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    1. December 19, 2014

      A falling oil price is good for the world economy

      Lower oil prices are not a good thing for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president: that much is clear. But what about for...

    2. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2014

      Markets Live: Friday, 19th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:35 on 19 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Opec takes a big bet by holding output

      Robert Mabro, the veteran oil market observer, once said Opec should change its logo to a teabag “because it only works when...

    2. December 18, 2014

      North Sea oil worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

      Aberdeen feels like a city riding its luck. The oil price boom that fuelled rapid expansion, vertiginous house price gains...

    3. December 17, 2014

      NY to ban fracking citing health risks

      New York state will introduce a formal ban on fracking having concluded that too little is known about the potential threats...

    4. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 17th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 11:53 on 17 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were: Paul...

    5. December 17, 2014

      Why Opec is increasingly irrelevant

      When the Saudis, the leaders of Opec, decided at the cartel’s recent meeting in Vienna to maintain their oil production...

    6. December 15, 2014

      Chevron pulls out of shale gas project in Ukraine

      US energy giant Chevron has told Ukraine that it will pull out of a $10bn shale gas exploration project agreed last year,...

    7. December 15, 2014

      Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects

      Almost $1tn of spending on future oil projects is at risk after a brutal plunge in crude prices to nearly $60 a barrel,...

    8. Nick Butler

      December 15, 2014

      Energy Personality of the Year: Ali al-Naimi

      There were two contenders for this year’s award. The most obvious, and certainly the man who has won the most coverage in...

    9. December 14, 2014

      Opec can ride out cheap oil, says head

      Dubai — Opec, the oil producers’ group, can ride out a slump in oil prices and keep output unchanged, its head said on...

    10. December 12, 2014

      Shale & high-yield debt: Dynasty revival

      “I’ve been looking over this whole shale thing,” says Joan Collins’ character in a 1982 episode of Dynasty. “I realise that...

    11. December 12, 2014

      Hargreaves shares plunge on falling coal prices

      Shares in Hargreaves Services plunged more than 10 per cent on Friday morning after it warned that falling coal prices would...

    12. December 10, 2014

      Petronas signs Argentina shale deal

      Petronas signed a $550m deal with Argentina’s YPF to develop the South American country’s vast shale resources on Wednesday,...

    13. December 10, 2014

      Oil price plunge means survival of fittest

      The 40 per cent plunge in the price of oil over the past six months is testing the mettle of the world’s biggest producers,...

    14. December 9, 2014

      US shale industry faces endurance test after Opec rejects cuts

      Screw turns on US shale producers When Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries last month rejected calls for a production cut...

    15. December 9, 2014

      Oil prices: boom, bust and boom again

      The next few months are likely to be chaotic for the global energy industry. We expect investment in future capacity, both...

    16. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      Shale oil gluts, 1980s Dynasty and Dallas edition

      If history really does repeat itself, then the upside of the oil glut of 2014 could be some top quality kitsch TV drama...

    17. December 8, 2014

      Conoco slashes investment after oil slump

      ConocoPhillips has become the first major oil and gas company to detail cuts to its capital spending plans following the...

    18. December 8, 2014

      Labour seeks to tighten UK shale gas rules

      Labour will seek to tighten the regulations governing the extraction of shale gas on Monday as the UK opposition party...

    19. December 5, 2014

      Santa Claus is not coming to the oilfields of America this year

      Leslie Benedict: Money isn’t everything, Jett. Jett Rink: Not when you’ve got it. Giant (1956 ) And when you don’t got it,...

    20. December 5, 2014

      Leniency expected from oil creditors amid fall in prices

      Heavily indebted US shale companies are facing financial pressure as a result of the fall in the price of oil but may find...

    21. December 4, 2014

      US oil reserves at highest since 1975

      US proven oil reserves last year rose to their highest level since 1975, official figures have shown, in the latest sign of...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Sovereign funds pave a path to shared prosperity

      A decade ago, the phrase “Sovereign Wealth Fund” made some European and American politicians shudder. No wonder. Back then —...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Guest post: cheap oil may change India's destiny

      By Amit Bhandari, Gateway House Petroleum prices touched a new four -year low of $72.5 per barrel after the Organization of...

    24. December 3, 2014

      US refineries run flat out to process cheap crude

      US highways grow visibly emptier as winter weather sets in. Traffic volumes decline, as does petrol consumption. Tell that...

    25. December 1, 2014

      Iron ore miners: whack-a-mole

      Can Saudi Arabia really “stop” US shale oil? From a geological standpoint, the shale is not going away. Nor is the well...

    26. December 1, 2014

      US shale lenders caught in energy sell-off

      The share prices of US banks based in the shale oil heartlands of America nosedived late last week after Opec’s decision to...

    27. beyondbrics

      December 1, 2014

      Guest post: can Russia ride out cheap oil and the falling rouble?

      By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The drop in the oil price has been long coming but the surprise over the speed and extent...

    28. November 30, 2014

      Bulgarians see Russian hand in anti-shale protests

      It took barely a week of street protests by environmentalists in January 2012 before Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s prime...

    29. November 28, 2014

      Prices, not Opec, to balance oil supply

      The energy minister of one of Opec’s largest producers gave a rare glimpse into the thinking of the influential Gulf nations...

    30. November 27, 2014

      Opec decision threatens US shale industry investment

      The sharp drop in oil prices following Opec’s decision to maintain output will choke off investment in the shale oil...

    31. November 27, 2014

      Lukoil executive predicts significant fall in Russian oil output

      One of Russia’s top oil executives has warned that falling oil prices and western sanctions will lead to a bigger fall in...

    32. November 26, 2014

      Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

      The price of oil keeps on falling; the shale gas boom has reduced the price of natural gas in the US to a third of that in...

    33. November 26, 2014

      Isis threatens future oil supplies, warns IEA

      The conflict in Iraq has created a threat to future oil production that could drive up prices, the developed countries’...

    34. November 24, 2014

      Barack Obama should unblock the Keystone pipeline

      The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from western Canada to the US has become a shibboleth for environmental campaigners...

    35. November 23, 2014

      Opec share of US oil imports at 30-year low

      The share of US imports of crude oil from Opec nations are at their lowest level in almost 30 years, underlining the impact...

    36. November 23, 2014

      Shale jubilation fades as oil price falls undercut model

      ‘The revolution devours its children.’ That observation, made by French journalist Jacques Mallet du Pan in 1793, has become...

    37. November 23, 2014

      The ‘age of abundance’ in oil and gas poses fresh dilemmas for companies

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

    38. beyondbrics

      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...

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