Midstream & Downstream

Nord Stream 2 hits two more hurdles
28 May 2020
Controversial Russian pipeline project suffers two more setbacks in its TPA exemption fight
NGC prepares for brighter future for LNG
26 May 2020
The LNG market faces challenges due to excess supply and the impact of Covid-19, but Trinidad’s state gas company has a strategy for the long term.
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
Tough times ahead for US refiners
20 May 2020
Slumping global oil consumption, tightening margins and throttled-back throughput pile on the pressure
US producers scramble for storage
19 May 2020
Companies are looking at creative temporary solutions as capacity fills up
LNG: Intercontinental to inter-regional?
13 May 2020
Price differentials are threatening the economics underlying global LNG arbitrage. But the lower prices may unlock competition within regions
Tough times ahead for US refiners
20 May 2020
Slumping global oil consumption, tightening margins and throttled-back throughput pile on the pressure
US producers scramble for storage
19 May 2020
Companies are looking at creative temporary solutions as capacity fills up
China’s crude appetite: here today, gone tomorrow
1 May 2020
Oil demand is poised to improve as the economy gradually reopens. But full recovery is being constrained by the global effects of Covid-19
Thai petchems await China rebound
28 April 2020
Diversified PTTGC is strong enough to wait for Chinese product demand but others may suffer
Covid-19 compounds European refiners’ challenges
2 April 2020
The demand impact from widespread lockdowns causes an immediate demand headache. But longer-term structural obstacles remain
European refiners lag on IMO 2020
29 March 2020
The continent’s crude processors are playing catch-up following the introduction of IMO 2020 regulations on sulphur content in marine fuel
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
Powerful new players enter the utilities sector
2 January 2020
Oil and gas companies are entering the utilities market—aiming to take advantage of rapid market transformation
NGC prepares for brighter future for LNG
26 May 2020
The LNG market faces challenges due to excess supply and the impact of Covid-19, but Trinidad’s state gas company has a strategy for the long term.
LNG: Intercontinental to inter-regional?
13 May 2020
Price differentials are threatening the economics underlying global LNG arbitrage. But the lower prices may unlock competition within regions
Gas and LNG brace for tougher times
1 May 2020
The global gas market faces choppier waters on demand uncertainty, overbuoyant supply and lower-for-longer oil
Mozambique LNG in lockdown
28 April 2020
Total’s project is at the heart of the country’s Covid-19 outbreak, after an infected worker travelled from Maputo to remote Afungi facility
Shell looks to access Chinese LNG growth
27 April 2020
Several provinces around the Yangtze River Delta are developing importation and distribution facilities
LNG poised for European market share battle
27 April 2020
LNG accounted for more a quarter of Europe’s 2019 gas imports in 2019. But it cannot be complacent about the region’s demand
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
Gazprom chases China gas expansion
7 May 2020
Now the Power of Siberia is operational, the Russian major is exploring additional pipeline options
Nigeria secures $2.5bn gas pipeline finance
24 January 2020
Stakeholders will sign an agreement with Chinese lenders by Q2 2020 to fund the country’s biggest pipeline project
Russia’s gas plans still mired in politics
9 January 2020
The Kremlin will be focused on pipeline negotiations with the EU and the sanctions threats from Washington
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
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