Sir, A profoundly ill-conceived decision by the European Union leaders on March 14 could pave the way for a global trade war over climate policy.

Vale, the Brazilian mining group, is building technical schools in Brazil and placing recruitment advertisements overseas, in a further sign of the scarcity of geologists and engineers among the world

Sir, It is appalling that in 2008 you still publish articles such as "Africa's greatest challenge is to reduce fertility' (March 14) by John May and Jean-Pierre Guengant.

Royal Dutch Shell has been quietly working with Iraq's oil ministry over the past two years, advising it on how to increase the production of two oilfields.

An environmental dispute brewing between Kazakhstan and a foreign oil consortium tapping the Karachaganak field might herald further moves by the central Asian country to gain influence over the crown

PetroChina faces the prospect of losing about $18bn on its refining business if the price of crude oil remains at its present level, its chairman suggested on Wednesday.

On the tortuous road to saving the planet from climate change, one traffic rule stands out. Drivers who speed risk paying a price.

The growing volumes of fresh water held behind dams in the world's artificial reservoirs have had an appreciable mitigating effect on rising sea levels, according to a surprising study published today

Eurasian Natural Resources Corp, the Kazakh mining group, is set to make a dramatic entry into the top third of the FTSE 100 this week, just three months after it listed in London, in spite of having

Chevron, the US oil and gas company, said on Monday it would develop a second liquefied natural gas hub in Australia, adding to its Gorgon venture and rivalling a neighbouring project owned by Woodsid