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    1. February 10, 2016

      BP offers positive outlook driven by surge in demand

      US oil producers will recover from the collapse in crude prices to 12-year lows and pump millions of barrels a day more...

    2. Fast FT

      February 10, 2016

      US oil production to roar back (eventually) - BP

      America’s oil producers will recover from the collapse in crude prices to 12-year lows and pump millions of barrels a...

    3. February 10, 2016

      Investors pouring into oil options

      West Texas Intermediate, the US-based oil contract, fell back below $30 a barrel this week. Probably the only reason...

    4. February 9, 2016

      Tumbling gas price blows hole in UK shale industry’s ambitions

      Rival tribes of shale gas executives and anti-fracking protesters converged on Blackpool Football Club on Tuesday for...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Welcome to the new oil order

      The airwaves and Twitter are full of commentary about how Saudi Arabia, the rest of Opec and Russia can balance the...

    6. January 27, 2016

      Three US shale producers slash capital spending plans

      Three leading US shale oil producers have announced steep cuts in their planned capital spending, as they set their...

    7. Nick Butler

      January 25, 2016

      Four straight questions for chief executives

      We are about to enter the period when companies announce their annual results, declare dividends and reveal strategy...

    8. January 24, 2016

      US junk-rated energy debt hits two-decade low

      The value of debt issued by junk-rated US energy companies has plummeted to the lowest level for more than two decades,...

    9. January 22, 2016

      US proposes new crackdown on methane gas leaks

      The Obama administration has unveiled its latest move to tighten rules around fracking as the US shale industry buckles...

    10. January 22, 2016

      Oil: US shale’s big squeeze

      In most other American cities, the sign at the Conoco station advertising petrol for $1.29 per gallon would be welcome....

    11. January 22, 2016

      Central bankers need to look beyond oil volatility

      At some point in 2016, the world’s financial and commodity markets will no doubt have a quiet week. That week was not...

    12. January 21, 2016

      Saudi Arabia says $30 oil is ‘irrational’

      Saudi Arabia has described the collapse in oil prices to below $30 as “irrational” and expects the market to recover in...

    13. January 20, 2016

      First US oil tanker arrives in Europe

      The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in...

    14. January 20, 2016

      Oil prices are at the mercy of geopolitics

      Geopolitics and geoeconomics are pounding down on the oil market, and the price seems to have no place to hide. The...

    15. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      US oil: "Liquid American Freedom" reaches Europe

      The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in...

    16. January 17, 2016

      US vehicle fleet needs to plug in to shale gas glut

      The fracking revolution is still largely misunderstood by the oil and gas industry. It helped the US attain a measure...

    17. January 15, 2016

      Big US banks reveal oil price damage

      Three of the biggest US banks revealed the damage wrought by a plunging oil price this week, disclosing big jumps in...

    18. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Could BHP's dividend be cut after $7.2bn writedown?

      BHP Billiton’s $7.2bn (A$10.3bn) writedown on its extensive US shale assets raises the prospect that the world’s most...

    19. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      BHP writes down US shale assets by $7.2bn

      BHP Billiton is making a $7.2bn writedown on US shale assets after the sharp downturn in the oil price. An impairment...

    20. January 14, 2016

      YPF signs shale deal with American Energy Partners

      YPF, Argentina’s state-controlled energy company, signed an agreement on Thursday with American Energy Partners to...

    21. January 12, 2016

      The bull and bear case for crude oil

      Oil’s dire performance since the start of the new year continued on Tuesday as prices of benchmark Brent crude and US...

    22. January 11, 2016

      Oil trains sidelined by deepening slump in US shale

      The amount of oil hauled on US railways has declined steeply in the past year as refineries swallow more foreign...

    23. January 7, 2016

      Oil price plunge curbs capital raising

      Financing for US independent oil companies slowed sharply last year, in a sign of growing financial pressure following...

    24. January 3, 2016

      Oil’s prologue likely to be a harbinger of worse things to come

      In any assessment of the oil price crash, it is worth remembering Shakespeare’s aphorism: “What’s past is prologue”. In...

    25. December 28, 2015

      Oil companies brace for a grim 2016 amid sustained price crash

      As a miserable year for the oil industry draws to a close, any relief executives might feel will be tempered by the...

    26. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      Charts of the year: beware those Cov-Lite loans

      Default cycles, shale barriers, “tough times ahead” for US stocks, and a “substantial” rise in the risk of a US...

    27. December 21, 2015

      Natural gas surge helps Mexico manufacturers

      Despite being a major oil producer, Mexico has long been held back by uncompetitively high energy prices. But salvation...

    28. December 17, 2015

      Dozens of new UK fracking licences awarded

      From the North York Moors in the north to Exmoor in the south-west, dozens of new licences have been awarded to...

    29. December 16, 2015

      End of US oil export ban brings only light relief

      Washington lawmakers’ agreement to end 40-year-old restrictions on US crude oil exports provides some cheer for...

    30. December 16, 2015

      Greenpeace links frackers to tax havens

      Four in 10 licences to frack in the UK are held by companies that are partly or wholly owned in offshore tax havens,...

    31. December 15, 2015

      Any end in sight for the big oil slide?

      Oil traders have found few reasons for optimism in the closing months of 2015 as supplies continued to swell and Opec...

    32. December 15, 2015

      Government adviser joins chorus of approval for UK fracking

      One of the government’s most senior scientific advisers has added his voice to calls to start fracking for shale gas in...

    33. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Citi: WTI oil needs to fall to high $20s

      Oil prices are edging up on Tuesday for the first time in eight days, but the fresh lows broken this week have...

    34. December 14, 2015

      Cheniere Energy chief executive toppled at moment of triumph

      Charif Souki has fallen at his moment of triumph. Cheniere Energy, the company he founded, is about to begin something...

    35. December 11, 2015

      Repsol and Statoil agree asset swap deal involving US shale

      Repsol on Friday unveiled an asset swap with Statoil that will involve selling a stake in America’s shale producing...

    36. December 10, 2015

      ConocoPhillips cuts spending to half of 2014 level

      ConocoPhillips, one of the largest oil and gas producers in the US, has announced another sharp cut to its capital...

    37. December 3, 2015

      US shale: calm before the storm

      Don’t mess with Texas? A year ago Saudi Arabia made a surprise decision at the Opec meeting: not cutting its oil...

    38. December 2, 2015

      Low-priced oil still has the power to shock

      Opec has sown the wind and reaped the whirlwind. When ministers from the oil exporters’ cartel met a year ago, they...

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