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      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

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      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

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    1. February 27, 2015

      Number of drilling rigs slashed in US

      The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US has dropped to its lowest level since June 2011, as the slump in oil prices...

    2. February 26, 2015

      Texas shale boom town ‘hurting bad’ in oil slump

      Two young women circulate around a bar in Carrizo Springs, drawing stares and chatting to oilfield workers. Moving among the...

    3. February 26, 2015

      BHP highlights shale productivity gains

      When BHP Billiton added to its US shale operations four years ago with the $15bn acquisition of Petrohawk it was quick to...

    4. February 20, 2015

      Ex-Chesapeake Energy chief Aubrey McClendon in legal fight

      Since Aubrey McClendon walked away from Chesapeake Energy, the company he had founded and led for 24 years, everything he...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Heating fuel jumps as US blizzards bite

      The price of heating fuels jumped as the US battled the coldest February since the 1970s, giving a temporary burst to energy...

    6. February 19, 2015

      Chesapeake finds its fortunes remain entangled with McClendon

      McClendon and Chesapeake When a chief executive starts a business from scratch and builds it into an industry leader, as...

    7. February 19, 2015

      Largest US shale group sees growth halt

      EOG Resources, the largest US shale oil producer, expects its rapid production growth of recent years to come to a halt in...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Opec has ceded to the US its power over oil price

      Normal diplomacy probably could not have achieved the geopolitical outcomes that have been produced in the past year by...

    9. February 17, 2015

      Chesapeake accuses McClendon of stealing secrets

      Aubrey McClendon, one of the pioneers of the US shale gas boom, has been accused of stealing trade secrets from Chesapeake...

    10. February 17, 2015

      BP report predicts Opec comeback

      The boom in US oil output that has sent prices tumbling and put America on course to self-sufficiency by the 2030s will slow...

    11. February 17, 2015

      Oil drilling: rigged market

      Wandering around in the dark can disorient anyone, at least until some light appears. For struggling oil companies (and...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      February 16, 2015

      Is the oil crash over?

      Oil prices have rebounded by $16 a barrel since the low point was reached at $45 a month ago, and investors are already...

    13. February 15, 2015

      Discoveries of new oil and gas reserves drop to 20-year low

      Discoveries of new oil and gas reserves dropped to their lowest level in at least two decades last year, pointing to tighter...

    14. February 12, 2015

      Reasons to doubt US shale oil rebound

      “I get knocked down, but I get up again; you’re never going to keep me down.” Chumbawamba’s drinking anthem ‘Tubthumping’...

    15. February 11, 2015

      US shale oil boom masks declining global supply

      The surge in US shale oil production over the past five years has been truly phenomenal, but the notion that it was ushering...

    16. February 10, 2015

      Grangemouth threatened by fracking moratorium, says Ineos

      The Grangemouth petrochemicals plant, Scotland’s most important industrial complex, is unlikely to survive in the long term...

    17. February 10, 2015

      Crude falls as IEA says US shale oil output fall to be limited

      Oil prices fell on predictions that a swift pullback in US shale oil production brought on by the dramatic fall in the oil...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 6th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:06 on 6 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: PMHi...

    19. February 6, 2015

      Oil and rig counts

      The weekly US rig count data, published on Friday, have generated considerable excitement in the oil markets recently, with...

    20. February 2, 2015

      Oil advances on US slowdown hopes

      Oil added to Friday’s powerful advance with Brent crude rising above $54 a barrel in the wake of drilling data that raised...

    21. beyondbrics

      February 2, 2015

      Guest post: Algeria faces "state of crisis" as oil prices fall

      By Edward Robinson, Culmer Raphael Last December, Sonatrach, the state owned Algerian oil and gas monopoly, announced that...

    22. February 1, 2015

      Refiners say Keystone is route to oil independence

      Republicans backing the Keystone XL oil pipeline say it would create thousands of jobs in an economy grappling with slow...

    23. January 29, 2015

      Cost curves

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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:...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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. ...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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