Midstream & Downstream

Middle distillates take centre stage
20 April 2018
Oil-product demand, especially for middle distillates, is rising more quickly that processing capacity. It's good news for refiners
Shipping sector braces for emissions storm
20 April 2018
Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping?
Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics
16 April 2018
Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
Japan's gas market deregulation reverberates widely
9 April 2018
JXTG Group has thrown down the gauntlet to Tokyo Gas in a battle for the domestic retail market
Iraq considers oil export options
6 April 2018
As plans are made to rebuild its oil pipeline to Turkey, Iraq is hoping to open export routes to Iran and Jordan
Middle distillates take centre stage
20 April 2018
Oil-product demand, especially for middle distillates, is rising more quickly that processing capacity. It's good news for refiners
China's teapot growth
22 February 2018
The expansion has been boosted by bigger import quotas and a buying alliance
Iran's best foot forward
3 January 2018
The petrochemicals sector seeks to overcome financing and previous mismanagement problems to prepare for its expansion
Latin America's continental contraction
5 December 2017
The region has seen a decade of surging crude consumption come to a crashing halt. Refining woes mean imports are still on the rise
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
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
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
India's new oil-supply strategy
27 November 2017
The first shipment of US crude to the country signals a new era in US-Indian relations. It also sends a clear message to Opec that the world's third-largest consumer has other supply options
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
Japan's gas market deregulation reverberates widely
9 April 2018
JXTG Group has thrown down the gauntlet to Tokyo Gas in a battle for the domestic retail market
Mozambique weighs up next steps for gas projects
4 April 2018
The country's state-run firm ENH is optimistic about gas' future
No plain sailing for Australian LNG
28 March 2018
The country will shortly become the world's largest exporter
Europe to benefit from US exports
22 March 2018
Rising US supplies, expanding European demand and much available regasification capacity should increase liquidity in the Atlantic Basin
LNG hubs—more global, more liquid
22 March 2018
Demand is keeping up with supply. But new flexibility and hubs are changing the trading environment
The Zohr effect
15 March 2018
Hopes are high of fresh finds in the area
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
Oil firms charging up for electric vehicles
2 February 2018
Energy firms and car makers are preparing for the EV onslaught
Oil's electric shock
2 February 2018
More EVs will push their way onto the road as new affordable models are rolled out
The sluggish EV revolution
2 February 2018
The switch to EVs will be slower than widely predicted—unless China takes the plunge
EVs reaching lift-off
2 February 2018
The coming year will bring the arrival of new EVs and new infrastructure, fuelling the transition
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
Southern Gas Corridor project defies sceptics
16 April 2018
Azeri gas will be flowing into Europe via a new route by the summer
Iraq considers oil export options
6 April 2018
As plans are made to rebuild its oil pipeline to Turkey, Iraq is hoping to open export routes to Iran and Jordan
Pipeline fight splits Canada
1 March 2018
Alberta is trying to transform its image and pry open new markets
Jordan eyes Iraqi crude for expanded refinery
14 February 2018
The country has approved in principle a plan for a pipeline to import Iraq's oil
Uganda leading pipeline race
13 February 2018
The country's oil-export pipeline will make progress. Tanzania's LNG plans probably won’t
Forties crude flows again, but safety concerns linger
9 January 2018
Continuing investigations by UK authorities into the temporary closure of a key North Sea pipeline network could signal further safety worries
Shipping sector braces for emissions storm
20 April 2018
Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping?
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
Sea change for shipping sector
1 February 2018
New rules are imminent and will have a big impact on the global fuel oil sector
Fuels at sea
30 January 2018
Ships must pollute less. Their owners can't ignore the impending regulatory changes
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
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