Midstream & Downstream

Philippines LNG projects pass significance test
16 August 2019
The island nation's government awards certificates to two more planned import facilities
Permian crude driving storage expansion
16 August 2019
North American crude output is exceeding storage capacity and driving a storage construction boom
European storage adjusts to IMO 2020
15 August 2019
There are signs that European operators and refiners are getting comfortable with inventory levels ahead of the IMO 2020 switch
Total signs on for Benin LNG
15 August 2019
The French major has teamed up with local partners for an FSRU project, although history suggests challenges could remain
Retail challenges in Europe
13 August 2019
Major oil companies in the region identify key opportunities for retail growth
Oman's gas drive goes up a gear
9 August 2019
Success in the country's first major non-associated gas project, and continued pent-up demand, are propelling efforts to increase output
Russia embarks on petchems push
26 July 2019
Moscow sets ambitious targets to capitalise on feedstock abundance
Sanctions squeeze Venezuela's heavy crude output
18 July 2019
Latin America's economically troubled oil giant faces the difficult task of significantly raising Asian crude grades
Druzhba's lasting impact
7 June 2019
Oil contamination on a key Russian export pipeline that shocked the markets may echo long after the fuel has been cleaned up
Plastics recycling technologies compete in circular economy
14 March 2019
A backlash against single-use plastics is encouraging recycling into intermediate products and fuels, complicating world oil demand forecasts
Americas target petrochemicals
10 January 2019
The region is playing a more prominent role in global petrochemical capital investments
Plastic recycling to hit oil producers
7 January 2019
The rise of plastics recycling plants may stunt demand for oil
Retail challenges in Europe
13 August 2019
Major oil companies in the region identify key opportunities for retail growth
US majors in the slow lane on transport transition
25 June 2019
US majors see little incentive to prepare for greater EV adoption
NGVs battle zero-emissions rivals in EU transport sector
18 June 2019
Fuelling vehicles with natural gas is often cost-effective, but a push to use even greener alternatives is holding the sector back
Brazil finding the balance
1 November 2018
The country faces key downstream and infrastructure challenges
Electric charge for EVs in Norway
18 October 2017
The electric vehicle market is expanding rapidly in Europe but a lack of sufficient infrastructure remains a problem. Christina Bu, Secretary General of the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association explains all
Aviation fuel: Trash landings
2 October 2017
Subsidy adjustments revive BA's interest in producing jet fuel from waste
Majors see opportunity in utility fragmentation
17 July 2019
PWC sees value for IOCs as the traditional utility model becomes less relevant
Who will lead the gas-to-power charge?
2 July 2019
Low LNG prices and pressing environmental challenges are becoming key drivers for the gas-to-power sector. But widespread adoption faces political and technological hurdles
EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages
12 June 2019
More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say
Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq
11 June 2019
Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation
RWE warns on European gas demand
7 June 2019
The German utility paints a sobering picture for the future of the fuel, even in a lower price environment
Coal and CCGT help support steam turbine market
7 May 2019
The global trend towards the use of renewables is not denting the demand for older methods of power generation
Philippines LNG projects pass significance test
16 August 2019
The island nation's government awards certificates to two more planned import facilities
Total signs on for Benin LNG
15 August 2019
The French major has teamed up with local partners for an FSRU project, although history suggests challenges could remain
Oman's gas drive goes up a gear
9 August 2019
Success in the country's first major non-associated gas project, and continued pent-up demand, are propelling efforts to increase output
Gulf gas: clouds of confusion
9 August 2019
Individual GCC states have settled on convoluted ways of distributing natural gas due to a lack of cooperation
Leviathan partners weigh FLNG option
7 August 2019
LNG exports pose attractive proposition for Israel, restricted by limited pipeline export outlets
Bahrain LNG start-up may slide into Q4: Teekay
1 August 2019
The Gulf country’s first LNG import facility remains in commissioning
Permian crude driving storage expansion
16 August 2019
North American crude output is exceeding storage capacity and driving a storage construction boom
European storage adjusts to IMO 2020
15 August 2019
There are signs that European operators and refiners are getting comfortable with inventory levels ahead of the IMO 2020 switch
Continental storage divide
30 October 2018
European oil storage struggles as new facilities aid further growth in Asia
Liquidity fuels LNG storage growth
12 October 2018
Commercial storage of LNG is on the rise as the market evolves, and emissions controls loom larger on the horizon
Global storage not tanked up enough
11 October 2018
World commercial oil inventories continued their declining trend over the past year. Oil storage owners face a mixed market
Storage fundamentals turn
20 October 2017
A shift in most oil markets from contango to backwardation is changing the outlook for the global storage business
IMO 2020: The calm before the storm
23 July 2019
Prices of bunker fuels and the spreads between them are expected to change rapidly over the next 12 months
Low sulphur, high price
19 July 2019
European refiners anticipate increased margins and improved utilisation due to the IMO 2020 cap
Shorter queues at the pump, more tax
4 June 2019
US states are rolling out fresh gasoline taxes at a time when US road fuel demand has already gone flat
IMO 2020 effect disrupts fuel oil contract renewals
23 April 2019
A traded market trying to price in uncertain IMO 2020 implications is wreaking havoc with term contract negotiations
Tankers steered back from the brink
8 March 2019
A recent spike in rates has rescued tanker owners, but the reprieve could be short-lived
Bringing VLCCs to port
26 February 2019
Transport costs for US crude exports should fall as facilities are built to handle the largest tankers
Mexican lawsuit risks Permian route to market
2 August 2019
Prolonged evacuation bottleneck has delayed cross-border flows from the key US basin
Tap on track
25 April 2019
The Caspian gas pipeline to feed into Europe has secured its project financing
Three decisions crucial to Russian gas
7 February 2019
The volume of exports hangs on crucial events at home and abroad
Pipeline dreams face the reality of trade restraints
18 December 2018
Amid rising production and surging demand, investment in global oil and gas infrastructure increased in 2018
Israel-Egypt gas export deal shapes up
5 October 2018
Practical steps have been taken that could eventually enable gas from Israel’s offshore to be piped to Egypt
Can Greece jump on the gas-transit train?
4 September 2018
Greece hopes to exploit natural gas pipelines crossing its territory to export its own volumes to Europe
Tankers improvise to avoid Gulf tensions
2 August 2019
Tankers are crossing sea-lanes and hugging the coasts to avoid high-risk areas in the Strait of Hormuz
Shipping’s surge and splurge
7 March 2019
Spot rates should stay below 2018 peaks as more newbuilds come into service
Oil’s days as shipping fuel are numbered
7 March 2019
Forget the sulphur cap—shipping industry’s biggest disruption will come from carbon rules
China adopts new shipping controls
7 January 2019
The Asian giant is to follow the rest of the world in maritime emissions regulations
Transport fuel’s day of reckoning
27 September 2018
Gulf refiners wonder how to cope with new green standards for shipping and aviation fuel
Boom times for marine LNG
23 May 2018
Environmental regulation, economics and rapidly evolving technology are encouraging the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel
US crude by rail shipments tumble as oil-price spread narrows
16 August 2016
Prices, pipelines and declining production will push volumes even lower
China chases new energy ‘superhighway’
21 April 2015
The superhighway will alter trade flows and should link the two ends of the country together
Rail plugs the gaps in North America’s oil network
2 December 2013
Oil deliveries have been pushed onto flexible forms of transport, like rail and barges, which are able to cater for changing dynamics of production
Riding the shale rail
4 April 2011
Bakken producers take to the tracks; pipeline capacity also on the rise