Trends
Peak oil debate resurfaces
1 December 2009
Too little, too late for CCS in the UK
19 November 2009
UK efforts to become a leader in CCS technology are gathering momentum, but the small scale of planned projects highlights the gulf between what is possible now and what is needed in the future
Oil stocks held in floating storage soar
19 November 2009
Huge volumes of crude oil are being held in floating storage as a market contango makes spot cargoes increasingly attractive
Strengthening dollar and weaker equities cut oil price
19 November 2009
Oil futures are in retreat as the week ends, with a dip in equity values and a rise in the dollar against the euro affecting sentiment in crude markets
The oil market disconnect continues
13 November 2009
Take a view of the direction of the oil market and you'll probably be right, whether you're a bear or a bull
Peak-oil claims rear their head again
13 November 2009
Despite signals that the world has plenty of crude to meet demand, the peak-oil theory is back in the headlines
Reason for optimism in Iraq's upstream
10 November 2009
After the award of three large upstream contracts, Iraq's prospects as an oil producer are looking much brighter
US unemployment figures add to bearish oil market fundamentals
6 November 2009
Crude oil futures fell sharply on Friday, as negative US employment figures dampened expectations of a quick economic recovery
The EU's vague Copenhagen gambit
3 November 2009
Has the EU rescued the Copenhagen climate-change summit from disaster?
US recovery buoys the bulls
3 November 2009
Making sense of energy markets
2 November 2009
The Schork Report is essential reading for anyone seeking an inside view of global energy markets. Derek Brower meets the man behind it
Credit crunch not over yet for gas industry
5 October 2009
Natural gas prices remain depressed as US storage volumes reach record highs, putting further pressure on cash-strapped producers
Keeping an eye on oil's forward curve
2 October 2009
Crude oil futures prices were firm at around $70 a barrel on Thursday, despite burgeoning stocks and few new indications of a strengthening in demand.
Oil prices steady around $66/b – but some still worry
25 September 2009
According to Andrew Sentence, a member of the Bank of England's monetary committee, energy prices will be the "next big global shock"
Pre-salt legislation puts Petrobras centre stage
23 September 2009
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has put four laws before Congress that will give Petrobras control over the country's coveted pre-salt acreage and significantly reduce the private-sector's role
Turkmenistan keeps Russia at bay
23 September 2009
Suddenly and surprisingly, the EU's hand in the game to secure Central Asian gas supplies of looks stronger
Big oil finds bode well for long-term supply
18 September 2009
The easy oil might have mostly gone, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of it about