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Thursday 30 April 2009
Outlook Should BP and Royal Dutch Shell redomicile and relist to the United States? The question is largely academic, for it is most unlikely to happen any time soon. Yet London-based oil chiefs sometimes look longingly across the pond at the apparently superior share-price performance of Exxon Mobil.
Sunday 15 March 2009
This is a collection of three horror stories. The title story, which is substantially longer than the other two, recounts the revenge of Frank Dominio on his former bosses after he is unfairly sacked; a revenge both facillitated and made more Gothic by the dark powers he somehow acquires. The revenges are not necessarily bloody: one hapless victim, for example, is trapped in a world of endless doors so that whenever he opens one, there's another behind it.
Wednesday 31 December 2008
India's Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has taken control of Imperial Energy for £1.3bn, despite fears it had been attempting to walk away from the deal.
Friday 31 October 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/reshuffle-footn.html">John Rentoul: Reshuffle footnote #94</a>
Thursday 09 October 2008
We now have a Minister for Content. I quote from today's Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform press release
Friday 12 September 2008
Tuesday 02 September 2008
Middle Eastlands was the name Manchester City fans had coined for their ground last night. Dreamland might have been more appropriate.
Friday 01 August 2008
The Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell has reported that the soaring price of oil this year had boosted profits in the past quarter, and added that it was set to spend $36bn (£18bn) on acquisitions and drilling by the end of the year.
Sunday 22 June 2008
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Friday 02 May 2008
Barratt Developments, the FTSE 250-listed house-builder recently besieged by renewed rights issue rumours, hit a 52-week low yesterday after a pair of brokers spooked investors in the sector.
Friday 02 May 2008
Exxon Mobil outdid its European rivals yesterday with record first-quarter profits despite falling production and growing problems in Nigeria.
Friday 02 May 2008
Shell's decision to pull out of Britain's largest wind farm project leaves our national renewable energy sector looking decidedly deflated this morning. The "London Array" was intended to be the world's biggest wind farm, with its 341 turbines planned for the Thames Estuary. The scheme's designers hoped it would be capable of generating 1,000 megawatts, enough to power a quarter of the capital's homes. Shell had an equal share in the project with E.on and Denmark's DONG Energy. Now the oil conglomerate has put its stake on the market, the entire project is in jeopardy.
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