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      The defining image of the global energy industry in 2014 has been a tanker loading up with an ultralight form of crude oil...

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      November 21, 2014

      Guest post: EM can join the shale gas revolution

      By Melissa Stark, Accenture A lot has been written about the shale gas and oil boom in the US and why that model cannot be...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

      The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal. The...

    3. November 20, 2014

      Scotland’s opportunity to build a shale industry

      Few would hold up UK energy policy as a model of strategic clarity. But the government’s enthusiasm for shale gas has been...

    4. November 20, 2014

      Grangemouth victor prepares for next fight

      The jury may be out over whether there are meaningful shale gas resources in Britain that could merit widescale commercial...

    5. November 20, 2014

      Ineos announces $1bn push into quest for UK shale gas

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals company, has entered the race to develop UK reserves of shale gas, unveiling ambitious...

    6. November 19, 2014

      Lower oil prices cut two ways for US economy

      When US petrol prices halved in the autumn of 2008 it was the most timely and effective consumer stimulus of the whole...

    7. November 16, 2014

      Poland’s shale gas dreams put on hold

      Poland’s much-hyped shale gas boom could take as long as six more years to become commercially viable, as foreign oil and...

    8. November 14, 2014

      Oil services groups prepare for upheaval

      The possible takeover of Baker Hughes by Halliburton has the look of companies making a crisis preparedness plan. With oil...

    9. November 14, 2014

      The case for C-suite marriage counselling

      Corporate chief executives have many kinds of people to help them. Lawyers, bankers and consultants work with them on...

    10. November 14, 2014

      Harold Hamm’s fortunes under scrutiny

      The US shale boom is full of great individual stories, but Harold Hamm’s is perhaps the greatest of them all. In a genuinely...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Halliburton/Baker: you know the drill

      The best way to think of oil services companies: a levered bet on the marginal cost of oil production relative to the price...

    12. November 13, 2014

      Republicans plan energy policy revolution

      The Republican party will seek to remove what it claims are shackles on America’s energy revolution just as low oil prices...

    13. November 12, 2014

      IEA warns low oil prices threaten US shale investment

      Investment in US shale oilfields will fall by a tenth next year – and result in a decline in production – if the oil price...

    14. November 12, 2014

      US shale pioneers circle the wagons

      If there is “price war” in the oil market, as Adel Abdul Mahdi, Iraq’s oil minister, has suggested, the US shale industry is...

    15. November 12, 2014

      Opening of the Mexican energy market will attract newcomers

      Halliburton, the US oilfield services group, reported a tough year in Latin America in its latest quarterly earnings call....

    16. November 12, 2014

      Economic and practical obstacles limit Mexico’s shale ambitions

      Vladimir Sosa, the 32-year-old first energy undersecretary of the Mexican state Nuevo León, is no oilman. But his...

    17. November 11, 2014

      Temasek and Richard Ong’s RRJ invest in Cheniere bonds

      Temasek, Singapore’s state investment company, has joined forces with Malaysian dealmaker Richard Ong for a second time this...

    18. November 11, 2014

      Continental Resources chief ordered to pay ex-wife $973m in divorce

      Harold Hamm, one of the most successful billionaires to have made a fortune from the US shale boom, must pay his ex-wife...

    19. November 9, 2014

      Fund managers divided over predictions of oil shortages

      At a time when oil prices have just hit a four-year low, it might seem odd to be planning for scarcity. But many investors...

    20. November 7, 2014

      Price of crude oil: how low can it go?

      Woody’s Smokehouse, a restaurant and fuel station in Centerville, Texas, halfway between Dallas and Houston, posted a petrol...

    21. November 6, 2014

      Oil under pressure as supply concerns fade

      Oil prices came under renewed pressure on Thursday as concerns about potential supply disruptions in Libya and Saudi Arabia...

    22. November 5, 2014

      BHP to export US oil without permit

      BHP Billiton plans to export ultralight oil from the US without getting formal approval from Washington, opening a new...

    23. November 4, 2014

      Game time arrives in the global oil market

      The global oil market is entering one of its periodic games of chicken. As immortalised in Rebel Without a Cause, the game...

    24. November 4, 2014

      IGas Energy lifts estimates on its northern England licences

      IGas Energy, the UK’s biggest shale gas explorer as ranked by acreage position, has edged up its estimates of natural gas...

    25. November 4, 2014

      China levies first fines for slow progress on shale gas

      Chinese authorities have for the first time fined shale gas developers including state-owned oil company Sinopec for failing...

    26. November 2, 2014

      YPF seeks foreign partners to tap Argentina’s shale

      For an Argentine, Miguel Galuccio, the youthful chief executive of YPF, the country’s biggest oil and gas company, is...

    27. November 2, 2014

      Capital gravitates to shale boom

      The US shale oil and gas boom is radically reshaping the global infrastructure industry as investors pour billions of...

    28. October 31, 2014

      A game of ‘chicken’ threatens the oil production balance

      ‘Mexico is poised to redraft part of next year’s federal budget after a steep fall in oil prices upended the country’s...

    29. October 30, 2014

      Argentina seeks its own shale boom

      Argentina’s congress on Thursday approved reforms to a hydrocarbons law that are aimed at replicating the shale boom in the...

    30. October 29, 2014

      Russian oil: Between a rock and a hard place

      One of Russia’s most powerful men stood on stage at New York’s St Regis Hotel with a conciliatory message for America. “The...

    31. October 29, 2014

      Opec expects fall in US shale output

      Opec expects a sharp reduction in higher cost production such as US shale if the price of crude oil remains around $85 a...

    32. October 28, 2014

      Fracking: In the path of the ‘shale gale’

      The oil company had hoped that by taking only written questions from the residents, it could keep a lid on their emotions....

    33. October 27, 2014

      US energy retreats on bearish Goldman call

      Energy companies weighed on the broader market as Goldman Sachs trimmed its outlook for North American crude prices, sending...

    34. October 27, 2014

      BHP puts gas asset up for sale as it finetunes US shale business

      BHP Billiton has put part of its US shale interests up for sale while insisting that the remainder of its American fracking...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2014

      Why Saudi Arabia's best bet may be to increase output

      In their latest oil note, Goldman Sachs describe the oil market as having a “dominant firm/competitive fringe” structure, in...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 27, 2014

      Goldman's new improved view on the oil sell-off

      Earlier this month Goldman Sachs put out a note arguing that whilst their overall view was still bearish, the oil price...

    37. October 22, 2014

      Hostility limits growth of fracking in Europe

      As the US shale revolution continues to transform the country’s energy supply, progress towards establishing whether Europe...

    38. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Burn rates, oil sovereign edition

      How long does it take for an oil-exporting nation to burn through its cash reserves as it waits for oil prices to turn...

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