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      White House hopes all politics stays local for Keystone XL

      Wall Street and Washington are already drawing up their post-midterm election schedules based on the assumption that the...

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    1. October 23, 2014

      Isis sells smuggled oil to Turkey and Iraqi Kurds, says US Treasury

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, is earning as much as $1m a day through the sale of oil to some of...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

      Few economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers...

    3. October 23, 2014

      BP and Chevron report promising oil find

      BP and Chevron have revealed an oil find in deep waters in the US Gulf of Mexico, extending a series of discoveries in a...

    4. October 23, 2014

      Oil rises on claims of Saudi supply cut

      Oil prices moved higher on Thursday amid claims that Saudi Arabia, Opec’s largest producer, had cut the amount of crude oil...

    5. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      Bolivia facing up to lower gas export prices

      Bolivia, a key supplier of gas to the southern half of Latin America, is facing potentially harder times as falling...

    6. October 23, 2014

      Deflation fear underpins oil-equity correlation

      Market signals and correlations move in and out of fashion. Remember when seemingly every tick in the US dollar determined...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela and sliding oil prices

      Blame the Empire. Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday accused the United States of oversupplying the...

    8. October 22, 2014

      Pipeline politics flow both ways

      For President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s oil and gas sectors are paramount politically as well as economically, as guarantors...

    9. October 22, 2014

      Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

      As the US shale revolution continues to transform the country’s energy supply, progress towards establishing whether Europe...

    10. October 22, 2014

      The great ‘cold rush’ may bring prosperity – but at what price?

      Arrive in the Greenland capital of Nuuk and there is a palpable optimism in the air. The country is on the cusp of a...

    11. October 22, 2014

      Oil markets: break-even bad

      Walking into a room to discover that the floor keeps slipping and sliding is a common problem in MC Escher drawings,...

    12. October 22, 2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, tycoon, 1926-2014

      Nelson Bunker Hunt, who has died at the age of 88, was everything a Texan oil tycoon was supposed to be. Once one of the...

    13. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Venezuela's latest surprise default...China!

      Last month Ricardo Hausmann, a normally mild Harvard academic, set off the equivalent of a financial bomb. The economist...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Burn rates, oil sovereign edition

      How long does it take for an oil-exporting nation to burn through its cash reserves as it waits for oil prices to turn...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Cheaper oil a balm, not a cure, for Turkey

      With its hefty energy import bill and high inflation, Turkey is an obvious winner from the drop in oil prices, which...

    16. October 22, 2014

      Total picks Pouyanné to succeed de Margerie as chief executive

      Patrick Pouyanné has been chosen as the new chief executive of French oil major Total, following the death of Christophe de...

    17. October 22, 2014

      Falling oil price to cut shale costs

      As oil prices have fallen, the cost of production from US shale has emerged as a critical question for investors. In a...

    18. October 22, 2014

      British Columbia cuts tax in LNG push

      British Columbia has lowered its tax rate for liquefied natural gas sales, following extensive negotiations with oil and gas...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Mexico's oil: falling production, falling prices

      For months, the word “oil” in Mexico has gone hand-in-hand with “reform”, with the government giddily looking ahead to a...

    20. October 21, 2014

      Growth in Chinese oil demand buoys Brent

      Chinese data showing robust growth in implied oil demand supported the price of Brent crude on Tuesday, despite the spectre...

    21. October 21, 2014

      Morgan Stanley looks at sale of gas export venture

      Morgan Stanley is looking at the sale of a nascent natural gas export business after the Federal Reserve raised concerns...

    22. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      What's wrong in Algiers?

      Even inside the labyrinthine central circle of Algeria’s governing regime, the magnitude of last month’s failure to auction...

    23. October 20, 2014

      Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan oil joint venture

      Credit Suisse is being sued in a High Court trial over alleged “shortcomings” in its role over the sale of a company with...

    24. October 20, 2014

      BWin bounces amid wider weakness

      Recovery hopes made BWin.party stand out in a weak London market on Monday. Numis Securities’ “buy” advice helped the Party...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Guest post: the Great Unwinding of policymaker stimulus is under way

      By Paul Hodges of International eChem Two months ago, very few people believed that markets were about to tumble. But on 18...

    26. October 20, 2014

      Datawatch: budget deficits and oil prices

      The recent fall in oil prices is bad news for Opec nations. For many the fall is large enough to put their governments into...

    27. October 20, 2014

      Saudi Arabia keeps the oil market guessing

      As oil prices have tumbled, one question has reverberated around the market: what is Saudi Arabia up to? Little restraint...

    28. October 19, 2014

      Good news from the lower price at the pump

      Amid the Pandora’s box of woes opened up in the markets last week, there was at least one more cheerful sign: the plunge in...

    29. October 19, 2014

      Russia can withstand lower oil prices but not for very long

      Russia does not face an immediate threat from the sharp fall in oil prices over recent months. While the economy is heavily...

    30. October 19, 2014

      Feedback: Greenpeace and Lego

      Michael Skapinker last week looked at how Greenpeace forced Lego to break a marketing partnership with Shell because of the...

    31. Gavyn Davies

      October 19, 2014

      What is global market turbulence telling us?

      The extraordinary volatility in all financial asset classes in the past week can only be described as ominous. On Wednesday,...

    32. October 19, 2014

      Modi to axe India’s diesel subsidies

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embarked on one of his biggest reforms yet to modernise India’s economy, ending...

    33. October 18, 2014

      BP restarts North Sea gasfield that it owns with Iran

      BP has recommenced production at one of the UK’s most important North Sea gasfields, nearly four years after the oil major...

    34. October 17, 2014

      Helge Lund looks forward to Norwegian skiing before moving to BG

      Helge Lund is looking forward to an “extremely good” winter full of snow in Norway. The 52-year-old, who BG Group poached...

    35. October 17, 2014

      Oil rallies sharply after near 4-year low

      After a torrid week that saw prices sink to their lowest level in nearly four years, crude oil recovered on Friday as...

    36. October 17, 2014

      Oil gush keeps prices low as fear is high

      Something had to give, and that something has proved to be the oil price. Its dramatic 20 per cent plunge reflects the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      Oil sell-off, the Goldman view

      Ever the market-moving contrarians, Jeff Currie and team at Goldman came out with a note on Thursday doing for oil markets...

    38. October 17, 2014

      How do oil producers balance their books?

      The prices at which the governments of oil-producing countries balance their budgets – known as fiscal break-even prices –...

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