Book review: GCC—a fatal schism
20 May 2020
Through a combination of adroit use of its vast gas reserves and careful diplomacy, Qatar has learned how to survive life under blockade, a new book says
Saudi Arabia braces for impact
13 May 2020
The kingdom may have to pay a steep price for its efforts to reassert leadership in oil politics
No respite in Yemen
5 May 2020
The oil price collapse dims hope of an energy sector revival, while civil war grinds on
Argentinian shale suffers further setbacks
1 May 2020
The government was relying on Vaca Muerta to solve its financial problems. But another default looms as Covid-19 disrupts growth plans
China turns the taps off
1 May 2020
Economic growth may be rebounding, but demand for Latin American crude remains minimal
PE Live: OFSE sector should embrace the transition
22 May 2020
As the pace of the energy transition accelerates, oilfield companies are increasingly applying their engineering expertise to a more diverse range of applications
Petrobras issues stark warning on oil
21 May 2020
Brazilian heavyweight announces huge losses on assets it believes are no longer commercially viable
PE Live: OFSE consolidation needed to attract capital
21 May 2020
Creating larger companies with a greater reliance on technology could provide the stable and larger returns that investors seek
US indies batten down the hatches
19 May 2020
The sector is largely relying on balance sheet resilience to outlast the downturn. But without an imminent oil price recovery the threat of bankruptcy looms large
Muscat's oil plans in disarray
15 May 2020
The sultanate’s upstream development projects have taken short and longer-term hits
Opec+ creates Central Asian headache for IOCs
22 May 2020
Foreign companies tapping large fields in and around the Caspian Sea face tricky decisions on production cuts
France risks gas undershoot
22 May 2020
The need for flexible back-up for renewables and nuclear plants may mean the country needs more gas than it thinks
Tough times ahead for US refiners
20 May 2020
Slumping global oil consumption, tightening margins and throttled-back throughput pile on the pressure
US producers scramble for storage
19 May 2020
Companies are looking at creative temporary solutions as capacity fills up
LNG: Intercontinental to inter-regional?
13 May 2020
Price differentials are threatening the economics underlying global LNG arbitrage. But the lower prices may unlock competition within regions
Gazprom chases China gas expansion
7 May 2020
Now the Power of Siberia is operational, the Russian major is exploring additional pipeline options
US electricity prices turn negative
4 May 2020
Plunging domestic energy demand is raising concerns that Covid-19 will slow the growth of renewables
France bets big on offshore wind
19 May 2020
The country will accelerate its move away from fossil fuels and even reduce its iconic nuclear fleet
Green drivers lead to innovation for Pavilion
18 May 2020
The Singapore LNG company's new GHG requirements could help set an industry standard
Energy storage is driving the transition
15 May 2020
Constant advancements in battery technology, supported by the adoption of electric vehicles, are facilitating the energy transition
Like a bat out of hell part one: Energy implications
12 May 2020
The first of a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice analyses the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy and the demand for and supply of energy
Capturing opportunity in the energy transition
11 May 2020
Oil and gas companies can continue to thrive through greater efficiency, decarbonisation and the expansion of renewables
Like a bat out of hell part three: Gas more resilient than oil
15 May 2020
The third in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice evaluates the impact of plunging oil prices on natural gas and LNG
Like a bat out of hell part two: The outlook for oil
14 May 2020
The second in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the global oil market and the trajectory of its recovery.
Demand doubts dampen investor sentiment
11 May 2020
Concerns over the long-term future of oil exercise US investors’ thinking
Turbulent times shine a light on imperfect contract structures
7 May 2020
The pandemic provides an opportunity for a significant reset of contract structures
Price crash may fuel contract renegotiation push
6 May 2020
A prolonged era of sustained lower oil prices could result in widespread pressure to renegotiate contracts
Covid-19 may not justify force majeure
5 May 2020
The declaring party will need to demonstrate a causal link between the pandemic and the reason it is unable to fulfil its obligations
Different horses for the oil sands course
22 May 2020
Norway pulls funding from Canada’s heavy, sulphurous crude as Saudi Arabia expands its footprint
Ecopetrol positions for the rebound
15 May 2020
The twin shocks of Covid-19 and the oil price collapse have severely impacted the company’s bottom line, but it is well-placed to bounce back
Canadian oil firms battle for survival
14 May 2020
Profits plunged during the first quarter for a sector already struggling to contend with growing debt and a shortage of midstream takeaway
National priorities shape NOC strategies
7 May 2020
The state of countries’ finances—together with their exposure to market volatility and the pandemic—is determining funding possibilities for state oil companies
Independents vulnerable to debt trap
6 May 2020
A combination of aggressive cost-cutting and judicious hedging has given at least some independents a fighting chance of coming out the other side of the coronavirus crisis intact