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  1. July 17, 2014

    US natural gas price dips below $4 for first time in 2014

    US natural gas prices fell below $4 for the first time this year, after a government report indicated suppliers had injected...

  2. June 30, 2014

    Scotland’s shale potential ‘modest’ compared with England

    Scotland’s shale gas and oil resources appear “modest” compared with those in England, according to a government survey...

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  1. June 29, 2014

    Israel’s Leviathan partners target $30bn supply deal with BG

    The partners in Israel’s biggest offshore natural gas field have reached a preliminary agreement on a $30bn deal to supply...

  2. June 19, 2014

    GDF and Santos pull plug on Australian floating LNG project

    GDF Suez and Santos have abandoned plans for a $10bn liquefied natural gas project off northern Australia amid concerns over...

  3. June 16, 2014

    Europe gas prices jump on fears of Russia-Ukraine ‘gas war’

    Natural gas prices in Europe rallied on Monday amid fears another ‘gas war’ between Russia and Ukraine could threaten...

  4. June 15, 2014

    Mozambique investors worry about stability as elections loom

    For weeks, Armando Guebuza has been touring Mozambique on a mission to introduce his chosen successor as president. His aim...

  5. June 10, 2014

    China gas demand to double on smog concerns

    Chinese demand for natural gas is expected to almost double in the next five years as the country aims to use cleaner fuels...

  6. May 14, 2014

    Wall Street banks count commodities trading profits

    While the world has been writing epitaphs for Wall Street banks’ commodity trading desks, Wall Street has been counting its...

  7. May 4, 2014

    West African Gas Pipeline stops short of expectations

    The $1bn west African Gas Pipeline initiated as a project in 1982 and completed in 2007 was meant to do two things. First it...

  8. April 29, 2014

    Energy Future Holdings files for bankruptcy

    Energy Future Holdings, the Texas power company bought in 2007 by Goldman Sachs, KKR and TPG in the biggest-ever leveraged...

  9. April 23, 2014

    US natural gas: storing up problems

    He should know. Halliburton chairman Dave Lesar said this week that the cycle for the company’s North American...

  10. April 22, 2014

    Caution required over gas price downtrend

    US natural gas has slipped from the headlines since the cold snap took prices above $6 per million British thermal units in...

  11. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  12. April 3, 2014

    Natural gas price in Europe at lowest since 2010

    The price of natural gas in Europe has dropped to its lowest level since 2010 as warm weather and high storage levels curb...

  13. April 3, 2014

    Traders turn optimistic on commodities

    Commodity trading executives tend to speak bluntly. This week has been no exception. The oil sector is “stuck in a rut”,...

  14. March 28, 2014

    Letter from Lex: capital conundrums

    Readers, It is easy to tot up a company’s growth rate or return on capital. These are measures of what is happening at...

  15. March 28, 2014

    EU can cope with Russian retaliation, says trade official

    Europe’s top trade official struck a defiant stance against Moscow on Thursday and argued that the EU would have a strong...

  16. March 25, 2014

    India gas price ruling hits Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries

    Shares in billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries fell on Tuesday after India’s Election Commission said it could...

  17. March 19, 2014

    Snam: pipe dreams

    Carlo Malacarne, the chief executive of Snam, has a beautiful dream: to unite north and south Europe. Expanding the...

  18. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: North Sea oil groups handed tax break

    The chancellor has extended tax allowances in the North Sea in a change that he said would encourage billions of pounds of...

  19. March 5, 2014

    US gas price at odds with low stocks

    The US natural gas market is sending out mixed messages. Supplies held in underground storage are at the lowest level in a...

  20. February 25, 2014

    US natural gas plunges 26% in two days

    US natural gas has plunged more than 20 per cent in the past two days as traders close out positions ahead of the final...

  21. February 24, 2014

    North Sea report hailed by both sides in Scotland debate

    The recommendations of a report aimed at overhauling North Sea oil and gas production, which experts say could boost the UK...

  22. February 23, 2014

    Salmond calls independence threat to North Sea oil ‘nonsensical’

    Scotland’s first minister has dismissed as “nonsensical” the idea that Scottish independence would undermine exploitation of...

  23. February 19, 2014

    US natural gas on a five-year high

    The benchmark US natural gas price rose to its highest in more than five years after forecasts pointed to a return of low...

  24. February 10, 2014

    Natural gas: the big chill

    This winter’s deep freeze in the US will end (although it doesn’t feel like it). But the chill on America’s energy...

  25. February 6, 2014

    Hedge funds bet on US gas shortage as cold boosts demand

    An unexpected fear haunts the land of the shale bonanza story: running low on natural gas. Furnaces, utilities and power...

  26. February 4, 2014

    BG Group earnings fall as Egyptian and US businesses hit

    Sharp declines in the value of its Egyptian gas and US shale businesses have led to full-year earnings at BG Group falling...

  27. January 24, 2014

    US natgas rises above $5 for the first time since 2010

    Benchmark US natural gas futures topped $5 per million British thermal units for the first time since August 2010, as...

  28. January 23, 2014

    Gazprom: illusory argument

    Sure – it lives in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In fact, Mr Putin’s government owns half of it. And to be honest, the remainder...

  29. January 22, 2014

    Biting cold sends US natgas futures to highs

    US natural gas futures leapt to the highest level in two and a half years as biting cold returned to major cities. A...

  30. January 16, 2014

    Polar vortex spurs wave of US gas demand

    Americans pulled a record amount of natural gas from underground US storage last week as they sought warmth in the face of a...

  31. January 5, 2014

    Gazprom close to agreeing pricing deal on China gas supplies

    Investors in Gazprom seemed unconcerned about it missing another deadline to sign a massive deal for gas supplies to China...

  32. December 20, 2013

    Cold snap sends US gas prices higher

    US natural gas prices has leapt to the highest level in nearly two and a half years after cold gripped much of the country,...

  33. December 16, 2013

    GTT prepares for offering to tap boom in liquefied natural gas

    Gaztransport & Technigaz, the engineering company, said it had registered documents with the French authorities ahead of an...

  34. December 13, 2013

    US freeze pushes gas to 7-month highs

    Freezing weather boosted US natural gas prices to 7-month highs as colder than normal winter temperatures prompted a rush of...

  35. December 10, 2013

    Natgas may not be gift that keeps on giving

    Gridiron purists may have scoffed at the sight of the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions trundling through six inches of...

  36. November 24, 2013

    LNG carriers provide bright spot to gloomy shipping sector

    The market for LNG carriers has been one of the few bright spots of an otherwise severely depressed shipping sector in...

  37. November 24, 2013

    Mitsui rises to defence of oil-linked gas contracts

    The president of Mitsui & Co has put up a robust defence of traditional oil-linked gas contracts, saying they provide...

  38. November 24, 2013

    Commodity traders wake up to LNG market

    Commodity traders dream of creating markets that did not exist before, and for some of the world’s largest energy companies...

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