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Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained
Viktor Orbán addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest, Hungary
Between the lines

Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained

Hungary ends Covid crisis measures – and ushers in new ones over Russia’s invasion
26 May 2022
Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?
Ursula von der Leyen
In Brief

Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?

European Commission proposes a total ban on Russian oil
5 May 2022
The US state being ‘battered’ by Russian oil ban
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Unreported world

The US state being ‘battered’ by Russian oil ban

Mainland America does not rely on Russian crude – but Hawaii does
26 Apr 2022
Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?
Mohammad bin Salman
Today’s big question

Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?

Boris Johnson due to visit Riyadh for talks as the UK seeks to reduce Russian energy imports
15 Mar 2022
How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy

IMF warns Moscow faces a ‘deep recession’ amid descent of a ‘new iron curtain’
11 Mar 2022
The oil and commodities shock
Heading for $185 a barrel? A Russian oil platform
Why we’re talking about . . .

The oil and commodities shock

Fears of shortages and soaring prices are roiling markets globally, with no let up in sight
11 Mar 2022
Shell: slick move angers Dutch
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In Focus

Shell: slick move angers Dutch

Decision to become 100% British has ‘gone down like a plate of mouldy pannenkoeken’
18 Nov 2021

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Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
Behind the scenes

Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
A week that shook Big Oil
Environmentalists celebrate in The Hague
Why we’re talking about . . .

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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In Brief

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
Russian oilfield
In Brief

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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In Brief

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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In Brief

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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In Brief

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?
Brazil oil spill
In Depth

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

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
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
In Depth

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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In Depth

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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In Brief

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
A flame torch at the Total refinery in Donges, western France
In Brief

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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In Depth

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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In Brief

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
Oil Rig
In Brief

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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In Brief

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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In Depth

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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In Depth

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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In Brief

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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In Depth

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
In Depth

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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In Brief

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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In Brief

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
Donald Trump under fire over his handling of the Niger operation
In Brief

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
In Brief

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
Keystone Pipeline
In Brief

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
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