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A week that shook Big Oil
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A week that shook Big Oil

Big Oil has been forced to listen on climate change. But what difference will it actually make?
4 Jun 2021
Global oil demand forecast lowered for 2020 and 2021
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Global oil demand forecast lowered for 2020 and 2021

IEA report says jet fuel demand remains the major source of weakness
14 Aug 2020
Why Europe may face an oil shortage within a decade
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Why Europe may face an oil shortage within a decade

New analysis suggests supply set to fall at faster rate than shift to greener alternatives
23 Jun 2020
How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?
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How high will oil prices rise after Iran attack?

Brent crude breaches $70 mark and prolonged conflict could send it higher
7 Jan 2020
How could Iran war affect oil prices?
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How could Iran war affect oil prices?

Historical precedents have only limited relevance to modern market
6 Jan 2020
Saudi Aramco to go public
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Saudi Aramco to go public

World’s most profitable company to list on Riyadh stock exchange
4 Nov 2019
Brazil oil spill: who is responsible?
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Brazil oil spill: who is responsible?

Leaked documents show government blames Venezuela for mystery spill that has affected more than 1,000 miles of pristine coastline
24 Oct 2019

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The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
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The Week Unwrapped: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic

The Week Unwrapped podcast: French sperm, reparations and the Arctic
27 Sep 2019
How the UK and Saudi Arabia became strategic allies
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How the UK and Saudi Arabia became strategic allies

Boris Johnson says Britain could ‘do more to defend Saudi’ after blaming Iran for oil bombings
23 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Netanyahu suffers ‘disaster’ at the polls
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Instant Opinion: Netanyahu suffers ‘disaster’ at the polls

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 18 September
18 Sep 2019
Iran ‘ready for war’ as oil prices surge
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Iran ‘ready for war’ as oil prices surge

Tehran denies US accusation that it was behind attack on Saudi oil facilities
16 Sep 2019
US overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's No. 1 oil exporter
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US overtakes Saudi Arabia as world's No. 1 oil exporter

Trump administration actively pursuing ‘energy dominance’ regardless of what happens to oil prices
13 Sep 2019
Who is attacking Gulf oil tankers?
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Who is attacking Gulf oil tankers?

Tension at the world’s oil choke point could be the match that sets the Middle East alight
7 Jun 2019
Is BP shareholder vote a turning point for climate change?
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Is BP shareholder vote a turning point for climate change?

Oil giant told to set a business strategy consistent with the Paris Agreement, but activists say it doesn’t go far enough
22 May 2019
Why Norway is refusing to drill for oil worth billions
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Why Norway is refusing to drill for oil worth billions

Government both praised and criticised over decision to withdraw support for oil exploration off Lofoten Islands
10 Apr 2019
Saudi sovereign wealth fund goes global
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Saudi sovereign wealth fund goes global

PIF chaired by crown price key part of drive to diversify economy and boost foreign investments
14 Feb 2019
How Saudi Arabia is trying to become less reliant on oil
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How Saudi Arabia is trying to become less reliant on oil

Largest Arab economy unveiling plan for infrastructure and industry makeover
28 Jan 2019
Why Qatar is withdrawing from Opec
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Why Qatar is withdrawing from Opec

Doha denies that diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia is behind decision to leave cartel
3 Dec 2018
Iran erupts as US oil sanctions return
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Iran erupts as US oil sanctions return

‘Millions’ attend state-organised rallies against US embargo timed to coincide with anniversary of US embassy takeover
5 Nov 2018
Brexit uncertainty ‘may send petrol prices to record high’
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Brexit uncertainty ‘may send petrol prices to record high’

RAC says drivers may soon be forking out £70 for tank of fuel
26 Sep 2018
Old VW, Ford and Nissan models cannot run on new E10 fuel
Drivers have seen the price of petrol surge over the past year
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Old VW, Ford and Nissan models cannot run on new E10 fuel

Many cars produced before 2000 are incompatible with the greener petrol type that could soon appear in forecourts up and down the country
28 Aug 2018
Will Saudi Arabia boost oil production?
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Will Saudi Arabia boost oil production?

Iran urges Opec to honour output cut as Trump tweet sends prices plummeting
3 Jul 2018
Donald Trump takes aim at Opec over high oil prices
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Donald Trump takes aim at Opec over high oil prices

Iran hits back, accusing the US President of stoking volatility by withdrawing from the nuclear deal
14 Jun 2018
How Trump may push Iran into China’s lap
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How Trump may push Iran into China’s lap

Reintroduction of sanctions could see Middle East country ramp up exports to Asia
12 Jan 2018
Frozen Britain faces winter energy crisis
UK consumers are facing a surge in gas prices as demand outstrips supply
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Frozen Britain faces winter energy crisis

Explosion at gas processing plant interrupts supply across Europe and sends prices soaring
13 Dec 2017
Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil
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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil

Operators TransCanada say leak is ‘completely isolated’, but officials may decide not to grant permit for second pipeline
17 Nov 2017
Oil bribery trial divides Russia
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Oil bribery trial divides Russia

Case of former economic minister and CEO of Rosneft splits ruling elite
15 Nov 2017
Shell launches first EV charging stations in the UK
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Shell launches first EV charging stations in the UK

Recharge will cost around £20 for electric hatchbacks, and £50 for saloons
18 Oct 2017
Exxon Mobil 'seeks waiver' from Russia sanctions
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Exxon Mobil 'seeks waiver' from Russia sanctions

Oil giant once under the control of Rex Tillerson wants to resume its oil exploration venture with Rosneft
21 Apr 2017
US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions
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US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions

Anger as Moscow blocks UN sanctions over regime's use of chemical weapons
1 Mar 2017
Who is Rex Tillerson? From Exxon chief to secretary of state
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Who is Rex Tillerson? From Exxon chief to secretary of state

Donald Trump appears to dismiss concerns of energy leader's 'too-cosy' relationship with Putin
13 Dec 2016
Victory for Standing Rock as Dakota pipeline is rerouted
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Victory for Standing Rock as Dakota pipeline is rerouted

Activists express caution over decision to move pipeline favoured by president-elect Donald Trump
5 Dec 2016
Saudi Arabia's radical plan to end 'addiction' to oil
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Saudi Arabia's radical plan to end 'addiction' to oil

Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils plan to transform Gulf state's finances by 2030
26 Apr 2016
BP investors rebel over boss Bob Dudley's £14m pay
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BP investors rebel over boss Bob Dudley's £14m pay

Almost 60 per cent of shareholders vote against 20 per cent rise after group's worst ever loss
15 Apr 2016