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    1. April 24, 2015

      The US shale revolution

      The US shale revolution Last summer, Juan Ramos had four jobs; now he has none. A year ago, feeling frustrated and underpaid...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Former BP chief says oil prices set to soar

      Tony Hayward, the former BP chief executive who runs Iraqi Kurdistan-focused Genel Energy, on Wednesday said oil prices are...

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    1. April 20, 2015

      Senator plans bill to lift US oil export ban

      The US Senate’s leading advocate for a repeal of America’s longstanding ban on oil exports plans to introduce a bill this...

    2. April 17, 2015

      Oil production: shale off

      US shale oil production appears to have peaked at last. So the world production glut and the attendant price weakness must...

    3. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Pouring money into the Weald

      Solo Oil plc today announces that it has raised £2,000,000 gross proceeds through the issue of 363,636,364 new ordinary...

    4. April 6, 2015

      Energy MLPs: judging books by their cover

      US output of fossil fuel is at an all-time high. That should be good news for the US energy industry’s master limited...

    5. April 5, 2015

      Investor appetite for oil has yet to be tested fully

      The battle for supremacy in world oil markets can be seen as a contest between different economic models: between...

    6. April 2, 2015

      Fracking breaches ‘hidden from public’

      Oil and gas companies in 33 US states can avoid heightened public scrutiny because data about violations of safety and...

    7. March 31, 2015

      Oil majors over a barrel due to falling reserves

      The world’s largest oil and gas groups shed more than a billion barrels of reserves in 2014, the sharpest decline in at...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Business pioneers in energy

      It is no coincidence that the two energy pioneers featured here both began their careers in the 19th century. The industry...

    9. Nick Butler

      March 29, 2015

      Can China change its energy policy?

      The signals are clear – but contradictary. China has embraced the concept of climate change and is allowing officials to...

    10. March 27, 2015

      China’s Cnooc shelves shale project

      China National Offshore Oil Corp (Cnooc) has decided to shelve its shale gas project in Anhui province in the latest sign...

    11. March 24, 2015

      Low returns drag down US shale oil industry

      In the boom years of the US shale oil industry, profitability was something of an optional extra. Companies were focused on...

    12. March 23, 2015

      Shale oil producers blame export ban for low US crude price

      US shale oil producers are becoming increasingly concerned about the gap that has opened up between domestic and...

    13. March 20, 2015

      US fracking rules seek shale boom balance

      The Obama administration has taken its biggest step yet to regulate fracking on federal land by imposing new environmental...

    14. March 19, 2015

      Demystifying the ‘Fracklog’

      Sometimes new words are useful additions to the language. Sometimes they can create confusion. “Fracklog” is the catchy...

    15. March 18, 2015

      T. Boone Pickens says US shale industry must cut output

      T. Boone Pickens, the influential Texas oil billionaire, said the US shale industry has “overproduced” and must cut back to...

    16. March 17, 2015

      Ineos seeks to convince Scots over shale gas fracking

      A charm offensive has been launched to convince Scots of the benefits of shale gas “fracking”, with chemicals group Ineos...

    17. March 15, 2015

      US shale industry shows remarkable resilience

      For the US shale industry, competing against Saudi Arabia and the other low-cost oil producers in the Middle East is like...

    18. March 11, 2015

      Whiting Petroleum: drill bid

      In the wild, some animals puff themselves up as a defence mechanism. Companies sometimes employ a similar strategy through...

    19. March 10, 2015

      Ineos to embark on ‘fracking’ in northwest England

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals group, is to embark on an ambitious “fracking” campaign in northwest England, with plans to...

    20. March 9, 2015

      The big drop: Riyadh’s oil gamble

      The oil traders and hedge fund managers who gathered for dinner at Mike’s Bistro in Manhattan vied for the attention of...

    21. March 9, 2015

      Environmental movement blocks fracking in Algeria’s remote south

      An unprecedented environmental protest movement in a remote part of Algeria has disrupted the country’s multibillion-dollar...

    22. March 7, 2015

      Bakken shale producer seeks out suitors

      Whiting Petroleum, the largest oil producer in the Bakken shale of North Dakota, has hired bankers to seek potential buyers...

    23. March 6, 2015

      US economy: Digging in for the downturn

      Around the flickering flames of an outdoor fireplace, cold beer is flowing and salty epithets are flying as a group of...

    24. March 3, 2015

      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

    25. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian billionaire...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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