Trends
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
Dated Brent gets another makeover
16 April 2019
The world’s most important Fob oil benchmark will get a new Cif element from October
Tehran left in the cold as old allies cut crude imports
8 March 2019
Recent oil sales to Asia make for troubling reading for Iran's embattled government
Canada's differential dilemma
27 February 2019
Wide discounts for Canadian oil lead to unilateral production cuts
Conventional oil and gas investment remains key
5 February 2019
Growing conventional hydrocarbon production should still be a priority as the energy transition takes shape
Oil majors' strategies are variations on a theme
15 January 2019
The majors' plans for 2019 look remarkably similar on the surface, but there are key differences
The rise and fall of oil prices in 2018
12 December 2018
Prices rose, Trump hollered, supply signals were mixed, Iran was hit by sanctions and then prices fell back
M&A: Oil majors jockey for position to ride an LNG boom
29 October 2018
Firms are reshuffling their portfolios in favour of gas ahead of the looming energy inflection point
IEA: Oil recovery lulls producer nations into economic stupor
26 October 2018
Hydrocarbons-dependent nations need to diversify their economies fast to make up for future revenue shortfalls
Is the oil market facing a supply crunch?
8 October 2018
Market forces, Trump's tweets and the latest Opec+ agreement have helped shape global supply in recent months
Opec's next balancing act
18 September 2018
The oil market is at a crux point as bullish and bearish forces battle to set the tone
Strategy v market dynamics
2 August 2018
Members must consider a host of complex issues as they wrestle with the problem of managing oil supply
Opec and IEA diverge on world’s capacity cushion
13 July 2018
As trade tensions and disruptions ripple through the market, Opec and the IEA disagree on the risks to supply
Oil markets on the rise
10 July 2018
The oil-price recovery has helped to improve the outlook for oil and gas capital markets
Who's your swing producer now?
6 July 2018
Under pressure from Trump, Saudi Arabia has demolished the Opec deal and will now pour oil into a market that is suddenly running short
Time to prioritise gas?
28 June 2018
With peak oil approaching, the industry's thoughts are turning increasingly to gas investments
Opec starts to ease cuts
22 June 2018
The group is seeking to return compliance to 100%, implying a sharp immediate rise in output. But the details are vague
Opec's risky metamorphosis
22 June 2018
The urge to create a bigger producer group based on the Declaration of Cooperation is changing Opec's power politics
Trump's spectre looms over tense Opec meeting
19 June 2018
Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to raise supply. The move will please the US but make for a rocky summit this week
Is Russia edging towards the Opec exit?
21 May 2018
Russian output remains much higher than the level it agreed to in December 2016 and producers have big expansion plans
Oil goes into the red zone
21 May 2018
The market is primed for another price rally. The industry needs to update its outlook
Opec ushers in the next market cycle
11 May 2018
Opec and partners have cleared the glut—but will keep cutting. The strategy will support prices, but recreate the conditions that brought about the last bust
China seeks to solidify oil future
4 May 2018
The successful launch of the long-awaited Shanghai oil futures contract showed it is gaining sway in global energy markets
The price is right
5 April 2018
With the help of thirsty consumers and collapsing Venezuelan output, the market seems at last to have found its range