Special report: Oil

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This month's Special report takes an in-depth look at the oil market with the following three features:

Oil price outlook:On the up
Oil prices are forecast to average more than $15 higher next year on expectations of a steady recovery in the global economy, a weak US dollar and strong demand from Asia. Rachel Morison investigates

Oil project economics: Investing for the future
As oil companies look beyond current concerns over credit and costs, Pauline McCallion finds out how project economics are