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    1. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    2. July 15, 2015

      BHP to take $2bn writedown on US energy assets

      BHP Billiton expects to book a $2bn impairment charge following a review of its US shale assets. The world’s biggest...

    3. July 13, 2015

      Hedging pressure set to sap oil prices

      Memo to a skittish oil market: more selling may be on the way. With crude oil down more than 45 per cent from a year...

    4. July 12, 2015

      Mexico: the big oil sell-off

      One word is crucial to the terms of Mexico’s historic first oil tender on Wednesday, but it does not appear anywhere in...

    5. July 7, 2015

      FT Explainer: Oil re-enters bear market

      Oil re-entered a bear market on Tuesday extending the previous day’s losses, when Brent crude — the international...

    6. July 5, 2015

      US renewables industry seeks tax breaks to compete with gas

      The US wind and solar power industries face a fall in investment in 2017 after tax credits expire, their trade body has...

    7. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s...

    8. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    9. June 29, 2015

      Domestic politics hinder development of Lebanon’s gas sector

      It faces maritime border disputes, regional rivals and is surrounded by a country engulfed in civil war. Yet the main...

    10. June 28, 2015

      US shale equity sales slow

      Share sales by US oil and gas companies have slowed sharply in recent months, in a sign of the tightening financial...

    11. June 25, 2015

      Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire councillors

      Councillors have rejected an application to frack in Lancashire in a setback for the shale gas industry. The move...

    12. June 23, 2015

      Itochu ends $1bn US shale foray with $1 stake sale

      Japan’s Itochu has quietly ended its botched $1bn foray into shale oil in the US, dumping its 25 per cent stake in...

    13. June 15, 2015

      Lancashire planners give go-ahead to Cuadrilla fracking plan

      Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has been given a green light by local planning officers to “frack” up to four wells in the...

    14. June 14, 2015

      Investment in US chemicals industry rises

      Planned investments in the US chemicals industry have continued to rise this year in spite of the fall in oil prices,...

    15. June 14, 2015

      US chemicals companies thrive on shale boom’s cheap gas

      These are corrosive times to be a chief executive of a US chemicals company. DuPont and Dow Chemical, the two largest...

    16. June 12, 2015

      Prospectors and protesters await crucial UK fracking decision

      Britain’s leading shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has cited rural Pennsylvania in the US, home to America’s “fracking”...

    17. June 11, 2015

      Shell to withdraw from shale gas exploration in eastern Ukraine

      Royal Dutch Shell has notified Ukraine that it will pull out of a shale gas exploration project in the east of the...

    18. June 10, 2015

      BP cautions on China energy slowdown

      Chinese energy consumption grew at its slowest rate last year since the 1990s, according to a report by BP, as the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 10 Jun 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    20. June 9, 2015

      Oil rises on lower shale output forecast

      Oil posted its biggest gain in the month to date after a forecast showed US shale oil output will fall next month and...

    21. June 9, 2015

      After the oil rout, energy deals are set to focus on US shale

      “When something on this scale happens, every board asks: ‘What do we do?’ And they call in their M&A advisers and ask...

    22. June 7, 2015

      Patagonian shale raises hopes and fears

      Dario Díaz will never forget the day two years ago when Argentina’s biggest company, YPF, and the US oil major Chevron...

    23. June 5, 2015

      Estonia sees a bright future for oil shale

      It is like a vast geological sponge soaked in oil. But squeezing the energy out of kerogen shale, the poor relation in...

    24. June 4, 2015

      US agency finds no widespread fracking impact on drinking water

      The US environmental regulator has concluded there is no evidence that “fracking”, the technique used to produce shale...

    25. June 4, 2015

      ConocoPhillips says Opec will not halt the advance of US shale

      Opec, the oil producers’ cartel, will not be able to stop the US shale industry in spite of lower crude prices, the...

    26. June 4, 2015

      Statoil and ExxonMobil chiefs call on EU to allow fracking

      European laws restricting fracking have come under attack from the chief executives of two of the world’s largest oil...

    27. June 3, 2015

      Opec set to keep pumping as oil price stabilises

      Opec believes its strategy of letting prices fall to curb high-cost oil production is working, with the group set to...

    28. June 3, 2015

      BP chief expects low oil prices until at least 2016

      The chief executive of BP expects oil prices to remain low until at least 2016 as production grows faster than demand....

    29. June 2, 2015

      Opec meets big oil in an altered landscape

      When the oil industry descends on Vienna this week it will survey a market transformed by Opec’s historic decision six...

    30. June 1, 2015

      The compelling case for global carbon pricing

      Carbon must have a higher price tag if the risk of catastrophic global warming is to be contained. On this question...

    31. May 27, 2015

      Gap between crude oil benchmarks narrows

      Brent crude has fallen to the lowest in a month, hit by continued dollar strength and excess supplies from Nigeria,...

    32. May 24, 2015

      Oil price slide puts producers under pressure

      The oil price plunge has triggered a string of bankruptcies, debt defaults and rescue measures to save companies...

    33. May 22, 2015

      Third Energy seeks permission to frack in Yorkshire

      UK shale explorer Third Energy has applied to frack for gas near the Yorkshire town of Malton, the second company to...

    34. May 22, 2015

      Growth stalls as oil dividend remains unspent

      Why haven’t consumers spent their oil dividend? It may be the most crucial question for the world’s capital markets as...

    35. May 18, 2015

      Energy groups take knife to $100bn of spending after oil rout

      Oil projects shelved More than $100bn of spending on new projects by the world’s energy companies has been slowed,...

    36. May 17, 2015

      US states seek to block city fracking bans

      US cities that want to ban fracking are clashing with oil-friendly state governments trying to stop municipal policy...

    37. May 14, 2015

      Continental Resources’ chief vows shale will bounce back

      One of the leading figures of the US shale revolution insisted the slowdown in US shale was a temporary phenomenon,...

    38. May 14, 2015

      Fracking could unlock 140bn barrels of oil worldwide, says report

      The contentious drilling process known as “fracking”, blamed by some for causing earthquakes in the US, could unlock...

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