Fears of full-scale war sparked a month of volatility in natural gas prices in August. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European gas supplies are likely to look increasingly vulnerable this winter if the conflict between Ukrainian and Russia continues, one energy com(...)

Wholesale gas prices, as reported by the utility Vayu, are 39 per cent down since the beginning of the year and 38 per cent lower than at the same point last year. Photograph: Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

Wholesale gas prices hit a four-year low this month, according to a new energy report by the utility Vayu. But it warned that tensions with Russia (...)

The Centrica head office in Windsor, Berkshire, England. The British Gas owner has said it is considering investing in a gas storage facility in Ireland.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Centrica is facing a ratings agency downgrade that could hit its plans to invest in Bord Gáis Energy, which it bought from the State this year for a n(...)

Chris Finlayson, chief executive officer of BG Group, who announced his resignation today, as the group said that  oil and gas production this year would be at the lower end of the estimated range because of declining production in Egypt ng playing field. Photograph: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg

BG Group chief executive officer Chris Finlayson has resigned, as the UK’s third-largest oil and gas producer ditched an output forecast made j(...)

Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte always appeared to be a reluctant seller of Bord Gáis Energy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government, and in particular the energy minister Pat Rabbitte, always appeared to be a reluctant seller of Bord Gáis Energy (BGE), for whi(...)

Ryanair repurchased 109,000 shares yesterday as part of its plans to return €1 billion in capital to shareholders by way of a combination of share buybacks and dividends.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index close to a record, as a $25 billion deal to acquire Forest Labo(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)

Barring last-minute surprises, the British utility will take over Bord Gáis Energy early next year

Talks on the sale of Bord Gáis Energy re-started in earnest early this week when advisers to both the company and its owner, the State, sat down with (...)

Centrica owns British Gas, which has has about 13 million customers

Centrica The British-based multinational supplies gas and electricity to businesses and consumers in Britain through British Gas, which was state owne(...)

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin: big energy companies were warned they were facing a “Fred the Shred” moment

The spectre of Britain’s most reviled company boss, the former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin, was invoked yesterday by a government minister as he (...)