Trends
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
US shale producers slash spending amid falling oil prices
8 January 2015
Shale oil producers across the US are slashing spending and dropping rigs as the business faces its first major test from a steep decline in the oil price
Oil markets are dangerously rebalancing as prices fall
11 December 2014
Cheap oil will be a boon for consumers, but carries long-term risks too
Even lower prices await the oil industry
10 December 2014
The market is at last adjusting to the fundamentals of weak demand growth and burgeoning supply
Non-Opec growth to outpace improving demand
10 December 2014
The International Energy Agency says the trend is likely to continue into the new year
Opec leaves policy unchanged as oil price rout continues
10 December 2014
Oil prices are now at their lowest level since the financial crisis
A rebalancing of the petrodollar is starting
9 December 2014
As the latest multi-year rally in oil prices ends, a massive rebalancing of petrodollar is about to begin
Saudi Arabia gambles as Opec makes no cuts
29 November 2014
The kingdom’s shift in strategy is as risky as it was abrupt
Crude tumbles 20% since June to reach four year lows
21 October 2014
Prices have taken the hit as plentiful supply and weak growth take toll
Demand growth weak and production on the rise
25 September 2014
Geopolitics has lost its impact on the market and the fundamentals are bearish
Geopolitics on the back burner despite Middle Eastern troubles
20 August 2014
Rosier-than-expected fundamentals are easing oil prices – for now
Crude prices fall to 13-month lows despite Iraq turmoil
19 August 2014
The International Energy Agency said oil prices were "eerily calm"
Oil prices hit 2014 highs on Iraq supply fears
25 June 2014
Crude prices reached nine-month highs in mid-June as political instability and violence in Iraq stoked fears of supply outages
Oil and gas industry sitting on cyber-attack timebomb
9 April 2014
A cyber-attack could cost the sector $2 billion by 2018
Winter freeze and economic recovery lifts oil prices
17 February 2014
An exceptionally cold winter in the US and a mild economic recovery in Europe fuelled stronger than expected demand across developed economies, lifting oil prices in February
Crude price falls on China’s economic data
21 January 2014
Crude prices eased in January as weaker economic data from China indicated slowing crude demand and soaring US oil output added pressure
Global coal demand growth will slow over five years
19 December 2013
Growth in global coal demand will slow over the next five years as consumption in China, the US and Europe are expected to ease, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Gulf Coast operators benefiting from surge in US exports
18 December 2013
Independent oil storage operators in the US are mostly experiencing difficult times but business is good on the Gulf coast