Europe & Eurasia
Brexit: what impact for oil?
24 June 2016
The UK’s vote has spooked crude, equity and currency markets. More volatility is likely
Brexit: fear and volatility
22 June 2016
The UK will probably vote to stay – but until that’s clear, markets will gyrate
Russia's economy off the floor, just
3 June 2016
The country seems to have seen off the worst. But the recovery will be weak and come from a low base
Pumping for Mother Russia
3 June 2016
Keeping oil output high is now a political imperative, connected with Russian pride
Has Europe cracked its energy-security problem?
25 May 2016
The panic of previous years has abated, but the EU can still do more to help itself
Selling more silver
20 April 2016
Needing cash, the Kremlin is willing to sell a stake in Bashneft and maybe even Rosneft
Democratic deficits
24 March 2016
Ukraine’s prime minister survives for now, but the battles for power – and control of the energy sector – continue
A Gazprom 50% dividend payout changes the game
15 March 2016
Needing money, the Kremlin wants state-controlled firms to raise dividends again. It’s a risky move for investors
Brexit schmexit
15 March 2016
A UK vote to leave the EU wouldn’t much affect the North Sea. It has bigger fish to fry
Novatek still bullish on Yamal LNG prospect
3 February 2016
Cut off from Western financing, the Russian gas firm is relying on Chinese and Russian backers to fund its export project
UKCS: still got it at 50
21 January 2016
Despite low oil prices and extensive job losses, UK North Sea production isn't going into meltdown
Russian output growth to hit a wall in 2016
20 January 2016
Production defied expectations last year. But weak prices, sanctions and higher taxes will start to hinder the country’s oil sector in the coming months
Bashneft among Russia's highest oil producers despite troubled history
9 December 2015
One year after being re-nationalised, Russian oil producer Bashneft is out to prove that state controlled companies aren’t always doomed to be uncompetitive
UK targets switch to gas
7 December 2015
The UK Conservative government is to consult on phasing out coal completely by 2025, but it must find ways to trigger investment in gas-fired plant
Vladimir Putin goes aggresive on energy strategy
5 November 2015
Vladimir Putin has certainly rattled western politicians with his actions over the last 15 years and kept his popularity high at home in the process
Russia could offer China better gas pricing
2 November 2015
Russia is well positioned to supply more pipeline gas to China as a weaker currency makes pricing more competitive
UK to partner with France and China to build nuclear plants
23 October 2015
Some aspects of European energy markets continue to surprise, even after a decade or so of intended competition across the continent
Tough lower carbon targets expected for Europe
20 October 2015
The approaching COP 21 talks in Paris have focused the minds of Europe’s energy producers and consumers on future regulations and their own competitiveness
Low oil prices ruin Kazakhstan’s energy hopes
20 October 2015
The country has come a long way, materially, since the Soviet days, thanks to its long-established president. But like many other oil-dependent states, its immediate future is looking less certain
UK capacity margins slimmer than ever
20 October 2015
The UK’s National Grid is having to enlist the support of standby generators and big consumers for the second year running
Kazakhstan is the second worst country for investors, says Yergin
8 October 2015
Award winning author of The Prize, Daniel Yergin, says Kazakhstan needs to change what they're offering to secure investments
Multiple explosions rock Turkish gaslines
30 September 2015
The ability of pipelines to resist hostile attack is being sorely tested in Turkey, with Kurdish separatists attacking the gaslines
Hope for UK oil industry at Offshore Europe conference
30 September 2015
The conference in Aberdeen presented a "do or die" challenge for the UK's offshore interests amid tough circumstances
European Commission brings UK gas day into line
30 September 2015
The UK is having to bring its ‘gas day’ into line with continental Europe, so that all gas grids are synchronised
Kiev negotiates a winter package with Russia and EC
22 September 2015
Ongoing negotiations between Ukraine, Russia and the EC about a new winter package are nothing like last year
UK group argues for tax cuts if low oil prices remain
10 September 2015
Many senior executives believe the oil price will remain low, resulting in calls for revisiting the government's tax policy