Libyan production languishes under ‘illegal blockade’
4 August 2020
National Oil Corporation reports its lowest production since the blockade started in January as external forces gear up for clash over Sirte basin oilfields
Turkey’s ambitions have imperial echoes
4 August 2020
Facing the challenge of a domestic economic crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that successful military interventions in the surrounding region will foster nationalist solidarity
Bolivian election delay further dampens gas investment appetite
31 July 2020
The Andean country’s natural gas sector will be a casualty of a second vote being pushed back yet again
Biden’s big election shake-up
28 July 2020
The Democratic candidate has a healthy lead heading towards the November US election and a manifesto that will strike fear into the heart of the shale patch
Guyana’s deadlock chills the investment climate
23 July 2020
A worsening political crisis risks slowing the pace of oil sector growth in the small Latin American nation
Somalia announces regulator leadership
2 August 2020
Somali Petroleum Authority board has been approved by the Mogadishu government ahead of licensing round
Central bank holds key to Gabon’s oil future
30 July 2020
If oil companies are forced to hold revenues in the local currency—combined with mandated Opec cuts—the Central African country will struggle to attract the new investment it desires
Latest licensing rounds
28 July 2020
The industry's most comprehensive list of current and recent rounds for onshore and offshore licences
Canadian oil sands compound their image problem
25 July 2020
Emission pledges are being rolled back to counter adverse economic conditions, reinforcing a sense the sector is not serious about lowering its carbon footprint
Iraq and Iran move further apart
24 July 2020
Baghdad’s pivot away from its neighbour is increasingly extending to their shared resources
Egyptian optimism
5 August 2020
One of the more regressive fiscal regimes and a generally challenging environment are not enough to dampen United Oil & Gas’ enthusiasm for the Western Desert.
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
ExxonMobil announces Power Play finalists
4 August 2020
Community voting is now open across the three categories for the awards, which champion inclusion and diversity by celebrating remarkable women and men in the LNG industry
Canadian LNG industry strikes a defiant note
3 August 2020
A lobby group for exports foresees a bright future despite a long history of setbacks
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Dawn of a new century
3 August 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, taking in the last 20 years up to the present day
Environmental due diligence essential for refinery assets
31 July 2020
In transactions involving petroleum refinery assets, thorough and careful due diligence is critical for identifying and quantifying environmental liabilities associated with the target asset
PE Live: Hydrogen storage to boost offshore wind
3 August 2020
The ability to store and transport energy as hydrogen means that far more locations in the North Sea and elsewhere become viable for wind generation
Canada to announce blue hydrogen blueprint
30 July 2020
The federal and Alberta governments are seeking to build on existing hydrogen and natural gas production, with longer term plans for green hydrogen
PE Live: Local hydrogen policies may shape global industry
25 July 2020
EU member states and US state governments may have more impact on the development of the hydrogen economy than EU institutions or the US federal government
PE Live: Hydrogen policies must evolve with ‘ecosystems’
22 July 2020
Governments should adapt their strategies as the hydrogen economy develops, gradually moving from direct financial support to an oversight role
PE Live: Hydrogen set for widespread industrial use
18 July 2020
Technology for using hydrogen to reduce CO2 emissions is proven and large-scale projects are in development across power, steelmaking and maritime fuels among many sectors
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
Crude edges higher on Opec+ compliance promises
19 June 2020
Traders see the positives as producers commit to even greater respect for quotas
Pemex debt strategy at risk of unravelling
30 July 2020
The Mexican firm had made some progress arresting its hefty debt pile, but the economic downturn and government obsession with upstream targets has started to take its toll
US domestic M&A sent reeling
28 July 2020
Deal-making across the oil and gas patch has slowed to a crawl despite a swathe of potential devalued assets and strained companies eager to divest
Oil firms ready to pick up the infrastructure divestment pace
13 July 2020
Pipelines, storage facilities and processing plants could replace non-advantaged production as prime candidates
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