Author: Justin Jacobs
PdV’s cash concerns
15 August 2017
The Venezuelan company's plunging revenues show it is still struggling with lower prices and falling output
US sanctions on Venezuela are largely symbolic
2 August 2017
The oil market was waiting for an embargo. But a full blockade would have hurt American firms too
Venezuela living on the edge
2 August 2017
Venezuela's national oil company is under pressure from low prices, plummeting output and several self-inflicted wounds
Colombia's peace brings little oil dividend
2 August 2017
Once an industry darling, the country's energy industry is still struggling with a rebel threat and local community strife
Cracks in the US shale recovery?
27 July 2017
Oil bulls shouldn't get too excited about those capex cuts yet
Ecuador muddling on
26 July 2017
The South American producer needs an overhaul to spur new oil growth. Its new president isn't likely to deliver
US oil sanctions on Venezuela would escalate crisis
21 July 2017
As Donald Trump threatens to introduce measures against the South American nation's exports, the outcome could be ruinous for all concerned
EIA cuts 2018 production outlook
12 July 2017
It could be bad news for Opec's attempts to lift the oil price
Gulf of Mexico treading water
12 July 2017
The Gulf of Mexico's breakevens have plunged, but the region is struggling to compete with low-cost shale
New nationalisation threat in Venezuela?
7 July 2017
The spectre of a state grab of oil assets looms as the nation moves to rewrite its constitution
US shale producers under oil-price pressure
28 June 2017
US tight oil companies staged a comeback at the first sign of a price recovery last year. Now, as surging US shale activity undercuts the oil price, markets want them to start putting on the brakes.
Heavyweights lift Mexico's second oil round
21 June 2017
Drilling boom offers bright spot in otherwise bleak global oil exploration outlook
Pemex showing signs of life
14 June 2017
Austerity and higher prices have helped put the state firm back in the black. Deeper reforms are still needed
Canada looks to Beijing for new oil sands investment
12 June 2017
As IOCs flee, Ottawa hopes to lure Asian petrodollars back
Donald Trump's rogue nation
5 June 2017
The US has joined Syria and Nicaragua in rejecting the Paris climate agreement
While Opec was cutting...
22 May 2017
The Permian will lead a strong US onshore recovery in 2017, while former stalwarts the Eagle Ford and Bakken struggle to regain their footing
Venezuela courting disaster
17 May 2017
A Supreme Court ruling has given the president broad authority to strike oil deals. Will there be any takers?
America's export machine cranks up
10 May 2017
Shipments of oil and gas hit new highs in 2016. As drilling picks up and new infrastructure is built, 2017 could be another record breaker
Wave of US LNG nears
9 May 2017
From importer to exporter, shale gas has transformed the US energy landscape
Adapting to oil's new reality
9 May 2017
The industry has been battered by price volatility over the past two years. For ConocoPhillips, adaptation is the key to not just surviving, but thriving
The US' greener red states
3 May 2017
Wind and solar energy have put down roots across the US and will keep growing even if Washington turns hostile
Argentina looks to recapture Vaca Muerta shale momentum
26 April 2017
Investment in Vaca Muerta has slumped. A deal between Shell and YPF shows government efforts may be turning things around
Technology and the oil industry
13 April 2017
Automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other new technologies could transform the oil industry
Pioneer's startling Permian output-growth plans
29 March 2017
Pioneer Natural Resources' growth plans will transform the company and points to a long bull run for Texas's prolific shale play
In the US northeast, more pipes and more gas
29 March 2017
New infrastructure will unleash new supplies from the Marcellus and Utica. It could temper the recent price rally
Building walls
20 March 2017
The new White House promises to be generous to energy. Some policies will be anything but