Midstream & Downstream

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?
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
Maputo takes the plunge, Dar looks on
10 August 2017
Mozambique and Tanzania both have gas reserves likely to support extensive LNG exports, but only one of them is truly committed to exploiting them—at least for now
Egypt lays gas-hub foundations
10 August 2017
President Sisi has signed into law new gas-sector regulations expanding the role of the private sector
Israel's role in Turkey's gas hub
1 August 2017
Turkey needs more gas and wants to diversify the sources. LNG and a pipeline from Israel are the answer
Petronas—made for the sea
31 July 2017
Petronas's new floating LNG platform is up and running—and hopes to take a slice of the burgeoning maritime-fuel market
India: Product placement
5 July 2017
India is investing heavily in refining capacity to meet rising local demand and boost fuel exports
Refining Saudi Arabia's future
5 June 2017
Saudi Arabia is taking the opportunity of collective oil-production cuts to focus on downstream ventures
China still thirsty
25 January 2017
Forget the rumours, Chinese imports of oil – for refining and strategic storage – are rising again
Margin call
3 January 2017
European refining enjoyed a healthy end to 2016. Opec's production deal should add further support
China - the great moderation
16 November 2016
China's teapot refiners have enjoyed cheap oil prices. But the country's breakneck pace of demand growth will not return in 2017
Margins push global refinery turnarounds 40% lower
24 October 2016
The biggest outages will be in Asia but there are stark regional differences
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
EV's good vibrations
19 June 2017
The Golden State prepares to tax petroleum demand into decline, promoting electric and zero-emissions vehicles
Not so fast for EVs
19 June 2017
EVs will get a bigger share of the car market, but won't pose much of a threat to global gasoline demand
Fringe engines
19 June 2017
Natural gas and fuel cell vehicles are not growing as quickly as EVs, for good reasons
Do we really need big power plants any more?
8 December 2016
Governments obsess about baseload energy. This is an outdated approach
Canada steps up coal phase-out plan
23 November 2016
The country plans to eliminate coal-fired electricity generation by 2030 and start to rely on clean energy for power
Turkey - stuck in the twentieth century
22 November 2016
Turkey enters 2017 with an energy strategy that looks increasingly anachronistic
UK - weak power
16 November 2016
The retirement of coal-fired power stations is tightening the UK's electricity supply-and the government doesn't seem to have a plan to cope
Japan reacts and evolves
27 July 2016
Japan’s energy economy is pulsating – under the weight of its past, imprisoned by imports, and a desire to innovate
Power play
13 April 2016
Cheap natural gas is bringing coal’s long reign as the fuel of choice in US generation to an end
Maputo takes the plunge, Dar looks on
10 August 2017
Mozambique and Tanzania both have gas reserves likely to support extensive LNG exports, but only one of them is truly committed to exploiting them—at least for now
Egypt lays gas-hub foundations
10 August 2017
President Sisi has signed into law new gas-sector regulations expanding the role of the private sector
Israel's role in Turkey's gas hub
1 August 2017
Turkey needs more gas and wants to diversify the sources. LNG and a pipeline from Israel are the answer
Petronas—made for the sea
31 July 2017
Petronas's new floating LNG platform is up and running—and hopes to take a slice of the burgeoning maritime-fuel market
LNG power play
24 July 2017
Weak prices are an opportunity for LNG-to-power developers. But projects need the right partners and location to succeed
The US' limited reach
19 July 2017
Deliveries from Sabine Pass to northwest and eastern Europe have begun, but don't hold your breath for an avalanche of North American supply
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
InfraStrata at next stage of Irish gas storage project
11 August 2015
Exploration company InfraStrata will turn the Islandmagee salt deposit into a gas storage plant after securing funding from the EC
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
Canada's dearth to deluge
1 March 2017
Not long ago the oil sands looked hemmed in by a lack of pipeline capacity. Now they may have too much
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
Talk of conflict in Hormuz is a red herring for oil market
5 January 2012
Talk of conflict in the Strait of Hormuz misses the real threat to the global oil market
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