Outlook
Huge Opec investment in upstream oil capacity needed, says IEA
6 April 2010
The world is cutting down on carbon emissions, but it will continue to rely heavily on Opec oil, says the IEA. Tom Nicholls reports
Unconventional gas takes centre stage
6 April 2010
Shale gas is dominating the thoughts of Western oil companies. But BP's move for Devon should remind them that oil remains the true prize. Derek Brower reports from Houston
Shale gas no magic bullet for US energy supply, says IHS Cera
6 April 2010
Shale gas is transforming the North American energy market, but the US may not be able to take advantage of all its resources, says IHS Cera
The oil world and its villains
1 February 2010
In a new book, journalist Peter Maass takes a voyage into the troubled regions of the world and finds oil corrupting almost everything it touches
The year of the oil price
4 January 2010
All being well, 2010 should be a year of relative comfort for consumers of energy, although there may be touches of pain for producers
Gas and oil prices to continue to diverge through 2010
7 October 2009
Oil and natural gas prices will continue to diverge next year and possibly beyond
Khelil: European demand potential remains huge
1 October 2009
Gas will be more competitive than other energy sources says Algeria's Chakib Khelil
The US natural gas glut
1 October 2009
A recent bounce in natural gas prices might prove short-lived. But the longer-term future for the US gas sector is bright, writes Derek Brower
No sign of an oil-demand recovery
3 August 2009
Oil futures rose to almost $70/b towards the end of July, as a result of renewed hope that the world economy is on the mend
Oil demand to see modest rebound in 2010
3 August 2009
GLOBAL oil demand will rise by 1.7%, or 1.4m b/d, to 85.2m b/d next year, according to the IEA
Grappling with market uncertainties
3 August 2009
Uncertainty over the global economic recovery threatens years of volatility in markets for oil and gas, says the IEA. Alex Forbes writes
Saudi Arabia gets tough on prices
1 February 2009
With both Opec and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasting a steep fall in oil demand in 2009, Saudi Arabia is cajoling its fellow Opec producers to stick to their quotas. The kingdom has threatened to make large unilateral cuts in output if others fail to live up to their word
A year of two halves
5 January 2009
EU: Gas prices set to slump
5 January 2009
Reduced demand leads to European price slump
US projects oil price of $55/b in 2009; IEA slashes demand forecast
5 January 2009
In June 2008, it would have looked crazy and pessimistic. Now the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) forecast for oil prices in 2009 – $51 a barrel – looks optimistic