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Competition watchdog clears Santos' $3 billion takeover of Quadrant

Competition watchdog clears Santos' $3 billion takeover of Quadrant

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose oil and gas giant Santos’ acquisition of the West Australian gas company.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Volatile times: Oil's implosion is about more than the sanctions on Iran
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Volatile times: Oil's implosion is about more than the sanctions on Iran

Oil prices soared and then slumped in the past few months. The US sanctions on Iran are only part of the explanation.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
'Catastrophe': Bight oil spill could reach NSW coast, leaked report shows

'Catastrophe': Bight oil spill could reach NSW coast, leaked report shows

The blowout of an oil well in the Great Australian Bight could leak for more than 100 days and foul beaches along Australia's coastline from Albany in WA to Sydney's beaches and beyond, a leaked document shows.

  • by Peter Hannam
'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning
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'Damaging spikes': International Energy Agency sends an oil price warning

The International Energy Agency has forecast a coming global oil price crunch in the early 2020s as growing demand outstrips supply.

  • by Cole Latimer
Major oil spill off Australia's coast would dwarf Deepwater Horizon disaster, documents show
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Major oil spill off Australia's coast would dwarf Deepwater Horizon disaster, documents show

Plans reveal the potential dangers involved in drilling for oil in the wild, isolated seas off the South Australian coast – a move Resources Minister Matt Canavan says is a “national priority”.

  • by Nicole Hasham
There's a 50-50 chance Trump is about to trigger a global oil shock
Opinion
Opinion

There's a 50-50 chance Trump is about to trigger a global oil shock

The slowing world economy is not strong enough to handle an oil supply shock. Yet that's what we risk as Trump tries to drive Iranian crude off the market.

  • by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
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Forget Tesla: Oil faces a much bigger threat
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Analysis

Forget Tesla: Oil faces a much bigger threat

What's the bigger threat to oil, electric cars Ior renewable energy? The answer is: Neither. The ground beneath the energy market's feet is shifting.

  • by Liam Denning
'Pretty striking': Oil price plunges to six-week low
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'Pretty striking': Oil price plunges to six-week low

Sharemarket volatility and the worries about global economic growth have spilled over into the oil markets.

Negotiations break down between BP and Kwinana refinery workers
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Negotiations break down between BP and Kwinana refinery workers

Over 16 months, BP and employees at WA's only fuel refinery met 42 times to discuss a new agreement but negotiations have broken down.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Santos, Woodside cash in on oil price with stronger production
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Santos, Woodside cash in on oil price with stronger production

Oil and gas majors Woodside and Santos ramped up production in the third quarter as they took advantage of a runaway oil price.

  • by Cole Latimer
How a $US1 move is making millions for Australian miners
Opinion
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How a $US1 move is making millions for Australian miners

The US tariff war on China and sanctions on Iran might be damaging for China and for global trade but is producing windfall gains for commodity producers, including BHP and Rio Tinto.

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz