Midstream & Downstream

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
EV revolution could stall due to mineral shortages
12 June 2019
More planning is required to ensure adequate supply, researchers say
Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt
11 June 2019
New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future
Another hot summer in prospect for Iraq
11 June 2019
Protests could return this summer, against a background of political fragmentation
US LNG's second wave
6 June 2019
More US LNG export projects are nearing a green light just as earlier developments debut
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
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
US refiners ramp up fuel exports
3 January 2019
Surging fuel production will leave refiners well placed in 2019 to meet both domestic and external demand
Refining pivots towards Asia
17 December 2018
Refining expansions were focused East of Suez, as the likes of China and India ramped up processing capacity and rubber-stamped new projects
Iran's downstream braces for the challenge
14 December 2018
Iran’s downstream sector is almost as important for the country’s economic and strategic goals as the headline-hogging upstream
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
Alternative jet fuel slow to launch
22 August 2017
The global aviation industry is committed to long-term carbon emission cuts, but low oil prices are slowing the development of alternative types of jet fuel
The future is supercharged
11 August 2017
Electric vehicles are increasingly central to government policy and car manufacturers' plans alike. What does their uptake mean for the energy sector?
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
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
Gas-to-power facing socio-economic challenges
1 May 2019
Vested interest opposition to wider natural gas use for electricity generation discussed as Petroleum Economist holds its first Gas to Power forum in London
Caribbean energy: devastation and opportunity
13 April 2018
Governments want to remake their electric grids
India's new oil-supply strategy
27 November 2017
The first shipment of US crude to the country signals a new era in US-Indian relations. It also sends a clear message to Opec that the world's third-largest consumer has other supply options
Etinde gas export project hangs in doubt
11 June 2019
New reserve assessments and government talks will shape the Cameroon project's future
US LNG's second wave
6 June 2019
More US LNG export projects are nearing a green light just as earlier developments debut
LNG spot trading on a roll
4 June 2019
Growth in “true” LNG spot trading is set to continue, with an emergent role for portfolio players and traders
LNG's brave new world
4 June 2019
LNG has been thrust into the spotlight by its starring role in China’s ‘Blue Sky’ revolution, but is the industry ready for rapid change?
LNG mega-projects face funding evolution
31 May 2019
The shifting risk and reward equations created by LNG’s commoditisation will lead to fundamental changes in financing
Egypt looks to LNG quick fix
29 April 2019
Off-take agreements complicate Egyptian option
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
The search for storage
8 December 2016
In the fourth of a six-part series, our trader looks back at a time when oil was the best commodity one could hold
Tanks, gluts and contangos
30 March 2016
A rush on storage capacity to deal with oil’s excess is buoying storage rates, from Rotterdam to Cushing and beyond
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
The tanker takeover wave
26 February 2019
Ownership consolidation within the tanker sector is creating stronger counterparties for oil shippers
BB Energy sees opportunities in logistics
20 February 2019
As the US becomes a key export market for crudes and LNG, the complexity of local logistics is creating new trade opportunities
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
Trudeau picks up the pipeline dossier
31 August 2018
The Canadian government is banking on its clout being sufficient to remove obstacles to a long-delayed oil export project
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
Shipping sector braces for emissions storm
20 April 2018
Is the fuel oil market ready for tighter carbon and sulphur emissions rules on shipping?
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