Outlook
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
Tight oil: Pumping the brakes
24 November 2017
Output will rise again in 2018, but less drilling and greater capital discipline will slow growth
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
Oil demand: Beware the gap
16 November 2017
Forget a peak – falling production from existing fields should be the market’s immediate focus
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?
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