Author: Selwyn Parker
China's gas needs
10 July 2017
China's market is growing quickly again, spurring more enthusiasm for domestic shale and attracting exporters as far away as the US
China's tired fields
10 July 2017
China's output is continuing to slow, which is good news for exporters targeting the country
China's belt loosening
10 July 2017
China's economy isn't skipping ahead as it once did, but its role as an engine for global expansion is only rising
Calmer waters in Timor Leste?
5 July 2017
A new exploration deal should benefit Timor-Leste and may point to a breakthrough in a maritime dispute with Australia
Electric vehicles—if you build it...
26 June 2017
While EV charging stations are expanding rapidly in Europe, the US uptake is slower
Batteries are streets ahead
19 June 2017
Batteries, not fuel cells, biofuels, or natural gas, are winning the race to power the next generation of cars
Let a million EVs bloom
12 June 2017
China wants to electrify its car fleet—and lead the global race to manufacture EVs
Myanmar rejuvenation time
31 May 2017
International interest in the country's upstream has waned lately. New investment laws about to come into force could help
ExxonMobil back to basics
31 May 2017
The world's biggest oil firm is relying on science, technology and, increasingly, its domestic base to insulate it from weaker oil prices
Made in India
5 April 2017
Plans to increase the manufacturing base and sustain high GDP growth will underpin rising oil demand and imports
China's oil loans run into trouble
5 April 2017
China extended much credit to secure oil supplies. Now it needs borrowers to start repaying
Pertamina unleashed
21 February 2017
Back outside Opec again, Indonesia's oil and gas giant will spend heavily
China's new fuel standard
21 February 2017
Under pressure, Sinopec launches cleaner Beijing Six gasoline
Sinopec - putting the house in order
25 January 2017
The Chinese giant is shifting priorities to make the most of weaker crude prices
China still thirsty
25 January 2017
Forget the rumours, Chinese imports of oil – for refining and strategic storage – are rising again
Glencore - debt demons
5 December 2016
The dark days of 2015 may well be over, but Glencore still has a lot of work to do
Chinese light givers
10 November 2016
Chinese energy companies continue to expand across Africa, bringing infrastructure and power to regions needing both
ExxonMobil - the oil world's champion
8 November 2016
ExxonMobil hasn't exactly sailed through the downturn. But it remains convinced by oil's long future and undeterred by commodity cycles
Nigeria’s oil output still hampered
3 October 2016
An exemption from Opec’s supply deal will mean nothing unless the unrest abates
China’s confusing new stockpiling rules
29 September 2016
The government has told companies they must put aside 10% of their reserves for a supply emergency. Details are vague
Is Nord Stream 2 really needed?
28 September 2016
Rising liquefied natural gas supplies to Europe and better gas interconnection raise more doubts about the project
A 'scrap of paper' in the water
6 September 2016
China has not accepted a ruling denying its claim to energy-rich territory in the South China Sea. It may heighten tensions in the area
The party's over
6 September 2016
Chinese purchasing of crude for storage will slow sharply in September, knocking out another prop in global oil demand
Back in the fold
8 July 2016
Gabon, at least, doesn’t think Opec is finished – it just rejoined the group, hoping for a seat at the top table
High costs and high risks in the North Sea
5 July 2016
In a period of weaker oil prices, can the UK’s offshore cope with Brexit too?