Natural gas

Weather takes the heat out of gas prices

Last week, natural gas prices sank by 12%, the worst weekly loss in a year, on forecasts of unusually warm weather.

The end of the natural gas glut

A multi-year glut, which has depressed natural gas prices, is nearing an end.

Vast gas deal in the pipeline for Linde and Praxair

Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair are set for a $60bn merger – but regulators won’t give them an easy ride.

Russia’s energy crunch

The oil and gas-dependent Russian economy shrank by almost 4% last year – and this year isn’t shaping up any better.

Whose flag flies from the North Pole?

The scramble for the Arctic cooled when the oil priced plunged. But the countries on its borders are still jockeying for position, says Simon Wilson.

Don’t expect to see $100 oil again soon – here’s why

The oil price has had a good run lately. But with the industry undergoing fundamental changes, we won’t see $100 a barrel any time soon, says John Stepek.

Fracking rejected in Blackpool

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

'Another Russia' will keep a lid on the oil price

Applying shale techniques to mature conventional oil fields could tap another 140 billion barrels worldwide.

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.

Jeremy Grantham: Oil price slump won’t last

Investment guru Jeremy Grantham believes US fracking is a red herring, and oil prices are set to rise.

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