North America
Alberta feels the pain
20 January 2016
Home to the marginal barrel, Canada’s energy patch is hurting from the price collapse. But oil sands output is still rising and resistance is building
"The US is now our competitor"
18 January 2016
Margaret McCuaig-Boyd has one of the toughest jobs in global oil - reviving Alberta's oil sector in the face of wilting prices and persistent opposition. In an exclusive interview, Shaun Polczer meets the province's energy minister
Congress to lift US ban on oil exports
17 December 2015
Lifting crude export restrictions will have little effect in today’s low-price environment
US exports rise after surge in oil and gas production
17 December 2015
The increase in US oil and gas production will be felt in nearly every corner of the global energy market for years to come
Chevron cuts spending by 24% as Big Oil feels the pinch
10 December 2015
US supermajor Chevron will slash investment in 2016 as the oil price rout continues, announcing on Wednesday a reduction in spending to $26.6bn next year
Obama calls off the Keystone XL project
10 November 2015
After seven years, the Keystone XL project has been called off by President Obama, surprising few
US budget deal to sell 8% of Strategic Petroleum Reserve
28 October 2015
A budget deal struck by US House Republicans and the White House would see millions of barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) sold
Election result shifts Canada to the left
21 October 2015
Justin Trudeau led his Liberal Party to a surprisingly strong victory in Canada’s national election on 19 October, ending the Conservative Party’s decade in power
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