Outlook
The oil market has a forecasting problem
14 February 2018
Predicting oil production growth is a perilous task at best. Surging US oil output isn’t helping
Russia back to growth, of a kind
14 February 2018
Petroleum supplies to the international market should rise in 2018
Demand growth now the focus for oil market
8 February 2018
Surging supply threatens to overwhelm balances, unless consumers come to the rescue
Lunar lunacy and bot battles
31 January 2018
An exclusive preview of our glorious leader's preface to the 2043 edition of Outlook
Oil demand: Beware the gap
26 January 2018
Forget a peak—falling production from existing fields should be the market’s immediate focus
False dawn for oil
26 January 2018
EVs, fuel-economy standards and perceptions of supply abundance are not about to end oil-market volatility
Moscow rules
25 January 2018
The fate of the relationship with Russia will be critical as balances tighten and competitor output builds
Maintaining Indian momentum
23 January 2018
Energy demand is expected to pick up in the year ahead after faltering in 2017. EV sales will rise
The end is nigh for oil
12 January 2018
Fossil fuel merchants including oil companies are living on borrowed time, argues a new book
US energy: what to watch in 2018
3 January 2018
Oil production, trade, renewables and technology top our list of major questions facing America's energy industry heading into the new year
The IEA is now much more bearish on 2018 than Opec
15 December 2017
The latest forecasts from the IEA and Opec offer very different pictures of the oil market next year
Opec: The rollover
14 December 2017
The cuts were extended—but with a built-in escape hatch and implicit threat to other producers
Opec's Venezuelan supply problem
8 December 2017
It's hard to see how the Opec-non-Opec agreement would survive a steep decline in Venezuelan oil output in 2018
Opec and non-Opec agree a rollover, with caveats
1 December 2017
Cuts extended to end-2018, but with a built-in escape hatch—and an implicit threat to other producers
Opec can only disappoint the market
29 November 2017
Many cutters are now sceptical of the need to keep cutting and a watered-down deal will be followed by weaker compliance in 2018 anyway
US tight oil: Too light, too sweet
24 November 2017
International buyers' appetite may start to wane in 2018
Now what for the Opec deal?
20 November 2017
Opec has brought global crude stocks to heel. But its job is far from over
Oil: The price is not right
20 November 2017
The market wants to trade a demand slow-down of the future, while ignoring the fundamentals of the present
Another heave for Opec
17 November 2017
Opec must extend its deal or face another sell-off. Then it needs to find an exit strategy
World Energy Outlook: oil-price pressure
16 November 2017
While crude demand will grow over the long-term, vast US reserves and lower cost production will keep a lid on prices, says the International Energy Agency
Blockchain: Green building blocks
19 October 2017
The technology is helping to expand the uptake of renewables worldwide, Ewald Hesse, CEO of Grid Singularity, tells World Energy Focus
Oil prices—is the worst over?
17 October 2017
Supply-demand balances are tightening and sentiment is turning, but the next two quarters will be decisive
US oil output set to reach record high
18 August 2017
The country's production has surged this year and is showing no signs of a slowdown
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?