North America
Chill in the air for Canadian drillers
10 October 2018
Labour day heralded the unofficial start of the Canadian drilling season. This year it’s beginning amid uncertainty
Canada's pipeline paralysis hits Trudeau hard
10 October 2018
A Canadian court has blocked plans for a pipeline expansion
Canada's Saudi spat and oil's new world order
1 October 2018
Canada's relations with the oil superpower have taken a turn for the worse
Destination unknown for northeast US NGLs
26 September 2018
A shale gas boom is creating a surfeit of liquids. The race is on to expand NGL infrastructure and find markets for ethane and propane
Chevron: ready for the rebound
26 September 2018
Having weathered the downturn in impressive fashion, Chevron is well placed to take advantage of any Iran supply shock
US and Russia duel over production dominance
22 June 2018
Fuelled by shale gains, US output has risen rapidly, now outstripping Russia’s production; but Moscow won’t accept the shift lying down
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