Midstream & Downstream

Cyprus pursues LNG import and export options
11 October 2019
In early 2020, the Cypriot government will award LNG supply contracts, while revisiting LNG export plans
Gas ‘essential’ to the energy transition: Dudley
10 October 2019
Hitting net-zero carbon emissions is impossible without natural gas, CCS and hydrogen, says departing BP leader
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
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
LNG feedgas projects face carbon risk
27 September 2019
Australian upstream projects to extend LNG plant lifespans will need to consider carbon emissions impacts
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
Sanctions squeeze Venezuela's heavy crude output
18 July 2019
Latin America's economically troubled oil giant faces the difficult task of significantly raising Asian crude grades
Druzhba's lasting impact
7 June 2019
Oil contamination on a key Russian export pipeline that shocked the markets may echo long after the fuel has been cleaned up
China spearheading EV adoption
5 September 2019
The country leads the world in embracing electric vehicles, but this does not necessarily mean domestic demand for oil will decline anytime soon
Retail challenges in Europe
13 August 2019
Major oil companies in the region identify key opportunities for retail growth
US majors in the slow lane on transport transition
25 June 2019
US majors see little incentive to prepare for greater EV adoption
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
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
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
RWE warns on European gas demand
7 June 2019
The German utility paints a sobering picture for the future of the fuel, even in a lower price environment
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
Cyprus pursues LNG import and export options
11 October 2019
In early 2020, the Cypriot government will award LNG supply contracts, while revisiting LNG export plans
Gas ‘essential’ to the energy transition: Dudley
10 October 2019
Hitting net-zero carbon emissions is impossible without natural gas, CCS and hydrogen, says departing BP leader
LNG feedgas projects face carbon risk
27 September 2019
Australian upstream projects to extend LNG plant lifespans will need to consider carbon emissions impacts
Uniper boosts its LNG trading footprint
20 September 2019
The German gas wholesaler has expanded its reach far beyond its traditional European pipeline market
M&A and NOCs to change LNG world
20 September 2019
Portfolio players and vertically integrated firms are transforming the way the industry operates
Europe's Russian gas dependency to surge
20 September 2019
Development of LNG trains central to bridging rapidly expanding import gap
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
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
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
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