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The death of King Coal

The UK coal industry once employed 1.2 million people. Now, two of the last three underground mines are about to close. What went wrong? Matthew Partridge investigates.

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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

April 2014: Oil v natural gas Long-term demand for gas seems solid as more and more industries switch to it. Companies involved in the fracking boom in the US are also worth a look. Oil's outlook seems mildly bearish, with rising supplies on the one hand, and relatively lacklustre demand growth on the other.

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How you could profit from Latin America's energy crisis

Demand for power in Latin America is soaring. James McKeigue looks at how to invest as the continent upgrades its energy infrastructure.

Why Britain needs blackouts

This Plymouth-based energy company is using the experience it gained in European offshore wind to build a promising position in Latin America.

The assets to buy into now - April 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should
you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Europe’s gas problem

Ukraine has urged the West to act to prevent Russia using its control of gas supplies as a “new nuclear weapon”. Just how much of a threat is it? Simon Wilson reports.

The biggest energy opportunity since the collapse of the USSR

Mexico’s massive oil and gas reserves are largely untapped, reports James McKeigue. The potential for investors to profit is huge.

Gamble of the week: Russian gas giant

Some businesses look cheap because no one really trusts them. This is probably the case with this Russian gas giant, says Phil Oakley.

British fracking could weaken Putin’s grip on Ukraine

Britain must make the most of shale oil and gas, says Matthew Lynn – if only to lessen our energy dependence on Russia.

What comes after fracking?

Fracking has enormous potential. But sooner or later the world will have to move away from oil and gas to renewable energy, says Bengt Saelensminde.

The assets to buy now - March 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Salmond slips on oil

David Cameron and Alex Salmond battle it out over the question of Scotland’s North Sea oil reserves.

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