Energy

How profitable are Britain’s biggest oil companies?

28 May 2022 9:00 am

A slip of the tongue George W. Bush condemned a political system where one man could wage a ‘brutal and…

Portrait of the week: Sue Gray reports, ScotRail slashes trains and monkeypox spreads

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Home Sue Gray starched and ironed her report for publication after the Metropolitan Police wound up its own enquiries into…

No, BP’s profit hasn’t boosted Starmer’s windfall-tax call

7 May 2022 9:00 am

BP’s ‘underlying’ first-quarter profit of $6.2 billion, compared with $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2021, was a direct…

How Russia is splitting the EU

27 April 2022 7:45 pm

Russia is turning off the gas to Poland; the country’s state-owned gas supplier has refused to pay Gazprom in roubles.…

How I finally learned to love my eco-home

23 April 2022 9:00 am

How I finally learned to love my eco-home

Russia is trying to destroy Ukraine’s energy sector

11 April 2022 7:35 pm

We are seven weeks into the war and the level of destruction in Ukraine is mounting. Every single day we…

Will Britain’s new energy strategy keep the lights on?

7 April 2022 11:55 pm

Today’s Energy Security Strategy puts energy security at the heart of the debate over energy and environmental policy, where it…

No. 10 prepares decades-long energy plan

4 April 2022 7:05 pm

The government’s delayed energy strategy is finally due to be released this week. The Prime Minister is due to unveil…

How men’s pants predict economic crashes

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Should you happen to spot me these days lurking outside a Calvin Klein boutique, notebook in hand, I assure you…

How to avoid heating your house

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Spring commonly augers a quickening warmth, but for Britons this year the season coincides with a chilling marker: a 54…

Letters: To achieve net zero, we need to go nuclear

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Nuclear future Sir: It is refreshing to see Martin Vander Weyer note that, properly and fully costed, nuclear power is…

The moral of P&O: too many strategic assets are in foreign hands

26 March 2022 9:00 am

P & O once stood for ‘Peninsular and Oriental’, with pleasant connotations of sailings to Cadiz and Constantinople – but…

The West needs to spread doubt and fear

26 March 2022 9:00 am

Zakhar Prilepin is a well-known novelist in Russia and an ultra-nationalist warrior in Donbas. Once a member of the National…

Biden is right: the crypto world needs to be controlled

19 March 2022 9:00 am

President Biden’s executive order ‘Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets’ won praise on all sides, an unfamiliar experience for one…

Turkmenistan may emerge as a global powerbroker

17 March 2022 10:25 pm

While the world is watching Ukraine, there is another former Soviet republic that has quietly undergone regime change. Turkmenistan’s 65-year-old…

The West has to bite its lip for Saudi oil

16 March 2022 10:11 pm

It would be ridiculous to claim that Boris Johnson’s visit to Saudi Arabia is not morally problematic. He is going…

Is fracking the answer to the energy crisis?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

I’ll approach the hot topic of a ban on Russian oil by way of personal anecdote: I’ve never been a…

Rising energy bills are a price worth paying to stop Putin

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Nato countries are being careful not to do anything that Russia could claim is an act of war. Just look…

Which European countries are most reliant on Russian gas?

12 March 2022 9:00 am

High commodity Nickel trading was suspended this week after prices rose to over $100,000 per tonne – double its previous…

Letters: Britain must offer immediate sanctuary to Ukrainians

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Unintended consequences Sir: The West has got it wrong when it comes to putting a stranglehold on Vladimir Putin (‘Putin’s…

Why would the Saudis bail out Biden?

10 March 2022 4:47 am

Is Saudi Arabia shunning Washington? Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly been refusing to phone Joe Biden, who wants the kingdom to…

Pipeline politics: what happens if Putin cuts off Europe’s gas?

26 February 2022 9:00 am

The price of Brent Crude oil was hovering at $100 a barrel as Germany halted approval of the controversial Nord…

For Russian sanctions to work, they must hurt the West too

26 February 2022 9:00 am

No British soldiers will go to fight in Ukraine. The UK’s military involvement will be limited to weapons shipments and…

Are the lights about to go out across Europe?

23 February 2022 3:40 am

Today’s snap decision by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to halt Nord Stream 2 — the new pipeline intended to export…

It's too late to break Europe's gas reliance on Russia

22 February 2022 11:39 pm

So, Nord Stream 2 will not be plugged into Germany’s gas grid. A little surprisingly, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been…