Author: Bill Barnes
Dividing lines appear in transition approaches
7 January 2020
Differences have emerged between how IOCs and NOCs are tackling the energy transition—and the size of oil and gas reserves also has a big impact
Downstream slumbers as plastics backlash grows
19 December 2019
Recycling will increasingly alter supply fundamentals, while legislation targeting single-use plastics will erode demand
Backsolving the residential puzzle
1 November 2019
Existing housing stock offers big efficiency wins but also presents the hardest challenges
Gas and renewables boost power efficiency
31 October 2019
The metrics are very different, but global power market’s two growth engines are making efficiency gains
Oil firms chase efficiency gains
29 October 2019
The spectre of ‘peak demand’ puts an onus on producers to tighten up their games
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
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
Majors mull power puzzle
3 June 2019
Financial and regulatory challenges are curbing the ambitions of major oil companies' ambitions to invest in the electricity supply sector
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
US midstream boom gathers pace
21 March 2019
Short-term expansion is baked in, but the new decade could pose challenges
Plastics recycling technologies compete in circular economy
14 March 2019
A backlash against single-use plastics is encouraging recycling into intermediate products and fuels, complicating world oil demand forecasts
Getting more oil on the move
6 March 2019
Enterprise Products Partners looks set to maintain its leading position in the expansion of US midstream logistics over the next two years
US coal-fired power generation faces competition
4 February 2019
The evolution of northeast US gas marketing may further cut capacity
Plastic recycling to hit oil producers
7 January 2019
The rise of plastics recycling plants may stunt demand for oil
North Dakota's gas flaring challenge lingers on
13 November 2018
Nearly a decade into its hydrocarbons boom, North Dakota, the US’ second-largest oil producing state, still struggles to limit natural gas flaring
Majors eyeing lucrative plays outside the Gulf of Mexico
6 November 2018
ExxonMobil isn’t alone among majors in turning its gaze from the US Gulf of Mexico to significant deep-water and onshore shale opportunities elsewhere
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
Life with Amlo
4 October 2018
Mexico's upstream has boomed in recent years, and a bullish new president wants to drive growth
Deep-water feeding frenzy in South America
28 September 2018
Brazil and Guyana lead enthusiasm in continent’s deep waters
Destination unknown for northeast US NGLs
26 September 2018
A shale gas boom is creating a surfeit of liquids. The race is on to expand NGL infrastructure and find markets for ethane and propane
Mexico sets new deep-water pace
30 August 2018
Interest in the North American offshore continues, with Mexican deep-water opportunities expected to star
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