Trends
Saudi production hike heading for Asia
9 March 2020
Riyadh’s plan to boost market share by unleashing a tidal wave of crude onto the Asian market would be a boon for local refiners as the region recovers from Covid-19
Sub-$30 Brent looming on Opec+ tension
9 March 2020
Wide differences in strategy, breakeven prices and national finances all contributed to failure to agree production cuts in face of US shale competition and sagging demand
IEA condemns ‘Russian roulette in oil markets’
9 March 2020
Global oil market turmoil caused by a supply war between Saudi Arabia and Russia threatens political stability—just as the world should be coming together to combat Covid-19. So says the IEA, as it launches forecasts for annual growth to 2025.
Opec+ deal failure sends oil spiraling
9 March 2020
Brent price falls from $45/bl to $25/bl in early trade, before partial recovery to $36/bl at 10am, as production surge threatened amid weak demand
Opec+ talks failure highlights virus uncertainty
6 March 2020
Uncertainties over the economic fallout of the coronavirus epidemic a harbinger of more short-term volatility
Oil and Covid-19 part two: Challenge for Opec
5 March 2020
The cartel may need to take significant action to help balance the oil market, particularly as the potential for a worldwide pandemic remains
Why major oil and gas projects go wrong
8 February 2020
The underlying causes of disruptions and disputes could be moderated by improving contracts, audits and controls
Oil demand to rebound in 2020
3 January 2020
Macroeconomic factors promise to boost oil requirements and bolster prices, which may see the market spring a surprise
Opposing forces will affect oil market balance
19 December 2019
Sluggish demand growth may be matched by an almost as equally anaemic lift in output
Benchmarks face 2020s evolution
10 December 2019
The reference prices for crude and other energy markets are unlikely to stand still
Peak oil in less than a decade: Rystad
3 December 2019
CEO makes bullish prediction on the energy transition and suggests investment in oil and gas will never again hit 2014 record
Opec confronts security and investment challenges
11 October 2019
The organisation’s secretary general has concerns on vulnerability of infrastructure and ESG investment agenda
Global oil demand to disappoint
7 October 2019
Peak requirements may be here much quicker than in some forecasts
Carbon price drives generating fuel switch
8 August 2019
Coal pays for its greater carbon intensity in a rising European CO2 price environment
There's still life in coal
16 July 2019
Recent falls in the price of coal were due to increasing supply rather than declining demand
Oil price puzzle as sanctions choke Iran exports
4 June 2019
Which direction is the price of Brent crude heading following deployment of a US naval and B-52 bomber strike force to the Middle East? The answer is complex
Majors mull power puzzle
3 June 2019
Financial and regulatory challenges are curbing the ambitions of major oil companies' ambitions to invest in the electricity supply sector
Uncertainty reigns in oil markets
31 May 2019
Analysts see price drivers both to the upside and to the down
Building growth strategies on shifting sands
21 May 2019
Supply and demand fundamentals are being disrupted by trade tensions and uncertainties over the energy transition
Opec: kicking back against transparency?
10 May 2019
As new technologies trump its modest initiatives, Opec may see value in telling the market less, and less predictably
Opec+ stress test as oil price lifts off
9 May 2019
Cartel heavyweight Saudi Arabia draws heat from White House and Russia
A new gas benchmark for southern Europe
7 May 2019
New lease of life is raising the profile of a once-moribund hub
Wrong way on Wall Street
23 April 2019
Lack of access to capital markets could have consequences for US oil production
Energy transition fears drive short-term focus
23 April 2019
The world will still need oil and gas for the foreseeable future. But concerns over how much and for how long are stifling investment
JKM comes of age
16 April 2019
Exchange traded contracts settling against the Platts’ Asian LNG marker are on the rise