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      Opec decides to keep 30m barrel production target

      Members of Opec decided not to cut production at its Thursday meeting despite months of falling oil prices, resulting in a...

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    1. 8 hours ago

      Oil price slide leaves energy bond investors facing zero returns

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    2. 10 hours ago

      Oil tumbles as Opec keeps 30m output target

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    3. 13 hours ago

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    5. 23 hours ago

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    9. November 26, 2014

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    10. November 26, 2014

      Opec Gulf members reach ‘consensus’

      Saudi Arabia – the leader of Opec and its largest producer – said it had “reached a consensus” with fellow Gulf producers...

    11. November 26, 2014

      Changing of the guard at the top of the French energy sector

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    12. November 25, 2014

      Oil nations fail to halt fall in crude

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    13. November 25, 2014

      Smart politicians use cheap crude to oil the wheels of reform

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    14. November 25, 2014

      Nigeria devalues currency as oil prices drop

      Nigeria has devalued its currency by nearly 10 per cent and raised interest rates to record levels, in one of the clearest...

    15. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2014

      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

    16. November 24, 2014

      Barack Obama should unblock the Keystone pipeline

      The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from western Canada to the US has become a shibboleth for environmental campaigners...

    17. November 24, 2014

      Rouble stabilises on oil supply hints

      Russia’s central bank will be feeling vindicated in its decision to press ahead with a free float in the rouble, after a...

    18. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      On the hypothetical eventuality of no more petrodollars

      Imagine the scenario. It’s 2025 and the volume of home-produced oil is so great that the US is near energy independent as...

    19. November 24, 2014

      Petrofac shares plunge 26% after warning of ‘difficult period’

      Petrofac has warned investors that a “difficult period” involving troubled North Sea projects and lower oil prices is likely...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      November 24, 2014

      Global policy mix turns more growth friendly

      Dissatisfaction abounds in policy circles and among respected economic commentators (like Martin Wolf and Paul Krugman)...

    21. November 23, 2014

      Oil markets: A new chapter for Opec?

      The top table: Six Opec power brokers At the last meeting of Opec nations Ali al-Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, dashed in...

    22. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    23. November 23, 2014

      Carbon capture faces viability struggle

      A technology at the heart of efforts to avoid global warming will struggle to be economically viable in many places, the...

    24. November 23, 2014

      Decades of North Sea tax tinkering leads to uncertainty

      Anxiety over oil and gas prices has replaced uncertainty over ownership of the North Sea’s remaining reserves following the...

    25. November 23, 2014

      Osborne pressed to reform taxes or see UK oil and gas decline

      Oil companies want George Osborne to make good his promise of tax reforms to encourage more investment in the North Sea or...

    26. November 23, 2014

      Norway’s largest pension fund vows to drop coal mine holdings

      Norway’s largest pension fund has vowed to drop its holdings in coal miners, intensifying pressure on the coal industry from...

    27. November 23, 2014

      The ‘age of abundance’ in oil and gas poses fresh dilemmas for companies

      The defining image of the global energy industry in 2014 has been a tanker loading up with an ultralight form of crude oil...

    28. November 23, 2014

      Commentary: Alliances with oil importing countries will give competitive edge

      The oil sector is just beginning to come to terms with the fall in prices that has occurred over the past four months. A...

    29. November 23, 2014

      Shale jubilation fades as oil price falls undercut model

      ‘The revolution devours its children.’ That observation, made by French journalist Jacques Mallet du Pan in 1793, has become...

    30. November 21, 2014

      US oil producers can’t kick drilling habit

      You would think, what with the recent oil price crash, the people who finance US oil and gas producers would have learnt...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Mexico growth: more good than bad, but forecasts still cut

      Mexico’s government has bowed to the inevitable and cut its 2014 GDP growth forecast, to between 2.1 and 2.6 per cent this...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Croatia's oil and gas tender: a lukewarm response?

      Short of expectations for now but holding out hope for the future. That seems to be the best that can be said of Croatia’s...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Malaysia follows Indonesia and abolishes fuel subsidies

      Anything you can do, we can do better. Malaysian policymakers might not be fans of the hit song from the musical Annie, but...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: EM can join the shale gas revolution

      By Melissa Stark, Accenture A lot has been written about the shale gas and oil boom in the US and why that model cannot be...

    35. November 21, 2014

      Oil ETF defies crude slide to break over $1bn

      The biggest exchange-traded fund tracking oil prices swelled above $1bn in value this week despite the heavy fall in crude....

    36. November 21, 2014

      Crude slide sparks oil-related debt fears

      On Energy Road, halfway between the West Texas towns of Midland and Odessa, the nodding oil wells that dot the surrounding...

    37. November 20, 2014

      Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

      The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal. The...

    38. November 20, 2014

      Scotland’s opportunity to build a shale industry

      Few would hold up UK energy policy as a model of strategic clarity. But the government’s enthusiasm for shale gas has been...

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