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There’s plenty of life in oil stocks yet

If you’re looking for a reliable source of income for your retirement, you might be better off with high-yielding resources stocks than with an annuit…
16 Sep 2019
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Can the UK eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050?

The government wants to cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by the middle of the century. Is this realistic – or a staggeringly expens…
6 Jul 2019
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Britain’s blocked fracking pipeline

Protesters claim that fracking for gas and oil is not worth the risks. Producers argue the rules are too restrictive. Who’s right? And does the indust…
23 Feb 2019
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Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?

Matthew Partridge talks to energy consultant Clive Moffatt to find out how EU membership has affected the UK’s energy policy, and how Brexit is likely…
20 Mar 2018
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Chart of the week: US natural-gas production heading for a record high

US natural-gas production will hit a record in 2018. Output should exceed 80 billion cubic feet per day, marking a 60% increase since 2005.
23 Feb 2018
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Commodities make a comeback

Raw-materials prices rose sharply in 2017 – and they have made a strong start to 2018, too.
12 Jan 2018
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Is it time to buy Centrica for its huge dividend?

Shares in Centrica, owner of British Gas, come with a dividend yield of 8% after the share price fell dramatically last week. So should you buy in?
27 Nov 2017
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Chart of the week: a buying opportunity in energy markets

Natural gas prices have slipped by a quarter in weeks after one of the warmest winters on record, which has dented demand in the short-term.
24 Mar 2017

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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.
13 Jan 2017
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The end of the natural gas glut

A multi-year glut, which has depressed natural gas prices, is nearing an end.
9 Sep 2016
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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.
26 Aug 2016
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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.
12 Feb 2016
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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.
30 Jan 2016
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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.
2 Jul 2015
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Britain would be 'mad' to ban fracking

Britain is dependent on gas to meet its energy needs. Can we really afford not to frack?
30 Jan 2015
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Energy bills finally start to fall

Households have started to see a cut in their energy bills after utility companies pass on lower gas prices.
22 Jan 2015
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Oil legend Algy Cluff urges Osborne to think bigger on tax cuts for struggling sector

Energy entrepreneur Algy Cluff is urging George Osborne to make much more drastic tax cuts for North Sea oil and gas companies, including a ten-year t…
13 Jan 2015
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Expect dramatic falls in the gas price

Gas prices could be set to fall heavily as supply exceeds expectations.
9 Jan 2015
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South Stream: spats over the gas pipes

Russia has abandoned its plans to build the new South Stream gas pipeline through Bulgaria.
4 Dec 2014
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Fracking would unleash our very own economic miracle

The opportunity for fracking to transform some of Britain's poorest areas is too good to pass up, says Matthew Lynn.
9 Oct 2014
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The end of fossil fuels

Renewed political commitment to tackling climate change, cheaper renewables technology, more costly prospecting – can fossil fuels survive this triple…
7 Oct 2014
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US natural gas: a long-term bull market

Natural gas prices slipped over the summer, but expect prices to rise in the longer term.
22 Aug 2014
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How you could make money from fracking without buying shares in an oil company

Matthew Partridge explains how you could cash in by helping the fracking industry work more cleanly and efficiently.
25 Jul 2014
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Profit from China’s war on pollution

China’s growth has been achieved at the cost of crippling pollution. With Beijing starting to crack down, Matthew Partridge looks at how you can profi…
8 May 2014
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The assets to buy now - May 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 maj…
2 May 2014
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The next few months could be very exciting for investors in fracking

Britain’s fracking industry has so far failed to reach its full potential. But new regulations could soon change that. Matthew Partridge explains how …
22 Apr 2014
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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 m…
4 Apr 2014
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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? Simo…
31 Mar 2014
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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.
17 Mar 2014
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Shale oil and gas: the greatest growth story of the coming decade

Fracking is shaping up to be a major investment story for years to come. Here, David C Stevenson reveals the best funds to profit.
11 Feb 2014
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The assets to buy into now - February 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? We give our monthly view on the ma…
7 Feb 2014
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Fracking FAQ: what is fracking, and why is it in the news?

Fracking is a subject that’s constantly in the news. But what exactly does it entail, and what are the arguments for and against?
6 Feb 2014
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The British fracking revolution is coming – you can’t afford to ignore this

Fracking is the biggest story in the energy industry. And it’s going to be huge in the UK. Ed Bowsher looks at what you need to know.
14 Jan 2014
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Is this the end for growth?

Money doesn’t make the world go round; energy does. And the days of cheap energy are over, according to a new book. What does this mean for civilisati…
9 Dec 2013
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How to profit from the next big natural gas revolution

The US shale gas revolution has already driven some big changes in the economy. Now it promises to transform America’s transport industry. John Stepek…
5 Nov 2013
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How to solve Britain's fracking problem

There's only one way the government can sell fracking to the public, says Matthew Lynn - give landowners mineral rights.
19 Aug 2013
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Is fracking the answer to our energy crisis?

Will fracking mean cheaper gas in Britain or will it just blight the countryside and poison the water supply? Emily Hohler reports.
8 Aug 2013
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Britain’s coming shale gas boom

New estimates of the amount of shale gas in northwest England have raised hopes that Britain could be sitting on an energy gold mine.
7 Jun 2013
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The British shale gas revolution – will it boom or fizzle?

Britain could be sitting on much bigger reserves of natural gas than anyone expected. So are our energy problems over? John Stepek looks at whether we…
4 Jun 2013
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Britain’s shale gas revolution

The government has lifted its moratorium on 'fracking' – but will this, as in America, lead to big changes in our energy markets? Simon Wilson reports…
21 Dec 2012
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The shale gas revolution

New technology has opened up vast natural gas reserves. It’s a game changer – and an opportunity for investors, say James McKeigue and David Stevenson…
18 Oct 2012
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Air hisses out of US gas prices

US natural gas prices have halved in just two years following record-high levels of production in America. And prices could still fall further yet.
5 Apr 2012
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Gamble of the week: UK gas producer

With natural gas prices expected to soar next winter, this British gas producer is well-placed to profit, says Paul Hill.
16 Mar 2012
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How to profit as the shale gas revolution disappoints

Shale gas is being touted as the solution to the West's energy woes. But those hoping for endless supplies of dirt-cheap fuel could be disappointed. M…
8 Feb 2012
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US natural gas prices cool off

American natural gas prices have been static for the past two years - and that's unlikely to change any time soon.
18 Nov 2011
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How to profit as the ‘fracking’ energy revolution takes off

New technology is changing the game for energy providers, says James McKeigue. Here he focuses on natural gas and finds the best stocks to play the se…
28 Oct 2011