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    1. September 3, 2015

      Ethane ships link US shale boom to Europe

      When a blue ship with the phrase “SHALE GAS FOR MANUFACTURING” painted on its hull docks at Pennsylvania’s Marcus Hook...

    2. September 2, 2015

      Ukraine gas hopes pinned on lower royalty rates

      One big casualty of Ukraine’s tensions with Russia has been its ambitions for independence in natural gas — and its...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
    2. Central & Eastern Europe: Emerging Industries

      Many countries in central and eastern Europe want to shift their economies towards inn...
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    1. August 27, 2015

      Oil price in biggest rise since December 2008

      Oil jumped by the most in six and a half years on Thursday, rebounding from lows last seen during the financial crisis,...

    2. August 26, 2015

      Green groups threaten to sue US watchdog over fracking quakes

      Green groups are threatening to sue the US environmental regulator, alleging it is failing in its duty to tackle a...

    3. August 19, 2015

      Commodity indexing embraces new methods

      It was 2012, and energy executives and policy specialists were excited by the promise of shale gas. From Texas to...

    4. August 18, 2015

      UK to issue oil and gas licences in boost for fracking

      Large parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands will be opened up to fracking as the government offered exploration licences...

    5. August 18, 2015

      US shale industry faces crackdown on methane gas leaks

      The US shale industry is facing a crackdown on greenhouse gas leaks under new rules from the Obama administration that...

    6. Nick Butler

      August 17, 2015

      Oil prices – the Saudi dilemma

      With the latest analysis from the International Energy Agency showing that oil production capacity continues to rise...

    7. August 16, 2015

      Saudi Arabia’s hard choices on oil and regional influence

      The year 2015 is not going well for Saudi Arabia. The attempts of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and his son Prince...

    8. August 13, 2015

      Fast-track fracking taps well of northern anger

      Government attempts to fast-track Britain’s shale gas revolution face formidable opposition among the rolling hills of...

    9. August 13, 2015

      Britain’s sorry struggle with the shale revolution

      David Cameron has long cast an envious glance at America’s booming shale industry. The prime minister once promised to...

    10. August 13, 2015

      Ministers freed to intervene in fast-track fracking drive

      The fracking industry has had a shot in the arm as the government puts local councils on notice that ministers will...

    11. August 5, 2015

      Autumn demand lull to put more pressure on oil

      If July was a torrid month for oil bulls, they might want to hold tight for further turbulence. Oil demand is heading...

    12. August 3, 2015

      Shale gas is loser in Obama climate plan

      US shale gas is the unexpected loser from President Barack Obama’s climate plan, as the White House abandons its...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 3, 2015

      WTI is retesting $45

      WTI prices were sliding again on Monday: And we’re probably going lower due to a glut of Saudi and Middle Eastern crude...

    14. July 31, 2015

      Coal gasification presents burning issue in Scotland

      An entrepreneur seeking to produce gas by burning coal reserves in Scotland has called for “commonsense to prevail” as...

    15. July 20, 2015

      Oil: some crude numbers

      Having stabilised during the spring, crude oil is experiencing a summer swoon. The Brent oil benchmark has dropped to...

    16. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    17. July 15, 2015

      BHP to take $2bn writedown on US energy assets

      BHP Billiton expects to book a $2bn impairment charge following a review of its US shale assets. The world’s biggest...

    18. July 13, 2015

      Hedging pressure set to sap oil prices

      Memo to a skittish oil market: more selling may be on the way. With crude oil down more than 45 per cent from a year...

    19. July 12, 2015

      Mexico: the big oil sell-off

      One word is crucial to the terms of Mexico’s historic first oil tender on Wednesday, but it does not appear anywhere in...

    20. July 7, 2015

      FT Explainer: Oil re-enters bear market

      Oil re-entered a bear market on Tuesday extending the previous day’s losses, when Brent crude — the international...

    21. July 5, 2015

      US renewables industry seeks tax breaks to compete with gas

      The US wind and solar power industries face a fall in investment in 2017 after tax credits expire, their trade body has...

    22. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s...

    23. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    24. June 29, 2015

      Domestic politics hinder development of Lebanon’s gas sector

      It faces maritime border disputes, regional rivals and is surrounded by a country engulfed in civil war. Yet the main...

    25. June 28, 2015

      US shale equity sales slow

      Share sales by US oil and gas companies have slowed sharply in recent months, in a sign of the tightening financial...

    26. June 25, 2015

      Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire councillors

      Councillors have rejected an application to frack in Lancashire in a setback for the shale gas industry. The move...

    27. June 23, 2015

      Itochu ends $1bn US shale foray with $1 stake sale

      Japan’s Itochu has quietly ended its botched $1bn foray into shale oil in the US, dumping its 25 per cent stake in...

    28. June 15, 2015

      Lancashire planners give go-ahead to Cuadrilla fracking plan

      Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has been given a green light by local planning officers to “frack” up to four wells in the...

    29. June 14, 2015

      Investment in US chemicals industry rises

      Planned investments in the US chemicals industry have continued to rise this year in spite of the fall in oil prices,...

    30. June 14, 2015

      US chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas

      These are corrosive times to be a chief executive of a US chemicals company. DuPont and Dow Chemical, the two largest...

    31. June 12, 2015

      Prospectors and protesters await crucial UK fracking decision

      Britain’s leading shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has cited rural Pennsylvania in the US, home to America’s “fracking”...

    32. June 11, 2015

      Shell to withdraw from shale gas exploration in eastern Ukraine

      Royal Dutch Shell has notified Ukraine that it will pull out of a shale gas exploration project in the east of the...

    33. June 10, 2015

      BP cautions on China energy slowdown

      Chinese energy consumption grew at its slowest rate last year since the 1990s, according to a report by BP, as the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 10 Jun 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    35. June 9, 2015

      Oil rises on lower shale output forecast

      Oil posted its biggest gain in the month to date after a forecast showed US shale oil output will fall next month and...

    36. June 9, 2015

      After the oil rout, energy deals are set to focus on US shale

      “When something on this scale happens, every board asks: ‘What do we do?’ And they call in their M&A advisers and ask...

    37. June 7, 2015

      Patagonian shale raises hopes and fears

      Dario Díaz will never forget the day two years ago when Argentina’s biggest company, YPF, and the US oil major Chevron...

    38. June 5, 2015

      Estonia sees a bright future for oil shale

      It is like a vast geological sponge soaked in oil. But squeezing the energy out of kerogen shale, the poor relation in...

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