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Egypt accounts for nearly a fifth of group's production

9% oppose Shell pay report at AGM

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Petrol prices fall to 38.40p a litre

Hard-pressed motorists have enjoyed a respite from record-high fuel prices in recent days, according to AA figures.

Drivers near 'breaking point' over fuel prices

Continuing rises in the price of petrol could drive some motorists off the roads for good, according to a survey.

British Gas owner Centrica warns of rising costs

Households were facing the prospect of more price hikes today after British Gas owner Centrica warned its costs continued to mount.

£211 loss for BA owner International Airlines Group

Rising fuel costs and the impact of Spain's economic crisis left the owner of British Airways and Iberia nursing big quarterly losses today.

Air France-KLM posts £299m loss

Air France-KLM posted a first-quarter net loss of 368 million euros (£299 million) today, saying that high fuel costs and a continued drop in cargo had cut into its profits.

Supermarket chain Asda cuts fuel prices

Supermarket chain Asda is to cut its fuel prices by up to 2p a litre.

Drivers have been queuing for hundreds of yards to fill up at petrol pumps, following the Government's exhortation that drivers keep tanks topped up ahead of possible industrial actionl

Petrol prices hit a new high

The price of petrol at the pumps has risen to a new high, the AA said today.

Spain oil company Repsol criticises Argentina over YPF takeover bid

In a bold move to gain control of Argentina's energy reserves, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner pushed forward a bill to renationalise the country's largest oil company despite fierce criticism from abroad and the risk of a major rift with Spain.

The Government will publish a 'rail command paper' today

Steve Richards: Bus fares and gas bills now decide votes

Prices are political. On one level this is a statement of the obvious. Of course the price of goods or services is political. Voters get worried or angry about how much things cost. Leaders who want to win elections must take note. Except that for the past three decades, the price of things is not something voters have got especially worked up about.

Easter visitors enjoy the daffodils at Tutbury Castle in Tutbury, Derbyshire, yesterday

Upside of the downturn: rising fuel prices mean Easter travel chaos may be avoided

Record fuel prices, recession and rain could make the drive back home after the Easter break one of the quietest for years.

Romney will face a better organized, better financed Obama campaign backed by the power of the presidency

Front-runner Mitt Romney closes in on Republican nomination after winning three more primaries

Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination last night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington DC, and shifted his focus to the general election with a sharp attack on President Barack Obama.

The high life: airlines are investing in innovative services and new aircraft such as the Airbus A380, which offers more space for lie-flat beds

Come wi-fi with me: Airlines are offering increasingly high-tech services to tempt us on board

As you pull down your tray table, wince at paying £5 for a glass of lukewarm Chablis and settle in for a cramped and uncomfortable flight to sunnier climes this summer, take a deep breath and console yourself that there's hope on the artificial horizon.

While sales figures have increased, they are lower than expected

Retail sales steadier after gloomy figures

Sales on the high street are stabilising, the CBI said today, but retailers still expect conditions to remain subdued.

Petrol hits a record high of 140p a litre

Motoring organisations fear fuel will have risen to £1.50 a litre by the end of the summer

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