Outlook
Diminishing gas glut
3 January 2017
Falling production and higher demand should tighten the US natural gas market in 2017
A tale of two forecasts
3 January 2017
Both the IEA and Opec agree global oil demand will increase in 2017. Supplies are trickier to figure out
The comeback
3 January 2017
Opec's deal is a seismic moment for the oil market. But forces beyond the group's control will decide how effective the cuts are
The usual suspects
7 December 2016
Familiar geopolitical risks will linger into the coming year, but won’t much affect a well-supplied oil market till the end of 2017
Ain't got that swing
5 December 2016
Tight oil is not the new market balancer but, alongside storage, will help smooth out the market’s troughs and peaks
Known unknowns
25 November 2016
Opec's efforts to cut supply will be the main theme of 2017 and prices will rise. But the outlook is still fraught with risk and uncertainty
Opec - now for the hard part
21 November 2016
Opec's Algiers deal has put a floor in prices - but the group must give the market real details at its end-November meeting
The Russian surge
21 November 2016
Rising oil production in the past two years defied expectations. The market should expect more of the same in 2017
The IEA thinks a supply crunch is coming
17 November 2016
Production will not keep pace with demand within a decade unless drillers start spending money again, the agency says
India - the new demand-side dynamo
16 November 2016
The oil market has been fixated on China. In 2017, it will have to start watching India and its booming consumer economy
Glut no more for US gas
15 November 2016
North American consumers will pay more for their gas this winter as stocks build more slowly and demand rises
Opec deal would bring subtle shift in market share
15 November 2016
If the group delivers on its pledge at the November meeting, some members will lose more than others
Indian oil-demand growth hits the road
15 November 2016
Economic expansion and more drivers mean the country needs much more fuel
A glimpse of recovery for distillates
24 October 2016
Falling runs and Middle East maintenance will tighten European distillate supply in Q4
Running the rule on US supply
20 October 2016
The head of the EIA discusses the market, the debate over fracking and what the future holds for the country’s energy data
Nigeria’s oil output still hampered
3 October 2016
An exemption from Opec’s supply deal will mean nothing unless the unrest abates
The end is nigh
21 September 2016
US power sector demand for natural gas is soaring. The glut could be about to end
The elusive oil market balance
21 September 2016
Slow demand growth, bloated stocks and managed money are impeding the price recovery
Asia's looming fuel oil supply crunch
21 September 2016
Higher demand and declining imports will tighten supplies
The party's over
6 September 2016
Chinese purchasing of crude for storage will slow sharply in September, knocking out another prop in global oil demand
Opec’s oil export revenue to plunge 34% lower in 2016
1 September 2016
Low crude prices and production outages have caused the group’s earnings to plummet
Time for action from Opec
24 August 2016
Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says Opec will take “any possible action” to stabilise the market. The group should cut, now
US carbon emissions from gas to surpass coal
23 August 2016
Despite gas being a cleaner-burning fuel higher demand has boosted pollutants
What does a balanced oil market mean?
19 July 2016
Supply and demand might come back into line this year, but without the kind of price rises the industry hopes for
Opec’s inertia: still no freeze, still no quota
6 June 2016
Despite some initial talk that a deal to freeze the group’s production may be reached, Iran and higher oil prices have proved stumbling blocks
Prices are firming, but don't ignore shots across the bow
2 June 2016
Supply disruptions are firming oil prices. But the market is still too blasé about the risks, which may include a shrinking spare-capacity buffer