Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks
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Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks

The future of oil is uncertain, but some of the major oil companies are not being given the benefit of the doubt, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
9 Aug 2021
Oil is taking a well-earned rest. But the bull market isn’t done yet
Oil tanker docking
Oil

Oil is taking a well-earned rest. But the bull market isn’t done yet

The oil price has more than doubled in the last five years. It’s come off the boil recently, but in the longer term, things are still looking good. Do…
28 Jul 2021
Oil goes off the boil
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Oil

Oil goes off the boil

Brent crude prices fell below $70 a barrel this week after Opec members Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates patched up their differences.
23 Jul 2021
Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment
Whale swimming past oil rigs
Oil

Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment

Wanting to do the right thing, big oil companies are divesting themselves of toxic fossil-fuel assets. But we still need oil, says John Stepek – and t…
22 Jul 2021
Oil cartel Opec agrees deal to boost oil production – what does it mean for you?
Oil well pumps
Oil

Oil cartel Opec agrees deal to boost oil production – what does it mean for you?

The world’s major oil producers have agreed to significantly increase production as the price of oil soars. Saloni Sardana looks at the deal.
19 Jul 2021
What’s driving the oil price volatility, and where could it go next?
Oil

What’s driving the oil price volatility, and where could it go next?

The oil price has whipsawed in volatile trading, after Opec delayed a key production meeting. Saloni Sardana looks at what's going on, and where the o…
7 Jul 2021
Why oil stocks still look like a good bet
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Why oil stocks still look like a good bet

Oil is at its highest price for more than two years. And with demand recovering while supply remains constrained, it all looks good for oil stocks, sa…
22 Jun 2021
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Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future
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Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future

Shell, the oil major, has had to accelerate plans to go green, and may now ditch highly profitable assets in America. Matthew Partridge reports
17 Jun 2021
Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?
Commodities

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?

Commodities have put in a blistering performance over the past year. But – oil aside – the commodity bull market looks like it might have peaked. Domi…
16 Jun 2021
What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common
Oil

What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common

In echoes of the flawed public health advice of the 1980s, governments are taking action – but not necessarily the correct action – to be “greener”. T…
9 Jun 2021
The oil-price rally may run out of puff
Oil

The oil-price rally may run out of puff

The Brent crude oil price hit its highest level since May 2019, fuelled by optimism about economic reopening. But the rally might not last.
9 Jun 2021
Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?
Oil

Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?

Big oil majors including Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are under pressure from institutional shareholders to reduce emissions. John Stepek looks at ho…
28 May 2021
Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market
Oil

Resurgent pandemic brings new headwinds for the oil market

With India the world’s third-biggest oil market, the economic slowdown driven by the pandemic will hit oil prices.
30 Apr 2021
Oil price comes off the boil as the pandemic lingers
Oil price

Oil price comes off the boil as the pandemic lingers

Brent crude oil had its worst week since October last week, tumbling by 7%, as continued virus restrictions in Europe weigh on demand.
25 Mar 2021
Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?
Stockmarkets

Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?

The market’s delayed reaction to the Fed’s statement on interest rates led to all manner of assets selling off. John Stepek looks at what’s going on a…
19 Mar 2021
If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?
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If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?

Investors looking to have their money do good shouldn’t sell out of miners and fossil-fuel companies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That will just leave …
15 Mar 2021
Here’s why Saudi Arabia is no longer worried about shale oil
Oil

Here’s why Saudi Arabia is no longer worried about shale oil

In recent years, rising oil prices have been met by rising production from US shale companies. Saudi Arabia is gambling that's no longer the case. Joh…
8 Mar 2021
Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?
Oil

Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?

Bank of America thinks crude will hit $100 a barrel at some point the next five years as demand picks up.
5 Mar 2021
Is the oil price heading for $100 again?
Oil

Is the oil price heading for $100 again?

Not so very long ago, the oil price went negative. But in the last three months alone it’s risen by 50%. And while it may take the odd breather here a…
16 Feb 2021
Oil prices recover from Covid-19 collapse
Oil

Oil prices recover from Covid-19 collapse

The oil price slumped last spring as major economies locked down. But is has now returned to its pre-pandemic level as it hits $60 a barrel.
11 Feb 2021
Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better
Oil

Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better

Oil companies are struggling – both BP and Exxon have reported losses after a year in which the oil price briefly went negative. But hang on to your e…
3 Feb 2021
Think Tesla is a bubble? This might be the best way to bet on it bursting
Oil

Think Tesla is a bubble? This might be the best way to bet on it bursting

The huge rise in Tesla’s share price means that, by market value, it’s now the sixth-largest company in the US and and the world’s biggest car-maker. …
25 Jan 2021