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    1. 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, while...

    2. 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 nearing...

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    1. 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 seek...

    2. 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 the...

    3. 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, postponed...

    4. 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 makers...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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 nearly...

    7. May 13, 2015

      Saudi claims oil price strategy success

      Saudi Arabia says its strategy of squeezing high-cost rivals such as US shale producers is succeeding, as the world’s...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      The curious incident of the missing super contango in the night-time

      A quick post to update readers on an interesting debacle that occurred in the world of oil stock data analysis this week....

    9. May 13, 2015

      Battle for oil market has only just started, says energy watchdog

      The world’s leading energy watchdog said the battle for market share between Opec and its high-cost rivals has “just...

    10. May 11, 2015

      Noble Energy to buy Rosetta Resources in $3.7bn shale deal

      Noble Energy, the US oil and gas group, is to buy Rosetta Resources for about $3.7bn including debt, in the first...

    11. May 10, 2015

      Rebound in US shale will limit oil price recovery

      It has been one of the less widely noticed oil price surges. Since January, benchmark Brent crude has risen from less than...

    12. Nick Butler

      May 10, 2015

      Beyond the election — the energy agenda for the new government

      The election is over and against all expectations we have a clear result. When it comes to energy policy, however, the...

    13. May 10, 2015

      China oil imports surpass those of US

      China overtook the US as the world’s biggest importer of crude oil in April, the culmination of a seismic shift in global...

    14. May 8, 2015

      Fracking: costs too deep?

      Fracking is costly. Whether it is going to become less so may be just as important a question as whether oil prices rebound....

    15. May 8, 2015

      Oil and bond yields signal shift from deflation worry

      Europe’s deflation scare is over — inflation is back. That is one interpretation, at least, of a tumultuous week in the...

    16. May 8, 2015

      Since you asked: a shale ‘fracklog’ may muffle the oil price boom

      “Oil rebound tests its limits” Financial Times, May 6 So crude oil is nearly back up to the price at which it was trading on...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      When in bond rout doubt, Occam's razor

      So this could be the beginning of the end. Or, alternatively, the bond price rout is a perfectly predictable response to…:...

    18. May 6, 2015

      Fracking: The energy revolution that shook the world

      To hunting, shooting and fishing, a rugged Oklahoman named Mark Crismon has added one more hobby: seismography. Festooned on...

    19. May 6, 2015

      Shale looks more like dotcom boom than Lehman debt bubble

      In November 2007, hedge fund manager David Einhorn gave a presentation at the Value Investing Congress in New York, raising...

    20. May 6, 2015

      Oil rebound tests its limits

      Oil hit a 2015 high on Wednesday and was fast approaching levels not seen since Opec’s historic decision in November to hold...

    21. May 5, 2015

      Shale groups rise to oil price challenge

      EOG Resources, the largest shale oil producer in the US, on Tuesday raised the prospect of its crude production returning to...

    22. May 5, 2015

      Oil reaches $68 as Saudi raises selling prices

      Oil scaled fresh heights for the year on Tuesday, topping $68 a barrel, with Saudi Arabia raising official selling prices in...

    23. beyondbrics

      May 5, 2015

      Time to end Europe's dependence on Russian energy

      Margrethe Vestager is one of the most influential women in Danish politics but it was her recent decisions as European...

    24. May 4, 2015

      Einhorn targets US ‘frack addicts’

      David Einhorn, the short seller who bet against Lehman Brothers and Green Mountain Coffee, has turned his attention to US...

    25. April 30, 2015

      Statoil takes $4bn writedown on US shale assets

      Statoil, Norway’s biggest energy group, on Thursday wrote down the value of its shale and oil sands assets in the US and...

    26. April 29, 2015

      Beijing plans curbs on shale gas subsidies

      China has announced it will step down shale gas subsidies over the next five years, in a further blow to the nation’s plans...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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