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  1. July 11, 2014

    Norway’s Arctic oil prospects lure explorers

    There is not a polar bear or iceberg on the horizon, but the Island Innovator drilling rig is well and truly in the Arctic....

  2. June 10, 2014

    BP lands breakthrough deal to operate commercial drones in US

    Amazon’s dream of delivering millions of parcels using mini-helicopters may still be some way from coming true, but the...

  3. May 9, 2014

    No one trusts Washington on climate change

    The 841-page National Climate Assessment released by the US government this week has been described as “sobering”, but...

  4. May 4, 2014

    Vulnerable Democrats back Republicans in pipeline push

    Democratic senators in vulnerable seats are joining forces with Republicans to back legislation to press President Barack...

  5. April 20, 2014

    Deepwater Horizon: Cleaning up

    After the disaster “We’ve now killed the Gulf of Mexico.” That assessment of the Deepwater Horizon disaster from Matthew...

  6. April 7, 2014

    Rio Tinto donates Alaska copper mine stake to charities

    Rio Tinto has taken the unusual step of donating its stake in an American copper deposit to two charities, completing its...

  7. April 4, 2014

    Shell faces probe over Alaska rig accident

    A US Coast Guard admiral has promised a thorough investigation into potential breaches of the law and safety regulations...

  8. FT Photo Diary

    March 3, 2014

    Getting ready for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

    Nathaniel Wilder/Reuters Justin Savidis dogs await line-up in the musher lot before the official restart of the Iditarod dog...

  9. February 28, 2014

    EPA stalls Alaska copper mine plans

    A controversial plan to mine the world’s largest undeveloped copper deposit in Alaska is facing action from the US...

  10. February 12, 2014

    Alaska gas exports face crucial decision

    One of the world’s largest energy projects, which would export liquefied natural gas from Alaska to Asia, is facing a...

  11. January 30, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling plans

    Shell pulls out of Arctic Royal Dutch Shell is to suspend its controversial drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska as part of...

  12. Nick Butler

    January 29, 2014

    Shell – what went wrong?

    Later this week the management of Royal Dutch Shell will finally explain why it has issued a profits warning only 12 weeks...

  13. January 23, 2014

    US court delays Shell Arctic drill plans

    Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska face further delays after a US appeals court said the...

  14. January 7, 2014

    Alaska senator calls for end to curb on crude exports

    A senator from oil-rich Alaska has called for the US to lift decades-old curbs on crude exports as growing output from shale...

  15. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia’s markets have continued to show nervousness ahead of China’s Communist party meeting that begins Saturday....

  16. November 6, 2013

    Shell moves to resume Arctic drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell on Wednesday filed a formal exploration plan for the Arctic waters north of Alaska, marking an important...

  17. 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...

  18. October 28, 2013

    Alaska takes fight over seafood eco-labelling to Washington

    Many of North America’s biggest seafood purchasers, including Walmart, Sodexo and the US government, are rethinking their...

  19. October 6, 2013

    Peter Voser says he regrets Shell’s huge bet on US shale

    Peter Voser said the failure of Royal Dutch Shell’s huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of...

  20. September 30, 2013

    A squeeze on federal spending that could last for years

    The toll from so-called sequestration has ranged from slashed federal funding for scientific research to six days of unpaid...

  21. September 25, 2013

    Conoco in landmark Alaska drone flight

    The first commercial drone flight in US-controlled airspace has been carried out by ConocoPhillips, the oil and gas group,...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    September 24, 2013

    Alaska Welcomes Solo Rower

    James Sebright / Reuters British adventurer Sarah Outen arrives in Adak in the Aleutian Islands, September 23, to become the...

  23. September 16, 2013

    Anglo American takes $300m charge on Alaskan copper venture

    Anglo American has withdrawn from a plan to develop a copper deposit in Alaska in a sign of its new chief executive’s desire...

  24. August 18, 2013

    America’s last frontier shows the need for government

    Standing in an Alaskan river, casting a fly-fishing line into waters teeming with salmon, can lead to unexpected...

  25. August 9, 2013

    The Diary: Martin Dickson

    I once narrowly escaped being mauled by a bear, an experience which has left me anxious at the thought of another close...

  26. August 2, 2013

    Short cuts: Travel news and inspiration

    Hertfordshire Laura Ashley, the textile company that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, has opened its first hotel....

  27. Nick Butler

    July 30, 2013

    The world in 2040

    Can anyone really predict what the world’s energy market will look like in 2040? Many certainly try – including companies...

  28. Nick Butler

    July 16, 2013

    Can Shell keep the benefit of the doubt?

    Congratulations to Ben van Beurden, the new chief executive of Shell. We are moving into a period when gas is the dominant...

  29. June 28, 2013

    Shale oil boom revives US shipyards

    Under the blazing sun of a hot Philadelphia day, Kristian Rokke, chief executive of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, addresses a...

  30. June 5, 2013

    Statoil blames tax rise for delay to Barents Sea project

    Another Arctic oil project has been postponed with Statoil delaying the development of its Johan Castberg field in the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE A Greek bond raid: Japonica Partners, a self-styled “entrepreneurial co-investment...

  32. June 3, 2013

    Oil majors plan extra $1bn investment in Alaska

    BP, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips plan to invest an additional $1bn in the North Slope of Alaska over the next five years,...

  33. May 21, 2013

    Shell board grilled on Alaska oil project

    Royal Dutch Shell’s top brass were grilled on Tuesday over their troubled Alaska oil campaign, with some shareholders...

  34. May 3, 2013

    Flight-seeing in Alaska

    My rendezvous with the wilderness is set for 6pm, on the edge of a remote Alaskan village with a population of just 150....

  35. April 10, 2013

    Conoco puts Arctic drilling plans on ice

    US oil major ConocoPhillips has said it is putting its offshore Arctic drilling plans on hold due to regulatory uncertainty,...

  36. Nick Butler

    March 25, 2013

    The emergence of the Russian Rockefeller

    “We are about to see a new wave of consolidation in the world’s oil and gas business.” The words are not mine – they were...

  37. March 22, 2013

    Shell’s Alaska exploration executive quits

    Royal Dutch Shell said the executive in charge of its Alaskan exploration campaign was quitting, less than a month after the...

  38. March 18, 2013

    MoD objects to £1bn potash mine plan

    A £1bn potash mine with up to 1,000 jobs risks being held up by defence chiefs amid fears that it could interfere with the...

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