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Fracking rejected in Blackpool

The nascent UK fracking industry has suffered a major setback following Cuadrilla's failed bid to drill four exploratory wells.

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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

June 2015: Natural gas perks up US natural gas prices have rallied over the past month, partly due to colder weather and falling production. But the long-term outlook looks robust: coal-fired power stations are being replaced by gas-fired ones, while Asian countries are keen importers of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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How to profit from the oil price rally

After sliding to well under $50 a barrel, the oil price has bounced back. Matthew Partridge explains why, and looks at how much further the rally has to go.

How David Lenigas struck oil in Gatwick and became 'Britain’s JR'

Miner turned businessman, David Lenigas has people worried in England’s southeast over his plans to drill for oil.

Big oil’s bargain hunt

Shell’s £47bn bid for BG suggests the oil sector is set for another round of major deals. But investors should avoid getting carried away, says John Stepek.

Will the deal with Iran dampen oil prices?

Th deal with Iran paves the way for a resumption of oil exports, raising the prospect of yet more oil hitting an already oversupplied market.

The Shell BG deal will be the first of many – which oil giant is next?

Shell’s takeover of BG Group will spark a wave of mergers in the energy sector. John Stepek asks – who will be next?

Are oil prices about to bounce back?

Oil prices have continued to yo-yo over the past few days, with a bounce induced by the conflict in Yemen fading.

The oil price has bottomed out – here’s why

The price of oil has been flattened since last summer. Now it’s hit rock bottom. John Stepek explains why you should get ready for a rebound in the price.

Oil price heads lower again

The oil price has fallen once more after America increased its supply of crude.

In Mexico, 50 billion barrels of oil are up for grabs

Mexico’s government is shaking up its oil industry. That’s going to provide plenty of opportunities for investors, says James McKeigue.

Oil price bubbles up again – how high will it go?

The oil price is on the rise again. But don’t expect it to go far.

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