Oil price

If Scotland had gone independent today, it would be facing sado-austerity

24 March 2016 7:37

Today is Independence Day, the 24 March, the day Alex Salmond nominated as his ‘independence day’ following a Yes vote. Today’s…

Britain must assist Iraqi Kurds in their fight against Isis

16 February 2015 17:49

The implosion of Iraq and the durability of Islamic State will be major headaches for new ministers in May. Their required…

Iran and oil are still on the agenda

21 May 2012 15:35

For all the talk about Greece and France and the Eurozone, it’s telling just how much our politicians are focusing…

The coming world oil order

30 October 2011 19:57

Following on from Daniel’s post this morning about a more inward looking America, Daniel Yergin has a very interesting essay…

Russia’s Kudrin quits – but how will he return?

27 September 2011 14:41

The dramatic – some would say theatrical – exit of Alexei Kudrin as Russia’s finance minister couldn’t have come at…

Petrol woes set to continue

1 August 2011 16:38

Despite small falls in petrol prices last month, the consequence of a supermarket price war according to the AA, motoring…

Duncan warns of oil price rise and King of future financial crisis

5 March 2011 1:31

There are two important political interviews in today’s papers, Alan Duncan in The Times and Mervyn King in the Telegraph.…

Blame Twitter for the increased oil prices

2 March 2011 16:46

The BBC are reporting that unleaded petrol has now reached 130p per litre and areblaming Libya. I¹m not convinced. Libya…

The domestic politics of oil

1 March 2011 20:09

Developments in Libya continue to dominate the news, and rightly so. The view from Whitehall is that this stands off…