Tagged With Opec
Storage fundamentals turn
20 October 2017
A shift in most oil markets from contango to backwardation is changing the outlook for the global storage business
Oil prices—is the worst over?
17 October 2017
Supply-demand balances are tightening and sentiment is turning, but the next two quarters will be decisive
Refiners should expect the unexpected
22 September 2017
Trend spotting is easier said than done in the refining sector
End of a golden era for refiners?
22 September 2017
Refiners may struggle to keep making the profits of recent years, but there's life in the sector yet
US shale—more where that came from
15 September 2017
America's shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year
Russia's greenfields ready and waiting
1 September 2017
Russia's greenfields hold abundant cheap reserves. How long can its companies resist the cash flow they offer?
Venezuela's combustible crisis
30 August 2017
President Nicolás Maduro's power grab has plunged the nation deeper into despair. What's the end game?
PdV’s cash concerns
15 August 2017
The Venezuelan company's plunging revenues show it is still struggling with lower prices and falling output
Algerian change—again
8 August 2017
A lack of leadership continuity in Algeria's energy sector is a product of the FLN's struggle to retain political power
Indonesia treading water
31 July 2017
The government wants higher oil production. The prospects are dim
Cracks in the US shale recovery?
27 July 2017
Oil bulls shouldn't get too excited about those capex cuts yet
Gulf members try to shore up Opec's credibility
26 July 2017
But a pathway out of the cuts is still not clear
What will Russia do?
24 July 2017
The country's big producers have met most of the terms of the deal with Opec. But patience with the cuts is wearing thin
What can Opec do?
24 July 2017
The supply deal is stuck in limbo—the cutters have complied but stocks remain high and prices weak. What now?
Can Opec get its mojo back in St Petersburg?
19 July 2017
Ecuador is doing what other members wish to—ditching a supply deal that has become more painful than gainful. Saudi Arabia needs to revive momentum
Iraq starts to get grip on security
12 July 2017
Career diplomat Sir Jeremy Greenstock, now chairman of London-based Gatehouse Advisory Partners and of Lambert Energy Advisory, is optimistic about Iraq's future
EIA cuts 2018 production outlook
12 July 2017
It could be bad news for Opec's attempts to lift the oil price
Russia is planting flags in the Middle East
3 July 2017
Pragmatism and a tolerance for risk are giving Russian energy interests an edge in the region
US shale producers under oil-price pressure
28 June 2017
US tight oil companies staged a comeback at the first sign of a price recovery last year. Now, as surging US shale activity undercuts the oil price, markets want them to start putting on the brakes.
Arab oil states: the devil's in Opec's data
20 June 2017
The group's latest figures show Gulf oil states' earnings have plummeted, while the region's population keeps rising
Energy demand stayed low in 2016, as the fuel mix shifted towards cleaner energy sources
20 June 2017
China and India accounted for almost all the growth, says BP, and global emissions were flat for the second year in a row
The global oil-demand growth forecast for 2017 depends on a bumper Q4
15 June 2017
Either Q1-Q4 crude consumption will rise at its fastest pace since 2010, or the data are very wrong
Could the Qatar crisis spike oil prices?
8 June 2017
The market wants to shrug off the Riyadh-Doha spat. It’s a risky position
Opec: more of the same
26 May 2017
Extending the cuts for nine months is designed to kill off the stock glut, but the pledge to keep going will buoy tight oil
Opec's narrowing options
24 May 2017
An extension to the cuts may not help the group as much as it helps Texas
Opec, cornered
23 May 2017
The group has no real option but to roll over its deal on 25 May. Prices should rise in the second half of the year—and then the policy debate will start again