Author: Justin Jacobs
US powerhouse in the making
14 June 2018
The LNG building boom is just getting underway. When it's done, the US will be the largest exporter in the world
Latin America’s uncertain LNG future
8 June 2018
Old-guard importers are fading, but new markets are opening. The region’s exporters are adapting to the US threat
Growing pains for the Permian
7 June 2018
The Permian is primed for years of booming production—if a range of infrastructure problems can be solved
Trump's fuel fight
7 June 2018
The administration wants to roll back proposed fuel efficiency standards, but rising consumption would mean fewer barrels available for export
Colombian oil revival hopes face electoral test
17 May 2018
An upcoming election and auction round will help determine the country's oil fortunes
ExxonMobil and Chevron go big in the Permian
16 May 2018
It is a new era for the supermajors and the west Texas shale basin as the companies plot aggressive growth plans
Permian faces pipeline crunch
16 May 2018
The west Texas oil and gas play could see growth crimped if major infrastructure projects aren’t completed in time
Ecuador: Holding steady on Opec cuts
15 May 2018
No plans for an uptick in investment and production in the immediate future
Venezuela: Opec's heavy lifter
14 May 2018
The Latin American producer's sharp fall in output has helped hold the cartel’s deal together
Latin America's oil production struggles to recover
11 May 2018
Venezuela and Mexico are still coping with the fallout from the downturn while Brazil is set to start adding barrels again
China oil financing falls in Latin America
11 May 2018
Beijing’s investment in the region is shifting from oil and other commodities to services
Trump lays down Iran gauntlet
9 May 2018
The US administration must win over sceptical European and Asian allies to make oil sanctions bite as hard as last time
Marathon Petroleum bets big on refining growth
1 May 2018
The strategic rationale behind the refiner's deal to takeover Andeavor appears solid, but is the timing right?
ConocoPhillips judgement piles pressure on Venezuela's PdV
27 April 2018
Venezuela's state oil company is reeling from plummeting output and debts
US tight oil production moves up a gear
23 April 2018
The Permian is leading America's surging crude production, but there are warning signs in the data
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
Carbon capture catches a big tax break
13 April 2018
Generous new incentives could be a breakthrough
China-US trade war heats up
5 April 2018
Energy isn't at the core of current trade tensions, but US exports could emerge as a bargaining tool as the spat moves toward negotiations
Venezuela's unprecedented supply collapse
29 March 2018
Production is likely to flirt with 1m barrels a day as the country's problems mount
Majors snap up Mexico's shallow-water offering
28 March 2018
Industry heavyweights have piled in after large discoveries in the Sureste Basin, which has emerged as the country's most promising area outside the deep waters
Venezuelan oil's volatile year
27 March 2018
A steep production decline from the country is already priced in, but things could get even worse
Shale oil's new calculus
27 March 2018
Will producers chase growth or profits?
US still driving oil investment recovery
26 March 2018
Executives see plenty of enticing opportunities, but spending will be heavily weighted to the US and they can't commit without signs of a sustained path toward higher-priced oil
Reforms at risk in Latin America's elections
26 March 2018
A busy political season will put recent market-friendly energy changes to the test
Trump's offshore oil ambitions sinking
23 March 2018
A clumsy roll-out has imperiled a plan to open nearly all of America's waters to drilling
Venezuela catches the crypto craze
16 March 2018
Is "The Petro" a leap forward or just a cash grab?