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    1. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2016

      Next week's EU "gas package": pleasing everybody or nobody?

      Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU’s energy commissioner, will have to choose his words carefully next week. On February 10,...

    2. December 30, 2015

      Energy markets volatile on US weather forecasts

      Energy markets fluctuated on Wednesday, with trading nervous in the wake of US winter storms and forecasts of colder...

    Special Reports

    1. Investing in Russia 2012

      It is becoming clear that the flirtation with political reform under Dmitry Medvedev w...
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    1. December 22, 2015

      Oil benchmarks converge as low price stalls US output

      Prices of the world’s two main oil benchmarks became equal on Tuesday, reflecting different paths for crude supplied...

    2. November 30, 2015

      Norway urges EU assurances on gas output

      Norway, the EU’s most reliable external supplier of gas, is seeking assurances that the bloc will remain committed to...

    3. November 29, 2015

      Lundin plots ice-free route to Arctic oil

      Europe’s largest independent oil company has designated the Norwegian Arctic as the world’s next big exploration region...

    4. November 17, 2015

      Statoil abandons Alaska oil projects

      Statoil has followed Royal Dutch Shell in abandoning its exploration projects in Alaska, dealing another big blow to...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2015

      Opening Quote: Shell's stonking loss

      Shell’s stonking third-quarter loss, Barclays flat profits and VW gears up for some workplace fun. It’s all in FT City...

    6. October 17, 2015

      US puts a plug on Arctic oil exploration

      The US government has put a final block on the prospect of oil exploration in the country’s Arctic in the foreseeable...

    7. October 2, 2015

      Week in Review, October 3

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Shell pulls out of Arctic with...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      September 29, 2015

      Bear about town

      A giant model of a Polar Bear is moved from its position outside the Shell building after Actress Emma Thomson joined...

    9. September 28, 2015

      Glencore sails into Bermuda Triangle of its own making

      Only the makers of cheap TV documentaries give credence to yarns concerning the Bermuda Triangle, a stretch of sea said...

    10. September 28, 2015

      Shell’s Arctic defeat ends dream of new frontier

      After nine difficult years and $7bn of spending, Royal Dutch Shell has admitted it has nothing to show for its...

    11. September 28, 2015

      Big oil faces shrinking prospects

      One hundred and fifty miles from the Alaskan coast lies what must be the most expensive oil well ever drilled. Shell’s...

    12. Nick Butler

      September 28, 2015

      Beyond the Arctic — what next for Shell and the majors?

      Shell’s decision to abandon exploration in the Arctic is an acknowledgment of reality, although that makes it no more...

    13. September 28, 2015

      Shell’s Arctic pullout fuels ‘stranded assets’ debate

      The timing of Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to halt its Arctic oil exploration campaign is hard to ignore — it comes...

    14. FT Alphaville

      September 28, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Shell abandons Arctic drilling

      Shell’s Arctic dreams have melted and Vodafone’s talks with Liberty Global have ended. FT Opening Quote, with...

    15. September 28, 2015

      Shell abandons contentious Arctic exploration after poor results

      Environmental campaigners reacted with jubilation to the news that Royal Dutch Shell had abandoned a contentious Arctic...

    16. September 27, 2015

      Arctic oil to start flowing from €5.6bn polar platform

      In an industry where everything is big, Goliat will take some beating. Designed to weather the worst Arctic storms and...

    17. September 11, 2015

      Shell leaves Prince of Wales climate change group amid concerns

      Shell has left an influential climate change lobbying group sponsored by the Prince of Wales amid concern about the...

    18. September 3, 2015

      Chinese navy ships spotted off Alaska as Obama visits Arctic

      Five Chinese navy ships have sailed off the coast of Alaska in the Bering Sea, as Barack Obama made the first visit by...

    19. September 1, 2015

      Obama pushes Congress to strengthen Arctic icebreaker fleet

      President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to provide money to expand the US fleet of icebreaker vessels in order to...

    20. August 20, 2015

      The energy policy that America needs

      Energy is starting to emerge as an issue for the 2016 US presidential election. This week Hillary Clinton, still the...

    21. August 19, 2015

      Norway feels the Arctic chill

      Crisis. It is a word that nobody in Norway wants to use out loud but it is one that people are increasingly muttering...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 18, 2015

      Opening Quote: Oil sector sings the blues

      Sign up for the full, pre-market email briefing here Woke up this morning and Brent crude was at $48.74 per barrel,...

    23. August 17, 2015

      Shell wins go-ahead for Arctic drilling

      Royal Dutch Shell has been granted the last permit it needs to drill into possible oil reserves in the Arctic, raising...

    24. August 14, 2015

      Rosneft puts new projects on back burner

      Rosneft is to shift its focus to increasing production at existing oilfields, its chief executive has said — in a tacit...

    25. August 9, 2015

      ‘England’s Galapagos Islands’ celebrate 90 years in care of National Trust

      The Farne Islands, one of the UK’s most spectacular wildlife havens offering unsurpassed opportunities for visitors to...

    26. July 3, 2015

      Royal Dutch Shell set to drill in Alaskan Arctic this month

      Royal Dutch Shell is to embark on a contentious Arctic drilling campaign within days, spending nearly $3bn over two...

    27. June 23, 2015

      US oil industry launches 2016 offensive

      The US oil industry has launched a campaign to win support in the 2016 elections for what it calls “pro-energy”...

    28. May 31, 2015

      The US is right to allow Arctic oil exploration

      There is nowhere in the world where it is particularly easy to look for oil these days, but the Arctic is often seen as...

    29. May 25, 2015

      Shell ready to seize its Arctic drilling chance

      Shell prepares Pioneer expedition Its yellow legs gleaming in the spring sunshine, the Polar Pioneer mobile offshore...

    30. May 25, 2015

      Shell’s Arctic extraction to take more than a decade

      Oil reserves that Royal Dutch Shell hopes to find in the Arctic are unlikely to be brought into production before the...

    31. May 18, 2015

      From Canada to Australia, energy groups’ cuts are laid bare

      Oil projects shelved Judged by the pace at which energy groups have slashed spending and delayed new projects, 2015 has...

    32. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s bourses continued marching higher after the central bank cut rates...

    33. May 11, 2015

      Shell secures conditional approval for Arctic drilling plan

      Royal Dutch Shell has moved a significant step closer to be able to drill in the Arctic seas north of Alaska this...

    34. April 8, 2015

      Five questions for Shell over BG Group deal

      Why is BG particularly attractive to Shell? Although Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden is generally admired for his...

    35. March 20, 2015

      Greenland: the new frontier

      Greenland: the new frontier One of the most controversial and sensitive spots in Greenland is the abandoned village of...

    36. March 20, 2015

      Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on record

      Arctic sea ice appears to have shrunk to its lowest level on record for this time of year, scientists said this week....

    37. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      Saudi oil: Peak conspiracy

      The oil world’s been full of speculation about the shift of strategy last year by Saudi Arabia which saw it keep the...

    38. March 9, 2015

      US urged to assert itself over Arctic

      The US is falling behind in a race for influence in the Arctic as rivals such as Russia and Canada move aggressively to...

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