Oil-price volatility brings together producers and consumers
4 May 2010
Wild swings in the price of oil in 2008 and 2009 have nudged the debate between oil producers and consumers forward, but the sides remain fundamentally apart on the main issue
China and speculators spur oil-price rise
28 April 2010
Crude prices have surged in April, exceeding $80/b with scarcely a backwards glance and hovering around $85/b
Oil price disconnected from market fundamentals
6 April 2010
Oil futures showed fleeting signs of weakness towards the end of March because of a bigger-than-expected rise in US crude inventories, a firmer dollar and concerns about sovereign debt in Europe
Oil supply rises, as Opec nations ignore output quotas
6 April 2010
Opec oil supply reached a 14-month high in February, says the IEA
Downstream depression
25 March 2010
The downstream industry's weakness is a compelling piece of evidence that oil is overpriced
US EPA to study impact of shale-gas fracing
23 March 2010
If research shows hydraulic fracturing has adverse health or environmental effects, new regulations could discourage shale-gas development
US needs a Manhattan-style energy project to catch up with greener China and Europe, says Chu
23 March 2010
The US is lagging behind Europe and China in developing green-energy technology and must invest heavily to catch up
Huge Opec upstream investment needed, says IEA
16 March 2010
The world is cutting down on carbon emissions, but it will continue to rely heavily on Opec oil. Opec must invest in new production capacity, says the IEA
European oil refinery closures get serious
16 March 2010
With European oil refining capacity in surplus and demand falling, Total is closing a refinery in France and other majors are likely to follow
Saudi Aramco steps up oil-export programme
12 March 2010
Saudi Arabia will spend $170bn in its energy sector in the next five years as it bets on a global resurgence in economic growth and energy demand
Gas discovery with Mozambique's first deep-water well
12 March 2010
The first deep-water well drilled offshore Mozambique has come in as a substantial gas discovery for Anadarko
Opec: give us certainty to invest
1 March 2010
Crude oil prices are in the range Opec wants. But uncertainty about the demand outlook remains a worry. Derek Brower interviews the group's secretary-general, Abdalla El-Badri
Dip in non-Opec oil output leads world total lower
1 March 2010
World oil production dropped by 45,000 b/d in January, to 83.63m b/d, says the IEA
Dawn of the gas economy
23 February 2010
The world could be in its biggest energy-transition phase since the start of the oil economy, the new focus: natural gas
Oil-price volatility spreads through market
23 February 2010
Crude-oil futures markets are volatile, with intra-day ranges in price surging in recent days
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23 February 2010
The world could be in its biggest energy-transition phase since the start of the oil economy; the new focus? Natural gas
Majors return to Venezuela's heavy-oil patch in a marriage of convenience
18 February 2010
Hugo Chavez has accepted that he needs to be pragmatic and bring in foreign oil companies' expertise and capital to develop Venezuela's Orinoco heavy-oil belt
UK offers tax incentive for natural gas frontier
10 February 2010
A UK tax break for natural gas developments west of Shetland could unlock a fifth or more of the country's reserves
Oil prices slide, but market still seeks definitive direction
8 February 2010
Oil prices dip on negative US economic news, dollar strength. But where will they go next?
Shale gas could alter European market dynamics, as demand rebounds
4 February 2010
E.On expects gas-demand growth in Europe this year, but shale-gas development could fundamentally alter the continent's market, leaving Gazprom out in the cold
Unconventional gas gaining momentum worldwide
4 February 2010
Developments in the US and Australian unconventional gas sectors have grabbed the headline in recent years, but new regions are about to step into the limelight
Drilling tool boosts CBM potential
4 February 2010
A new horizontal drilling tool has proved a cost effective way to maximise CBM output and increase recovery
Global oil production continues its steady climb
1 February 2010
Global oil supply has risen steadily in recent months