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    1. July 3, 2015

      Oil suffers worst week since March

      Brent and West Texas Intermediate, the two most important crude benchmarks, recorded their worst week since March as news...

    2. July 2, 2015

      BP settlement puts a value on clarity

      Five years and about $54bn on from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, BP is at last close to knowing the full financial cost of...

    3. July 2, 2015

      Petrobras corruption losses may be larger

      Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday said that Petrobras’ official estimates for losses it had suffered from corruption were...

    4. July 2, 2015

      Glencore executives visit Iran for oil talks

      Senior executives from Glencore have met Iranian officials in Tehran ahead of a possible deal on its nuclear programme, in...

    5. July 2, 2015

      BP settles Deepwater Horizon spill for $18.7bn

      BP is to push ahead with ambitious new projects in the Gulf of Mexico, after it agreed a $18.7bn settlement that ends all of...

    6. July 2, 2015

      Commodity markets diverge as supply and demand come to the fore

      Divergence was the name of the game for commodities markets in the second quarter as gasoline and iron ore jumped but coffee...

    7. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s energy...

    8. July 1, 2015

      US E&Ps: dressed to drill

      US oil explorers have been good to their bankers this year: 30 have raised capital. Many have issued equity, defensively,...

    9. July 1, 2015

      Iran eyes $100bn of western investment in oil industry

      Iran is finalising a contract system to secure about $100bn of new oil and gas deals with western companies if sanctions are...

    10. June 30, 2015

      Plastics companies stretched by rising prices

      For any industry, it would be a spectacular windfall: a near 50 per cent fall in the cost of its major input. That is what...

    11. June 30, 2015

      Sky-high demand curbs impact of cheap oil on cost of flights

      If you were hoping to bag cheaper flight tickets in the near future, think again. Airlines may be benefiting from the sharp...

    12. June 30, 2015

      Petrobras chief pledges revolutionary focus on the investor

      When Petrobras chief executive Aldemir Bendine presented the Brazilian oil company’s new investment plan on Monday night, he...

    13. June 29, 2015

      Petrobras slashes investment to cut debt

      Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has slashed its five-year investment plan and production forecasts as it seeks...

    14. June 29, 2015

      Greece and China weigh on commodities

      Commodities did not escape the market turmoil caused by Greece’s capital controls and a hefty drop in Chinese equities, with...

    15. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside the...

    16. June 29, 2015

      Domestic politics hinder development of Lebanon’s gas sector

      It faces maritime border disputes, regional rivals and is surrounded by a country engulfed in civil war. Yet the main...

    17. June 28, 2015

      US shale equity sales slow

      Share sales by US oil and gas companies have slowed sharply in recent months, in a sign of the tightening financial...

    18. June 28, 2015

      World Cup woes add to Qatar business jitters

      As Qatar’s name is put through the wringer following allegations of bribery and labour abuses linked to its bid to host the...

    19. June 26, 2015

      Nigeria president dissolves state oil company board

      Nigeria’s president has dissolved the board of the country’s state-run oil company, taking a promise to stamp out corruption...

    20. June 26, 2015

      Arm slammed by handset sales outlook

      Fears of slowing smartphone sales resulted in Arm Holdings leading the London market lower on Friday. First-quarter handset...

    21. June 26, 2015

      CNPC settles China oil spill lawsuit

      China National Petroleum Corp has agreed a $32m environmental settlement in the nation’s largest public interest lawsuit,...

    22. June 25, 2015

      Alberta doubles carbon tax on large emitters by 2017

      The new government of Canada’s oil-rich Alberta province said it would double a carbon tax on large emitters by 2017 as...

    23. June 25, 2015

      Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire councillors

      Councillors have rejected an application to frack in Lancashire in a setback for the shale gas industry. The move delays...

    24. June 25, 2015

      Venezuelan bond soars above mounting chaos of shortages

      Venezuela’s foreign reserves are on course to run dry by next year and its holdings of gold are sliding. Inflation is so...

    25. June 25, 2015

      Freeport-McMoRan: dealmageddon

      We all know that acquisitions often destroy value. How to prove it, though? It is notoriously hard to argue a...

    26. June 24, 2015

      European oil majors hold Tehran talks

      Executives from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have met Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss investing in the country’s energy...

    27. June 24, 2015

      North Sea oil: pipe filler

      UK North Sea oil production is suffering a painful decline. Neither industry nor the government can undo the halving of the...

    28. June 24, 2015

      Crude oil benchmark gap narrows to $3 a barrel

      The difference in price between the two most important crude oil benchmarks has narrowed to little more than $3 a barrel as...

    29. June 24, 2015

      Gas leak raises fears over China network

      A brand new natural gas pipeline operated by China National Petroleum Corp in the southwestern province of Yunnan has sprung...

    30. 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” policies,...

    31. June 23, 2015

      Russia takes over as top oil supplier to China

      Russia was China’s largest supplier of crude oil for the first time on record in May, as Moscow looks beyond Europe for...

    32. June 23, 2015

      Jamaica hedges against higher oil price

      Wall Street is urging developing world governments and large oil importing nations to use financial derivatives to lock in...

    33. June 23, 2015

      Petrofac shares jump on low bill for troubled North Sea venture

      Shares in Petrofac jumped as much as 11 per cent on Tuesday after the oil services group said the end was in sight for...

    34. June 23, 2015

      Itochu ends $1bn US shale foray with $1 stake sale

      Japan’s Itochu has quietly ended its botched $1bn foray into shale oil in the US, dumping its 25 per cent stake in...

    35. June 23, 2015

      Takeover activity in the oil industry shows signs of revival

      It’s known as “Drilling on Wall Street”: building up oil and gas assets not by pushing a drill-bit into rock, but by buying...

    36. June 22, 2015

      ETE’s $51bn bid for Williams sets up clash over business models

      Energy Transfer Equity’s $51bn bid for fellow pipeline company Williams has raised the prospect of a clash of business...

    37. June 22, 2015

      Kurdistan courts investors ahead of maiden bond sale

      Kurdistan has taken a decisive step towards financial independence from Iraq as it targets global bond markets for the first...

    38. June 22, 2015

      Energy Transfer in $48bn Williams offer

      Energy Transfer on Sunday made an unsolicited offer to acquire Williams for about $48bn, in a deal that could spark a wave...

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