Midstream & Downstream

Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
ExxonMobil announces Power Play finalists
4 August 2020
Community voting is now open across the three categories for the awards, which champion inclusion and diversity by celebrating remarkable women and men in the LNG industry
Canadian LNG industry strikes a defiant note
3 August 2020
A lobby group for exports foresees a bright future despite a long history of setbacks
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Dawn of a new century
3 August 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, taking in the last 20 years up to the present day
Environmental due diligence essential for refinery assets
31 July 2020
In transactions involving petroleum refinery assets, thorough and careful due diligence is critical for identifying and quantifying environmental liabilities associated with the target asset
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Dawn of a new century
3 August 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, taking in the last 20 years up to the present day
Environmental due diligence essential for refinery assets
31 July 2020
In transactions involving petroleum refinery assets, thorough and careful due diligence is critical for identifying and quantifying environmental liabilities associated with the target asset
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: Into the nineties
31 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as a new decade ushers in further changes to the trading landscape
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The scandals
29 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as professionalism grows but deal-making also shows a less salubrious side
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The movers and shakers
27 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, as the cast of actors grows
London crude trading’s ‘Good Old Days’: The rise of London
24 July 2020
Colin Bryce continues his oil markets story, looking at the characters that shaped the UK capital’s prominent role
Myanmar LNG projects overcome pandemic and sceptics
3 July 2020
China and Hong Kong-led consortium has started operating first of three planned facilities as Yangon targets nationwide electrification
France risks gas undershoot
22 May 2020
The need for flexible back-up for renewables and nuclear plants may mean the country needs more gas than it thinks
US electricity prices turn negative
4 May 2020
Plunging domestic energy demand is raising concerns that Covid-19 will slow the growth of renewables
UK retail power faces up to reconsolidation
31 March 2020
The market share of challengers hits a landmark figure, but M&A could remake a hegemony, simply with different actors
Nigeria puts money into gas drive
19 March 2020
A state guarantee for the bulk of the financing needed for a big pipeline project suggests Nigeria is serious about boosting domestic gas supplies
Electricity production is on a sustained charge
13 January 2020
Renewable cost reductions and increasing storage availability will fuel exponential electricity growth
ExxonMobil announces Power Play finalists
4 August 2020
Community voting is now open across the three categories for the awards, which champion inclusion and diversity by celebrating remarkable women and men in the LNG industry
Canadian LNG industry strikes a defiant note
3 August 2020
A lobby group for exports foresees a bright future despite a long history of setbacks
Novatek gas sales plunge on reduced Yamal spot sales
3 August 2020
A ramp-up in long-term contract requirements leaves operator with reduced volumes to sell
Tapping Brazil’s natural gas potential
21 July 2020
Argentina’s Galileo aims to tackle the country’s lack of pipeline capacity through road tankers
Eastern European coal-to-gas switching enthusiasm builds
7 July 2020
Poland and the Czech Republic, long the continent’s coal champions, are having a rethink
Positioning for a lower-carbon energy future
1 July 2020
Energy is essential. Accessible and affordable supplies of energy support the ability to meet the basic requirements of life and fuel society's progress around the world.
Infrastrata buys Titanic builder
9 October 2019
Gas storage developer takes the unusual step of purchasing a heavy engineering firm to work on its proposed UK project
Vopak looks to gas
24 September 2019
Vopak will continue with its oil business but it sees growth in LNG and chemicals
Singapore braced for looming fuel oil deadline
27 August 2019
Market backwardation and IMO 2020 adjustments balance storage trends
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
Nord Stream 2 hits two more hurdles
28 May 2020
Controversial Russian pipeline project suffers two more setbacks in its TPA exemption fight
Permian pipelines bring relief—and challenges
23 August 2019
Two major new crude pipelines out of the Permian Basin entered service this month, but while this provides some relief to producers, it shifts the congestion to the Gulf Coast
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
Aramco advances plan to lease out pipelines
5 August 2020
The cash-strapped Saudi NOC is looking to replicate the recent divestment success of its Emirati counterpart Adnoc
Grand plans for gas infrastructure
17 July 2020
Gas Infrastructure Europe is coordinating plans to overhaul the continent’s distribution system in preparation for decarbonisation
Letter from China: Pipeline reform heats up
2 July 2020
The signs are positive that Beijing is getting serious about opening up its gas network
India sets out multi-faceted reform to support gas
2 July 2020
New Delhi is set to implement a new pipeline tariff policy to complement its first trading exchange and under-construction distribution network, to further boost the use of gas
Canadian pipelines to nowhere
16 June 2020
Lack of midstream takeaway capacity had been a growing concern for years, but Covid-19 has reversed the danger
Hydrogen to breathe new life into Dutch pipelines
9 June 2020
The Netherlands has a gas grid that will become obsolete. Repurposing it could revive the infrastructure
IMO 2020 promises widespread disruption
14 January 2020
Large-scale changes in refinery operations will be just one of the major changes the new regulations will bring to the energy landscape
Marine fuel regulation change to create African winners and losers
8 January 2020
The African upstream may be well placed to benefit from IMO 2020, but it poses significant wider risks to the region
IMO 2020 to beckon in a new reality
3 January 2020
The new regulations are poised to change shipping markets forever. Some participants may handle the new regulatory environment better than others
Shipping must start planning for zero CO2
10 September 2019
Industry warned it must begin developing technology now to comply with IMO 2050 zero carbon emissions target
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
Alberta suffers loss on crude-by-rail contracts
14 February 2020
Canadian province reverses policy after financial burden begins to mount
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