Trends
No holding Russia back
1 December 2003
Iraq leads output rise
1 October 2003
Restraint on the menu
1 October 2003
US price spike averted
1 October 2003
Production soars
1 October 2003
Iraq war hits output
1 June 2003
Facing up to the challenge
1 June 2003
The principal concerns raised at the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) bi-annual ministerial meeting were the consequences of production cut-offs in Venezuela and Nigeria, rising oil prices, fear of a supply disruption and the war in Iraq. But other events during the period, such as the temporary shutdown of 20 nuclear power plants in Japan, added to the tension. Helen Avati reports
Living with market volatility
1 May 2003
The surge in US gas prices this winter was caused by a combination of high demand, because of cold weather, and dwindling domestic production. Further price spikes are expected as the market struggles to deal with a persistent supply/demand imbalance. David Townsend looks at the state of the market