Government to increase North Sea oil and gas production

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury has said “no government can wholly offset” serious challenges caused by the war and the pandemic

Boris Johnson arrives in Saudi Arabia in bid to sever ties with Russian oil

The Prime Minister reportedly aims to persuade Gulf states to increase their own oil and gas production

Solar and spinach could offer low carbon path for crop yields in deserts

New solar technology maximises electricity generation and boosts crop production

Aramco inks deal with French businesses to boost hydrogen in Saudi Arabia

It will explore the possibility of a hydrogen-powered vehicle business for the Middle Eastern market and other low carbon technologies

‘Middle East plans $44bn hydrogen investment’

A new report suggests that the Middle East could become the new global ‘hydrogen hub’

Energy crisis will bring social unrest, global investment firm warns

Blackstone’s Chief Executive said that a real shortage of energy could cost a lot more than expected

Australia commits to net zero by 2050 – but won’t cut fossil fuels

The country’s pledge has been welcomed but come under fire for its lack of ambition ahead of COP26

Saudi Arabia commits to net zero by 2060

The Gulf state will invest $180 billion to achieve the aim but will continue to produce oil for years to come

Leaked documents show nations do not want to cut fossil fuels ahead of COP26

Saudi Arabia, Japan and Australia are reportedly some of the countries that have written a report to the UN asking for less emphasis to be put on the end of fossil fuels

Energy services firm ordered to pay £77m as a result of bribery convictions

Petrofac pleaded guilty to seven separate counts of failing to prevent bribery between 2011 and 2017