Midstream & Downstream

Is South Africa heading to a gas-powered future?
13 December 2019
The ambitious Integrated Resource Plan may struggle to convince investors and overcome vested interests. The reality could include a far greater dependence on gas than envisaged
Qatar's LNG ambitions expand anew
6 December 2019
A recent North Field find will feed yet more LNG capacity while efforts to secure future markets are intensifying
Jera steps on the gas in Asia
5 December 2019
The Japanese energy heavyweight sees LNG as the right fuel at the right time for developing Asian economies
Brazil-Bolivia gas talks suspended
3 December 2019
Pipeline contract deadline looms as Brazil increasingly turns to LNG
Aramco rethinks downstream priorities
22 November 2019
Riyadh's stuttering attempt to attract international investors to state oil firm Saudi Aramco's chimeric initial public offering (IPO) is forcing a re-evaluation of downstream projects
Permian gas seeks exits
19 November 2019
The glut of associated gas production in the Permian Basin has led to a scramble to build new takeaway capacity, although significant relief will not come before 2021
Aramco rethinks downstream priorities
22 November 2019
Riyadh's stuttering attempt to attract international investors to state oil firm Saudi Aramco's chimeric initial public offering (IPO) is forcing a re-evaluation of downstream projects
Plastic recycling threatens oil demand growth
15 November 2019
Technology developments could take a chunk out of demand forecasts, but the impact may be just to moderate growth rather than shrink overall demand
Algeria sees petchems progress
4 October 2019
A contract award marks a rare sign of movement on Algeria’s stalled downstream development plans
Nigeria’s refining renaissance
2 October 2019
Africa’s leading oil producer is looking to replace its archaic and underutilised refining capacity with the aim of becoming a global player
Chinese refiners to flood the market
23 August 2019
Chinese exports from its refinery overcapacity to increase Asian market disruption
Russia embarks on petchems push
26 July 2019
Moscow sets ambitious targets to capitalise on feedstock abundance
Is South Africa heading to a gas-powered future?
13 December 2019
The ambitious Integrated Resource Plan may struggle to convince investors and overcome vested interests. The reality could include a far greater dependence on gas than envisaged
South Africa eyes industrial boost through IRP
14 November 2019
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe outlines the benefits expected from the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019 beyond energy security
Backsolving the residential puzzle
1 November 2019
Existing housing stock offers big efficiency wins but also presents the hardest challenges
Gas and renewables boost power efficiency
31 October 2019
The metrics are very different, but global power market’s two growth engines are making efficiency gains
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
Qatar's LNG ambitions expand anew
6 December 2019
A recent North Field find will feed yet more LNG capacity while efforts to secure future markets are intensifying
Jera steps on the gas in Asia
5 December 2019
The Japanese energy heavyweight sees LNG as the right fuel at the right time for developing Asian economies
Eni targets LNG portfolio expansion
14 November 2019
The Italian oil and gas firm is aiming to grow despite a challenging market
Interconnected markets boost LNG trading
14 November 2019
German gas and power firm Uniper sees a compelling need to understand LNG, given the impact on its core business
Aphrodite feels the love
12 November 2019
Cypriot energy minister Georgios Lakkotrypis issues the country’s first exploitation licence to the Aphrodite consortium to export gas to Egypt
Rotterdam LNG bunkering surges again
11 November 2019
Sales of gas as a marine fuel close to double in just three months at Europe’s biggest port
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
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
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
Brazil-Bolivia gas talks suspended
3 December 2019
Pipeline contract deadline looms as Brazil increasingly turns to LNG
Permian gas seeks exits
19 November 2019
The glut of associated gas production in the Permian Basin has led to a scramble to build new takeaway capacity, although significant relief will not come before 2021
New Canadian regulator faces immediate test
2 September 2019
A flurry of responses to a proposed change in pipeline capacity allocations has compelled the new authority straight into action
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
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
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
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