North America
Gas overtakes coal in the US power sector
22 July 2015
EIA has released figures showing a major victory for natural gas producers
US producers to focus on efficiency and cost cutting
2 July 2015
An obsession with production growth has made way for cost cutting as the low oil price continues
US producers call for the export ban to be lifted
2 July 2015
Outdated rules stop US producers from exporting crude oil to most countries - exporters believe a change is overdue
US oil growth set to decline says the EIA
2 July 2015
The price plunge is testing the resilience of the world’s biggest oil producer
Low oil prices will test US oil industry revival
2 July 2015
Cheaper energy prices will slow but not stop the American oil and gas revolution
Change as Alberta election swings to the left
8 May 2015
The stunning victory for the NDP in the Canadian province's election will probably be less significant for the oil patch than many in the industry fear
Mexico's energy sector must prove its worth amid low prices
24 April 2015
The long-overdue opening of the country’s energy sector promises much – for Mexicans and the world, but first the country needs to attract companies
Mexican reforms break state monopoly of energy sector
24 April 2015
The reforms were passed in December last year and will be crucial for the country's energy prospects
New laws open opportunities in Mexico
24 April 2015
A raft of legislation has liberalised the energy sector. Elisabeth Eljuri, partner and head of Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Leonie Timmers, trainee solicitor currently based in the firm’s Paris office, give an overview
Reform in Mexico gives regulators more power
24 April 2015
Mexico’s newly empowered energy regulators will be critical to the success of the opening. They have their work cut out
Mexico to restructure energy regulations
24 April 2015
Reform offers opportunities and challenges for maritime operators
Keystone XL uncertainty after Obama veto
25 February 2015
The President of the USA vetoed legislation brought to him by Congress that would have seen approval of the scheme
Decision time for US Keystone XL pipeline
3 February 2015
President Obama must make a decision on the TransCanada proposed pipeline
Obama plan expands and restricts opportunities in the Atlantic
28 January 2015
The Obama administration has given a little to the oil industry and taken a little away
New York hydraulic fracking ban 'a flesh wound'
12 January 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned the activity in the state, but it's likely the consequences will be minimal
Sceptics see the output boom in the US about to bust
27 October 2014
Chris Nelder reviews new analysis of US tight oil and shale gas production which suggests the output boost from unconventionals will wane before the end of this decade
Mexico’s energy reforms to open oil industry race ahead
18 August 2014
President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the reform legislation on 11 August and has since outlined an ambitious path for the industry
Reforms open Mexico’s deep waters to outside investment
24 April 2014
The country’s oil and gas industry is set to be transformed by outside investment
Bullish US tight oil production rise will slash imports
10 April 2014
US tight oil production could soar to nearly 13 million barrels per day (b/d) over the next two decades, slashing its oil imports to almost zero from 2037
Canada’s unconventional oil: a bounty needing new outlets
24 January 2014
Hemmed in by insufficient export pipeline capacity, rising output from Alberta’s vast oil sands also faces a saturated US market
Mexico’s reforms signal a changing oil industry
9 January 2014
Mexico’s oil industry has entered a brave new era with the passage of landmark energy reforms
Crude prices tumble on US government shutdown
22 October 2013
Brent and WTI prices slipped in October as a partial US government shutdown threatened to depress crude demand from one of the world’s largest oil consumers
US primed to achieve net energy self-sufficiency
17 October 2013
The US looks set to achieve net energy self-sufficiency within two decades, but it could be a lot faster than that if innovation is allowed to flourish in a stable business environment, according to a panel of US politicians and business leaders
China’s Yanchang makes Canada move despite restrictions
11 September 2013
Despite new restrictions on the role of state-owned enterprises in Canada, Chinese oil companies remain keen to gain a foothold in the country’s oil patch
Petrobras target of US National Security Agency spying
9 September 2013
The US National Security Agency spied on Brazil's state oil company, as well as a number of other high-profile corporate targets
Shale will reduce US deficit by a third in a decade
5 September 2013
A new report says unconventional oil and gas production will bring long-term benefits to the manufacturing and energy sectors in addition to reducing the country's deficit