The oil price has risen by 20% this year – far outstripping the stockmarkets. John Stepek looks at the reasons for its rise, and what might happen from here.
We're on the cusp of a revolution in the energy industry. It's one that could redraw the energy map of the world, give humanity the ability to tap essentially unlimited power sources, and – if you make the right investments – make a fortune for investors.
In short, we're living through a change in the way the world produces and consumes energy. It is a transition that's well under way. And it's being driven by the convergence of several key technological trends that are showing no sign of abating.
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Oil is off most investors’ radar. But that could be a mistake, says Dominic Frisby. The price could be about to take off. Here’s how he intends to play it.
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This Brazilian oil company has been quietly restoring the business to profitability, says Matthew Partridge.