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    Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

    Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

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    US oil groups ordered to renew railcars

    US oil producers will have to replace old and accident-prone railcars for carrying crude oil after the US government...

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  1. 15 hours ago

    US crude prices gain on stocks reduction

    US oil prices moved higher on Wednesday after official data showed a further reduction in stocks at the country’s biggest...

  2. beyondbrics

    22 hours ago

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  3. July 22, 2014

    Low oil inventory drives futures lower

    US oil was in focus on Tuesday as the differential between the first and second month benchmark futures contracts hit the...

  4. July 22, 2014

    US railways: Back on track

    The rail yard is busy at Lamberts Point Coal terminal. Coal cars squeal as they roll down a slope towards a pair of vast...

  5. July 21, 2014

    Speculators cut bets on higher oil prices

    Speculators cut their bets on higher Brent crude oil prices by almost a quarter in the week to July 15 after prices dropped...

  6. July 20, 2014

    Kashagan delays mar outlook for Eni, Total and Shell

    Three of Europe’s largest oil companies could take a $1.5bn hit to earnings as a result of delays to Kashagan, the $50bn oil...

  7. Nick Butler

    July 20, 2014

    Oil and an independent Kurdistan

    Flying east over the mountains into the new international airport of Erbil, the administrative capital of Kurdistan, you are...

  8. July 20, 2014

    India’s Reliance Industries boosted by rebound at oil and gas unit

    A jump in production at Reliance Industries’ previously struggling oil and gas division helped India’s largest private...

  9. July 20, 2014

    India’s Reliance Industries boosted by rebound at oil and gas unit

    A jump in production at Reliance Industries’ previously struggling oil and gas division helped India’s largest private...

  10. July 18, 2014

    Global oil prices rise after plane disaster

    The price of oil on both sides of the Atlantic rose on Friday as news of the Malaysian airline crash intensified...

  11. July 18, 2014

    Prepay deals in question after Rosneft sanctions

    When Rosneft signed a $10bn oil-backed financing agreement with Glencore and Vitol in March 2013 the chairman of the Russian...

  12. July 17, 2014

    JR stars for Grangemouth but industry drama drags on

    It was counterintuitive for Timothy Dexter, the 18th-century entrepreneur, to carry coals to Newcastle. But his cargo...

  13. July 17, 2014

    Kurds pump oil from Kirkuk in defiance of Iraq government

    Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region is pumping crude from the disputed province of Kirkuk into its own oil infrastructure,...

  14. July 17, 2014

    Sanctions cast doubt on Rosneft’s plans for world domination

    The US sanctions imposed on Rosneft on Wednesday will throw the company’s ambitious growth plans into doubt and make life...

  15. July 17, 2014

    Tony Blair to advise on Azerbaijan gas project

    Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, has been hired to advise a BP-led consortium on the export of natural gas...

  16. July 17, 2014

    Supply setbacks will push oil price higher

    A possible resumption of oil exports from Libya, as yet unhindered production in Iraq, and hopes of a nuclear deal with...

  17. July 17, 2014

    Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

    Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

  18. July 17, 2014

    Fresh sanctions target groups with ties to the west

    In contrast to some of those hit by earlier US sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the targets of the latest...

  19. July 16, 2014

    Global oil giants face a fight to lure local talent

    Oil and gas groups whose operations are spread around the world are struggling to attract staff and those they do hire...

  20. July 16, 2014

    ‘Terrifying’ oil skills shortage delays projects and raises risks

    When Jane Christopherson tries to recruit experienced oil workers, she almost always receives the same reaction. “They say:...

  21. July 16, 2014

    Commodity traders and asset ownership

    As trading has become more competitive and markets more transparent, big commodity traders have responded by sinking billion...

  22. July 16, 2014

    China finds signs of oil and gas in disputed waters

    China has concluded drilling in disputed waters near Vietnam with an announcement that it has discovered signs of oil and...

  23. July 15, 2014

    Goldman seeks commodities edge as rivals retreat

    Goldman Sachs’ commodities business, known for its muscular trading operation, is rapidly expanding in a plainer and less...

  24. July 15, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell discovers more oil in Gulf of Mexico

    Royal Dutch Shell says it has discovered 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in the Norphlet, a formation in the Gulf of...

  25. July 15, 2014

    Energy: The indispensable country

    In the sleepy farmland of south Texas, near the ghost town of Helena, the 18 gleaming towers of ConocoPhillips’ oil...

  26. July 15, 2014

    Oil drops sharply as supply concerns ease

    Brent crude suffered its biggest one-day percentage fall since the start of the year as concerns about supply disruptions...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Madrid to approve Canaries drilling as oil trumps renewables

    Madrid is poised to grant final approval to a controversial €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canary Islands, ending a...

  28. July 14, 2014

    A world without water

    The River Nar, a minor waterway about 100 miles north of London, is barely known to the average Briton. And at first glance,...

  29. July 14, 2014

    Norway shows how to boost oil exploration

    Those tasked with overhauling Britain’s fiendishly complicated North Sea tax regime could do far worse than look at Norway....

  30. July 14, 2014

    Kurdish dream still swimming in a sea of ‘sharks’

    From a compound overlooking Erbil, Taleb Murad Ali looks out at the construction sites sprawling over formerly fertile...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Pemex reform: is Mexico getting it right?

    As secondary legislation to enact Mexico’s historic energy reform chugs through Congress and the clock ticks towards a...

  32. July 14, 2014

    Reliance fined again over gasfield

    India’s government has imposed an additional fine of $579m on Reliance Industries over falls in production at a major...

  33. July 14, 2014

    Whiting / Kodiak: Bakken black?

    North Dakota, home to Fargo. But that is not all. These days the state is as famous for its shale oil as it is for film...

  34. July 14, 2014

    Oil companies welcome North Sea tax review

    Oil companies have welcomed the UK government’s announcement on Monday that it is reviewing the North Sea oil tax regime,...

  35. July 13, 2014

    North Dakota oil groups strike $6bn deal

    Whiting Petroleum, one of the largest oil producers in the booming Bakken formation of North Dakota, is acquiring Kodiak Oil...

  36. July 13, 2014

    Dana Gas in arbitration win against KRG

    Dana Gas, one of the largest investors in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq, said on Sunday it had won an interim...

  37. July 13, 2014

    Fred Olsen: all at sea

    Usually, just before a storm, a cool wind picks up. Early this year most major international oil company chief executives...

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    July 13, 2014

    The Scottish government is misleading Scots about oil

    Why North Sea oil and gas is important Without North Sea oil and gas it is unlikely that there would even be a referendum on...

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