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  1. beyondbrics

    April 15, 2014

    Sinopec in $1.2bn deal with Lukoil as China moves deeper into Central Asia

    Lukoil has agreed to sell its stake in several oil projects in Kazakhstan to Sinopec for $1.2bn, in the latest of a string...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Rousseff hits back at Petrobras criticism

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff lashed out at critics of her government’s management of Petrobras for the first time on...

  3. April 14, 2014

    Glencore Xstrata buys Chad-focused oil and gas group Caracal

    Glencore Xstrata has offered $1.35bn to buy Caracal Energy, a Chad-focused exploration company, in a deal that underscores...

  4. April 14, 2014

    San Leon abandons Turkish deal

    San Leon Energy has abandoned plans to buy Turkish oil and gas group Alpay Enerji. The company said it was unravelling the...

  5. April 14, 2014

    Total to invest $16bn in Angola ultra-deep offshore project

    French oil company Total will spend $16bn dollars developing the ultra-deep offshore oil project in Angola after repeated...

  6. April 14, 2014

    Wind farms more popular than fracking, UK study suggests

    Britons would prefer to live near a wind farm over a “fracking” site by a majority of three to one, according to an opinion...

  7. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

  8. April 12, 2014

    Oil leak and tap water outage shows China pipeline dangers

    Water supplies to a northwestern Chinese city were cut off for a day after leaking oil from a petrochemical plant...

  9. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    OpecCoin

    We referenced the obvious similarities between the oil market and the Bitcoin market — specifically with regards to cost of...

  10. April 11, 2014

    Shell postpones Norway offshore project because of costs

    Royal Dutch Shell has postponed an innovative offshore project in Norway because of rising costs, in a further sign of the...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 11, 2014

    Guest post: the zombie political economy of Algeria

    By Dalibor Rohac and Nouh El-Harmouzi Campaigners for Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the 76-year old Algerian president who is...

  12. April 11, 2014

    Iran likely exporting higher crude oil volumes than allowed, says IEA

    Iran is likely to have exported oil at higher levels than allowed under western sanctions in March for a fifth straight...

  13. April 10, 2014

    Russia problem rumbles on for BP

    BP’s deep involvement in Russia, home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas, was once considered a key competitive...

  14. April 10, 2014

    China shifts to oil product exporter

    China became a net exporter of refined oil products such as petrol and diesel for the first time in more than four years in...

  15. April 10, 2014

    ExxonMobil fracking fluid aims to curb environmental impact

    ExxonMobil is stepping up its attempts to win over sceptical Europeans to fracking by developing a generation of hydraulic...

  16. April 10, 2014

    Bird flu set to dent China demand for soy

    A glut of soy in China due to severe outbreaks of bird flu is likely to reduce demand for imports this summer from the...

  17. April 9, 2014

    Revenues fail to materialise as energy explorers in Mauritania keep looking

    Not long after oil was first discovered in Mauritania 13 years ago, the government set up an official overseas fund to...

  18. April 9, 2014

    Helicopter crash review: Ban overweight oil workers from flying

    Overweight oil workers will be barred from flying offshore, under new helicopter safety rules that could cause disruption to...

  19. April 9, 2014

    Seplat raises $500m with London-Lagos IPO

    Seplat has raised $500m in an initial public offering in London and Lagos, valuing the Nigerian oil and gas group at $1.9bn...

  20. April 9, 2014

    Stocks slide at US oil hub hits physical traders

    The vacancy rate is rising in the world’s marquee oil hotel. Less and less crude is bedding down at Cushing, Oklahoma, the...

  21. April 7, 2014

    BG Group shifts oil and LNG trading arm to Singapore

    BG Group has shifted the centre of its liquefied natural gas and oil marketing business from the UK to Singapore, in a move...

  22. April 7, 2014

    Plan to export Canadian crude via US port

    Pipeline operator Enbridge said it plans to export Canadian crude oil via a US port in a move fraught with significance for...

  23. April 7, 2014

    Gazprom looks to drop the dollar to avoid sanctions’ bite

    The oil arm of Russia’s state-owned Gazprom is preparing customers to settle contracts in euros rather than dollars as it...

  24. April 7, 2014

    Oil prices fall after agreement to lift Libya blockade

    An agreement to open long-blockaded petroleum facilities in Libya edged oil prices lower in international markets on Monday...

  25. April 7, 2014

    Technical analysts spot trouble for Brent

    “Brent is in trouble”, wrote technical analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch last week. Looking at the crude futures,...

  26. Nick Butler

    April 7, 2014

    The risks of a nuclear Saudi Arabia

    Life in the Middle East never stands still. The inexorable progress of Iran towards some form of nuclear capability has not...

  27. April 6, 2014

    Prepare now for fossil-free future

    The Norwegian government has created an expert group to consider whether its $840bn sovereign wealth fund should divest from...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Namibia: Africa’s next big oil frontier?

    Namibia has until recently been largely overlooked by the oil majors. A spate of farm-in agreements over the last six...

  29. April 4, 2014

    UK oil and gas sector eyes 39,000 new jobs

    The oil and gas sector has the potential to create 39,000 new jobs in the UK over the next two years, underlining continuing...

  30. April 4, 2014

    Commodities Summit: Lessons from Lausanne

    A dozen things we learnt at the FT’s Commodities Global Summit in Lausanne this week. 1) Glencore Xstrata chief executive,...

  31. April 4, 2014

    Shell faces probe over Alaska rig accident

    A US Coast Guard admiral has promised a thorough investigation into potential breaches of the law and safety regulations...

  32. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  33. April 3, 2014

    Sky falls as BT tipped for football rights

    Hopes of a BSkyB buy-out hit a wall as concerns switched back to football rights inflation. Sky has been buoyed this year by...

  34. April 3, 2014

    Traders turn optimistic on commodities

    Commodity trading executives tend to speak bluntly. This week has been no exception. The oil sector is “stuck in a rut”,...

  35. April 3, 2014

    Energy industry told to face reality of global warming

    The UN’s top climate change official has issued an unusually blunt message to the oil and gas industry that it must...

  36. April 2, 2014

    Buyout groups look to snap up energy assets

    Private equity groups, commodities traders and sovereign wealth funds look set to become bigger investors in energy markets...

  37. April 2, 2014

    BP to halt operations at Queensland refinery

    BP said it would halt operations at its Bulwer Island oil refinery in Queensland, Australia by mid-2015, blaming rising...

  38. April 2, 2014

    Supply problems set to keep oil price stable

    The head of the world’s biggest independent oil trader has predicted a fourth year of stable oil prices, saying supply...

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