Author: David Whitehouse
AI takes aim at shale margins improvement
7 February 2020
Poor levels of profitability in shale are prompting a search to use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the efficiency of production and improve the bottom line
US-China deal to drive HK bunkering role
21 January 2020
The phase one trade agreement signed between the US and China can revive Hong Kong’s standing as an international trading port, and points to its potential re-emergence as a supplier of bunker fuel
China targets Singapore bunkering
14 January 2020
Chinese tax reform will trigger a gradual shift in the bunker fuel market away from Asia’s dominant hub
Japan oil demand cut could be swift
11 December 2019
The Asian nation’s consensus culture means renewable energy could very quickly take a substantial chunk out of conventional hydrocarbons requirements
Data revolution before shale revolution
18 November 2019
China needs to replicate the US approach of making more data available before it can hope for game-changing shale production growth
Plastic recycling threatens oil demand growth
15 November 2019
Technology developments could take a chunk out of demand forecasts, but the impact may be just to moderate growth rather than shrink overall demand
Cost could curb China’s gas appetite
30 September 2019
The post-Tiananmen Square compact of rising living standards in return for political obedience may prioritise affordable residential energy over blue skies
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
Chinese refiners to flood the market
23 August 2019
Chinese exports from its refinery overcapacity to increase Asian market disruption