Author: Bill Barnes
Pricing up and down
29 June 2018
A trend towards increased spot sales and more flexible contracts is keeping the global LNG industry on its toes
Buying and selling on the up
29 June 2018
Increased spot and short-term LNG trading and sharp price moves have encouraged the global growth of derivatives trading and hub activity
Iran looks to Asia for sanction relief
13 June 2018
European firms will be wary of doing business with Iran under US sanctions, but China and India are among states which won’t back off
Boom times for marine LNG
4 June 2018
Environmental regulation, economics and rapidly evolving technology are encouraging the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
LNG powers ahead in maritime market
1 June 2018
LNG is making inroads into a variety of means of transport, with new maritime environmental regulations boosting its use in shipping
Brighter horizons for Canada's LNG exports
31 May 2018
As expectations of a world glut fade, Canada’s long-suffering export projects look set to take on a new lustre
Financing marine LNG
25 May 2018
With the deadline for IMO regulations approaching, the industry is closely evaluating the business case for liquefied natural gas
Boom times for marine LNG
23 May 2018
Environmental regulation, economics and rapidly evolving technology are encouraging the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
Global refining capacity is going to keep growing
24 April 2018
Fast-growing markets are adding more plants and eking out gains at older ones. What's coming on, where, and when?
Refiners and finance: who's winning and where?
20 April 2018
Companies that splurged on sophisticated capacity additions, like Repsol and Tüpraş, and the majors with balanced upstream-downstream portfolios will benefit most
Middle distillates take centre stage
20 April 2018
Oil-product demand, especially for middle distillates, is rising more quickly that processing capacity. It's good news for refiners
Europe to benefit from US exports
22 March 2018
Rising US supplies, expanding European demand and much available regasification capacity should increase liquidity in the Atlantic Basin
LNG hubs—more global, more liquid
22 March 2018
Demand is keeping up with supply. But new flexibility and hubs are changing the trading environment
Hurdles face putative Asia-Pacific LNG hubs
14 March 2018
Singapore, Shanghai and Japan all wish to become trading hubs and price-reporting agencies are trying to establish benchmarks
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
Sea change for shipping sector
1 February 2018
New rules are imminent and will have a big impact on the global fuel oil sector
Oil companies dig deep
5 January 2018
With an eye on shareholders' returns, oil companies are reining in costs and increasing internally generated cash flows
Oil firms back in the black
5 January 2018
Investors want to see oil companies striving for value rather than volume in the year ahead
Time for financial discipline
2 January 2018
The pattern of consolidation and restructuring among oil companies during the past year looks set to continue
US tight oil: Too light, too sweet
24 November 2017
International buyers' appetite may start to wane in 2018
Storage fundamentals turn
20 October 2017
A shift in most oil markets from contango to backwardation is changing the outlook for the global storage business