downgraded its production forecast for next year as it said it would cut output of shale gas in the US after selling...

    23. August 27, 2012

      Statoil finds new large North Sea field

      Statoil has upped its production aspirations in Norway after confirming the discovery of a new large field in the North Sea....

    24. July 29, 2012

      Norway’s force in the oil world

      Helge Lund is almost the antithesis of the classic oil man. In a world of cigar-chomping wildcatters, roughnecks and...

    25. July 26, 2012

      Statoil raises oil output target

      A happy conclusion to drilling at its King Lear exploration well in the North Sea has helped Statoil of Norway maintain...

    26. beyondbrics

      May 8, 2012

      Rosneft and Statoil: back-scratching and hostage-taking

      Statoil has been warning about the risks of exploring in little known frozen seas after becoming the third western oil...

    27. February 8, 2012

      Statoil to switch focus to ‘liquid-rich shales’

      Norway’s largest oil and gas company by production Statoil said it would invest less in its North American shale gas...

    28. January 9, 2012

      Statoil makes another Barents Sea find

      Statoil, the Norwegian state-controlled energy group, has made its second significant oil discovery in the Arctic waters of...

    29. November 21, 2011

      Centrica in £13bn supply deal with Statoil

      Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has stepped up plans to increase its production by agreeing to buy a string of gas...

    30. October 27, 2011

      Statoil income jumps, but below expectations

      Statoil, the Norwegian state-controlled energy group, undershot analyst forecasts for third-quarter net earnings as...

    31. October 17, 2011

      Statoil buys Brigham Exploration for $4.4bn

      Statoil, the Norwegian energy group, has stepped up its acquisition of unconventional oil and gas assets in the US by...

    32. September 4, 2011

      Statoil urges Beijing to set aside Norway tension

      Statoil of Norway says it remains keen to develop shale gas resources in China amid signs of a thaw in Beijing’s relations...

    33. September 4, 2011

      Statoil’s faith in Norway pays off

      When Helge Lund, Statoil chief executive, received a phone call late one Friday afternoon last month, he braced for an...

    34. May 26, 2011

      Sinochem ignores China-Norway spat

      Sinochem, the Chinese state-owned energy and trading group, wants to pursue more investments in Brazil in partnership with...

    35. February 9, 2011

      Statoil trims its production targets

      Statoil trimmed its oil and natural gas growth production targets for this year and next amid operational issues at several...

    36. November 3, 2010

      Statoil nears deal on China shale gas

      Statoil of Norway is closing in on a deal to explore shale gas reserves in China in spite of tensions between Beijing and...

    37. November 3, 2010

      Production constraints force Statoil to cut targets

      Higher oil prices helped Statoil lift net profits by 87 per cent in the third quarter but the Norwegian energy group cut its...

    38. July 29, 2010

      Stability crucial to US investment, warns Statoil

      Statoil has warned US authorities that oil companies need a “stable and predictable” regulatory environment if they are to...

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