Author: Derek Brower
The Doha collapse
18 April 2016
Saudi-Iranian rivalry has thwarted an oil-supply deal, just as the price recovery was gathering momentum
Five things to bear in mind about the Doha freeze talks
6 April 2016
Qatar will host another oil-producer meeting on 17 April. But its success is in the balance
Looking past the glut
6 April 2016
Charif Souki and Martin Houston think now is the time to start building more US liquefaction capacity
LNG: gloomy now, brighter soon
4 April 2016
LNG producers must have faith. The glut will pass and the market will need their gas
Doha delusions
30 March 2016
Unless the freeze becomes cuts its significance is minimal and efforts to keep talking up the market could backfire
Libya’s enduring calamity
24 March 2016
A new unity government seems destined to deliver neither unity nor government
Patience, investor
15 March 2016
Chevron’s bet on big-ticket projects will pay off, eventually
Production forecasts: falling, not freezing
25 February 2016
Welcome to our in-depth report on production forecasts
Freezing output does nothing for the oil market
16 February 2016
If the best Opec can muster is a weak deal not to lift already high production this will add little strength to prices. But the Doha deal may be just the first step
Iraqi oil sector: Fighting against all odds
12 February 2016
Iraq’s myriad troubles will not stop its crude output from growing again in 2016, says oil minister Adil Abdul al-Mahdi
Bottoming out: the fragile recovery of the oil market
10 February 2016
The good news is that the fundamentals should start to improve. But speculation abounds that oil could get caught in the wider market downdraft
Digging-in time
5 February 2016
The short-term fundamentals look dire. But producers must not panic
A Saudi-Russia deal to cut?
2 February 2016
Both countries want higher oil prices. But a troubled history and near-term market dynamics suggest the time is not yet ripe
Saudi Arabia far from economic crisis, says crown prince
13 January 2016
Muhammed bin Salman gave an interview with The Economist this month - here's what Petroleum Economist picked out
Libya on the brink
7 January 2016
Hopes for the UN's unity government are fading, IS is capitalising on the chaos, renewing its assault on energy infrastructure, and the drumbeat for Western intervention is getting louder
Opec suffers internal division as the market slumps
9 December 2015
Venezuela calls to cut supply and hike prices, but Saudi Arabia is sticking with its plan
Opec to stick with no cuts policy in Vienna
30 November 2015
Opec is likely to sit on its hands this week in Vienna, hoping the market vindicates its policy in 2016
Division in Libya slows production
18 November 2015
Libya’s Zueitina terminal has been shut again amid an effort by the east to wrest control of the country’s crude-export revenue
Two major fields reopen in Libya as disputes are settled
23 October 2015
State firm NOC says it can recover output quickly and add to capacity, but some believe the country’s political disintegration makes this unlikely
Iran touts new contracts and talks up output plans
8 October 2015
Iran will add at least 500,000 barrels/day to production “within a few months” of sanctions being lifted
Oil market out of balance despite rising demand
30 September 2015
Despite falling non-Opec supply and rising demand, the market still has a way to go
Libya on the brink
2 September 2015
Hopes for the UN's unity government are fading, IS is capitalising on the chaos, renewing its assault on energy infrastructure, and the drumbeat for Western intervention is getting louder
Demand is rising fast, but prices won’t follow just yet
20 August 2015
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest oil-market report suggests the fundamentals are turning, led by demand
New risks squeeze Alberta’s oil sands
17 August 2015
Canada's oil sands face collapsing oil prices, limited export routes and higher taxes
Stocks built by 3.3m b/d in second quarter, says IEA
30 July 2015
Saudi Arabia is pumping oil at record highs, Iranian supplies are about to hit the market, Iraq’s exports from the south are beating expectations and, across the Atlantic, North American oil production continues to rise
Crude market goes lower for longer
23 July 2015
Supply is up and prices are low - the end of 2015 will not bring a revival of crude markets