North America
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
ExxonMobil striking out
7 June 2017
US sanctions against Russia have hit ExxonMobil harder than most and the supermajor is getting no change out of Washington in its efforts to loosen them
Donald Trump's rogue nation
5 June 2017
The US has joined Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Paris climate agreement
Trump left isolated by Paris climate deal withdrawal
2 June 2017
The decision rolls back years of progress to mitigate climate change and puts him at loggerheads with major energy firms and most other nations
Why geopolitics still matter to oil
13 April 2017
Trump might not bring more war to the Middle East, but as fundamentals tighten the market is ready to trade such risks
Canada: Trump OK is not the end of the line for Keystone XL
28 March 2017
The challenges are not over for the pipeline which will run from Alberta to the Gulf Coast
Slow reset of US-Russian relations
20 March 2017
Trump and Tillerson should help improve US-Russia relations. But an end to sanctions doesn't look imminent
Building walls
20 March 2017
The new White House promises to be generous to energy. Some policies will be anything but
What would the US border tax adjustment mean for energy?
14 March 2017
A mooted border tax would likely strengthen the dollar and may buoy some oil producers. But it could raise US pump prices, be bearish for world crude markets and disruptive to geopolitics, and spark tit-for-tat trade spats
Taxing times in the US
20 February 2017
A proposed US border levy would lift producers, hit consumers and upend oil markets
Trump's US gas disrupters
15 February 2017
American LNG exporters are already reshaping Europe's gas markets. Will the country's new government accelerate the transition?
Memo to Washington: Don't mess with the booming US-Mexico energy trade
15 February 2017
Relations are on the rocks in the early days of the Trump administration. Jeopardising the energy relationship would be a loss for both sides
Plus ça change: Quebec reverses fracking ban
18 January 2017
The province will allow the technique. But it may be too little too late
Big Oil will get a bigger voice under Trump
16 January 2017
Oil's stock is on the rise in Washington DC as industry backers prepare to take the reins of power
Mexico's reformation leader
9 January 2017
In October, Petroleum Economist met with Mexico's Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, during our strategy forum in Mexico City. In the following weeks, we carried out an interview over email with the minister. The questions and answers follow
What will the Donald mean for energy?
6 December 2016
Trump's energy policy is long on ambition, short on detail. The market and technology will remain the biggest drivers anyway