Battlefield China in Russo-Saudi tussle
10 July 2020
Russia and Saudi Arabia have largely buried, rather than settled, their issues. China is a microcosm of the ongoing tension
Letter from Australia: Gas-fired recovery hits turbulence
10 July 2020
The Australian government’s vision is at risk of unravelling under intense scrutiny
Letter from the Middle East: NOCs juggle priorities
8 July 2020
From boosting oil production to throttling it back and with challenging oil and gas dynamics in both the short and longer-term, the region’s producers have their hands full
Letter from Moscow: Putin triumphant, but facing choppy waters
6 July 2020
The Russian strongman’s referendum delivered him the expected result. But there are troubles on the horizon
Three steps to support good governance
3 July 2020
The oil and gas industry should take action to improve governance and promote sustainable development in Africa
Congo’s disappearing discovery
9 July 2020
The Republic of Congo’s announcement of a major discovery appears to be targeted more at extorting EU environmentalists and multilateral lenders than attracting IOCs
Australian upstream rejects politicians’ call for A$4 gas
8 July 2020
Producers insist the costs of producing gas domestically—as well as prevailing spot prices—significantly exceed the historic benchmark price level
No rebound in sight for US shale
30 June 2020
Domestic crude production will continue to be squeezed despite the modest oil price upturn and faces a long-term existential threat in the form of the Democratic manifesto
Guyana must embrace transparency to realise oil wealth
25 June 2020
Grasping the lessons from the mistakes of other countries in the region will be vital to maximising the country’s resource potential
Analysts fret on Hurricane’s single well reliance
16 June 2020
The North Sea fractured basement specialist’s dependence on one producing well at its Lancaster project is causing concern
Latest licensing rounds
10 July 2020
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licences
Eastern European coal-to-gas switching enthusiasm builds
7 July 2020
Poland and the Czech Republic, long the continent’s coal champions, are having a rethink
Myanmar LNG projects overcome pandemic and sceptics
3 July 2020
China and Hong Kong-led consortium has started operating first of three planned facilities as Yangon targets nationwide electrification
Letter from China: Pipeline reform heats up
2 July 2020
The signs are positive that Beijing is getting serious about opening up its gas network
India sets out multi-faceted reform to support gas
2 July 2020
New Delhi is set to implement a new pipeline tariff policy to complement its first trading exchange and under-construction distribution network, to further boost the use of gas
Positioning for a lower-carbon energy future
1 July 2020
Energy is essential. Accessible and affordable supplies of energy support the ability to meet the basic requirements of life and fuel society's progress around the world.
China faces refinery consolidation challenge
30 June 2020
A new mega-refinery is meant to concentrate rather than expand capacity. But it may not work out that way, and may have other knock-on effects
EU stakes claim to hydrogen future
9 July 2020
Integrated plan sets bloc on course for world-leading role and to hit its Paris Agreement commitment
Dutch North Sea goes from gas to green
3 July 2020
The Netherlands plans to repurpose its declining North Sea and onshore assets to serve the energy transition
US shift to renewables gains momentum
1 July 2020
A gradual move towards renewables was already underway, and the pandemic is helping to push coal further out of favour
Renewables surge in European power mix
30 June 2020
Wind and solar energy generation have increased even though total energy demand has fallen during the pandemic
Green recovery to accelerate the energy transition
30 June 2020
Decarbonising the energy system must go beyond expanding the utilisation of renewable energy to include measures that tackle emissions from continued hydrocarbon production and consumption
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
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Asia to lead gas demand recovery – IEA
11 June 2020
Gas will be more resilient to the effects of Covid-19 than coal and oil but is “far from immune”, says the IEA, as it forecasts the largest-ever demand decline in 2020
Chinese energy demand makes tentative recovery
29 May 2020
A rebound in oil demand and gas consumption remaining largely unscathed are encouraging signs, but a global economic slump and trade tensions could undermine further progress
CO2 shrugs off the Covid-19 slump
28 May 2020
Future policy assumptions support the EU ETS after initial hit
Deltic rides out the storm
9 July 2020
The UKCS explorer’s strong balance sheet allows it to brush off many of the challenges posed by the oil price collapse, but it is still not immune to bearish investor sentiment
Caution creeps into investors’ oil and gas infrastructure appetite
7 July 2020
The US downturn and the inexorable rise of ESG concerns are clouds on the horizon even for traditionally low-risk energy investments
Junk sale buys Oxy much-needed time
6 July 2020
US independent slices off chunk of near-term debt but ominous overhang remains an existential threat
Chesapeake peers over the precipice
24 June 2020
Rapid expansion beyond core natural gas assets has stretched the firm to the verge of bankruptcy
Canadian cashflows tempt i3
23 June 2020
North Sea developer eyes cut-price production to bolster its balance sheet