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Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had big plans to diversify its economy so that it was no longer so reliant on oil revenue. The current crisis arrived befo…
23 May 2020
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The oil market is showing signs of life again

The oil market has had a terrible time recently as producers pumped as much oil as possible just as demand collapsed due to the coronavirus epidemic. …
15 May 2020
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Oil

Oil market begins to rebalance

Oil prices remain historically depressed, but they have perked up a little this week.
7 May 2020
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Solid income from a renewable energy "tortoise" fund

GCP Infrastructure plods along compared with its rivals, but offers an attractive yield at the current price
4 May 2020
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Royal Dutch Shell slashes its dividend: what now for income investors?

Shell's dividend cut – its first since WWII – has come as a nasty surprise. And it leaves income investors wondering where to turn now. John Stepek lo…
1 May 2020
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Oil

Oil sector faces collapse

Should embattled US oil producers be bailed out? And what will happen to Shell and BP’s dividends this year? Matthew Partridge reports.
23 Apr 2020
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Oil

How ETFs broke the oil market

The bizarre collapse in US crude may have been worsened by high levels of trading in a popular exchange-traded fund.
23 Apr 2020

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Below zero: oil plunges into negative territory

US oil’s unprecedented collapse is mostly due to how it is traded – but also to the shock to global GDP, says Alex Rankine.
23 Apr 2020
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Oil

The negative oil price meant traders couldn’t give the stuff away – here’s what that means

With a lot more oil being produced than anyone can use and storage space running out, the oil price briefly turned negative. John Stepek explains what…
21 Apr 2020
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Oil

The oil-price war is not over – it's just on hold

Both Opec and Russia have agreed to restrict oil output by ten million barrels per day from next month. But the oil price war isn't over yet.
16 Apr 2020
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Oil

Saudi Arabia heads for a "lost year"

The Covid-19 pandemic has frozen Saudi Arabia's economy and left it with lakes of unwanted oil.
16 Apr 2020
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The uranium price is finally on the rise – here’s the easiest way to bet on a bull market

The uranium price has been quietly creeping up to hit a four-year high. Dominic Frisby explains what’s behind the rise, and picks the best way to inve…
15 Apr 2020
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The world could soon be drowning in oil

Oil hit an 18-year low this week. And we could even see oil prices turn negative.
3 Apr 2020
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Oil shoots higher – have we seen the bottom for the big oil companies?

Just a few days ago everyone was worried about negative oil prices. Now, the market has turned upwards. John Stepek explains what’s behind the rise an…
3 Apr 2020
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Oil prices have collapsed – and some argue that they could even turn negative

With an excess of supply and a drastic cut in demand, the oil price has been hammered this year. John Stepek looks at what that means for oil produce…
30 Mar 2020
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Extraordinary times create extraordinary opportunities – these assets look cheap

With the stage set for some monumental fiscal stimulus, this is most definitely a time to own some gold. And if you’re bold enough, says Dominic Frisb…
18 Mar 2020
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Will an oil price war spark a global crisis?

The oil price suffered its biggest fall since the 1991 Gulf War after Saudi Arabia and Russia decided to bump up production at a time of reduced deman…
12 Mar 2020
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Black Monday: what the oil price crash means for your money

Oil gave investors a nasty shock today as the price of crude fell harder than at any time for nearly 30 years. John Stepek explains why, and what it m…
9 Mar 2020
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Investing in hydrogen: the cleaner, greener fuel that will power the future

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and when it burns it releases nothing but energy and water. Could it be the answer to our climat…
27 Feb 2020
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The natural-gas glut is here to stay

Surging US exports of liquefied natural gas have driven the price down to below $3 per mBtu
21 Feb 2020
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Coronavirus is a "black swan" event for oil

The coronavirus outbreak is leaving the energy industry facing the prospect of no overall demand growth for the calendar year. 
15 Feb 2020
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Have we reached the end of the road for petrol cars?

The prime minister has said that all new sales of vehicles with internal combustion engines will be banned from 2035. Is that achievable?
15 Feb 2020