Midstream & Downstream

LNG: Churning it out
16 November 2017
Producers face a further period of low prices as more production comes online
Total shores up LNG market share with Engie asset grab
14 November 2017
The French supermajor's acquisition gives it access to 10% of the global LNG market, second only to Shell
Singapore poised for LNG hub
10 November 2017
The country is ready to play a leading role in meeting surging liquefied natural gas demand in the region's rapidly expanding market. In emailed responses, Singapore LNG Corporation's (SLNG) chief executive said his company is strategically placed to meet emerging market demand
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Trump, China and an LNG deal
9 November 2017
The US president's trip to China yielded the promise of a new gas supply partnership. But the deal was heavy on fanfare and light on details
Refining's big expansion
5 October 2017
Teapots are vying with the state giants in China, while India and the Middle East are ramping up
Downstream to the rescue for China
5 October 2017
China's NOCs have had a few difficult years. But restructuring and a modest oil-price recovery are helping
Storms gather for refiners
5 October 2017
Oil will remain the lifeblood of the transport sector for years, but refiners must prepare for its slow demise
Refiners should expect the unexpected
22 September 2017
Trend spotting is easier said than done in the refining sector
End of a golden era for refiners?
22 September 2017
Refiners may struggle to keep making the profits of recent years, but there's life in the sector yet
A clean slate for Gulf refiners
14 September 2017
The region's refiners have less than three years to play their ace card as the IMO implements new sulphur limits on bunker fuel from 2020
Electric charge for EVs in Norway
18 October 2017
The electric vehicle market is expanding rapidly in Europe but a lack of sufficient infrastructure remains a problem. Christina Bu, Secretary General of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association explains all
Aviation fuel: Trash landings
2 October 2017
Subsidy adjustments revive BA's interest in producing jet fuel from waste
Alternative jet fuel slow to launch
22 August 2017
The global aviation industry is committed to long-term carbon emission cuts, but low oil prices are slowing the development of alternative types of jet fuel
The future is supercharged
11 August 2017
Electric vehicles are increasingly central to government policy and car manufacturers' plans alike. What does their uptake mean for the energy sector?
Electric vehicles—if you build it...
26 June 2017
While EV charging stations are expanding rapidly in Europe, the US uptake is slower
New electric mobility
26 June 2017
Surging green energy generation is creating surpluses, in turn supporting the rise of electric transport
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence
Singapore shuffles its energy make-up
11 September 2017
The city state has no indigenous oil and gas output, so is diversifying its energy mix and beefing up its trading efforts
Energy storage gains momentum in Australia
7 September 2017
Canberra is ahead of the game when it comes to the biggest challenge for new energies
LNG: Churning it out
16 November 2017
Producers face a further period of low prices as more production comes online
Total shores up LNG market share with Engie asset grab
14 November 2017
The French supermajor's acquisition gives it access to 10% of the global LNG market, second only to Shell
Singapore poised for LNG hub
10 November 2017
The country is ready to play a leading role in meeting surging liquefied natural gas demand in the region's rapidly expanding market. In emailed responses, Singapore LNG Corporation's (SLNG) chief executive said his company is strategically placed to meet emerging market demand
Trump, China and an LNG deal
9 November 2017
The US president's trip to China yielded the promise of a new gas supply partnership. But the deal was heavy on fanfare and light on details
Saudi Arabia: LNG ahead
30 October 2017
In a reversal of strategy, Saudi Aramco is planning to import natural gas, and maintain current crude oil capacity
Morocco—this year, next year, sometime...
27 October 2017
Morocco's LNG import plans, part of a wider strategy to diversify its energy mix, are taking time to get off the ground
Storage fundamentals turn
20 October 2017
A shift in most oil markets from contango to backwardation is changing the outlook for the global storage business
The search for storage
8 December 2016
In the fourth of a six-part series, our trader looks back at a time when oil was the best commodity one could hold
Tanks, gluts and contangos
30 March 2016
A rush on storage capacity to deal with oil’s excess is buoying storage rates, from Rotterdam to Cushing and beyond
Riding the rails
30 March 2016
Idle cars are giving some traders a place to store their oil
Ukraine's underground storage catches up with injections
20 October 2015
Injections into Ukraine’s underground storage were exceeding 80m m³/d as PE went to press – good news for its western counterparts who depend on the reliable transit of Russian gas through Ukraine
Litgas and Statoil offer vessel bunkering services
18 August 2015
Teaming up with Statoil, Litgas is trying to get more usage out of its under-used floating LNG regasification terminal
Sky's the limit for Gazpromneft-Aero
6 September 2017
Gazpromneft's jet-fuelling division has big plans for growth, domestically and abroad. Its chief executive, Vladimir Egorov, answered our questions over email
Jury out on jet fuel
1 January 2002
Nord Stream 2: Pay your money, take your choice
6 October 2017
The pipeline faces a tough financing climate and continued opposition
Uganda-Tanzanian pipe dream
10 August 2017
The Uganda-Tanzania oil pipeline route is close to becoming a reality. Kenya will have to go it alone
Gazprom's low cash flow, high spending
7 June 2017
Russia's gas behemoth continues to sink money into projects of dubious value
Keystone XL's first hurdle passed
10 May 2017
The challenges are not over for the pipeline which will run from Alberta to the Gulf Coast
In the US northeast, more pipes and more gas
29 March 2017
New infrastructure will unleash new supplies from the Marcellus and Utica. It could temper the recent price rally
Turkey gears up
22 March 2017
The country must cross several hurdles before it can channel significant gas supplies to Europe
Port of Fujairah aiming high
27 October 2017
Logistical and political snags need skilful navigation to secure Fujairah's position as a world-leading energy and trading port
Panama Canal expansion will not redefine global LNG trade
24 April 2014
The project has been overhyped, and though the wider canal may cut some costs for future US LNG deliveries to Asia, the impact will be limited
Tanker owners fight back on low charter rates
5 April 2013
Tanker owners have launched an initiative to improve charter rates, which they say have fallen to levels which are consistently below basic operating costs
Tankers in deep water as hire rates stay low
9 January 2013
Hire-rates for large tankers have been desperately low for four years and in the past two have barely covered direct operating costs
Opportunities grow as shippers chart course with LNG
8 March 2012
Rapid uptake of LNG-powered vessels presents multi-billion dollar opportunity for gas producers
Tanker firms batten down the hatches amid overcapacity
17 January 2012
A year of survival and consolidation lies ahead, with over-capacity hanging over the oil-shipping industry
US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows
16 August 2016
Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower
China chases new energy ‘superhighway’
21 April 2015
The superhighway will alter trade flows and should link the two ends of the country together
Rail plugs the gaps in North America’s oil network
2 December 2013
Oil deliveries have been pushed onto flexible forms of transport, like rail and barges, which are able to cater for changing dynamics of production
Riding the shale rail
4 April 2011
Bakken producers take to the tracks; pipeline capacity also on the rise