Author: Justin Jacobs
US tight oil turning over a new leaf?
18 December 2017
A shale sector that emphasised returns over production growth would be a win from both shareholders and oil markets
Greening Latin America
7 December 2017
Long a renewables powerhouse thanks to its vast hydropower plants, Latin America is making a big push into wind and solar
Cove Point boosts US LNG exports
7 December 2017
A second facility will start supplying the fuel to international markets as American liquefied gas shipments gather pace
Latin America's LNG slowdown
7 December 2017
A few years ago, gas exporters thought the Southern Cone would become a huge new market. Not likely
Latin America's continental contraction
5 December 2017
The region has seen a decade of surging crude consumption come to a crashing halt. Refining woes mean imports are still on the rise
Petropolitics hang over Latin America's producers
5 December 2017
Elections next year in Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil have pivoted politics to the region’s fore again. Can it break the self-destructive resource-nationalist cycle?
Growing pains ahead for Mexico's reforms
1 December 2017
Regulators have won high praise from the industry for progress to date, but the oil opening is still in its early days and fresh obstacles lie ahead
Military moves in on Venezuela's oil industry
28 November 2017
A major general is replacing the oilmen that ran the industry which will worry investors and plunge the sector further into crisis
TransCanada gets Keystone XL approval—but there’s a catch
21 November 2017
Nebraska regulators rejected the pipeline builders preferred route, but ok’d an alternative, handing the company a complicated victory
Venezuelan crunch time
17 November 2017
Venezuela faces steep bond payments before the end of the year. It is looking to Russia to help keep it from default
Venezuela's debt crisis deepens
15 November 2017
It's crunch time in Caracas after the country defaulted on two bond payments and oil output continued its freefall
Trump, China and an LNG deal
9 November 2017
The US president's trip to China yielded the promise of a new gas supply partnership. But the deal was heavy on fanfare and light on details
Mexico—zero to hero
9 November 2017
A string of successful auctions has set the stage for an exploration boom in Mexican waters
US growth machine
3 November 2017
The Permian has transformed from a dying giant to one of the world's most important oilfields in less than a decade
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
Liza opens the door
2 November 2017
ExxonMobil's find has opened a new frontier along South America's northeast coast
Brazil's pre-salt promise
2 November 2017
Brazil's offshore is making big strides on costs—crucial in the post-shale landscape
Wind in the US' sails
26 October 2017
Offshore wind is taking off in America, offering growth opportunities for the usual renewable operators and a potential entry point for offshore oil specialists
Perry stirs gas versus coal fight
25 October 2017
US energy secretary's subsidy plan gets a roasting
US crude and fuel exports reaching new highs
19 October 2017
WTI's persistent discount to Brent has drawn record levels of American oil onto international markets
Vaca Muerta making moves
13 October 2017
Argentina's unconventional oil and gas play is gaining momentum, and drawing more international interest
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
Latin America's hobbled oil giants
6 October 2017
Plagued by debt, low oil prices and political turmoil, times have been troubled for Latin America's state-run energy firms
Exxon's Brazil play
4 October 2017
The US supermajor made a splash in Brazil's oil auction, snapping up deep-water acreage and signalling its interest in the upcoming pre-salt round
Mexico's reforms start to bear fruit
2 October 2017
Mexico's energy overhaul is notching up successes after a slow start
US shale—more where that came from
15 September 2017
America's shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year