Oil and gas companies

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Shell boss faces investor rebellion over £13.5m pay package
Pirc urges shareholders at AGM to vote against Ben van Beurden’s ‘excessive’ pay

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

18, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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Carbon bombs: Inside the 20 May Guardian Weekly
Uncovering the oil and gas mega-projects. Also: anger in Buffalo

Graham Snowdon

18, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study
Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Labour to try to force Commons vote on North Sea windfall tax
Party to put ministers on spot over the cost of living amid signs of support for policy on Tory benches

Peter Walker and Helena Horton

16, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Unite union seeks talks with Sturgeon over Grangemouth refinery
Union says oil refinery’s ‘strategic importance’ means talks about possible threats are urgent

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

15, May, 2022 @11:16 AM

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The Observer view on the urgent need for a windfall tax on the energy giants | Observer editorial
Even bosses of Britain’s oil and gas companies admit they hardly know what to do with record-breaking profits

Observer editorial

15, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Guardian view on carbon bombs: governments must say no | Editorial
Editorial: Oil companies and petrostates are investing heavily in fossil fuels, in defiance of global targets. They must be stopped


12, May, 2022 @5:58 PM

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A windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas: what have ministers said so far?
Despite Labour’s idea being criticised as ‘disastrous’, Rishi Sunak has said nothing is off the table

Peter Walker Political correspondent

12, May, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief
Fatih Birol says ‘carbon bombs’, revealed in Guardian investigation, will not solve global energy crisis

Fiona Harvey, Matthew Taylor and Damian Carrington

12, May, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Energy prices: what is a windfall tax and how would it work?
All you need to know about a possible one-off levy on North Sea energy profits

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

12, May, 2022 @11:31 AM

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‘We can’t eat a new road’: Guyanese voice fears over true cost of Exxon’s oil bonanza
Multibillion-dollar deal promising to lift country out of poverty may be false dawn with dire impact on climate, warn campaigners

Chris McGreal in Georgetown

12, May, 2022 @11:04 AM

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‘Greed and fear’: How BP and Shell oil profit is boosted by own traders
Analysis: Turmoil resulting from pandemic and Ukraine war create ideal conditions for speculators

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

12, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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