Trends
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
Non-Opec oil output surges along with global production
3 December 2013
Oil production reached 91.8 million b/d, according to figures by the International Energy Agency
The Middle East will dominate again, says IEA
12 November 2013
Middle East oil will dominate again when US supplies fade - unless high oil prices spur more efficiency first, writes Derek Brower
Opec crude output at two-year low as global production falls
22 October 2013
Steep falls in output from Libya and Iraq led to Opec output falling below 30m b/d
Energy sector can help steer planet’s course, says Figueres
17 October 2013
Industry has both the opportunity and responsibility to determine our future
Global coal demand to overtake oil by 2018
15 October 2013
Cost is the main driver behind steep increase, consultancy says
Petrodollars: The great global divergence
10 October 2013
Opec is losing market share as North American supplies rise and global demand remains tepid
Energy insurance market continues to soften
8 October 2013
An international reinsurance consultancy, Willis Energy, predicts there will be a softening of the market in the rest of 2013
US energy independence tempered by oil-price volatility
8 October 2013
The EIA forecasts total US crude production will reach 13.1 million barrels per day by 2019
Global oil output stalls on Libyan losses
17 September 2013
Global oil production fell by 775,000 barrels a day (b/d) in August, to 91.6 million b/d, as soaring Saudi Arabian output failed to completely offset Libyan losses
Crude slips on Syria chemical weapons deal
17 September 2013
Crude oil prices fell in mid-September as the US and Russia announced a deal had been reached to dispose of Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014
China set to become world’s largest oil importer
22 August 2013
US crude imports have plummeted in recent years as producers have pumped more oil out of the Bakken and Eagle Ford shales and drivers have chosen more fuel-efficient vehicles
Soaring North American oil output boosts global supply
21 August 2013
Total global oil production for the month was 91.8 million b/d in July, an increase of 785,000 b/d year-on-year