Trends
Global demand growth this year will double 2014 levels
30 June 2015
Demand growth is up 320,000 b/d to 1.4m in 2015
Chemicals business lacking growth
26 June 2015
The chemicals business cycle free-wheeled last year as capacity grew by more than demand
International shale fades in low price era
24 June 2015
The oil market downturn along with regulatory obstacles have scuppered investor plans for international shale
Emerging suppliers are banking on China's gas needs
28 May 2015
The country is poised to be a pivotal player in global gas markets as demand surges
China's oil demand to slow as it enters new era
28 May 2015
Shifts in China’s economy mean the days of fast-paced consumption growth are nearing an end
Opec ready to stay the course after slow progress
22 May 2015
Prices need to fall again if the group's strategy to regain market share is to work
Oil price deadlock with only $4 price band
21 May 2015
The narrow range has been in play since April while contradictory views have been pulling and pushing at prices
Global supply holding steady at 3.2m b/d
21 May 2015
Data from the International Energy Agency has showed growth in global oil supply
‘Low oil prices keep us sane’ says chairman
18 May 2015
Petroleum Economist talks to Dr Fereidun Fesharaki, chairman of consultancy Facts Global Energy, about the future of the energy industry
Shale drillers eye return to growth as oil price picks up
7 May 2015
Companies are holding off until prices recover to $65 per barrel
China to become second largest shale-gas producer by 2035
30 April 2015
BP's chief economist predicts the Chinese will be second only to North America
Demand for gas will rise by over 50% says IEA
23 April 2015
For the past few years industry executives have been talking up natural gas. Excited by the possibilities of a hydrocarbon that is, thanks to shale, considered globally abundant, relatively clean to burn, and easy to ship, the enthusiasts have proclaimed that the 21st century will belong to the fuel.
Oil prices 50% below last year's levels
22 April 2015
High stocks have pressured the oil price but April saw them begin to rise again
Opec supply has highest monthly increase in four years
22 April 2015
Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Companies (Opec) reached a high supply rate in March - along with global oil supply
Ambiguity over Indian gas demand figures
20 April 2015
A pivot towards coal in the absence of concrete plans for gas price reform could see bullish projections for Indian gas demand growth evaporate
Cutting personnel is a big risk for oil companies, says SBC
26 March 2015
Oil companies seeking to cut costs by reducing numbers of engineers and other technical personnel risk becoming uncompetitive within a decade. Indeed, now is the time to invest in human resources, write Jean-Marie Rousset and Pierre Bismuth from SBC
Oil price nearing a six-year low as US crude stocks swell
20 March 2015
Crude prices have been dented as stocks remain high in North America
Demand recovery eyed as supplies edge up
20 March 2015
Global demand has been increasing steadily, with gains expected by the IEA
Prices fall as US shale gas supplies keep rising
19 March 2015
The prices have fallen to levels seen in early 2012 thanks to continuing supplies of shale
US shale production stalls on lower prices
11 March 2015
As companies cut costs, output growth of shale has also fallen
Caution urged as oil prices rebound after near six year lows
23 February 2015
Brent was trading roughly 50% below its June 2014 peak as Petroleum Economist went to press.
Crude supplies fall as cuts start to bite
23 February 2015
Supplies fell to 94.1 million b/d in January, data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) showed
Oil markets seeing red as crude price keeps falling
21 January 2015
Oil markets had little to celebrate over the New Year as the crude price meltdown continued. Brent was trading at $48.46 per barrel (/b) and WTI at $46.39/b as Petroleum Economist goes to press.
Supplies rise in face of plunging oil price
21 January 2015
Crude production continues to rise and demand remains tepid in spite of the falling oil price, according to figures from the IEA.
Ed Morse: Citigroup’s oil-market guru
15 January 2015
Morse has made a habit of calling turns in the market. Derek Brower sat down with him in New York City
Canadian oil sands produce more but slash planned capex
13 January 2015
Oil sands producers have announced plans to decrease capital expenditure, but many expect increased production levels this year