International
Oil and gas in the new world order
22 March 2017
Geopolitical risks are changing and rising. The energy sector will be in the crosshairs
End of the war for Opec
31 October 2016
In the end, the fiscal pressures and income loss were too great for Opec’s members to bear—and the rewards of the market-share strategy too meagre
Opec’s imperfect deal
30 September 2016
Algiers marks a major policy shift. But the market will want real numbers soon
How an Opec deal could work
28 September 2016
Iran’s demands can be accommodated with some adjustments of the numbers
Ready to deal, Saudi Arabia waits on Iran
28 September 2016
The kingdom is ready to ditch its laissez-fair market strategy and cut production. Iran needs to come on board, but an agreement is close
Opec: the market’s new talking shop
2 June 2016
The cartel won’t be cutting at June’s Vienna meeting. It will be trying to salvage some unity
Five things to bear in mind about the Opec meeting
1 June 2016
Opec will gather in Vienna on 2 June to talk about freezing oil production. Few expect a deal will be made
COP21: Will climate change talks result in change?
1 December 2015
The UN-backed global climate change talks, which have just started in Paris, are highly unlikely to produce an agreement that includes robust mandatory carbon emissions reductions targets that would heap further short-term financial pressure on oil and gas producers already dealing with global oversupply and low oil and gas prices, writes Ian Lewis
Gas is the best way to address emission problems, says IGU president
19 October 2015
David Carroll, president of the International Gas Union, talks about the benefits of gas as the IGU readies for COP21
International Energy Agency draws up climate plan
18 June 2015
Ahead of the COP 21 conference in Paris, the International Energy Agency has published a report on carbon emissions
IEA says global carbon emissions stall
20 March 2015
It's the first time in 40 years that carbon dioxide emissions have not risen
Opec gambles against US tight oil amid low oil prices
30 October 2014
They may not realise it yet, but the US’ tight oil producers are in a game of who-blinks-first with Opec
Gulf Cooperation Council producers wary in uncertain market
23 October 2014
The main Gulf Opec players are wary of ceding market share to rival producers, but also wish to keep prices in the comfort zone
Crude prices continue to fall below $100 a barrel
22 September 2014
Oil prices continued their decline into September, with Brent crude falling well below the $100 a barrel (/b) mark and WTI trading below $95/b
Global climate deal push as CO2 levels soar
12 September 2014
Greenhouse gas levels have reached record highs, making climate change negotiations more urgent
Libyan port deal puts pressure on crude prices
22 April 2014
Tensions in Libya and the Middle East along with Russia and Ukraine boosted prices at the start of the month
Coal seen as fuel to drive emerging economies
5 December 2013
Fossil fuels are seen as the solution to developing nation’s energy woes
Energy leaders give stark warning on climate change
17 October 2013
Climate change experts have warned that the international community must do more to halt global warming, writes Helen Robertson
Turkey's preparations for WEC 2016 underway
17 October 2013
The country was named as the host of the congress last November
IEA champions efficiency as new fuel source
17 October 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is championing energy efficiency as a major new fuel with huge potential to cut carbon emissions, as well as pollution, whilst providing cost effective energy security, writes Damon Evans
Supermajors have lost ground amid the rise of IOCs and NOCs
17 October 2013
Genel boss Hayward tells delegates tyranny of scale may force IOCs to rethink strategy
Experts split over how to fund development
17 October 2013
Development banks and commercial institutions argue for different strategies to provide energy to the world’s poor
World Energy Congress 2013 begins in Daegu
15 October 2013
As delegates arrive in Daegu, Damon Evans weighs up the issues topping the agenda at the World Energy Congress 2013
The drive to clean up the energy system has stalled, says director
14 October 2013
Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), speaks to WEC Congress News about the issues and sectors likely to top the agenda for delegates to this year's World Energy Congress
Oil prices remain threat to world economy, says IEA
1 October 2013
Chief economist at the IEA said Europe is especially vulnerable to high prices
Climate change talks nudge forward but difficulties remain
1 July 2013
Negotiators working towards a global climate change agreement claim they are making steady progress, but many details remain to be hammered out