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  1. April 14, 2014

    San Leon abandons Turkish deal

    San Leon Energy has abandoned plans to buy Turkish oil and gas group Alpay Enerji. The company said it was unravelling the...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Wind farms more popular than fracking, UK study suggests

    Britons would prefer to live near a wind farm over a “fracking” site by a majority of three to one, according to an opinion...

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  1. Central & Eastern Europe: Energy and Infrastructure

    The central and eastern Europe region has recognised it has to update its energy and t...
  2. The Connected Europe

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  1. April 10, 2014

    ExxonMobil fracking fluid aims to curb environmental impact

    ExxonMobil is stepping up its attempts to win over sceptical Europeans to fracking by developing a generation of hydraulic...

  2. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  3. April 1, 2014

    Coalition eyes plans to allow fracking under private land

    Exploration companies would be given powers to drill under privately owned land as part of government plans to kick-start...

  4. April 1, 2014

    Shell turns to Asian suppliers in US shale race

    Royal Dutch Shell has said it will deploy more Chinese equipment at its struggling US shale business – becoming the latest...

  5. April 1, 2014

    Shell’s Mr Fixit hammers home a message of capital discipline

    When Ben van Beurden was head of chemicals at Royal Dutch Shell, the then chief executive Peter Voser presented him with an...

  6. Nick Butler

    March 30, 2014

    After shale gas, now for tight oil

    Readers will be familiar with the issue of shale gas - its potential to change the world energy market and the controversies...

  7. March 30, 2014

    US energy boom fuels population and income growth

    The US energy revolution triggered population and income growth last year in regions mainly west of the Mississippi river...

  8. March 30, 2014

    Oil boom strains North Dakota infrastructure

    The US energy revolution is putting unprecedented strain on roads, railways and housing in North Dakota, its governor says,...

  9. March 28, 2014

    White House seeks to curb methane from US shale energy boom

    The Obama administration has launched a plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from the US shale energy boom amid concerns...

  10. March 28, 2014

    Letter from Lex: capital conundrums

    Readers, It is easy to tot up a company’s growth rate or return on capital. These are measures of what is happening at...

  11. March 28, 2014

    EU can cope with Russian retaliation, says trade official

    Europe’s top trade official struck a defiant stance against Moscow on Thursday and argued that the EU would have a strong...

  12. March 27, 2014

    Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

    Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to...

  13. March 26, 2014

    Mexico opens deep water oilfields to tender

    Mexico expects to put some deep water oilfields out to tender starting next year as it throws open its oil and gas...

  14. March 26, 2014

    Obama warns Europe of return to nationalist conflicts

    President Barack Obama warned his European allies that the west risks plunging back into an era of nationalist conflicts if...

  15. March 25, 2014

    Pemex presents wish list to energy ministry

    Pemex, Mexico’s state oil company, has asked regulators to let it keep its shallow water fields, some deep water discoveries...

  16. March 24, 2014

    Bullish Chevron to outspend Exxon

    Oil spending Chevron has long been overshadowed by its larger rival ExxonMobil. Next year, however, it will overtake Exxon...

  17. March 24, 2014

    Sinopec speeds up shale gas development

    Chinese oil company Sinopec will put its first shale gasfield into commercial operation sooner than expected, aiming for...

  18. March 21, 2014

    Checkmate for cheap unconventional gas

    If you listen to the whisperings in the chancelleries of the great powers of Europe, or the musings of editorialists, US...

  19. Nick Butler

    March 19, 2014

    UK Budget 2014: The missing shale gas revolution

    George Osborne in his Budget speech on Wednesday talked, correctly, about US industrial energy costs being half those of the...

  20. March 18, 2014

    Shell bundles up lossmakers to achieve turnround

    Royal Dutch Shell has reorganised its lossmaking American shale gas and oil operations into a single business in an attempt...

  21. March 13, 2014

    Shell pledges to ‘fix or divest’ US book

    Royal Dutch Shell’s new chief executive Ben van Beurden on Thursday made the clearest admission yet that North American...

  22. Nick Butler

    March 12, 2014

    The next head of the Environment Agency matters

    Applications closed last week for the chairmanship of the UK’s Environment Agency. Lord Smith of Finsbury, much criticised...

  23. March 6, 2014

    Big oil counts the cost of tapping new discoveries

    Age of oil “One hundred dollars per barrel is becoming the new $20, in our business.” With that pithy analysis, John Watson,...

  24. March 6, 2014

    US gas boom could be geopolitical weapon

    Booming US oil and gas production has been portrayed as a bounty that will boost America’s energy independence, but the...

  25. March 4, 2014

    BP creates new US onshore oil and gas business

    BP is creating a new business to manage its US onshore oil and gas assets, in an effort to compete more effectively with the...

  26. March 4, 2014

    Brakes put on UK shale gas revolution

    When the British Geological Survey doubled estimates for the shale gas reserves in the Bowland Basin, it raised expectations...

  27. March 4, 2014

    BHP chief warns of shale gas reliance

    Relying on shale gas would be a “very expensive” solution to meeting the world’s growing demand for energy, the chief...

  28. February 26, 2014

    Germans told of billions lost to trade due to energy policy

    Germany’s exports would have been €15bn higher last year if its industry had not paid a premium for electricity compared...

  29. February 26, 2014

    Keep working at oil safety, rail chief says

    North American freight railways “have to continue to work” at improving safety of crude oil movements, one of the industry’s...

  30. February 25, 2014

    Economists back development of UK shale gas industry

    Westminster will on Wednesday be urged to back fracking and “get behind natural gas from shale” in a letter to the Financial...

  31. February 25, 2014

    US natural gas plunges 26% in two days

    US natural gas has plunged more than 20 per cent in the past two days as traders close out positions ahead of the final...

  32. February 25, 2014

    BASF to focus investments outside Europe

    BASF, the world's biggest chemical maker by sales, will make the most of its capital investments outside Europe for the...

  33. February 23, 2014

    Energy security: The price of diversity

    Lithuanians are relying on South Korean shipbuilders to live up to their reputation for beating deadlines. To the Baltic...

  34. February 16, 2014

    To Russia with love: Obama’s big energy lever

    Where did Vladimir Putin find $50bn to spend on the Olympics in Sochi? Ask Ukraine, Germany and other overcharged Gazprom...

  35. February 7, 2014

    The unicorn and the shifting price of gas

    The tremors of volatility in the cash and futures prices for US natural gas seem to be moderating with the promise of warmer...

  36. February 7, 2014

    Shale: miracle, revolution or bandwagon?

    Unless you have been in hibernation for the past few years you will have heard that there is a shale hydrocarbon...

  37. February 6, 2014

    Hedge funds bet on US gas shortage as cold boosts demand

    An unexpected fear haunts the land of the shale bonanza story: running low on natural gas. Furnaces, utilities and power...

  38. February 5, 2014

    US shale under fire over thirst for water

    Water shortages have put the US oil and gas industry on a “collision course” with other users because of the large volumes...

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