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      Pemex prepares to expand oil production after decade of decline

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      The US Senate’s leading advocate for a repeal of America’s longstanding ban on oil exports plans to introduce a bill this...

    6. April 20, 2015

      Trafigura chief sees oil fall as ‘growth opportunity’

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    7. April 20, 2015

      Political parties promise business everything except greater freedom

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    8. April 20, 2015

      China’s reserve cut move boosts oil price

      Brent crude rose on Monday to near its highest level this year as oil market participants absorbed the decision by China’s...

    9. April 20, 2015

      Petrobras and improving policy outlook help Brazil’s markets

      At the construction site of a wing of the prestigious Sirio-Libanes Hospital in São Paulo, a security guard recalls how...

    10. Gavyn Davies

      April 20, 2015

      Oil shock morphs into global monetary shock - again

      Ever since the collapse in oil prices started last summer, the behaviour of the global economy and financial markets has...

    11. April 20, 2015

      Volatile climate in the energy sector puts billions at risk

      Ask anyone running a global energy company how far the oil price will fall and you will probably get a wry smile in...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Oil rout forces LNG companies into radical policy rethink

      Brent crude at half the level of last June has made the production of expensive oil — from the Arctic to Brazil —...

    13. April 20, 2015

      Pressure builds on US to ease crude export ban

      The US may be the world’s largest crude oil importer, but one of its main energy policy tussles is over oil exports....

    14. April 19, 2015

      David Cameron steps into Tullow Oil’s row with Gabon government

      David Cameron has intervened in an escalating row between UK oil companies and the government of Gabon after the petroleum...

    15. April 19, 2015

      Petrobras shares rise as company prepares to end results delay

      Investor optimism is rising that Brazil’s embattled state-owned oil company Petrobras will emerge from a crippling...

    16. April 19, 2015

      Eni chief urges co-operation between Opec and other producers

      The head of one of Europe’s largest energy groups, Italy’s Eni, has called for co-operation between the world’s big oil and...

    17. Nick Butler

      April 19, 2015

      Venezuela – reform postponed

      Can a country with an inflation rate of 70 per cent and a shortage of such basic goods as milk and toilet paper really be so...

    18. April 17, 2015

      Small-cap Week, April 18

      GW Pharmaceuticals was among the biggest small-cap gainers this week on optimism that its cannabis oil can be used to treat...

    19. April 17, 2015

      Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

      Brazil’s Schahin industrial group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third Petrobras contractor in as many...

    20. April 17, 2015

      Oil production: shale off

      US shale oil production appears to have peaked at last. So the world production glut and the attendant price weakness must...

    21. April 17, 2015

      No easy answers in emerging markets

      You probably don’t need to worry about the outcome of the UK general election if you’re a long-term investor. As our feature...

    22. April 17, 2015

      Activist investors score victory at BP annual meeting

      Activist investors this week scored a major victory after persuading most shareholders to back a resolution obliging BP to...

    23. April 17, 2015

      Argentina launches legal action against UK oil groups in the Falklands

      Argentina has launched a lawsuit against British companies exploring for oil and gas in disputed waters around the Falklands...

    24. April 17, 2015

      Venezuela steps up nationalist rhetoric as economy worsens

      Flanked by puffy-faced generals, Nicolás Maduro unveiled a 1.2km long flag this week, swore to crack down on businesses and...

    25. April 17, 2015

      Petrocaribe: a legacy that is both blessing and a curse

      Shortly after the 2010 earthquake, Hugo Chávez, the late Venezuelan leader, said he would write off Haiti’s $395m debt for...

    26. April 16, 2015

      BP investors turn up the heat over climate change

      BP shareholders have overwhelmingly backed demands led by the Church of England and institutional investors requiring the...

    27. April 16, 2015

      Oil demand seen lagging boom era growth

      Factories and cars in fast-developing countries guzzled up the world’s growing oil supply at a swift rate in recent years....

    28. April 16, 2015

      Opec boosts crude oil output during March

      Output from the oil producing nations that make up Opec rose sharply in March, led by Saudi Arabia, its de facto leader,...

    29. April 16, 2015

      Gunvor sells stake in Siberian miner to reduce Russian exposure

      Gunvor, one of the world’s biggest commodity traders, has sold its 30 per cent stake in Kolmar, the Siberian coal producer,...

    30. April 15, 2015

      Fossil fuel campaigners play charades

      Like previous student-led boycotts of tobacco companies and banks with operations in South Africa, the global fossil fuel...

    31. April 15, 2015

      Nigeria central bank chief proposes selling down oil assets

      Nigeria’s incoming government should consider selling down its majority stakes in joint ventures with multinational oil...

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      April 15, 2015

      Why has the rouble rebounded?

      The Russian rouble has moved from above 70 to the US dollar in late January to around 50 in mid-April, making it one of the...

    33. April 15, 2015

      Old Mutual’s mixed bag requires a thorough tidy-up

      Everything about Julian Roberts is neat. The hair. The moustache. The suit. The way he has stabilised and rationalised Old...

    34. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Pouring money into the Weald

      Solo Oil plc today announces that it has raised £2,000,000 gross proceeds through the issue of 363,636,364 new ordinary...

    35. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Gatwick oil explorer plays down recoverable reserves

      The tiny explorer that claimed last week to have found a vast oilfield near Gatwick airport has clarified its expectations,...

    37. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

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    38. April 15, 2015

      Analysis: Turkey pivotal to future of European gas supplies

      On March 16, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia travelled to Kars in Turkey’s mountainous northeast, and then...

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