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  1. February 27, 2013

    Shell puts Arctic ambitions on ice

    Royal Dutch Shell said it was abandoning plans to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska this year, in a huge setback...

  2. February 25, 2013

    Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo, London

    Is there a lonelier job than that of being Kanye West? Of course not. The pressures of the highest office are nothing...

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  1. Investing in Russia 2012

    It is becoming clear that the flirtation with political reform under Dmitry Medvedev w...
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  1. February 15, 2013

    Week in Review, February 16

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Giuseppe...

  2. February 12, 2013

    Statoil sees new era in Arctic oil hub

    Statoil is to build an oil terminal in the Arctic that the Norwegian group said could spark “a new industrial era” in the...

  3. February 12, 2013

    Fresh doubts about Shell’s Alaska plans

    Royal Dutch Shell’s two Arctic drilling rigs are being sent to Asia for assessment and repairs, raising fresh questions...

  4. February 6, 2013

    Environment: Frozen frontiers

    For a body that has just undergone the biggest transformation in its 17-year history, the Arctic Council is hopelessly...

  5. February 6, 2013

    The mystery of the disappearing Arctic ice

    Much of the world’s growing fascination with the Arctic centres on climate change and how it is opening up this vast icy...

  6. February 1, 2013

    Exploration costs eat into Rosneft profits

    Rosneft, Russia’s biggest oil company by production, posted disappointing fourth-quarter results as rising costs ate into...

  7. January 31, 2013

    Setbacks for Shell’s Arctic plans

    Royal Dutch Shell’s ambitious plans to explore for oil in the Arctic this year are clouding over again. Peter Voser, chief...

  8. January 25, 2013

    Global warming to benefit Russian fish stocks

    Russia’s president Vladimir Putin once quipped that global warming could be good for a chilly country like his, because...

  9. 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...

  10. January 22, 2013

    Climate: Progress at glacial pace in UN talks on emissions

    A few days after Typhoon Bopha tore through the Philippines in December, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless, a...

  11. January 14, 2013

    Swatch buys jewellery group for $1bn

    Swatch Group is to buy Harry Winston Diamond Corporation’s jewellery and watch division for about $1bn, in a move that will...

  12. 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...

  13. January 7, 2013

    Shell drilling rig refloated in Alaska

    The Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig that ran aground in heavy seas off the south coast of Alaska a week ago has been...

  14. January 7, 2013

    Arctic drilling: cold feet

    Cold, wet and windy in those Alaska waters. An accident involving Shell’s Kulluk oil drilling rig over the New Year has set...

  15. January 4, 2013

    Coast Guard to probe stranded Shell rig

    The US Coast Guard is sending a team to Alaska to investigate how Royal Dutch Shell’s Kulluk rig came to run aground on an...

  16. January 2, 2013

    Shell faces crucial test in the Arctic

    Royal Dutch Shell is gearing up for a crucial test of its Arctic equipment this month as the oil major’s plans to drill off...

  17. December 28, 2012

    A sub-zero safari

    I am wearing three pairs of socks, three shirts, a sweater and an expedition jacket, but I am still freezing. The Arctic...

  18. December 12, 2012

    Rosneft makes agreement with AAR

    Rosneft has finalised its agreement to buy 50 per cent of TNK-BP from BP’s oligarch partners, allowing the state energy...

  19. December 9, 2012

    Iceland to welcome oil explorers

    Iceland’s president Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is expected on Monday to welcome planned investment by UK companies to launch oil...

  20. December 7, 2012

    Chinese mogul’s Iceland bid on the rocks

    Chinese tycoon Huang Nubo’s deal to rent a vast tract of land in Iceland for a tourist resort is close to unravelling,...

  21. December 4, 2012

    Arctic voyage opens way for ‘ice rush’

    A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has become the first ship of its kind to sail across the Arctic, in a sign of how...

  22. November 30, 2012

    Glacial progress marks UN climate talks

    Normally, one set of annual UN climate talks looks much like another. But as ministers fly in to the Qatari capital of Doha...

  23. November 28, 2012

    This year among warmest on record

    This year is on track to be one of the world’s warmest since records started more than 160 years ago, the UN has reported,...

  24. November 27, 2012

    Kazakh delay clouds non-Opec growth

    After an eight-year delay and billions of US dollars in cost overruns, the beginning of oil production at the giant Kashagan...

  25. November 23, 2012

    Abbot first to strike bribery deal

    A Scottish drilling company brokered the first settlement under a programme designed to encourage companies to come forward...

  26. November 16, 2012

    Harry Winston – Arctic ice

    Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it, Marilyn Monroe sang 60 years ago. Whether she received a response from the...

  27. November 13, 2012

    Harry Winston to buy BHP arm for $500m

    Harry Winston has agreed to buy the diamond operations of BHP Billiton for $500m as the Canadian mining and retail group...

  28. November 13, 2012

    BP pays Russians $325m to drop lawsuits

    BP has paid its Russian oligarch partners $325m to drop all outstanding litigation against it, allowing the British oil...

  29. November 12, 2012

    Shale surge poses threat to Gazprom

    When Gazprom last month finally launched its new flagship project, the Bovanenkovo gasfield far above the Arctic Circle, it...

  30. November 2, 2012

    It took Sandy for the US to debate science

    As the superstorm Sandy emergency moves into the clean-up and recovery phase, some lessons – what went right and what went...

  31. 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...

  32. October 18, 2012

    Barclays’ ethical makeover marred by PPI

    It’s not the ideal start to winning back public confidence. Just as the chairmen of the big five British banks stopped...

  33. October 18, 2012

    Energy: A flurry of oil deals with foreigners

    When Igor Sechin unveiled the partnership deal for Arctic exploration between ExxonMobil and his Rosneft state oil group...

  34. October 18, 2012

    BP poised for fresh start in Russia

    BP is poised to fulfil a dream that has eluded it for years – a fresh start in Russia. The company has been long locked in...

  35. October 18, 2012

    Cairn to resume drilling in Arctic waters

    Cairn Energy has signalled its intention to recommence drilling for oil in the Arctic waters of Baffin Bay, off Greenland,...

  36. October 18, 2012

    Shell in US talks to extend Arctic leases

    Royal Dutch Shell, the European oil company, has been in talks with the US government over extending its leases for oil...

  37. October 17, 2012

    TNK-BP – high-octane stuff

    Sometimes, just sometimes, it must be the best job in the world being a relationship banker. And surely working closely on...

  38. October 17, 2012

    Russia energy landscape faces whirlwind

    Igor Sechin is closing in on a deal that could catapult the chief executive of Russia’s Rosneft into Big Oil’s premier...

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