Outlook 2017
Oilmageddon
7 December 2016
Prices down or up – it doesn’t matter. The world’s oil sector is in the endgame
We'll always have Paris
7 December 2016
Putting last year's climate deal into action will be the main theme of 2017
Keeping a tight belt
7 December 2016
Upstream companies must make cost savings structural and permanent in 2017, not short-term and reactionary
The usual suspects
7 December 2016
Familiar geopolitical risks will linger into the coming year, but won’t much affect a well-supplied oil market till the end of 2017
Structural uncertainty
6 December 2016
The drivers of global oil consumption are changing. Demand will rise in 2017, but risks lurk beneath the surface
Hiatus mode
6 December 2016
The East Mediterranean needs buyers for its gas – not easy when prices are expected to stay low
Here comes the sun
6 December 2016
Renewables make perfect sense in the Mideast Gulf. Policymakers need to get serious about them in 2017
Full speed ahead for Kuwait
6 December 2016
Kuwait is on the road to boosting oil-production capacity to 4m b/d, but lifting fuel subsidies will be trickier
Argentina - closing the deal
5 December 2016
Argentina will spend 2017 trying to come good on its upstream promise
Ain't got that swing
5 December 2016
Tight oil is not the new market balancer but, alongside storage, will help smooth out the market’s troughs and peaks
Soldiering on in the Gulf of Mexico
5 December 2016
The oil-price slump has crimped activity in the Gulf of Mexico, but output will still rise in 2017
Slumptastic
4 December 2016
Weak and volatile prices dulled M&A activity in 2016, with a few exceptions
South America - the after-party continent
3 December 2016
Oil's price bust forced yet more change in Latin America's energy sector. Venezuela was worst hit
Hungover down under
3 December 2016
Australia came good as an LNG powerhouse in 2016, but started to feel the effects of the boom's aftermath
Bargain basement
3 December 2016
A global supply surfeit made 2016 a bad year to sell LNG but a good one to buy it
Some pain, some gain for Africa
2 December 2016
Crude prices hurt exporters and LNG plans idled. Violence flared in the Niger Delta. East African oil and Senegal were bright spots
The slippery slope
2 December 2016
Europe's upstream struggled in 2016, leaving the continent more dependent on imports
Resilient Russia
1 December 2016
In 2016, the country defied the doubters. Oil production kept rising and new energy-export plans made progress
Tumult/Reform in the Middle East
1 December 2016
Weak oil prices hung over the region in 2016, a year of more war but also some efforts at renewal
Weaker China, stronger India
1 December 2016
It was a mixed year in Asia's energy sector, where the oil market's gaze shifted away from its stalwart to a new rising economy
Stress tested
1 December 2016
North America's oil and gas sector suffered in 2016, but survived its trial of strength
Back in business, probably
30 November 2016
Opec will try to restore some control over oil markets in 2017. Quite how remains uncertain
After the car wash
30 November 2016
A modest oil-price rise, and pro-investor reforms, should spark a recovery for Brazilian energy and Petrobras in 2017
Limited options for Venezuela
30 November 2016
Venezuela's oil output is falling and fundamental change is needed to rescue it in 2017
Desperate Venezuela
30 November 2016
Oil output is falling and the state company is struggling to pull itself out of a dangerous tailspin
Time for the revival
29 November 2016
After a rough couple of years, new pockets of demand and new methods of consumption will lift prospects for gas exporters
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