Outlook
Markets: Supply dynamics on the move
1 October 2004
Spot coal prices in the Atlantic and Pacific markets have continued to rise this year, a pattern that began in 2003 and shows few signs of abating. Driven by infrastructure constraints in Australia and South Africa, and pressured by uncertainty surrounding China's future exports, supply dynamics are on the move again, writes Katherine Demopoulos
Services firms turn to frontiers
1 July 2004
Global upstream spending will grow steadily in the next year because of continued strong commodity prices. But is the oil-services sector in a position to capitalise on the larger exploration budgets? Derek Brower reports
Tools of the trade
1 April 2004
The gas market in the European Union accounts for around 15% of world gas consumption and is expected to grow at a rate of 2.5% a year. Liz Bossley looks at the gas-trading instruments in use and the lessons that can be learned from the history of oil trading
Surprises await
1 February 2004
Predicting the short-term future of energy markets is impossible, but, by recognising the issues that will shape the future, plans can be made now to ensure a healthy industry in 30 years time. By Claude Mandil, executive director, International Energy Agency
Another fine mess
1 August 2003
Venezuelan oil production is recovering, but at a cost, claims a new report. Short-term gains could result in long-term pain, as inadequate maintenance, insufficient investment and reservoir damage erode output capacity. Tom Nicholls reports
Swings and roundabouts
1 January 2003
Gently does it
1 June 2002
No pain, no gain
1 January 2002
Opec must not panic
1 May 2000
Data management is the key to success
1 May 2000
Capturing, storing, organising and manipulating market data are key activities for energy companies worldwide and, as markets evolve, data sources increase and technology advances, good data management will continue to improve a company’s performance, writes Sarah Pedley, marketing director of the Saladin unit of FAME
Looking beyond 2000
1 January 2000
No inflation fear
1 January 2000