About Us

Informing energy markets since 1934

In an age of free information, decision-makers need impartial, reliable and rigorous sifting of fact from fiction. They need solid analysis of essential data, presented in a way that makes it quick to absorb. They need genuine intelligence from high-risk areas of the world. They will find all this in Petroleum Economist.

We’ve written about oil, its politics and economics since 1934. Petroleum Economist has explained some of the industry’s biggest disruptions – such as the 1973 oil crisis, the Gulf Wars, the rise of China, the Arab uprisings, and the more recent supply-side shocks from North America’s unconventional energy sector.

Petroleum Economist has covered the booms and busts in the oil price – we stuck our neck out and called the latest crash before others. We always look ahead, draw on our long experience to spot emerging trends. In a period of change for the industry – influenced by everything from Opec policy to UN climate summits – Petroleum Economist remains the indispensable authority on energy.

Our coverage goes beyond the headlines, giving subscribers essential insight into global oil and gas politics and markets. Readers use our intelligence to form commercial strategy, whether they lead state-owned or privately held companies. Governments read and talk to us because we explain policy clearly and intelligently.

We put people on the ground to cover the biggest stories. Petroleum Economist has reported from warzones in the Middle East and North Africa, countless Opec meetings, remotest Siberia and northern Canada, the Orinoco, East Africa, Borneo and Papua New Guinea. We take on difficult stories in tricky places where the risks are great – and the need to understand them paramount.

Investors have faith in Petroleum Economist’s judgement – and we take pride in this trust. It opens doors for us in the world’s energy ministries, on Wall Street and in oil capitals from Calgary to Baku, Astana to Mexico City. Reporters around the world give us a global perspective for a global executive readership.

We research and compile in-depth reports covering specific segments of the energy industry. They draw on Petroleum Economist’s decades of specialist knowledge, its on-the-ground presence and include data from our archives, analysis, contributions from industry experts and detailed specialist maps from our industry-renowned cartography department.

Petroleum Economist is printed monthly, with a website updated daily, and an app which is available for download from iTunes and the Google Store

The Petroleum Economist Ltd is part of Gulf Energy Information.

About Gulf Energy Information

Gulf Energy Information provides in-depth insights, technical content and strategic direction to the international energy industry.

Gulf’s market-leading brandsPetroleum EconomistWorld OilHydrocarbon Processing, Pipeline & Gas JournalGas Processing & LNGPipeline News, and Underground Construction—serve their markets with traditional print publications as well as digital media that leverage large audiences.

Moreover, Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the international energy industry through the Energy Web Atlas (EWA) and the Construction Boxscore Database.