Midstream & Downstream

Turkey gears up
22 March 2017
The country must cross several hurdles before it can channel significant gas supplies to Europe
Mozambique needs less haste, less speed
8 March 2017
Bureaucracy, financing problems and last-minute wrangles are slowing Rovuma Basin projects
Evergreen gas problem
6 March 2017
After years of decline, the continent's demand is rising again, creating a new battlefield for exporters
Rosneft's pipedream
3 March 2017
Not content with its oil eminence, the state-controlled oil giant has Gazprom in its sights
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
Oman - plugging the deficit
27 February 2017
Demand is rising faster than supply. Oman wants tight gas and Iran to fix the problem
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
Margins push global refinery turnabouts 40% lower
14 October 2016
The biggest outages will be in Asia but there are stark regional differences
Expect record global refinery throughput in Q3
21 September 2016
Runs may surge but they won’t match demand growth
Electric vehicles - known unknown threat
8 December 2016
Electric vehicles are either a fad or a big problem for the oil industry, depending on who you speak to. But the sector should beware of complacency
Compressed natural gas set to rise in emerging economies
10 October 2016
CNG is still making inroads in developing markets
Oil's sibling rival
10 October 2016
Natural gas is slowly making its way into the transportation sector, although the marine-fuel segment looks most promising for now
Diesel demand heading east
25 February 2016
As Europeans are falling out of love with diesel, market share elsewhere will keep rising
VW scandals contribute to changing perception of diesel
7 December 2015
Faulty tests and emissions scandals could prove yet another headache for Europe’s refiners
PdV to increase light oil imports to act as diluent
17 November 2015
Venezuela's PdV is ramping up imports of light oil to use as diluent at its Orinoco projects
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
Mozambique needs less haste, less speed
8 March 2017
Bureaucracy, financing problems and last-minute wrangles are slowing Rovuma Basin projects
Evergreen gas problem
6 March 2017
After years of decline, the continent's demand is rising again, creating a new battlefield for exporters
Rosneft's pipedream
3 March 2017
Not content with its oil eminence, the state-controlled oil giant has Gazprom in its sights
Oman - plugging the deficit
27 February 2017
Demand is rising faster than supply. Oman wants tight gas and Iran to fix the problem
Tellurian - American spirit
24 February 2017
Despite a global supply glut, Tellurian is pressing ahead with plans to build more cheap US LNG-export capacity
Yet more Australian LNG
27 January 2017
While there's no end in sight for the global gas glut, higher crude prices will help exporters
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
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
Odebrecht's trail of destruction
20 February 2017
The builder's region-wide corruption scheme has endangered energy projects across Latin America, none more important that Peru's Southern Gas Pipeline
Tapping out
8 December 2016
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline—an economic lifeline for the state and an American oil industry icon—is under threat as output declines
America's pipeline wars
7 November 2016
Public opposition and shrinking growth opportunities have put the midstream in a tough spot. Expect more deal-making
Gazprom's commitments strain the budget
28 September 2016
The revival of a project to ship gas to Turkey puts more pressure on a company already struggling
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