Outlook
Companies are deciding to invest again, but can the other projects compete with US tight oil?
25 July 2017
Despite an increase in new projects sanctioned this year, shale still poses a threat
What will Russia do?
24 July 2017
The country's big producers have met most of the terms of the deal with Opec. But patience with the cuts is wearing thin
What can Opec do?
24 July 2017
The supply deal is stuck in limbo—the cutters have complied but stocks remain high and prices weak. What now?
EIA cuts 2018 production outlook
12 July 2017
It could be bad news for Opec's attempts to lift the oil price
Volvo and the allure of EVs
6 July 2017
Times are changing for drivers
Don't rely on trucking to prop up future oil demand
6 July 2017
By 2050, oil demand could fall by the combined current production of Russia and Canada, if the world gets serious about cutting emissions from the trucking industry
Energy demand stayed low in 2016, as the fuel mix shifted towards cleaner energy sources
20 June 2017
China and India accounted for almost all the growth, says BP, and global emissions were flat for the second year in a row
The global oil-demand growth forecast for 2017 depends on a bumper Q4
15 June 2017
Either Q1-Q4 crude consumption will rise at its fastest pace since 2010, or the data are very wrong
Predicting oil prices
12 May 2017
Bulging stocks, US output gains and Opec's need to make further production cuts are derailing a recovery in oil prices, according to AOGC 2017’s conference chairman
Nurturing the green shoots of upstream growth
10 May 2017
A combination of cuts to upstream capital spending and steepening well decline rates will threaten global supply security, industry leaders warn
AOGC 2017: Driving a new approach
10 May 2017
Despite the challenges facing the energy industry, it is well-placed to meet them, AOGC 2017 hears
Opec to extend, tight oil to grow
9 May 2017
The group is expected to extend its cuts deal. But global supply could still surge
Russian supply vs production
8 May 2017
Extending the deal with Opec is the only barrier to oil-output growth in 2017. But Russian exports should keep rising whatever is decided in Vienna
As good as it gets for Opec
20 March 2017
Compliance with the Opec deal is defying the group's sceptics. How long can it last?
Oman - carry on pumping
27 February 2017
It is part of the Opec deal to cut production — but Muscat's long-term goal is to do anything but
Iraq - crude data
21 February 2017
Opec-member Iraq is cutting output, but the statistics are still confusing
Global oil demand - an inexact science
20 February 2017
Should you bet the house - or your company's drilling programme - on long-term forecasts for oil demand?
Draining the swamp
8 February 2017
The oil glut will linger, despite Opec's best efforts
Trump is bullish for oil
3 February 2017
The market should start pricing in the mounting geopolitical risks
New year, new price
27 January 2017
Brent futures will rise this year. So will volatility
Glut or glory
23 January 2017
The Opec-non-Opec deal has brought hopes of a price recovery. But its success is not guaranteed
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