Report
Heavy oil is bottom of the barrel
3 May 2016
Beyond Canada, only Venezuela and a handful of other producers are still persisting with very heavy oil
Slower, lower, weaker: Brazil under Rousseff
29 April 2016
Brasilia’s political crisis is deepening. Is there still hope for energy investors?
Tanks, gluts and contangos
30 March 2016
A rush on storage capacity to deal with oil’s excess is buoying storage rates, from Rotterdam to Cushing and beyond
Riding the rails
30 March 2016
Idle cars are giving some traders a place to store their oil
Pain in the Permian
30 March 2016
West Texas is the beating heart of US oil. Can it survive the price bust?
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
Falling margins, rising maintenance
25 February 2016
A busy season of refinery turnarounds is about to weaken crude demand, again
Diesel demand heading east
25 February 2016
As Europeans are falling out of love with diesel, market share elsewhere will keep rising
Is oil really financing IS?
10 February 2016
The terror group’s crude production, trade and revenue have been vastly over-estimated argues Luay al-Khatteeb
Unending conflict
10 February 2016
The course of war in Syria will go a long way to determining the wider Mena region’s fate in 2016
Market turmoil hits IS-captive Iraq
10 February 2016
Spending constraints thanks to low oil prices and military expenditure are frustrating the federal government and the KRG
Bottoming out: the fragile recovery of the oil market
10 February 2016
The good news is that the fundamentals should start to improve. But speculation abounds that oil could get caught in the wider market downdraft
Questions surround oilfield services M&A activity
19 January 2016
Difficult trading conditions bring uncertainty to M&A activity in a tense oilfield services sector
US oil unleashed
18 January 2016
Export options will be limited for now, but America's crude producers could eventually lay down new trade routes to Europe and Latin America
Saudi Arabia and Iran square up
6 January 2016
The Saudi Arabia-Iran crisis will result in prolonged sectarian tension in the Gulf and an escalation in the region's conflict. However, a deliberate military conflict between the two can be discounted
US oil growth stalls, for now
13 July 2015
The price plunge is testing the resilience of the world’s biggest oil producer
Victims of their own success
9 July 2015
Shale-gas drillers are struggling to cope with the cheap prices brought by their onslaught of supply
Shale oil drillers bring out the knife
9 July 2015
Cost cutting, not production growth, is now the sector’s obsession
The survival of US shale
6 July 2015
Despite the fall in global commodity prices, the US keeps producing. This is due to the ‘portfolio effect’ and better technology, show Philippe A. Charlez of Total and Pierre Delfiner of PetroDecisions
US oil growth set to decline says the EIA
2 July 2015
The price plunge is testing the resilience of the world’s biggest oil producer
Low prices encouraging US gasoline consumption
2 July 2015
Drivers, builders and refiners are gorging on cheap oil and making the most of the market
China's slowing economy may threaten energy markets
28 May 2015
After a decade of rampant growth, the Chinese economy is cooling. The way the country uses energy is changing too
China's NOCs start to feel the pinch
28 May 2015
The country’s oil giants aren’t in the rosiest financial health, but remain ready to scoop up assets elsewhere
Cautious optimism over China's shale-gas plans
28 May 2015
The country’s huge reserves are not living up to their promise
New laws open opportunities in Mexico
24 April 2015
A raft of legislation has liberalised the energy sector. Elisabeth Eljuri, partner and head of Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Leonie Timmers, trainee solicitor currently based in the firm’s Paris office, give an overview
Reform in Mexico gives regulators more power
24 April 2015
Mexico’s newly empowered energy regulators will be critical to the success of the opening. They have their work cut out