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
The world still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest
Energy

The world still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest

Our enduring need for oil and gas heralds a boom in exploration and production, says Andrew Hunt.
15 Oct 2021
The world faces a chilly winter as energy prices climb
Energy

The world faces a chilly winter as energy prices climb

The gas crisis has revealed Europe’s dependence on imported gas, but the rest of the world is facing higher bills too.
15 Oct 2021
The oil price is spiking higher – and there’s no reason to expect it to drop from here
Oil price

The oil price is spiking higher – and there’s no reason to expect it to drop from here

The oil price has been climbing steadily over the last year or so. And with producers unwilling to raise output, it’s set to keep going. John Stepek e…
5 Oct 2021
Gas prices explode – and oil prices will follow
Energy

Gas prices explode – and oil prices will follow

After gas prices hit new highs, Brent crude oil prices have broken through $80 a barrel for the first time in almost three years.
1 Oct 2021
What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 
Oil

What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 

The oil price has hit its highest in three years as post-pandemic demand rebounds. Saloni Sardana looks at what's going on and how it could affect you…
29 Sep 2021
Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come
Energy

Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come

The energy crisis has shown us just how reliant we still are on fossil fuels. And we will continue to rely on them for a long time yet, says Merryn So…
27 Sep 2021
Putting a price on Big Oil – how to value oil stocks
Investment strategy

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

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
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
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

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 Opec’s squabbling means for oil
Oil price

What Opec’s squabbling means for oil

Failure of the "Opec+" oil cartel to reach agreement after a disastrous meeting has seen oil prices soar.
8 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
Energy stocks

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
Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future
Stockmarkets

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?
ESG investing

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