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  1. August 29, 2014

    Mapping the US oil boom

    US oil production has grown sharply over the past decade, thanks to new extraction techniques and high oil prices that have...

  2. August 29, 2014

    Russia-Ukraine tension sends crude higher

    Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine sent crude futures higher on Friday, but prices remained on target for a...

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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    Shale is not a ponzi, Part 2

    In our last post, we referred to John Kemp’s argument that cash-flows in the shale drilling sector are not a good indicator...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2014

    Shale is not a ponzi

    The FT’s Ed Crooks reported this week that fears over the long-term health of America’s shale industry could be put to rest...

  3. August 28, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell seeks fresh Arctic drilling permits

    Royal Dutch Shell has asked Washington for permission to drill in the Arctic, off the coast of Alaska. The move keeps open...

  4. August 28, 2014

    PetroChina behind Sinopec in China’s shale gas race

    Chinese oil company PetroChina vowed to catch up with its arch-rival Sinopec in shale gas production next year, as the two...

  5. August 28, 2014

    Cobalt cuts ties with two Angola oil partners

    Cobalt International Energy has severed ties with an Angolan company in which top officials in the oil-rich African state...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 28, 2014

    Is Venezuela finally ready to sell Citgo?

    A long-proposed sale of Citgo, the US subsidiary of Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA, is once again making some waves....

  7. August 28, 2014

    China issues crude import licence to group not owned by the state

    China has issued a crude import licence to a non-state-owned company after months of expectations, in a grudging first step...

  8. August 27, 2014

    Locals tap oil majors’ Niger delta retreat

    Royal Dutch Shell’s planned sale of some of its Nigerian oilfields to domestic buyers for $5bn highlights the rising...

  9. August 27, 2014

    James Fisher bolstered by overseas demand

    James Fisher, the marine services business, shrugged off the strength of sterling to record another double digit profit...

  10. August 27, 2014

    Oil auction may end well for Shell, badly for Nigeria

    It is decent of Nigerian operators to offer a Shell-led consortium top dollar for its onshore oil. Many locals have been...

  11. August 27, 2014

    Shell-led group close to selling Nigeria oilfields for $5bn

    A Royal Dutch Shell-led consortium is close to selling several Nigerian oilfields for about $5bn to domestic buyers, as...

  12. August 26, 2014

    Shale oil and gas producers’ finances lift growth hopes

    The independent oil and gas companies at the forefront of the US shale revolution have substantially improved their...

  13. August 26, 2014

    US shale: What lies beneath

    In a clearing in a cornfield in the Eagle Ford region of south Texas, the rig drilling the Sisti A3 well for ConocoPhillips...

  14. August 26, 2014

    North Sea glut pressures Brent crude

    The price of Brent crude crept lower on Tuesday as a supply glut in the North Sea and Atlantic Basin remained in focus....

  15. August 26, 2014

    Enrique Peña Nieto’s reforms fail to dispel Mexican gloom

    Antonio Meraz sits at the back of his tiny store, crammed with the candy-coloured, princess-for-a-day gowns he designs for...

  16. August 26, 2014

    Petrofac keeps full-year earnings guidance despite profits fall

    Petrofac maintained its full-year earnings guidance and a commitment to match last year’s dividend despite suffering a 44...

  17. August 25, 2014

    Three big questions for Scotland

    As Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling meet for their second TV debate on Scottish independence, the Financial Times evaluates...

  18. August 25, 2014

    Alex Salmond faces pressure on currency and Scottish prospects

    Alex Salmond will face renewed pressure on currency and economic prospects for an independent Scotland on Monday in his...

  19. August 22, 2014

    The Kurds and the ruthless compliance tribe

    As we have seen from the headlines, Kurdish militia forces, aided by US air strikes, have been scoring battlefield victories...

  20. August 22, 2014

    US judgment due on Iraq-KRG oil dispute

    A high-stakes dispute over a tanker filled with Iraqi Kurdish oil, anchored about 60 miles off the Texas coast, will come to...

  21. August 21, 2014

    Uncertainty grows over Scotland’s public spending plans

    Scotland’s commitment to giving the elderly free bus travel, students free university education and everyone free...

  22. August 21, 2014

    Rosneft hit by western sanctions as $2bn Vitol deal scrapped

    A planned $2bn deal between Rosneft and oil trader Vitol has been shelved, in the latest sign that tougher western sanctions...

  23. August 21, 2014

    Premier Oil production boosted by UK fields

    Premier Oil, the UK oil and gas explorer, said production in the first half of the year rose 11 per cent but cautioned that...

  24. August 21, 2014

    Oil investors bet on future supply risks

    Bloodshed in Iraq, sanctions on Russia, conflict in Palestine. If you had asked market participants at the start of the year...

  25. August 20, 2014

    Russia helps lower crude prices

    Russia, the self-styled humanitarian nation trucking aid to Ukraine, is affecting the oil price. However, the effect is not...

  26. August 18, 2014

    Ineos licence purchase from BG in move into shale exploration

    Ineos has made a first move into shale gas exploration by purchasing part of a licence in Scotland covering the area around...

  27. August 18, 2014

    Rosneft to drill in Arctic with Statoil

    Rosneft is about to start drilling its first oil well in Norway with the help of Norwegian state-owned Statoil despite...

  28. August 17, 2014

    US oil refiners face battle to prolong halcyon days

    One of many reasons for putting Daniel Schulman’s Sons of Wichita on your summer reading list is that it is a useful...

  29. Nick Butler

    August 17, 2014

    China’s strategic dilemma in the Middle East

    Happier days: China's Jiang Jemin, the chief executive of China National Petroleum Corporation, and BP's Tony Hayward,...

  30. August 15, 2014

    Brent crude advances on Ukraine comments

    Oil prices bounced back from earlier lows in afternoon trading after Ukraine’s president said the country’s artillery had...

  31. August 14, 2014

    Isis: Armed and dangerous

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis but transformed into the Islamic State since it declared its...

  32. FT Alphaville

    August 14, 2014

    Oil and the prospect of a Chinese shale boom

    Russia geopolitical risk? Check. Middle East geopolitical risk? Check. But commodity prices, and in particular oil prices,...

  33. August 13, 2014

    Petronas warns that 12% profit rise will be hard to repeat

    Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas group, has warned of a difficult second half of the year as buoyant supplies of...

  34. August 13, 2014

    Brent hits 13-month low as supplies flow

    The price of Brent crude hit 13-month lows early on Wednesday, only to rebound by the afternoon in what was a choppy trading...

  35. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: turmoil laps around the Gulf, but prospects remain bright

    By John Sfakianakis Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt are all part of a region which has been consumed by anarchy,...

  36. August 12, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell to cut 250 jobs in Aberdeen

    Royal Dutch Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil major, says it will cut around 250 jobs in Aberdeen as part of a reorganisation of...

  37. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    Welcome to Russia's Hunger Games

    Given that modern-day warfare must at some point involve drones or autonomous vehicles, it makes sense that modern-day...

  38. August 12, 2014

    IEA says sanctions have low impact on Russian oil

    US and EU sanctions on Russia’s oil sector are unlikely to have a major effect on production, the International Energy...

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