Energy (Legacy)

Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

Published 28/09/2015

BRUGELETTE, Belgium Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on [more…]

Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration for now

Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration for now

Published 28/09/2015

LONDON Oil company Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) is pulling out of exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska for the foreseeable future and could take a [more…]

Oil prices fall on slowing global economic growth outlook

Oil prices fall on slowing global economic growth outlook

Published 28/09/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices dropped on Monday despite a fall in U.S. drilling activity for the fourth straight week, with analysts pointing to a poor economic [more…]

Oil prices rise as U.S. drilling declines

Oil prices rise as U.S. drilling declines

Published 21/09/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices rose by around one percent on Monday as U.S. drilling slowed and analysts estimated that $1.5 trillion worth of planned American production [more…]

Australian PM Abbott faces fight as rival launches challenge

Australian PM Abbott faces fight as rival launches challenge

Published 14/09/2015

CANBERRA Conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott faced a challenge to his leadership when his popular communications minister launched a bid for the top office [more…]

Oil prices dip as demand stalls, but U.S. supported by rig cut

Oil prices dip as demand stalls, but U.S. supported by rig cut

Published 14/09/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices dipped on Monday in Asia as weakening demand weighed on markets, although U.S. futures received some support from reduced American drilling.

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Oil prices fall on global glut fears, slowing US jobs growth

Oil prices fall on global glut fears, slowing US jobs growth

Published 07/09/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday as oversupply concerns, a firmer dollar and lackluster U.S. non-farm payrolls data weighed on global markets, but a rebound [more…]

Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama’s assurances on Iran deal

Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama’s assurances on Iran deal

Published 04/09/2015

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security [more…]

Oil prices fall on profit-taking, rate hike uncertainty

Oil prices fall on profit-taking, rate hike uncertainty

Published 31/08/2015

SINGAPORE Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years.

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Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb- profit tops estimates

Scotiabank energy-sector bad loans climb- profit tops estimates

Published 28/08/2015

TORONTO Bank of Nova Scotia, which reported a quarterly profit that beat market expectations on Friday, said bad loans in the energy sector climbed as [more…]