Independent Analysis
For Energy Leaders
Will Iraq’s federal government survive?
20 April 2016
Years of mismanagement and corruption are catching up with the Iraqi government. Prime minister Heider al-Abadi’s administration is hanging on by a thread
Selling more silver
20 April 2016
Needing cash, the Kremlin is willing to sell a stake in Bashneft and maybe even Rosneft
A renminbi threat to oil?
20 April 2016
A major Chinese currency devaluation probably wouldn’t hurt Chinese oil demand as much as some think
Algeria’s deepening energy problems
13 April 2016
Insecurity, economic malaise and uncertainty about the presidential succession are hindering the country’s oil and gas sector
Between a rock and a hairpiece
13 April 2016
America’s oil industry sees no love in Hillary Clinton’s green agenda but fears Trump’s populist bluster
Slower, lower, weaker: Brazil under Rousseff
29 April 2016
Brasilia’s political crisis is deepening. Is there still hope for energy investors?
Canada's offshore weathering the storm
29 April 2016
The Maritimes’ offshore is still plugging on with developments and withstanding tricky conditions
Production on ice in the Arctic
29 April 2016
Projects are moving glacially, if at all
Choppier waters in Latin America
29 April 2016
A beacon for the offshore industry in recent years, the region is now suffering through the downturn
North Sea output heads south
29 April 2016
Slowing offshore activity in the UK and Norway is prompting support
Slim pickings for Eastern European offshore
29 April 2016
Azerbaijan and Bulgaria are the main areas of European offshore activity east of the North Sea
Power play
13 April 2016
Cheap natural gas is bringing coal’s long reign as the fuel of choice in US generation to an end
Will China and India really be big markets for LNG?
27 April 2016
Coal’s resilience and a stronger push for renewables may dampen the countries’ enthusiasm for seaborne gas
Chinese policies enhance LNG
15 April 2016
The final survey conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas considered the impact of Chinese liberalisation
LNG markets set to grow
14 April 2016
In the third of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas, we looked at how competitive liquefied natural gas really is, and how it can become more so
Technology holds the key for LNG
13 April 2016
In the second of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas at LNG18, we uncovered the most pressing requirements for today’s liquefied natural gas producers, and how Australia’s market is shaping up
LNG producers waking up to flexibility
13 April 2016
In a buyer’s market, exporters will need to scrap destination clauses and make other concessions to importers
Looking to oil's vanishing point
27 April 2016
Hard-to-quantify shifts may be underway in global energy and the oil industry will ignore them at its peril
Time to comply with emissions-trading systems
16 February 2016
Emissions-trading systems are here to stay. Oil and gas firms need to start budgeting for them
Paris climate deal highlights long-term risk for oil and gas
12 January 2016
COP21 served as a reminder that the energy paradigm is changing, and fossil fuel producers would be wise to stay ahead of the curve
China joins EDF in UK Hinkley Point nuclear deal
23 October 2015
The UK has admitted China into its power-generation market, allowing it to take a stake in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant
Asia still focused on coal despite low-carbon goals
19 October 2015
Asia’s burgeoning green growth not yet enough to topple king coal
UAE to invest $35bn in clean energy by 2021
8 October 2015
Energy minister's aim is to increase the share of renewable energy to 30% and to reduce that of natural gas to 70%
The Doha collapse
18 April 2016
Saudi-Iranian rivalry has thwarted an oil-supply deal, just as the price recovery was gathering momentum
Five things to bear in mind about the Doha freeze talks
6 April 2016
Qatar will host another oil-producer meeting on 17 April. But its success is in the balance
Missing barrels and data revisions
6 April 2016
The International Energy Agency has changed its view of the oil market. What’s going on?
European gas prices on the slide
6 April 2016
A gas glut is hitting prices, and the continent’s buyers are benefiting
Doha delusions
30 March 2016
Unless the freeze becomes cuts its significance is minimal and efforts to keep talking up the market could backfire
Hurdles slow US energy deal-making
15 March 2016
Market turmoil is making it difficult for buyers and sellers to come together
Ali Moshiri: Chevron's Asset Manager
27 April 2016
The downturn has the supermajor's man in Latin America and Africa taking a fresh look at his portfolio – shale is up, deep water is down
Corporate adapter
6 April 2016
ConocoPhillips has reinvented itself again, exiting deep-water exploration and betting on flexible US production
Gulf Publishing Company completes management buyout; marks 100-year anniversary
2 May 2016
A new day for you, a new day for us
2 May 2016
How much would 5% of Saudi Aramco be worth?
27 April 2016
Saudi Arabia may sell a stake in its crown jewel, but raise much less money than its deputy crown prince thinks