Outlook
What Saudi Arabia and Russia do next
27 March 2020
The Opec+ heavyweights underestimated Covid-19’s impact on demand. It may be too late for them to staunch the bleeding
Approaching tank tops to further pressure oil
26 March 2020
Two analysts agree that crude oversupply will exhaust storage space in a matter of weeks
Europe's Covid-19 impact to stretch into 2021
17 March 2020
Forecaster predicts that countries will take a managed approach, spreading the outbreak over many months
Oil and Covid-19 part one: The route back
5 March 2020
While the potential for a global pandemic that cripples the world economy and the oil price remains, thoughts are beginning to turn to what happens post-coronavirus
2020s oil price: beware black swans
5 December 2019
Oil analytics firm OilX sees a gradual evolution of the 2020s market balance, although with both energy transition in demand and Opec renaissance in supply signalling downside
Russia weighs up future of Opec+
9 May 2019
New developments may get priority over production cuts
Opec's 2019 dilemma
1 February 2019
The cartel faces unprecedented challenges, amid sceptism that output cuts will avert a global supply glut
Latin American producers aim to stem the tide
4 January 2019
Is the fragile market cracking under pressure? Despite some ambitious growth-oriented investments, some of the continent's traditional big guns will be facing challenges in 2019
China to dominate global energy demand
18 December 2018
As the superpower spat continues, can the US close the trade deficit by targeting China's booming energy needs?
PE Outlook 2019: A year of turbulence
12 December 2018
The mood music at year-end 2018 was increasingly gloomy, as economic and political factors spook oil and gas markets
Trade war spills over
7 August 2018
US-China tensions likely to prompt shift in crude, LNG flows
Will the new shale surge wreck the rebalancing?
9 March 2018
As tight oil soars, producers should welcome the retreat in prices. Cheaper oil is the best chance to bring back market equilibrium
The oil market has a forecasting problem
14 February 2018
Predicting oil production growth is a perilous task at best. Surging US oil output isn’t helping
Russia back to growth, of a kind
14 February 2018
Petroleum supplies to the international market should rise in 2018
Demand growth now the focus for oil market
8 February 2018
Surging supply threatens to overwhelm balances, unless consumers come to the rescue
Lunar lunacy and bot battles
31 January 2018
An exclusive preview of our glorious leader's preface to the 2043 edition of Outlook
Oil demand: Beware the gap
26 January 2018
Forget a peak—falling production from existing fields should be the market’s immediate focus
False dawn for oil
26 January 2018
EVs, fuel-economy standards and perceptions of supply abundance are not about to end oil-market volatility
Moscow rules
25 January 2018
The fate of the relationship with Russia will be critical as balances tighten and competitor output builds
Maintaining Indian momentum
23 January 2018
Energy demand is expected to pick up in the year ahead after faltering in 2017. EV sales will rise
The end is nigh for oil
12 January 2018
Fossil fuel merchants including oil companies are living on borrowed time, argues a new book
US energy: what to watch in 2018
3 January 2018
Oil production, trade, renewables and technology top our list of major questions facing America's energy industry heading into the new year
The IEA is now much more bearish on 2018 than Opec
15 December 2017
The latest forecasts from the IEA and Opec offer very different pictures of the oil market next year
Opec: The rollover
14 December 2017
The cuts were extended—but with a built-in escape hatch and implicit threat to other producers
Opec's Venezuelan supply problem
8 December 2017
It's hard to see how the Opec-non-Opec agreement would survive a steep decline in Venezuelan oil output in 2018
Opec and non-Opec agree a rollover, with caveats
1 December 2017
Cuts extended to end-2018, but with a built-in escape hatch—and an implicit threat to other producers