The real threat for gas in Europe does not come from Russia, but from internal mechanisms that keep giving an edge to coal.
Oil and currency markets reflect expectations for lower global economic growth
North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $87/bbl in October, a decrease of $10/bbl from September and the first month Brent crude oil prices have averaged below $90/bbl since November 2010.
Brent crude prices will average $83/barrel in 2015, $18/barrel lower than last month’s outlook for 2015.
OPEC Diplomacy Picks Up With Iraq-to-Libya Chiefs
World chokepoints for maritime transit of oil are a critical part of global energy security. About 63% of the world's oil production moves on maritime routes. The Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Malacca are the world's most important strategic chokepoints by volume of oil transit.
Dispute over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine should be resolved shortly since this country will not survive this winter without Russian gas.
Unseasonably cold temperatures this week led to big increases in heating demand for natural gas from the residential and commercial sectors. Weather forecasters expect the cold to continue into next week, which will likely result in more natural gas consumption.
Two of the biggest oilfield services companies, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, are discussing a merger that would help both companies fend off falling oil prices
Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.