North America
Mexico finds success in second oil auction
8 October 2015
After a disappointing first auction, Mexico’s historic oil opening regained momentum with a successful second bid round on 30 September
Clinton voices opposition to the Keystone pipeline
30 September 2015
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton put energy issues front and centre on the campaign trail in September
What's behind the low US natural gas prices?
21 September 2015
Demand has increased this year, but it is nowhere near large enough to soak up the extra supplies - instead the storage keeps filling up and the output keeps growing
New risks squeeze Alberta’s oil sands
17 August 2015
Canada's oil sands face collapsing oil prices, limited export routes and higher taxes
Momentum builds for end to US oil export ban
5 August 2015
A deal that would lift export restrictions is possible later this year as debate over crude export restrictions heats up
Obama’s aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32%
5 August 2015
As part of the Clean Power Plan, Obama aims to reduce the gas emissions by 2030
Gas overtakes coal in the US power sector
22 July 2015
EIA has released figures showing a major victory for natural gas producers
US producers to focus on efficiency and cost cutting
2 July 2015
An obsession with production growth has made way for cost cutting as the low oil price continues
US producers call for the export ban to be lifted
2 July 2015
Outdated rules stop US producers from exporting crude oil to most countries - exporters believe a change is overdue
US oil growth set to decline says the EIA
2 July 2015
The price plunge is testing the resilience of the world’s biggest oil producer
Low oil prices will test US oil industry revival
2 July 2015
Cheaper energy prices will slow but not stop the American oil and gas revolution
Change as Alberta election swings to the left
8 May 2015
The stunning victory for the NDP in the Canadian province's election will probably be less significant for the oil patch than many in the industry fear
Mexico's energy sector must prove its worth amid low prices
24 April 2015
The long-overdue opening of the country’s energy sector promises much – for Mexicans and the world, but first the country needs to attract companies
Mexican reforms break state monopoly of energy sector
24 April 2015
The reforms were passed in December last year and will be crucial for the country's energy prospects
New laws open opportunities in Mexico
24 April 2015
A raft of legislation has liberalised the energy sector. Elisabeth Eljuri, partner and head of Latin America at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Leonie Timmers, trainee solicitor currently based in the firm’s Paris office, give an overview
Reform in Mexico gives regulators more power
24 April 2015
Mexico’s newly empowered energy regulators will be critical to the success of the opening. They have their work cut out
Mexico to restructure energy regulations
24 April 2015
Reform offers opportunities and challenges for maritime operators
Keystone XL uncertainty after Obama veto
25 February 2015
The President of the USA vetoed legislation brought to him by Congress that would have seen approval of the scheme
Decision time for US Keystone XL pipeline
3 February 2015
President Obama must make a decision on the TransCanada proposed pipeline
Obama plan expands and restricts opportunities in the Atlantic
28 January 2015
The Obama administration has given a little to the oil industry and taken a little away
New York hydraulic fracking ban 'a flesh wound'
12 January 2015
Governor Andrew Cuomo has banned the activity in the state, but it's likely the consequences will be minimal
Sceptics see the output boom in the US about to bust
27 October 2014
Chris Nelder reviews new analysis of US tight oil and shale gas production which suggests the output boost from unconventionals will wane before the end of this decade
Mexico’s energy reforms to open oil industry race ahead
18 August 2014
President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the reform legislation on 11 August and has since outlined an ambitious path for the industry
Reforms open Mexico’s deep waters to outside investment
24 April 2014
The country’s oil and gas industry is set to be transformed by outside investment
Bullish US tight oil production rise will slash imports
10 April 2014
US tight oil production could soar to nearly 13 million barrels per day (b/d) over the next two decades, slashing its oil imports to almost zero from 2037
Canada’s unconventional oil: a bounty needing new outlets
24 January 2014
Hemmed in by insufficient export pipeline capacity, rising output from Alberta’s vast oil sands also faces a saturated US market