Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Tesco petrol station sign
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Oil shortage starts to curb demand
Oil pumping jacks in Russia
Oil

Oil shortage starts to curb demand

The price of Brent crude oil is up by 475% since its March 2020 low. And when oil prices rise, people start to reduce consumption, leading to increas…
30 Jun 2022
Get ready for the coming oil glut
Oil rig workers
Oil

Get ready for the coming oil glut

Investors are assuming that energy prices will stay high. History suggests the opposite, says Max King
20 Jun 2022
As oil prices surge, should you buy BP shares?
BP sign
Energy stocks

As oil prices surge, should you buy BP shares?

The imbalance between supply and demand has sent the oil price surging, bringing bumper profits to oil giant BP. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the numbe…
14 Jun 2022
How to profit from high oil prices
Offshore oilrig supply ship
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How to profit from high oil prices

The price of oil looks set to remain high for the foreseeable future - and could yet go a lot higher as demand outstrips supply. Rupert Hargreaves pic…
10 Jun 2022
Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet
Oil

Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet

The oil price has been on a tear in recent months. Dominic Frisby explains why oil in fact is still very cheap relative to other assets.
1 Jun 2022
Which companies will lose the most from the energy windfall tax?
Energy stocks

Which companies will lose the most from the energy windfall tax?

The government’s new energy windfall tax has muddied the waters for investors and companies alike. Rupert Hargreaves explains how it might affect some…
27 May 2022
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Should you be worried about energy windfall tax proposals?
Energy

Should you be worried about energy windfall tax proposals?

Calls have been growing for a windfall tax on UK oil and gas producers. It's a popular idea, but is it a good one? And what does it mean for investors…
24 May 2022
Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?
Oil

Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?

Many people assume that the high oil price is here to stay – and could well go higher. But we’ve been here before, says Max King. History suggests tha…
16 May 2022
Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?
Energy stocks

Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?

Oil giant Shell reported record profits of $9.1bn for the first three months of the year and has distributed billions to shareholders. Should you buy …
5 May 2022
EU tightens the noose on Russia
Oil

EU tightens the noose on Russia

Brussels has proposed a ban on all Russian oil imports. Could that work? Emily Hohler reports
4 May 2022
Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?
Energy

Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?

Soaring oil prices mean huge profits for energy firms. Politicians are keen to impose windfall taxes, but that could discourage vital investment in ne…
26 Mar 2022
An uncertain outlook for oil supply
Oil

An uncertain outlook for oil supply

Much of the speculative froth seems to have gone from the oil market, but sanctions on Russia is disturbing the crude oil supply.
25 Mar 2022
The surging oil price will hurt – but it also creates opportunities
Oil

The surging oil price will hurt – but it also creates opportunities

The price of oil is at its highest since 2008. That's bad news for most people – but it also means opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.
7 Mar 2022
Commodity prices spike on supply fears
Commodities

Commodity prices spike on supply fears

The price of commodities including oil, gas, metal and wheat are soaring because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
4 Mar 2022
Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you
Global Economy

Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine intensifying, the price of oil, gas and petrol has soared even further. Saloni Sardana looks at what the future may …
2 Mar 2022
Oil price races higher as demand rebounds
Oil

Oil price races higher as demand rebounds

Supply constraints, increased demand and the Russian threat to Ukraine are sending the oil price racing towards $100 a barrel.
18 Feb 2022
We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too
Energy

We need to invest in renewables – but we need to invest in oil and gas, too

We need heavy investment in renewable energy, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But we also need continued investment in fossil fuels, to keep prices low and…
11 Feb 2022
Oil price hits seven-year high after Abu Dhabi attack
Oil

Oil price hits seven-year high after Abu Dhabi attack

The oil price hit a seven-year high after Houthi rebels in Yemen staged a drone attack on an oil storage site in Abu Dhabi.
21 Jan 2022
In defence of fossil fuels
Energy

In defence of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are the subject of a lot of hate these days. But without them and the cheap, reliable and abundant energy they have provided, we’d be los…
14 Dec 2021
Could the oil price hit $150 a barrel by 2023?
Oil

Could the oil price hit $150 a barrel by 2023?

The oil price has fallen as a new strain of Covid brings fresh restrictions around the world. But in the long run it’s a different story, with some an…
3 Dec 2021
How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher
Commodities

How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher

Oil prices are soaring reversing a sharp meltdown seen at the depths of the Covid-19 crisis. Saloni Sardana explores how you can play the market.
27 Oct 2021