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    Brent crude at lowest since July 2012

    Brent tumbled to its lowest since July 2012 while benchmark US oil also recorded a heavy fall on Tuesday, amid further signs...

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    ExxonMobil: Rockefeller’s rule

    Spend a third, save a third and give a third away. So John D Rockefeller, the founder of what today is ExxonMobil, budgeted...

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  1. 13 hours ago

    Exxon considers its course after sanctions hit Russian ambitions

    At another time or in a different place, the oil and gas field ExxonMobil has discovered in the Russian Arctic would have...

  2. September 29, 2014

    North Sea oil set for output rebound

    The UK’s North Sea oil and gas sector is set to reverse years of sharp declines in output after a production rise in the...

  3. September 29, 2014

    Encana / Athlon: Permian allies

    Here’s the dominant theme among North American independent energy explorers: ditch natural gas production, where prices...

  4. September 29, 2014

    YPF and Petronas negotiating Pemex tie-up

    Argentina’s YPF and Malaysia’s Petronas are negotiating a joint-venture with Mexico’s Pemex – possibly starting with shallow...

  5. September 29, 2014

    Afren gains on stakebuilding by SAPetro

    Stakebuilding by a neighbour put Afren in focus on Monday. South Atlantic Petroleum of Nigeria, a privately held oil...

  6. September 29, 2014

    Encana to buy Athlon Energy in $7bn deal

    Encana of Canada has become the latest company working in North America’s shale reserves to make a leap to reduce its...

  7. September 29, 2014

    US poised to become world’s leading liquid petroleum producer

    The US is overtaking Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of liquid petroleum, in a sign of how its booming...

  8. September 29, 2014

    Sumitomo’s US shale oil foray turns sour

    Sumitomo Corp of Japan has drawn a line under its disastrous two-year foray into shale oil in the US, with writedowns...

  9. September 29, 2014

    Rising shale output disrupts US gas prices

    It was dubbed the “king of pipelines”: a $6.7bn, 1,700-mile tubular highway transporting US natural gas east from the Rocky...

  10. September 28, 2014

    Nerves of steel and taking the long view are useful attributes of energy groups

    As if the technical challenges of managing oil and gasfields, nuclear power stations and electricity grid systems were not...

  11. Nick Butler

    September 28, 2014

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin's nemesis?

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky at a public meeting on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine  © Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images It might seem...

  12. September 26, 2014

    Oil companies eye Mexico’s ‘sweet shop’

    Mexico is “like a sweet shop in the oil business”, according to one executive, and international energy companies are eyeing...

  13. September 26, 2014

    Mexico speeds up energy auctions

    Mexico is accelerating the bidding process for the historic opening-up of its energy sector, and expects to unveil the...

  14. September 26, 2014

    US shale oil and gas producers are victims of their own success

    Shale oil and gas producers have, arguably, saved America’s industrial future and global strategic position. They are not...

  15. September 26, 2014

    Rosneft and ExxonMobil strike oil in Arctic well

    Russia’s top crude oil producer Rosneft confirmed on Saturday that it has made an oil discovery with ExxonMobil at their...

  16. September 26, 2014

    Iran urges Opec to halt oil price slide

    Iran’s oil minister called on Opec nations to work together to prevent a further slide in crude prices, highlighting the...

  17. September 26, 2014

    Big oil groups blame climate change on coal

    As a procession of chief executives rose to address world leaders at this week’s UN climate summit in New York, one man in...

  18. September 26, 2014

    Gunvor nearly doubles cash reserves

    Gunvor has revealed an improved cash position as the world’s fourth-biggest oil trader eyes acquisition opportunities....

  19. September 25, 2014

    Russia: Putin’s power politics

    For most of the past decade Vladimir Yevtushenkov has run his business empire from a building fit for an oligarch with more...

  20. September 25, 2014

    Brent-WTI oil premium narrows sharply

    The gap between Brent crude and benchmark US oil prices has narrowed to close to its smallest in almost a year, as excess...

  21. September 25, 2014

    Oil majors’ R&D into conventional and renewable energy at risk

    The companies that own the world’s most powerful supercomputers for commercial use are not in the information technology...

  22. September 25, 2014

    Shale revolution reshaping crop nutrient sector

    The merger talks between fertiliser groups Yara International and CF Industries to create a $27bn agribusiness is another...

  23. September 24, 2014

    US gasoline jumps on inventories fall

    US gasoline futures rose to a three-week high after a government report showed a decline in inventories, reflecting...

  24. September 24, 2014

    Fuel subsidies hand an opportunity to Modi but a burden to Widodo

    Of all the problems facing the newly minted leaders of India and Indonesia, few are as contentious as fuel subsidies, on...

  25. September 23, 2014

    Brent crude bounce shortlived amid Syria strikes

    Brent crude failed to hold its earlier gains on Tuesday after news that the US and its partners in the Middle East had...

  26. September 23, 2014

    General Electric: Imposing discipline

    The great dilemma for chief executives: meeting strategic goals while being fiscally prudent, and choosing between the two...

  27. September 23, 2014

    Competition will force Pemex to come up with slicker act

    Wanted: sharp new image for septuagenarian Mexican company with loyal following and the kind of brand recognition many...

  28. FT Data

    September 23, 2014

    Salad days are over for Med diet followers

    The price of salad is about to jump after prices for olive oil, lettuce and tomatoes have soared following a lengthy drought...

  29. September 22, 2014

    Sanctions scupper Total/Lukoil venture

    France’s Total on Monday said its joint venture with Russia’s Lukoil, to explore shale oil in western Siberia, had ground to...

  30. September 22, 2014

    Rockefellers join anti-fossil fuel drive

    A grass-roots movement against fossil fuels has secured its highest profile convert, as the family foundation built on the...

  31. September 22, 2014

    Heat rises for fossil fuel industry as climate talks gather pace

    This is not a comforting week to be an investor in a big oil or coal company. It began with rallies in capital cities around...

  32. September 21, 2014

    US shale gas exports to hit Gazprom revenue

    Russia’s Gazprom could lose 18 per cent of its revenues as a result of competition from US liquefied natural gas exports,...

  33. Nick Butler

    September 21, 2014

    China: the world's energy superpower

    A wind turbine complex on the Zhemo Mountain in the outskirts of Dali, in China's southwestern province of Yunnan © LIU...

  34. September 21, 2014

    Azerbaijan and Turkey ties bolstered by energy and political solidarity

    When Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Baku in early September, shortly after his election as president, he was welcomed with...

  35. September 19, 2014

    Exxon winds down Russian Arctic drilling campaign

    ExxonMobil, the US oil company, is winding down its drilling campaign in the Russian Arctic, making it the biggest corporate...

  36. September 19, 2014

    Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

    Mexico’s oil hedging programme - a highly secretive deal that is the largest single trade in crude markets - appears to be...

  37. September 19, 2014

    Oil industry welcomes Scottish No vote

    The oil and gas industry welcomed the No vote in the Scottish referendum but was quick to point out the challenges facing...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2014

    Venezuela: CDS climb while breast implants fade

    No devaluation here One could say that a clear sign that Venezuela – a country where beauty enhancements are a serious issue...

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