Oil

State of The Transition, mid - late January: Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

A Shell veteran of 35 years requests the company pension fund he depends on to divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy. A geoscientist c...

Crude Spoils: Nigeria's $3.3bn Tax Break for Big Oil Companies

Anders Dahlbeck | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK
Anders Dahlbeck

Three of the world's biggest oil and gas companies - Shell, Total and ENI - were granted an extraordinary series of tax breaks worth a staggering US$3.3billion in Nigeria, a country where millions of people live in extreme poverty.

2016 - A Goldilocks Year?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Nick Beecroft

A Goldilocks Year, not too hot, not too cold is our central scenario for 2016, and it would look something like this- Global growth accelerates a litt...

Tightening the Screws: How Can We Defeat ISIS?

Mike Yeomans | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Mike Yeomans

On Wednesday 3 December 2015, the British government voted to authorise military action against the Islamic State in Iraq & Syria (ISIS) over Syri...

This Video Explains Our Murky Relationship With Saudi Arabia In Just 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

The controversial relationship between the West and Saudi Arabia has been under increased scrutiny in recent months, with many pointing the finger at ...

Don't Blame the Abundance of Oil

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Kamiar Mohaddes [2005] is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He did a PhD in Economics, supporte...

Cutting Off Isis Oil Production Could Lead To An Uprising Against The Terrorist Group, Claims Defence Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics

Destroying Isis’s ability to extract and sell oil could lead to an uprising from those living underneath the terrorist group, an international finan...

The Gap Between Arctic Oil's Rhetoric and Reality

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Victoria Herrmann [2014] is a Research Associate at The Arctic Institute, doing a PhD in Polar Studies. Photo credit: Wikipedia. In a surprise sta...

Amber Rudd Must Stand Up for British Industry and Consumers

Alexander Temerko | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...

'Everybody's Hearts Are Broken'. Shell's Ship Sets Sail For Arctic Oil Drill As Greenpeace Loses Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Shell's icebreaker ship bound for the Arctic has finally set sail, after Greenpeace protesters lost their battle to prevent the vessel from reaching t...

Incredible Pictures Of Activists Hanging From US Bridge To Stop Shell Ship Heading To Arctic For Oil

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Shell's icebreaker ship, which had started heading towards the activists, has now turned back to the dock. Suspended gracefully from the st...

BP To Pay Out £12bn For Deepwater Horizon Oil Explosion That Killed 11 Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK

Oil giant BP said it had reached an £12bn legal settlement in the US to cover the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill that killed 11 workers fi...

US's Hunt Oil Suspends Drilling in Peru's Amazon

David Hill | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
David Hill

US company Hunt Oil has announced it is suspending exploratory drilling in one of the remotest, most biodiverse parts of Peru's Amazon.

Pipe Dreams? Buhari and Nigeria's Fuel Crisis

Lucy James | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Lucy James

The medium-term outlook is rocky. The urban gridlock, jerry cans and sleep-deprived Nigerians milling outside petrol stations is the best indication of the precariousness of Nigeria's fuel sector today. Buhari and the his APC party can expect to burn the midnight oil to make it work.

The Arctic Could Become a New Centre for Geopolitical Tensions

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

The Arctic region has long been admired globally as an example of good governance, one characterised by peaceful cooperation and engagement. The is pa...

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.

Momentum Is Gathering Behind the Energy Union - We Must Keep Up the Pace

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

In order to see that the Energy Union is a success, we need a truly collective approach to reducing CO2 emissions and ensuring security of energy supply to Member States. The technology is there and projects such as the North Sea interconnector show that momentum is gathering.

Let's Drill This Green and Pleasant Land

David Saddington | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
David Saddington

The announcement has been heralded as a fantastic boost for the British economy and industry, but hearing the news that we're delighted to have struck oil really feels outdated in an age where the coupling between carbon emissions and economy is breaking, sustainability is getting traction and green innovations are re-defining business practices around the world.

100 Billion Barrels of Oil Were Discovered in England - So What?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Kyla Mandel

The amount of oil found is significant, but not for the reasons touted by UKOG. Assuming there really are 100 billion barrels of oil, if it was all extracted and all of it was burnt, a total 37.5Gt of CO2 would be released. This is roughly equal to one year of current global emissions.

Shell, BG, and Keeping the Lights On in Africa

Johnny West | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Johnny West

What would be really interesting to know on the day Shell announced its $70 billion bid for the BG Group is: did the Tunisian government know when it woke up this morning that it will shortly have Shell as its new business partner in keeping the lights on in the country?

Getty Oil Heir Andrew Found Dead In Hollywood Home

The Huffington Post UK/PA and AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

A man found dead in a Los Angeles home is Andrew Getty, heir to the billionaire oil fortune of his grandfather J. Paul Getty, his family have said. ...

Peruvian Indigenous Leader: 'We Don't Want to Die Because of Oil'

David Hill | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Hill

Leaders from the indigenous Matsés people in the Peruvian Amazon say they remain vehemently opposed to potential operations in their territory by a Canada-based oil company...

Climate Change Is Creating a New Battleground as Russia, US Increase Arctic Military Presence

Kyla Mandel | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It's no secret that at the heart of many wars lies valuable resources, chief among them petroleum. Is it too far-fetched to think this won't happen in the Arctic?

Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon Crisis

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

One thing is for sure: any plan based on restricting access to cheap fuel is doomed to fail from the start, so we have no other choice but to address the problem and create long-term, sustainable solutions.

Might Norway Blacklist Canadian Oil Firm Over Amazon Operations?

David Hill | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
David Hill

During the meeting in November various Matses men expressed concern about the potential impacts of oil operations on the IPI.