In depth
Europe's two-horse shale race
5 March 2018
Legal and environmental challenges are tying the hands of governments keen to exploit unconventional gas
Algeria and Saudi's differing shale development
5 March 2018
Two of the most-watched countries in the expansion of unconventional gas adopt opposite approaches to tapping their substantial reserves
Energy risk in all shapes, all sizes
27 February 2018
Geopolitics may be bullish or bearish. But it will almost certainly bring volatility to the oil market
Australia's one man show
22 February 2018
Queensland remains the country's capital of unconventional gas, with bans in force in some other states
Shrinking Canadian expectations
22 February 2018
The future of unconventional gas drilling in the western basins is uncertain because of the cancellation of several high-profile LNG projects
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
Mexico stuck in neutral
20 February 2018
The resources are there and the reforms have opened the door to investors, but shale gas can't yet compete
Argentina's shale boom
20 February 2018
The country's play is set to witness a quick rise in gas output as drillers look to lock in higher subsidised prices
Sea change for shipping sector
1 February 2018
New rules are imminent and will have a big impact on the global fuel oil sector
Côte d’Ivoire's exploration drive rebooted
12 January 2018
Can an overhaul of concessions lure companies to the country's frontier acreage?
Where did it all go right for Senegal?
12 January 2018
Major oil and gas discoveries make the country set to move from speculative play to producer
African competition hots up
11 January 2018
It's a tough environment for exploration, but some countries are making headway
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
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?
A new role for NOCs
10 October 2017
To cope with an era of lower oil prices, state-owned firms must put value above volume and focus less on production, more on their commercial position
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
Downstream to the rescue for China
5 October 2017
China's NOCs have had a few difficult years. But restructuring and a modest oil-price recovery are helping
Gazprom feels the heat
21 September 2017
New US sanctions on Russia may create problems for the country's gas export giant
Middle East NOCs under pressure
21 September 2017
Moves to privatise state energy firms in the Middle East have begun, but progress will be slow and patchy
Clock ticks on Canada's pipeline debate
14 September 2016
The oil sands need new outlets to grow. Will it get them?
Digging deep
14 September 2016
Conventional wisdom suggests Canada's oil sands producers should be in full retreat in the face of falling world oil prices. That hasn’t happened—yet
Can Senegal rejuvenate West Africa’s upstream?
19 July 2016
Relative stability and promising geology may yield another new frontier in the region
Ghana's prospects brighten
19 July 2016
After some offshore problems, the country’s upstream should see significant growth in the coming months