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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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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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Energy

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