Fukushima still looms over energy decisions
11 September 2020
Japan ignores strategic low-carbon energy options and risks muddling through by adding more coal
IEA’s Birol ‘optimistic’ amid ‘huge challenges’
10 September 2020
Governments need to take a leading role in supporting technological development and tackling the emissions of legacy power and industrial facilities, he says
Letter from Canada: Alberta waits for a boom that may not come
17 September 2020
The Edmonton administration assumes that there will be another oil bull cycle. It may be wrong
Japan wastes chance for energy rethink
4 September 2020
The end of the Abe era is unlikely to lead the country to increase its unambitious target for renewables
Berlin faces battle over climate targets
28 August 2020
The German presidency of the EU Council aims for a recovery fuelled by renewables, but there is disagreement among member states over key climate targets
Latest licensing rounds
15 September 2020
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licences
Pemex scales back upstream goals
11 September 2020
The strained producer downgrades its 2021 forecast as rapid economic recovery looks doubtful
ExxonMobil makes further ripples in Guyana
8 September 2020
The South American country’s prolific upstream shows no sign of slowing as another two oil finds are added to the growing list
Schlumberger sheds US shale
4 September 2020
Major oilfield services player reshuffles portfolio to cope with dearth of work and spiralling costs
Mozambique projects adjust to life in a war zone
4 September 2020
The war in Cabo Delgado is intensifying, but work on Total’s LNG project continues
Petrobras pulls back spending
18 September 2020
Spotlight falls on pre-salt production as Latin American NOC dials down capex
Uzbekistan plans giant leap in refining
21 September 2020
The country is looking to bring its refining industry up to modern standards, but it needs to resolve the problem of oil supply
Government policy key to investors’ gas concerns
18 September 2020
Slumping prices and imminent capacity expansion have dented investor confidence despite bullish long-term demand forecasts
World’s largest LNG bunkering vessel launches in Rotterdam
18 September 2020
With the shipping sector starting to opt for cleaner fuels, the market for LNG as a marine fuel is growing strongly
NOCs find allure in LNG trading
18 September 2020
Traditionally conservative players are embracing more flexible approaches
Decarbonisation imperils long-term LNG contracts
17 September 2020
Failing to incorporate greater flexibility into LNG purchase agreements could spell trouble as nations get tough on carbon emissions
LNG growth hinges on price, say buyers and sellers
16 September 2020
The biggest opportunity for LNG growth—coal-to-gas switching in Asia—will materialise only if LNG is realistically priced
Rush to green hydrogen may be counterproductive – BP
14 September 2020
An equal amount of blue hydrogen would be preferable to diverting excessive amounts of renewable energy from grids while fossil fuels remain in the energy generation mix
Yemen turns to solar in adversity
14 September 2020
As its oil sector remains effectively paralysed by conflict, Yemenis are exploiting renewables out of necessity
Dogma undermines South Africa’s renewables push
10 September 2020
As blackouts worsen, government launches flawed emergency power procurement plan and fails to liberalise sector
Decarbonised gas key to Paris target — DNV GL report
8 September 2020
Natural gas is expected to be the dominant fossil fuel and source of emissions by 2050, so industry, governments and research institutions must work together to accelerate CCS implementation
Germany eyes DRC hydrogen project
8 September 2020
Scheme is at very early stage and depends on a long-delayed mega-dam for which funding is uncertain
Covid-19 a ‘dress rehearsal for peak oil and gas’ – Shell
14 September 2020
The impacts of the coronavirus on energy consumption and prices hold crucial lessons for when oil and gas demand peak, says Maarten Wetselaar
Banging the drum for gas
27 July 2020
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is backing the fuel to shake off its current malaise and enjoy future growth
Urals premium hurts Russian integrateds
17 July 2020
Russia’s Opec+ compliance has pushed its benchmark grade to a premium over Brent. But this is not good news for the country’s large integrated oil firms
Oil market mulls demand risks
14 July 2020
Crude price comes under pressure from concerns over a second coronavirus wave just as Opec+ considers loosening the supply taps. But are the worries overdone?
Gas breaks the oil price link
10 July 2020
The proportion of LNG priced on an oil-indexed basis fell to its lowest ever level in 2019
Letter from Houston: Energy hotspot hopes for a ‘bronze lining’
30 June 2020
The US oil capital may be battling both the oil price crash and a Covid-19 resurgence, but there are still reasons to be optimistic
Petroleum Economist welcomes nominations
14 September 2020
The PE Awards will take a new approach this year, in terms of both format and the categories themselves, with awards spanning the energy industry in its entirety.
Aramco reassesses priorities
1 September 2020
An income squeeze is forcing upstream delays and a reappraisal of the company’s downstream portfolio
US shale running out of time
1 September 2020
Financial conditions may have rallied, but the long-term survival of many firms still hangs in the balance
Green bond issuance set for record despite Covid-19
28 August 2020
High investor demand, especially for energy transition bonds, set to be further boosted by introduction of German 'twin bunds'
Danger ahead for offshore services sector
28 August 2020
Unmanageable debt and a shortage of work is wreaking havoc on company finances. Bruising maturities starting from next year could signal even more pain