Leaders
The comeback
3 January 2017
Opec's deal is a seismic moment for the oil market. But forces beyond the group's control will decide how effective the cuts are
The search for storage
8 December 2016
In the fourth of a six-part series, our trader looks back at a time when oil was the best commodity one could hold
Opec - now for the hard part
21 November 2016
Opec's Algiers deal has put a floor in prices - but the group must give the market real details at its end-November meeting
An oil industry between two fires
2 November 2016
Politicking between two US presidential candidates has never been so colourful. As the election approaches and the polls swing back and forth, neither Trump nor Clinton have offered the oil industry what it needs
Back to the new normal
13 October 2016
Judging by history, and reflecting rampant supply, tepid demand and a passive Opec, $50 oil is about where the price belongs
Swing states
20 September 2016
Is American tight oil really now the world’s swing supplier?
Coming down
31 August 2016
In the third of our six-part series, our trader navigates a plan with deal-altering drugs
Overcooking US gasoline demand
31 August 2016
Has the country been burning more gasoline than ever before? The data paint a confusing picture
Time for action from Opec
24 August 2016
Saudi Arabia’s oil minister says Opec will take “any possible action” to stabilise the market. The group should cut, now
A new day for you, a new day for us
2 May 2016
Looking to oil's vanishing point
27 April 2016
Hard-to-quantify shifts may be underway in global energy and the oil industry will ignore them at its peril
Will China and India really be big markets for LNG?
27 April 2016
Coal’s resilience and a stronger push for renewables may dampen the countries’ enthusiasm for seaborne gas
How much would 5% of Saudi Aramco be worth?
27 April 2016
Saudi Arabia may sell a stake in its crown jewel, but raise much less money than its deputy crown prince thinks
Selling more silver
20 April 2016
Needing cash, the Kremlin is willing to sell a stake in Bashneft and maybe even Rosneft
Data drives upstream potential
24 March 2016
In the third of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas, we discover the importance of Big Data, and how emissions concerns could soon be a thing of the past
Shake up and share out
26 February 2016
If you’re an oil company executive looking to save money at a time of low oil prices and you’ve already pared your margins down to the bone, cooperation – sharing information with your fellow companies – should make a lot of sense
The next glut for refiners
25 February 2016
Margins will suffer, with refiners about to add even more distillation capacity that the world probably won’t need
Time to comply with emissions-trading systems
16 February 2016
Emissions-trading systems are here to stay. Oil and gas firms need to start budgeting for them
Bears rule the gas patch
27 January 2016
Low natural gas prices will add to US producers' pain in the year ahead
VW scandals contribute to changing perception of diesel
7 December 2015
Faulty tests and emissions scandals could prove yet another headache for Europe’s refiners
Be afraid, be very afraid
1 January 2007