North America
Trump's fuel fight
7 June 2018
The administration wants to roll back proposed fuel efficiency standards, but rising consumption would mean fewer barrels available for export
ExxonMobil and Chevron go big in the Permian
16 May 2018
It is a new era for the supermajors and the west Texas shale basin as the companies plot aggressive growth plans
Permian faces pipeline crunch
16 May 2018
The west Texas oil and gas play could see growth crimped if major infrastructure projects aren’t completed in time
Trump lays down Iran gauntlet
9 May 2018
The US administration must win over sceptical European and Asian allies to make oil sanctions bite as hard as last time
Marathon Petroleum bets big on refining growth
1 May 2018
The strategic rationale behind the refiner's deal to takeover Andeavor appears solid, but is the timing right?
US tight oil production moves up a gear
23 April 2018
The Permian is leading America's surging crude production, but there are warning signs in the data
Life after Nafta
10 April 2018
With talks over the deal at loggerheads, Canada's oil industry is contemplating what comes next
How much Iranian oil will be lost if Trump scraps the JCPOA?
6 April 2018
The range of estimates is wide and the White House isn’t giving much thought to what happens next
China-US trade war heats up
5 April 2018
Energy isn't at the core of current trade tensions, but US exports could emerge as a bargaining tool as the spat moves toward negotiations
Tillerson ouster shakes up energy diplomacy
15 March 2018
American policy towards Iran and Venezuela will likely grow harsher, injecting more risk into energy markets
CERAWeek: Shale surge puts Opec in a bind
9 March 2018
Tight oil producers were buoyant and Opec accommodating as the global oil industry gathered
Canada's climate wars
9 March 2018
Chris Turner's new book is a thorough account of how Alberta's oil sands became one of the energy world's hottest properties—and its most controversial
Trump's protectionism spooks energy industry
2 March 2018
Steel tariffs could slow booming pipeline and downstream infrastructure construction and feed producer inflation
Trump's America
22 January 2018
A new president brought change on the regulatory front while tight oil rose again
Trump and Iran might lift oil prices, for now
9 January 2018
Don't bet against the president's imminent Iran decision lifting oil prices. But don't expect the rally to last either
Mexico's rainy-day fund
12 December 2017
The sovereign-wealth fund is a good idea—now it just needs some wealth to manage. The FMP’s executive coordinator spoke to Petroleum Economist
Republican plan would axe EV tax break
3 November 2017
The roll back of vital incentives would come just before a major push from carmakers to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream
US sound and fury
2 November 2017
Trump's deregulations will only touch the margins of production, but he will generate plenty of geopolitical risk
Perry stirs gas versus coal fight
25 October 2017
US energy secretary's subsidy plan gets a roasting
Trump's Iran move and oil
13 October 2017
The market should not ignore the geopolitical risks if the nuclear deal now unravels
Nafta 2.0: Dealing with the Devil
12 October 2017
Despite being such a prominent component of the trade relationship, energy has hardly come up in Nafta talks. That could change
Harvey's aftermath
12 October 2017
The Gulf Coast is now a force on global oil and gas markets, making the hurricanes that regularly ravage the region a greater threat to supply
We won't always have Paris
2 October 2017
The climate pact can just about cope without Donald Trump's America, say its supporters. Others aren’t so sanguine
Harvey tanks exports and production
8 September 2017
The hurricane seized up much of the Gulf Coast's infrastructure that keeps oil and fuel flowing to markets
Hurricane Harvey's energy impact
29 August 2017
A storm-ravaged Gulf Coast faces a large and complex recovery that could take longer than energy investors expect
Red Washington, greener states
26 June 2017
Market forces will keep hurting coal, strengthening gas and supporting renewables—whatever Trump thinks about climate science