Midstream & Downstream

BB Energy sees opportunities in logistics
14 February 2019
As the US becomes a key export market for crudes and LNG, the complexity of local logistics is creating new trade opportunities
Arrests could hamper Mozambique LNG funding
12 February 2019
The impoverished country still faces scrutiny over its ability to handle multi-billion-dollar projects
Three decisions crucial to Russian gas
7 February 2019
The volume of exports hangs on crucial events at home and abroad
US coal-fired power generation faces competition
4 February 2019
The evolution of northeast US gas marketing may further cut capacity
US loses capacity to surprise
29 January 2019
The fourth quarter's dramatic price rise and fall is not expected to be repeated
Russia and coal to set European tone
29 January 2019
Gazprom's market share ambitions and the price at which power plant demand soaks up supply are 2019's key questions
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
China's teapots are filling up
16 July 2018
Chinese authorities are giving independent refiners greater freedom to source their own supplies of crude oil
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?
Electric vehicles—if you build it...
26 June 2017
While EV charging stations are expanding rapidly in Europe, the US uptake is slower
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
Filling China's tanks
10 November 2017
Beijing is working hard to put its SPR expansion programme back on track
Technology and new business models boost electricity access
10 November 2017
More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report
Jordan—pick and mix
28 September 2017
Jordan needs to expand its power-distribution system as it becomes one of the most advanced Arab states in developing renewables
Jordan—rocks to watts
28 September 2017
Jordan is hoping that burning oil shale to create power will be a significant step towards greater energy independence
Arrests could hamper Mozambique LNG funding
12 February 2019
The impoverished country still faces scrutiny over its ability to handle multi-billion-dollar projects
US coal-fired power generation faces competition
4 February 2019
The evolution of northeast US gas marketing may further cut capacity
US loses capacity to surprise
29 January 2019
The fourth quarter's dramatic price rise and fall is not expected to be repeated
Russia and coal to set European tone
29 January 2019
Gazprom's market share ambitions and the price at which power plant demand soaks up supply are 2019's key questions
The LNG wave is on the way
28 January 2019
Liquefaction ramp-ups and a slowing rate of Chinese demand growth finally deliver the oft-anticipated supply glut
Germany closes in on hoisting the LNG flag
24 January 2019
Projects jockey to sail Germany into the LNG importers’ club
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
BB Energy sees opportunities in logistics
14 February 2019
As the US becomes a key export market for crudes and LNG, the complexity of local logistics is creating new trade opportunities
EV market accelerates on cost parity
19 September 2018
Not everyone is a friend of electric vehicles, but the sector is on a roll that will be hard to stop
Electric vehicles roar up Britain's sales rankings
8 June 2018
EV sales are rising in the UK as political changes in Europe help fuel the transition away from fossil-fuel engines
Oil firms charging up for electric vehicles
2 February 2018
Energy firms and car makers are preparing for the EV onslaught
Oil's electric shock
2 February 2018
More EVs will push their way onto the road as new affordable models are rolled out
The sluggish EV revolution
2 February 2018
The switch to EVs will be slower than widely predicted—unless China takes the plunge
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
Weighing Bolivia's gas export options
9 August 2018
Legal disputes and competition from Chile complicate efforts to become a regional energy hub
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?
Shipping—let battle commence
20 February 2018
Competition to provide ships with a low-sulphur alternative will hot up as the IMO deadline approaches. It's not clear which fuel will win
Shipping's waterline deadline
20 February 2018
The clock is ticking for an industry that must conform with new sulphur rules. Not everyone will be ready in time
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