Trends
Disrupting the energy landscape, block by block
6 December 2017
Will blockchain overcome the hurdles in its way to transform the industry?
Oil's well—for now
28 November 2017
Experts differ on when oil demand will peak but agree we're accelerating towards it
Carbon permits: The burning issue
23 November 2017
Carbon floor price or free market? Europe's debate shows no signs of calming
Can oil's rally last?
10 November 2017
Physical tightness and geopolitics suggest so. But price threats are lurking
US crude and fuel exports reaching new highs
19 October 2017
WTI's persistent discount to Brent has drawn record levels of American oil onto international markets
What future for renewables investment?
22 September 2017
Cutting subsidies from clean-energy projects has hurt banks and private equity investors – but there are still opportunities
Cracks in the US shale recovery?
27 July 2017
Oil bulls shouldn't get too excited about those capex cuts yet
Gulf members try to shore up Opec's credibility
26 July 2017
But a pathway out of the cuts is still not clear
Can Opec get its mojo back in St Petersburg?
19 July 2017
Ecuador is doing what other members wish to—ditching a supply deal that has become more painful than gainful. Saudi Arabia needs to revive momentum
Energy technologies mapped out
13 July 2017
Much bolder policy decisions are needed if technology is to help us reach our climate goals, says the IEA
US shale producers under oil-price pressure
28 June 2017
US tight oil companies staged a comeback at the first sign of a price recovery last year. Now, as surging US shale activity undercuts the oil price, markets want them to start putting on the brakes.
The blockchain technology challenging the energy world
8 June 2017
As companies queue up to lend their financial support, the rise of this new innovation is unstoppable
Opec: more of the same
26 May 2017
Extending the cuts for nine months is designed to kill off the stock glut, but the pledge to keep going will buoy tight oil
Opec's narrowing options
24 May 2017
An extension to the cuts may not help the group as much as it helps Texas
Opec, cornered
23 May 2017
The group has no real option but to roll over its deal on 25 May. Prices should rise in the second half of the year—and then the policy debate will start again
Greening China's power sector
9 May 2017
The country has shut down domestic output but a shift to cleaner fuels will be a slow one. And its coal import needs are showing no signs of abating
Spikes and troughs
12 April 2017
Only real supply-side intervention has stopped oil-price volatility. But those days are gone, argues Bob McNally's new book
More boom, more bust for oil
12 April 2017
The industry's history suggests that Opec’s latest efforts to stabilise the oil price will not be successful
Bank the cash
15 March 2017
Opec can make or break whole economies. But its news is also a big deal for part-time day traders
Oil on troubled waters in Europe
6 March 2017
Demand has perked up. But politics will weigh on consumers in 2017
Mexico - opportunistic cutter
15 February 2017
Mexico will probably end up losing more oil supply in 2017 than it pledged to cut
South America's desperados
13 February 2017
Latin America's two Opec members needed the deal to cut and Venezuela will probably shed even more output than it agreed
Count on Kuwait
9 February 2017
Kuwait thankful for cuts after missing output targets
Doha will deliver
9 February 2017
Qatar will have no trouble keeping its part of the deal
The UAE is committed, but not enthusiastic
8 February 2017
The UAE could lift oil output but it will likely toe Saudi Arabia's line
Caspian cuts
6 February 2017
The two producers have pledged to trim oil output but the long-awaited Kashagan project will probably boost the region's supply, not crimp it