Centrica’s optimistic outlook does not make up for its growing challenges
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Centrica’s optimistic outlook does not make up for its growing challenges

Centrica, Britain's biggest energy supplier and owner of British Gas, looks to be on track to report a bumper performance for 2022, says Rupert Hargre…
10 May 2022
Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution
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Energy stocks

Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution

With the oil price spiking, BP shares look cheap on a price/earnings ratio of just over seven. But do they deserve a place in your portfolio?
5 May 2022
Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?
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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
BP’s profits surge, but the company’s growth is far from guaranteed
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Energy stocks

BP’s profits surge, but the company’s growth is far from guaranteed

BP profits are at their highest in a decade, and it looks to be a business firing on all cylinders. But its future is far from certain, says Rupert Ha…
3 May 2022
What is a windfall tax?
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UK Economy

What is a windfall tax?

Windfall taxes are levied on industries that have benefited the most from unusual economic conditions, earning above average profits. They are often a…
3 May 2022
The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit
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The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit

The UK has just released details of its long-term energy strategy, which emphasises offshore wind power. Rupert Hargreaves explains how you can invest…
8 Apr 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
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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
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
Two funds to extract big value from big oil
Funds

Two funds to extract big value from big oil

Two high-quality funds from Guinness offer very different ways to invest in the energy industry – and one looks exceptionally cheap now.
7 Feb 2022
How to invest in uranium as nuclear power returns
Commodities

How to invest in uranium as nuclear power returns

Nuclear power is back on the agenda after a decade in the doldrums. Fuel prices will be volatile, but the long-term path should be up
1 Feb 2022
Energy stocks will only get better in 2022 – here are three to buy
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Energy stocks will only get better in 2022 – here are three to buy

Professional investor Jonathan Waghorn of Guinness Global Investors picks three top energy stocks.
28 Jan 2022
How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash
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How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash

It’s been a terrible week for stockmarkets. But not everything is crashing – “real” assets such as metals and energy are holding up well and should ha…
26 Jan 2022
Energy prices will keep rising – here’s how to invest
Energy

Energy prices will keep rising – here’s how to invest

Energy prices will keep rising for the foreseeable future – it is a simple matter of supply and demand. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how you should i…
14 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
How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy
Energy

How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy

The government has started to roll out its plans for switching us over from fossil fuels to hydrogen and renewable energy. Should investors buy in? St…
9 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
Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks
Renewables

Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks

The COP26 conference showed that fossil fuels are on their way out. This is a big opportunity for companies developing the equipment and technology th…
3 Dec 2021
How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero
Energy

How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero

Nuclear power was the future once – and now it seems it is again as governments look for ways to meet their net-zero targets.
20 Nov 2021
The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?
Coal

The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?

The COP26 climate summit made a commitment to "phase down" coal. But coal still accounts for a vast amount of the energy produced around the world – a…
19 Nov 2021
Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?
Renewables

Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?

Investors have been pouring money into renewable energy funds. But the sector has had a tricky year so far. Max King looks at the opportunities for in…
9 Nov 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