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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

November 2014: The sliding oil price Oil prices have fallen by almost 30% since June. There could be further to go. US natural gas, meanwhile, jumped above $4/mBtus. The long-term outlook is good too, as more and more households and industries opt for gas.

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Halliburton’s urge to merge

A tie-up between Halliburton and Baker Hughes would create the biggest oil services group by revenue.

Bet on a commodities recovery with these two cheap funds

Crude oil and metals look set for further misery over the next year, says David C Stevenson. But the longer-term outlook is more promising.

Technology will dictate the future price of oil

The price of oil in the future won’t be decided by the supply of crude, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’ll be technology.

Cheer up! The plummeting price of oil is great news

The falling oil price is good for consumers and the global economy, and opens up some great opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.

A price battle in the oil market

The price of Brent crude has fallen to a four-year low following a price-cut from Saudi Arabia.

How falling oil prices will affect Latin America

Many Latin American countries depend on oil exports for income, says James McKeigue. Falling crude prices could spell trouble ahead.

Profit as oil hits the skids

The oil price is stuck in a downward trend. That may be bad for oil producers, but it’s good for consumer economies like ours, says John Stepek.

How low can Russia go?

Russian stocks have been in free fall for quite some time. But as David Thornton explains, there is one event that might herald a rebound.

Chart of the week: Will Opec turn off the taps?

Members of oil cartel Opec are beginning to feel the fiscal squeeze of low oil prices – some more than others.

Fracking would unleash our very own economic miracle

The opportunity for fracking to transform some of Britain’s poorest areas is too good to pass up, says Matthew Lynn.

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