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    1. March 27, 2015

      China’s Cnooc shelves shale project

      China National Offshore Oil Corp (Cnooc) has decided to shelve its shale gas project in Anhui province in the latest sign...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Chevron to offload its 50% stake in Australia’s Caltex

      Chevron, the US oil group, is selling its 50 per cent stake in Australian fuel company Caltex in a deal that is likely to...

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    1. March 27, 2015

      New Petrobras chairman is government ally

      Petrobras, the oil company mired in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has appointed a staunch government ally as its new...

    2. March 26, 2015

      Nigerian banks: wrong concentrations

      The more Nigeria tries to rebalance its economy away from oil and gas, the more it slips and gasps on the source of 35 per...

    3. March 26, 2015

      PetroChina looks to ‘swap’ Canadian assets

      China’s biggest oil major by market value is “actively engaged” in talks to swap North American assets with international...

    4. March 26, 2015

      Oil pares gains after air strikes jump

      Crude prices pared their gains in afternoon trading on Thursday after Saudi Arabia-led air strikes on the Yemeni capital and...

    5. March 26, 2015

      Shell to cut more North Sea jobs and change shift patterns

      Royal Dutch Shell and Abu Dhabi’s Taqa plan to cut hundreds of jobs in the North Sea, despite tax cuts in last week’s Budget...

    6. March 26, 2015

      Oil market’s small fry become big fish

      Like the old cartoon showing a school of small fish organised to form a big one, retail investors have become a whale in the...

    7. March 26, 2015

      Gulf stocks slide on Saudi action in Yemen

      Gulf stock markets have plunged after Saudi Arabia launched overnight air strikes in Yemen to prop up the struggling...

    8. March 26, 2015

      Oil price surges as Saudis launch air strikes in Yemen

      The price of oil rose on Thursday as Saudi jets bombed Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital, raising fears that the civil...

    9. March 26, 2015

      Eike Batista’s fall from grace

      To the untrained eye, it was a Fabergé egg, a pristine example of the multimillion-dollar ornament produced by the favoured...

    10. March 25, 2015

      Ukraine: An oligarch brought to heel

      As Moscow annexed Crimea a year ago and pro-Russian separatists started seizing control of town halls across eastern...

    11. March 25, 2015

      Call option trades target return of $100 US crude oil

      The prospect of a return to $100-a-barrel crude is tempting some to bet against the bearish consensus in the oil market. One...

    12. March 25, 2015

      China low on crude oil storage capacity

      A shortage of storage may force China to curb purchases of crude oil for its strategic reserves, according to a high-ranking...

    13. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal knocks broader Brazilian oil industry

      Rogério Caffaro is in a surprisingly good mood for someone who works in Brazil’s crisis-ridden oil and gas industry. The...

    14. March 25, 2015

      Japan’s Sumitomo Corp warns of Y85bn loss

      Sumitomo Corp has warned of its first swing into the red in 16 years due to the commodities slump that has forced it to...

    15. March 25, 2015

      Cheap oil prompts debate on best investment response

      Investors may have digested the stark fall in oil prices — and even the rebound since January’s lows — but the impact on...

    16. March 24, 2015

      Guessing game that’s hardly child’s play

      Here’s a guessing game to play with the children: which market sector trades at the highest multiple of estimated earnings?...

    17. March 24, 2015

      Freeport-McMoRan cuts dividend as commodity slump bites

      Freeport-McMoRan has cut its dividend for the first time in seven years, slashing the payout by 84 per cent as the US...

    18. March 24, 2015

      Low returns drag down US shale oil industry

      In the boom years of the US shale oil industry, profitability was something of an optional extra. Companies were focused on...

    19. March 24, 2015

      Progress in Iran talks puts oil traders on edge

      Talk of progress in the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the world powers has had oil traders on edge. With large...

    20. March 23, 2015

      Tax cut pushes North Sea oilfield deals back on stream

      Deals for North Sea oilfields — which have been held back by the plummeting price of Brent crude — could soon come back on...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      Protecting the message on petroleum

      Fresh out of Riyadh… Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Nuaimi Sunday proposed establishment of an association dedicated for...

    22. March 23, 2015

      Crude slide prompts Sinopec to cut capital expenditure

      China’s Sinopec has become the latest oil major to cut its capital expenditure, after the slide in crude prices knocked...

    23. March 23, 2015

      Shale oil producers blame export ban for low US crude price

      US shale oil producers are becoming increasingly concerned about the gap that has opened up between domestic and...

    24. March 22, 2015

      Oil majors pile on record debt to plug cash shortfalls

      The world’s biggest energy groups have sold record amounts of debt this year, taking advantage of historically low interest...

    25. March 22, 2015

      Sovereign wealth funds start to leak oil

      Norway’s $850bn oil fund has performed a remarkable impression of the proverbial 800-pound gorilla in the past decade. It...

    26. March 20, 2015

      S&P downgrades Nigeria as oil price and poll risks stir concern

      Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Nigeria’s credit rating to B+ from BB-, citing the impact of seven months of declining oil...

    27. March 20, 2015

      US fracking rules seek shale boom balance

      The Obama administration has taken its biggest step yet to regulate fracking on federal land by imposing new environmental...

    28. March 20, 2015

      North Sea oil regulator given power to issue £1m fines

      The new North Sea Oil regulator has been given the power to fine companies up to £1m and revoke licences if they fail to...

    29. March 20, 2015

      Tullow shares rise after $450m financing deal

      Tullow Oil’s shares rose more than 5 per cent on Friday morning after the Africa-focused explorer said it had secured an...

    30. March 20, 2015

      ETFs pour into top US oil contract

      Almost a third of the most active US oil futures contract is now controlled by exchange traded funds, turning smaller...

    31. March 20, 2015

      Buyout groups hunt for energy targets

      Private equity groups including Carlyle and Blackstone are to deploy billions of dollars in a hunt for acquisitions across...

    32. March 19, 2015

      EnQuest promises to boost investment despite full-year loss

      EnQuest, the North Sea oil operator, promised to boost investment and cut production costs, as its chief executive hailed...

    33. March 19, 2015

      Oil trader Vitol’s profits rebound to $1.35bn

      Vitol, the world’s biggest independent oil trader, saw a sharp recovery in profits in 2014, aided by more favourable market...

    34. March 19, 2015

      Explorers hold high hopes for oil prospects off Falkland Islands

      Argentina began issuing 50 peso notes this month featuring a map of the Falkland Islands. Through mass circulation, they are...

    35. March 19, 2015

      Demystifying the ‘Fracklog’

      Sometimes new words are useful additions to the language. Sometimes they can create confusion. “Fracklog” is the catchy...

    36. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: SNP attacks ‘unnecessary’ spending cuts

      The Scottish National party accused George Osborne of pushing ahead with “unfair and unnecessary” spending cuts in his final...

    37. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Winners and losers

      Winners North Sea oil and gas industry The decision to cut the petroleum revenue tax from 50 per cent to 35 per cent and the...

    38. beyondbrics

      March 18, 2015

      Fallen angels changing the face of high yield bond market

      With a flock of ‘fallen angels’ from Russia and Latin America re-shaping the euro-denominated high yield bond market,...

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