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    1. January 29, 2015

      Commodities explained: Cost curves

      As bulk and base commodities continue to fall because of rising supplies and weak demand, investors are trying to make sense...

    2. January 28, 2015

      Tricks of the mind turned oil into gold

      In 2007 I made a bet with a fellow Russian businessman. The price of oil, he told me, would never drop below $80 again. This...

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    1. January 28, 2015

      Scotland imposes moratorium on fracking

      Scotland has imposed a moratorium on fracking pending a full public consultation and more research into the impact on public...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Freeport McMoRan cuts spending as oil price drops

      Freeport-McMoRan has posted a $2.9bn quarterly loss and cut its capital spending after being forced to write down the value...

    3. January 26, 2015

      Whiff of panic over Britain’s fracking policy

      David Cameron’s energy policy has hardly been a model of strategic clarity. But his government has at least been consistent...

    4. January 26, 2015

      Ministers impose curbs on fracking

      Ministers have imposed a series of Labour demands on the UK’s fracking industry, in a last-minute move to avert a House of...

    5. FT Alphaville

      January 26, 2015

      Markets Live: Monday, 26th January, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:02 on 26 Jan 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    6. January 26, 2015

      Fresh blow to UK fracking as MPs call for moratorium

      Britain’s nascent shale gas industry has been dealt a fresh blow by a committee of MPs that has called for a moratorium on...

    7. January 25, 2015

      Scotland hardens stance against fracking

      Scotland is set to lead resistance to the fracking of shale gas in the UK, with both the Scottish National party and the new...

    8. January 23, 2015

      Cuadrilla asks to delay application to frack in Lancashire

      The UK’s shale gas revolution has been put on hold again after Cuadrilla asked to delay two applications to frack in...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      US shale revolution must force Davos energy rethink

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting 2015 in Davos, which started on Wednesday. ...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Impact of oil price rout starkly evident in North America

      Curb in US oil drilling In the trial of strength in global oil markets, it is the North American producers that are...

    11. January 21, 2015

      Canadian oil sector to cut investment by 33 per cent in 2015

      Investment in Canada’s oil sector will fall sharply this year because of the collapse in crude prices, but production will...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Ashley is better emulated for enterprise than his investments

      A great revelation strikes all stock market newbies: “Directors have inside info. I’ll buy and sell when they do and get...

    13. January 21, 2015

      Cuadrilla to press on with fracking plan despite planning setback

      Fracking will happen on a large scale in the UK despite a big planning setback, the country’s leading shale gas explorer has...

    14. January 20, 2015

      BHP cuts shale investment amid drop in oil price

      BHP Billiton is cutting its shale oil investments and reducing the number of rigs it operates onshore in the US by 40 per...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Baker Hughes to axe 7,000 jobs

      Oil drilling is falling faster in North America than in the rest of the world, according to Baker Hughes, which on Tuesday...

    16. January 20, 2015

      Lower fracking demand hits Guar bean farmers

      What do bean farmers in India’s Rajasthan and US sand miners in Wisconsin have in common? They have been the beneficiaries...

    17. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    18. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    19. January 16, 2015

      Sharp drop in US rigs drilling for oil

      The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US dropped sharply this week as plunging crude prices hit development of shale...

    20. January 16, 2015

      IEA warns of tighter oil market in second half

      The world’s leading energy forecaster said on Friday that although an oil price recovery “may not be imminent”, the market...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Five scattered points about oil, crises, Keystone and other stuff

      Some thoughts, musings, and simply fun items we’ve recently come across: 1) As of the start of this week, global non-energy...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      A capital contango, and why oil storage economics may be dead

      $80 oil, $70 oil, $60 oil, $50 oil and counting… If you suspect the structure of the oil market has fundamentally changed,...

    23. January 9, 2015

      Uncertain economic fortunes in a world of cheap oil

      With the price of oil down more than 50 per cent since June, investors in debt issued by riskier oil and gas companies face...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 6, 2015

      Of crude bottoms and Rins

      While WTI crude prices fell through $50 per barrel levels on Monday, and still remain there on Tuesday… (chart via...

    25. January 4, 2015

      Cold weather fails to lift US natural gas market

      The onset of cold weather has failed to boost the US natural gas market, as prices tumble at the start of peak demand season...

    26. January 4, 2015

      Let this be the year when we put a proper price on carbon

      The case for carbon taxes has long been compelling. With the recent steep fall in oil prices and associated declines in...

    27. January 4, 2015

      Obama sets stage for debate over US oil export ban

      The Obama administration has set the stage for a fierce debate over a US ban on crude oil exports by allowing more overseas...

    28. Nick Butler

      January 4, 2015

      After the oil price fall, is natural gas next?

      The process of adjustment in the energy market is far from over. After the dramatic halving of the oil price since June...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 31, 2014

      Guest post: Mexico's energy industry gushes with investment opportunity

      By Michael Fitzgerald and Arturo Carrillo, Paul Hastings Mexico’s government recently passed reforms repealing important...

    30. December 26, 2014

      The short-term oil price play of Saudi Arabia

      As oil prices have plunged over the past six months, Saudi Arabia seemed to be flailing ineffectually against the tide of...

    31. December 23, 2014

      Oil heavyweights differ on catalyst for crude price rebound

      Oil is going to rebound. That is the view of both Harold Hamm, a leading figure in the US shale industry, and Ali al-Naimi,...

    32. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2014

      Markets Live: Friday, 19th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:35 on 19 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    33. December 18, 2014

      Opec takes a big bet by holding output

      Robert Mabro, the veteran oil market observer, once said Opec should change its logo to a teabag “because it only works when...

    34. December 18, 2014

      North Sea oil worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

      Aberdeen feels like a city riding its luck. The oil price boom that fuelled rapid expansion, vertiginous house price gains...

    35. December 17, 2014

      NY to ban fracking citing health risks

      New York state will introduce a formal ban on fracking having concluded that too little is known about the potential threats...

    36. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 17th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 11:53 on 17 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    37. December 17, 2014

      Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant

      When the Saudis, the leaders of Opec, decided at the cartel’s recent meeting in Vienna to maintain their oil production...

    38. December 15, 2014

      Chevron pulls out of shale gas project in Ukraine

      US energy giant Chevron has told Ukraine that it will pull out of a $10bn shale gas exploration project agreed last year,...

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