Oil prices above $200 a barrel. Energy shortages in western Europe. The return of recession to the still-fragile global economy. A slump in Russia. That's the fear haunting policymakers as they contemplate how to respond to the shooting down of MH17 over eastern Ukraine last week.
Lamprell has suffered a big pay revolt at its annual general meeting – the third year in a row that shareholders have rebelled against pay deals at the oil rig builder.
BP's profit from its stake in Russia's Rosneft was hit by the falling value of the ruble, pushing its contribution to BP's underlying profit down by 75% to $271m (£161m) in the first three months of this year.
BP's partnership with Rosneft is again under the spotlight after the chairman of the Russian state-owned oil firm was added to the US government's sanctions list.
BP has been sucked into the row over Russia's annexation of Crimea with calls for the delisting from the London Stock Exchange of Rosneft, the Moscow-based oil company in which the British group has a 20% holding.
BP is closer to restoring its operations and reputation in the US after agreeing a deal with environmental protection authorities that it will enable the oil firm to bid for new drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico.
Global greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise by nearly a third in the next two decades, putting hopes of curtailing dangerous climate change beyond reach, a new report by BP has found.
BP has won permission to drill in the clear waters off Greenland, just three and a half years after abandoning similar plans to apply for a licence in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon blowout.
Npower is to close offices and outsource work to India in a move that will see 1,460 UK staff lose their jobs at the energy supplier.