Author: Derek Brower
Can Opec get its mojo back in St Petersburg?
19 July 2017
Ecuador is doing what other members wish to—ditching a supply deal that has become more painful than gainful. Saudi Arabia needs to revive momentum
Help not hinder Africa
12 July 2017
Oil in Africa has a bad press—but it needn't be that way, argues a new book
Volvo and the allure of EVs
6 July 2017
Times are changing for drivers
Russia is planting flags in the Middle East
3 July 2017
Pragmatism and a tolerance for risk are giving Russian energy interests an edge in the region
The global oil-demand growth forecast for 2017 depends on a bumper Q4
15 June 2017
Either Q1-Q4 crude consumption will rise at its fastest pace since 2010, or the data are very wrong
Electric threat
12 June 2017
The oil industry needs to start taking the rise of alternative vehicles seriously
Could the Qatar crisis spike oil prices?
8 June 2017
The market wants to shrug off the Riyadh-Doha spat. It’s a risky position
Opec: more of the same
26 May 2017
Extending the cuts for nine months is designed to kill off the stock glut, but the pledge to keep going will buoy tight oil
Opec's narrowing options
24 May 2017
An extension to the cuts may not help the group as much as it helps Texas
Opec, cornered
23 May 2017
The group has no real option but to roll over its deal on 25 May. Prices should rise in the second half of the year—and then the policy debate will start again
Opec to extend, tight oil to grow
9 May 2017
The group is expected to extend its cuts deal. But global supply could still surge
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
Spikes and troughs
12 April 2017
Only real supply-side intervention has stopped oil-price volatility. But those days are gone, argues Bob McNally's new book
As good as it gets for Opec
20 March 2017
Compliance with the Opec deal is defying the group's sceptics. How long can it last?
Trump is bullish for oil
3 February 2017
The market should start pricing in the mounting geopolitical risks
Glut or glory
23 January 2017
The Opec-non-Opec deal has brought hopes of a price recovery. But its success is not guaranteed
The comeback
3 January 2017
Opec's deal is a seismic moment for the oil market. But forces beyond the group's control will decide how effective the cuts are
Over to you, Texas
13 December 2016
The Opec-non-Opec deal will help prices – but even if everyone complies, it can’t on its own be decisive
The bear necessities
8 December 2016
Opec has tried to put a floor in the price. But further strength in 2017 will depend on the reaction of other suppliers and aversion of many risks
Opec tells the market: we’re back
30 November 2016
Saudi Arabia has accepted Iran’s terms for a deal. Now Russia has to keep its pledge to cut too
Known unknowns
25 November 2016
Opec's efforts to cut supply will be the main theme of 2017 and prices will rise. But the outlook is still fraught with risk and uncertainty
Will Opec surprise the market?
23 November 2016
Deeper-than-expected cuts are on the table and the momentum is behind a deal
Opec - now for the hard part
21 November 2016
Opec's Algiers deal has put a floor in prices - but the group must give the market real details at its end-November meeting
End of the war for Opec
31 October 2016
In the end, the fiscal pressures and income loss were too great for Opec’s members to bear—and the rewards of the market-share strategy too meagre
Back to the new normal
13 October 2016
Judging by history, and reflecting rampant supply, tepid demand and a passive Opec, $50 oil is about where the price belongs
Opec’s imperfect deal
30 September 2016
Algiers marks a major policy shift. But the market will want real numbers soon